John Kharouf, DDS, MS

Clinical Assistant Professor
John Kharouf, DDS, MS


Office Address

6-324 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences,
Division of Orthodontics


Clinical Assistant Professor


MS, The University of Iowa, College of Dentistry
Major: MS/Certificate in Orthodontics

Residency, Langley Regional Medical Center, Langley AFB
Major: General Practice Residency

DDS, Marquette University, School of Dentistry

Licensures and Certifications

Dental License, MN Board of Dentistry

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Dr. Kharouf received his dental degree from Marquette University in 1985 and completed a GPR in the US Air Force in 1986. He practiced general dentistry at USAF Hahn AB, West Germany until 1990. In 1992, he received his Certificate and Master’s degree in Orthodontics from the University of Iowa and began practicing orthodontics in Tokyo at Yokota AB. Dr. Kharouf left the USAF for private practice in Rapid City, SD in 1995. During this time, he served in multiple positions in the SD Society of Orthodontics and as Director for SD to the American Association of Orthodontists. In addition, he formed and served as director of the nonprofit St. Francis Mission Dental Clinic in 2012. Dr. Kharouf has lectured and taught overseas and in the USA including the Roth Williams post graduate orthodontic course at the University of Detroit.

Honors and Recognition

  • U.S. Air Force Commendation Award
  • U.S. Air Force Achievement Award
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Marquette University, School of Dentistry
  • Deans List, Marquette University

Professional Memberships

  • College of Diplomates, American Board of Orthodontist
  • Minnesota Association of Orthodontists
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Midwestern Society of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association


Select Publications

2001. Textbook of Orthodontics. Dental and Facial Asymmetries

Bishara, S. E., Burkey, P. S., Kharouf, J. G., 1994. Dental and facial asymmetries: a review.. The Angle orthodontist, 64 (2): 89-98. doi:<0089:DAFAAR>2.0.CO;2 PubMed ID: 8010527.


Selected Presentations

Kharouf, J. "ABO Case Display ", Midwest Society of Orthodontists, Great Lakes Society of Orthodontists, and Southern Society of Orthodontists Combined Annual Meeting, September 01, 2003.

Kharouf, J. "A Comprehensive Approach to Multi-disciplinary Dental Treatment", Tri-Services Dental Society Meeting, , May 01, 1995.

Kharouf, J. "A Longitudinal Evaluation of the Effects of Orthodontic Treatment on Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Temporomandibular Disorders", Tri-Services Dental Society Meeting, Tokyo, Japan. May 01, 1994.

Kharouf, J. "Asymmetries: Etiology and Treatment", American Association of Orthodontists Annual Meeting, May 01, 1992.