CTOR offers a full-time fellowship program in translational research. The CTOR Fellowship gives clinicians from various backgrounds a solid training in the career of their choice.


Our fellows include a group of clinicians/scientists from different countries and with a diverse background. After they complete the CTOR fellowship, some or our students follow further training in different specialties (orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, endodontics) or craniofacial research and enroll in PhD programs.

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To be a CTOR member and fellow was one of my dreams, since my friend told me that there is an excellent chance to do Orthodontic research at CTOR. I said “Wow! This is what I want!” Luckily, my dream came true. I could study here with my brilliant mentor-- Dr. Mani Alikhani, a lot of extraordinary scientists, and our intelligent fellows. We are a big family here. Although we come from different countries of the world, we help each other, learn from each other, like each other, and grow together.

Continuing Education

CTOR is committed to bringing to the Orthodontic community the latest advances in Orthodontics through a series of continuing education programs.

Residents Programs

CTOR offers ADA CERP approved lecture series for students enrolled in Orthodontic programs in the Greater New York area. Content is tailored for first and second year residents and guides students from basic biomechanics principles into advanced mechanotherapy concepts including the latest advances in tooth movement, craniofacial growth, and skeletal modification.

CTOR Symposium

Symposium focused on Translational Orthodontic Research

Every 3 years CTOR organizes an international symposium in Translational Orthodontic Research. We are currently planning the third CTOR Symposium for the Fall of 2018.

Resident Day

Ideas Forum: The practice of the future

Inaugural Residents’ Day took place on October 24, 2015 or Day 2 of the 2015 CTOR Symposium. It gave dental students, orthodontic residents, and CTOR fellows the opportunity to discuss the previous day’s presentations from their perspective as future clinicians and researchers.