About Your Orthodontist

Payam Ishani Afousi, DDS

“The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that, as time goes by, entropy (the amount of disorder in the world) increases.  The same is true for dentistry; order inevitably breaks down into disorder…unless you have a good orthodontist.” 

My Mission

"To provide the highest quality of orthodontic care, performed with empathy, compassion, and professionalism. I am committed to always acting in each patient’s best interests and according to the strictest ethical standards. My mission is to positively impact the community I serve by improving smiles and dental health.”  


Bachelor of Arts in Biology
Minor in Chemistry (magna cum laude)
University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT

Doctorate of Dental Surgery
University of California, San Francisco - San Francisco, CA

Orthodontic Specialty Certificate 
Master of Science in Oral Biology
University of Nebraska Medical Center - Lincoln, NE

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Ishani is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists and Midwestern Society of Orthodontists as well as the American Dental Association. He is committed to continuing education courses in order to remain up to date with state-of-the-art technology, procedures, and materials in orthodontics.

Life & Hobbies

“Early in my education, I became fascinated by orthodontics and I decided to dedicate my life to creating beautiful smiles. My core values are rooted in the fundamental idea that you must ‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’

When I’m not at the office, I enjoy hiking and playing sports. I also love traveling and exploring the art, music, film, and food of other cultures. I am honored to be able to serve the Oklahoma City community and be a part of this great city.”