Mani Alikhani, Director

Message from the Director

Welcome to the future of orthodontics!

Our clinicians/scientists are working hard to accelerate the transfer of research findings into new and efficient clinical therapies. As health care providers we are very excited to see our research effort translate into better patient care. Shouldn't that be the ultimate objective of any research endeavor? CTOR is drastically changing the way we practice orthodontics, introducing new methods to accelerate tooth movement, exploring the use of mechanical stimulation to maintain and heal jaw bones, expanding the envelope of dental and orthopedic corrections in growing and non-growing patients, and testing gene therapy approaches to correct craniofacial deformities such as cleft palates or micrognathic mandibles. CTOR is indeed a very special place with very ambitious goals.

Join us in this exciting journey!