Dr. Mani Alikhani
Dr. Alikhani is Professor and CEO of CTOR, 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
Dr. Jeanner Nervina Is Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthodontics at New York University College of Dentistry and Director of the Department's Craniofacial Orthodontic Clinic. 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
Dr. Sarah Alansari is the Clinical Director of CTOR Orthodontics. 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.
Jennifer Fagan is Practice Manager of CTOR Orthodontics. Jennifer has many years of experience in management of orthodontic practices. Jennifer is always happy to answer any questions and resolve any concerns patients may have. She works closely with every patient to customize financial plans to fit their needs. With her positive and approachable personality, she ensures that each patient feels at ease and enjoys each visit.
Giovanni Villacis studied Accounting and Criminal Justice at William Patterson University.
He has over 20 years of experience in customer service and has been recognized with numerous awards for his services and the work. Giovanni's expertise and his passion for serving people has makes every appointment a pleasant and comfortable experience. He is the first person that will greet you as you enter our office and the one that will help you with all your appointments and needs before you leave.
Michel Gutierrez is the lead Dental Assistant at CTOR Orthodontics. She earned her Bachelors of Science and Mathematics from New Jersey City University and is completing her education in Dental Hygiene at Rutgers University. Michel has extensive experience in Orthodontic assisting and is very prompt in addressing all your needs during your appointment. With her professional attitude and great sense of humor, you are sure to have a most pleasant and enjoyable visit.
Jessica Lopez is a Dental Assistant at CTOR Orthodontics. earned her Bachelors of Science and business administration from Montclair state
University. With over 5 years experience in Orthodontic dental assisting, she will greet you with a friendly smile and ease you through your orthodontic appointment with her positive attitude and high moral. You can count on Jessica to assist you with all steps of your appointment and ensure that your visit leaves you with a big smile on your face.