Meet Dr. Elena Iacob

Dr. Elena Iacob is the practicing orthodonist at Smiles By German Design. She graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry California at the top of her class, receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2006 and the Pierre Fauchard Academy Award.  She completed her residency in orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and Master of Science at Loma Linda University.  She moved with her husband to Dallas in 2008 and loves living in Texas.  The warm hospitality reminded Dr. Iacob of her native country, Romania.  She enjoys being an orthodontist and helping people, and in her spare time enjoys traveling, reading, listening to music and cooking.


  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • Texas Dental Association
  • Dallas County Dental Society
  • Southwester Society of Orthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society

What is an Orthodontist?

An orthodontist prevents and treats mouth, teeth, and jaw problems. Using braces, retainers, and other devices, an orthodontist helps straighten a person’s teeth and correct the way the jaws line up.

Orthodontists treat kids for many problems, including having crowded or overlapping teeth or having problems with jaw growth and tooth development. These tooth and jaw problems may be caused by tooth decay, losing baby teeth too soon, accidents, or habits like thumb sucking. These problems can also be genetic or inherited.