Dr. Mani Alikhani DMD MS PhD

Mani Alikhani

Dr. Alikhani is Professor and dean of CTOR Academy, and faculty at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. CTOR, the only center in the world dedicated to Translational Research in Orthodontics, focuses on discovering new approaches and technological advances for treatment of skeletal deformities and different types of malocclusion. Dr Alikhani’s research is funded by national and international foundations, and centers on skeletal form, tooth movement, and bone response to mechanical stimulation. His research has produced several patents such as a micro-osteoperforation device (Propel), a high frequency acceleration appliance (Vpro5), External plates, Robotic Orthodontics and many others. Dr. Alikhani specializes in complex orthodontic treatment for teens and adults. His clinical focus is to treat severe jaw and dental deformities in patients seeking non-surgical treatment options using advanced biological and mechanical concepts.

Dr. Jeanne Nervina DMD PhD

Jeanne Nervina

Dr. Jeanner Nervina is the Program Director at the CTOR Academy. She earned her DMD and PhD at the University of Connecticut and her Orthodontic Certificate at UCLA. As a CTOR member, molecular bone and developmental biologist, and orthodontist , Dr. Nervina's research focuses on developing "smart" orthodontic appliances  and innovative treatment for children with craniofacial anomalies. Dr. Nervina has published numerous chapters and articles in peer-review journals.

Dr. Sarah Alansari DDS MS

Sarah Alansari

Dr. Sarah Alansari is the Clinical Director of CTOR  Academy. She earned her Orthodontic certificated and Masters degree in Oral biology from New York University Department of Orthodontics.  She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Alansari completed her Post doctoral training at Forsyth institute in Cambridge MA. Her work focuses on the effects of mechanical stimulation on the bones of the craniofacial complex. Dr. Alansari's research and work has been recognized  with several awards and presented in national and international conferences. Dr. Alansari has published many articles and co-authored several books in the field of orthodontics.