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Meet the Ashburn Orthodontics Team

Meet Dr. Kortam


Dr. Sahira Kortam is pleased to bring her passion for quality orthodontics and to be able to offer beautiful smiles to her neighbors in Ashburn, Sterling, Leesburg, and Northern Virginia. Dr. Kortam has over twenty years experience in the field of Orthodontics both clinically and academically. She also has extensive continuing education in the areas of sleep apnea treatment, self-ligating braces, and Invisalign clear aligners.


Dr. Kortam is certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, which is a voluntary credential in pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence in orthodontics. She performed hundreds of additional hours, gaining clinical experience and passing complex written exams, to fully demonstrate skills and knowledge required for providing orthodontic services at the highest level of patient care.


Dr. Kortam is highly regarded in the field of Orthodontics for her passion and skill at creating amazing custom smiles. She has been extensively published in industry journal publications. She is proud of the extensive research she has conducted in the area of 3D cone beam CT that is cutting-edge technology. She continues to pursue additional knowledge through continuing education courses that focus on technology and new techniques.

  • Medallion of Scientific Achievement Award from Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
  • Certificate in Orthodontics and a master of science degree Ohio State University.
  • Dental degree and master’s degrees from Cairo University in Egypt

Dr. Kortam was recently featured in the Loudon Times-Mirror. Read about her incredible journey here.


Aside from her Orthodontics Practice, Dr. Kortam’s number one priority is caring for her family. She and her husband, an internal medicine physician, have four children, a son…and triplets (2 boys and 1 girl) that keep them very busy. They love to spend time together as a family and play an active role in the development and education of their children. Dr. Kortam and her family love traveling and exploring different cultures. They've been to over 15 different countries.

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