Advanced Dentistry by Design

Meet the Team at Advanced Dentistry by Design

After over two decades in oral healthcare and beyond, our practice reflects a deep quest for continuous education and truly integrated healing.

Covering an astonishing array of specialties, Dr. Woodlief and his dental associates focus on maximizing long-term comfort—and achieving vibrant health. Their purview goes beyond the mouth and includes the shoulders, neck, and head. 

In addition to a thriving practice in general dentistry, they treat temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, sleep difficulties, chronic movement issues, and orthodontics. Specifically, Dr. Woodlief and his team explore how TMJ therapies are tied to and can relieve many issues.

Dental Care That Works For You

Proper treatment doesn't emanate from examination alone. It stems from a thorough understanding of patient history, symptoms, and a landscape of causes and potential conditions. The drive to understand more about this landscape is one of the reasons we continue to pursue new specialties and certifications—and we'll never stop.

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Dr. Victor D. Woodlief, DMD

A father and proud family man, Dr. Woodlief is compassionate and community-driven. Patients know him and his team as caring, respectful, and detail-oriented—down to the last tooth. 

"I was born in San Francisco and have lived in San Jose for more than 20 years.

My family is extremely important to me, and I am very proud of them! My only son works for the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he is pursuing his PhD. My older brother recently completed his bachelor’s degree in geography. I am a dedicated uncle to my teenage niece and nephew, the children of my youngest sister and her husband. We all work hard, and when we vacation together every year, we like to play as hard as we work!

I enjoy being active in my community and volunteer frequently at local elementary school health fairs to talk about good dental health. Previously, I was a staff member at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford."

An Extensive Career of Learning

Dr. Woodlief started his career with a scholarship to UCLA where he studied biological sciences—and ran track. After completing his B.S. at UC-Santa Cruz, he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Tufts University.

Starting with his base in general dentistry, he continued his education through a range of brief residencies around the world in in TMJ disorders, orthodontics, sleep disorders, neurology, and more. As a result, Dr. Woodlief has dedicated close to 4,000 hours to his continued study and practice of new techniques in the search for most advanced treatment options. 

To this day, Dr. Woodlief and his team continuously strive to learn and update their treatment strategies and aim to give their patients the best care and most successful results possible.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • American Academy of Gnathologic Orthopedics
  • American Academy of Pain Management
  • American Sleep Apnea Association
  • Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines
  • Institute of Advanced TMJ Studies
  • Mid-America Orthodontics Society

"As a sports enthusiast, I also love working with athletes. Through my expertise in TMJ function, I work with athletes to create performance mouthguards that help them improve their breathing, strength, agility, and balance. I also worked with the NFL Players’ Association and NFL Alumni for several years to provide health screenings for retired athletes."

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Dr. Michelle Khouri, DDS

A bay area native to the core, Dr. Khouri was born in San Jose and lived here with her parents and younger sister until the age of 18. After high school, she left to begin her undergraduate education at the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Cell and Developmental Biology. While there, she also became heavily involved in the pre-dental organization on campus and continued developing her long-standing passion for dentistry.

Dr. Khouri went on to get her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, graduating with high honors in the summer of 2017. She was employed by Dr. Woodlief soon after and was fortunate enough to get the chance to work in an atmosphere that not only allows for clinical growth and excellence, but also promotes a positive relationship among the doctors, patients, and staff.

Dr. Khouri understands that dentistry is a profession that serves the patient, and that it is essential to be up to date on the latest technologies and dental research in order to provide patients with the highest quality care—the care they deserve. Dr. Khouri looks forward to continuing to grow in the field in the environment Dr. Woodlief has created, as well as forming a close and trusting relationship with every patient that walks through the door.

In her free time, Dr. Khouri enjoys reading, watching movies, playing the piano, working out, and game nights with family and friends. She also enjoys watching and playing sports, in particular, soccer and tennis.

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I graduated from Taft College with my A.S. degree in Dental Hygiene in 2005 and have been working with Dr. Woodlief since 2007.  It is very important to me to keep up with the latest information/technology and to educate our patients during their dental cleanings, so that they are happy and their smiles are healthy.  Since joining this practice, I've had the privilege of working with many people and building great relationships  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, watching movies, and going to live music and sporting events.


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Front Desk Coordinator

In 2012, I graduated from the Dental Assisting program at San Jose City College. I am a Certified Dental Assistant and became a part of Dr. Woodlief’s staff as the front office coordinator in 2014. I truly enjoy being a part of Dr. Woodlief’s team because Dr. Woodlief does more than just general dentistry here, so we are constantly learning new things.

I am hard-working and am dedicated to assisting and answering any questions our patients may have to make their visits at our office as enjoyable as possible. I take pride in the work that we do and satisfaction in knowing that our patients leave with a great experience at our office. I love the interaction I get to have with our patients and the relationships we have built.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going to concerts, and festivals. 

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Registered Dental Assistant

In 2010, I attended San Jose City College with a desire to learn about dental assisting and received my Registered Dental License in 2013. After being in the field for six years, I am fortunate to have found Dr. Woodlief. I really enjoy working in an office that has not only provides general dentistry, but also helps patients with TMJ disorders and their associated symptoms.

In my free time, I like to be outdoors exploring new locations where I can hike or capture scenic photos. I'm always looking forward to my next adventure.

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Dental Assistant

I have been working in general dentistry since 2012 when I graduated from the dental assisting program at Oxnard College. I joined Dr. Woodlief’s staff as the back office assistant in January of 2017. I enjoy being part of the team and working in a such a collaborative environment. The combination of general dentistry and TMJ services makes working here particularly rewarding. My goal is to make patients feel at ease and perform quality work.

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, music, and spending time with my cats!

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