Dr Tarraf finished his BDS at Cairo University with Honors in 2001 by an orthodontic residency at Cairo University. He then moved to Sydney where he completed his Masters degree in Orthodontics at the University of Sydney in 2008 with Honors. He works in private practice in Chatswood and is involved in research and teaching at the University of Sydney. With his practice composed of 40% adult patients Dr Tarraf has a special interest in invisible orthodontic techniques such as lingual orthodontics and aligner treatments. Over 50% of his patients including adolescents are treated with lingual appliances and he believes that with today’s technology every patient can be offered and invisible treatment option. He also has a keen interest in the clinical applications of temporary anchorage devices (TADs) and is currently working towards a PhD on the application of skeletal anchorage in growth modification for growing children. Among his other interests are timely interventions in growing children and the correct timing for different types of dentofacial-orthopaedics for optimal facial results.

Dr Tarraf is the past president of the Australasian Society of Lingual Orthodontics ASLO and is a Titular member of ESLO and an active member of WSLO.