It could be said that Dr. Yan Razdolsky was destined for a career in dentistry. With a father, aunt, and cousin who were dentists, it came as no shock to his family when he, and later his younger brother, entered the dental field.
Since the late 1980s, Dr. Razdolsky has steadily left his mark on the orthodontic field through innovate treatment, a series of patents and hundreds of instructional lectures to fellow orthodontists from around the world.
Born in Moscow, Russia, Dr. Razdolsky immigrated to the United States as a teenager with his family in search of political asylum. It was February 1977, and Dr. Razdolsky had just graduated high school.
The Razdolskys moved to Chicago to be near family who also had emigrated from Russia. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Illinois. Afterward, he was accepted to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, which he graduated from in 1985.
While in dental school, Dr. Razdolsky took some orthodontic courses, which really spoke to him, perhaps due to his engineering background. Orthodontics allowed him to apply his knowledge of mechanics, physics, and forces.
By 1987, he had earned a graduate degree in orthodontics. Dr. Razdolsky went on to work for a very famous orthodontist on the west side of Chicago. Dr. Razdolsky is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
His professional affiliations include the American and European Associations of Orthodontists, World Federation of Orthodontists, the Midwestern and Illinois State Societies of Orthodontists, the American Dental Society, the Illinois and Chicago Dental Societies, and Academy of General Dentistry.