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Ravi Nanda

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Ravi Nanda

Dr. Ravindra Nanda is at present Professor Emeritus and former UConn Alumni Endowed Chair, and Professor and Head of the Department of Craniofacial Sciences and Chair of division of Orthodontics, at the University of Connecticut, Farmington, Connecticut, U.S.A. He received his dental training from Lucknow University, India . 

He received his orthodontic training first at Lucknow, India and then from Nymegen, The Netherlands and the University of Connecticut.  He also received a Ph.D. for the University of  Nymegen.  He was an Assistant Professor of Orthodontics at Loyola University, Illinois from 1970 to 1972 and since 1972 he has been associated with the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Nanda has been author and co-author of seven orthodontic books and more than two hundred scientific and clinical articles in major journals. He is Editor-in-Chief of Progress in Orthodontics.  He is on the editorial board of ten different national and international orthodontic journals. He is also an associate editor of Journal of Clinical Orthodontics.

He is an active member of various organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontists, European Orthodontic Society and Edward H. Angle Society.  Dr. Nanda is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He has given numerous named lectures at national and international societies including Mershon Lecture at American Association of Orthodontics and Sheldon Friel Lecture at 2011 EOS Congress. He has been recognized with various awards from numerous international orthodontic organizations.

Dr.Nanda is a co-editor of a book Retention and Stability.  His most recent books are Biomechanics in Clinical Orthodontics , Biomechanic and Esthetic Strategies In Clinical Orthodontics, Temporary Anchorage Devices in Orthodontics and Current Therapy in Orthodontics “Esthetics and Biomechanics in Orthodontics. His new book is titled “ Atlas of Complex Orthodontics”.

Acceleration of Orthodontic Treatment: Science and Evidence

Numerous methods and technologies have been proposed and investigated. Often investigative studies do not corroborate claims of the commercial enterprises.
At our University of Connecticut we have been investigating role of biomechanics, orthodontic wires, TADs, mechanical vibratory devices and role of corticision and piezocision in accelerating orthodontic tooth movement.
Results of ongoing clinical prospective studies (piezocision, salivary markers and pulsating forces, and status of oral flora with invisalign aligners) will also be presented. Our results show that piezocision does not significantly accelerates alignment of crowding. Clinical studies related to various methodologies will also be discussed with examples of various patients and/or experimental studies.