ELOS Spotlight (Proudly Presents) – Dr. Christopher Riolo

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Accordingly, ELOS has members from across the USA and Canada. In our monthly Spotlight series, we present each member, giving the spotlight to their personality and expertise Orthodontics. Read on and learn about Dr. Christopher Riolo at Riolo Orthodontics, expert orthodontists in Seattle.


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Riolo Orthodontics – Mission Statement

Firstly, at Riolo Orthodontics we recognize that every patient has different needs, and we pride ourselves in the courteous service we deliver to each person who walks through our doors. In conclusion, Dr. Riolo believes that the knowledge necessary to create beautiful smiles is gained through a combination of education, practical experience, dedication to lifelong learning.


Meet the Doctor – Dr. Christopher Riolo


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Dr. Riolo studied mathematics before obtaining his dental degree from the University of Michigan. He then obtained a masters degree and certificate from the University of Detroit Mercy in orthodontics. In continuing his orthodontic training, Dr. Riolo earned a Ph.D. in public Health, Epidemiology from the University of Michigan. Lastly, Dr. Riolo currently teaches orthodontics at the University of Washington, where he is the course director of the interdisciplinary seminar and clinic.


Outside The Office

Accordingly, Dr. Riolo has been married to his wife, Burcu for 11 years. They have two girls Banu and Mina ages 10 and 12 respectively. Dr. Riolo has been a pilot since high school and in his spare time enjoys flying, sailing and skiing.


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“His chairside manner is fantastic and all of his employees are nice and professional.” – Susanna g. 

“I briefly saw his credentials online before the appointment but now realize he has a Ph.D. in Epidemiology, as well.” – Kay K 

“I love Dr. Riolo. He’ s just cool. Has a great chairside manner and makes you laugh while he makes you very comfortable. He offers options and is very clear when explaining your treatment.” – Isabella O.

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ELOS Spotlight (Proudly Presents) – Dr. Christopher Riolo

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