To educate outstanding clinicians to deliver exceptional patient-centered, evidence-based care to patients in their communities and to drive progress in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics by integrating interdisciplinary clinical and translational research knowledge and skills.
The Consortium for Translational Orthodontic Research (CTOR) was founded in 2007 by Dr. Mani Alikhani and Dr. Cristina Teixeira. Their vision was to create a welcoming global consortium to promote revolutionary advances in Orthodontics, through research, education and knowledge dissemination.
2007 CTOR founded
Dr. Mani Alikhani and Dr. Cristina Teixeira formalize their vision creating a center that brings together clinicians and scientists committed to advancing Orthodontic care.
2009 CTOR established as a private research company
To optimize translational research outcomes, CTOR becomes a private company.
2010 CTOR Fellowship established in collaboration with New York University
CTOR Fellows learn how to conduct focused translational research that bridges basic science and clinical science in Orthodontics and Craniofacial Biology.
2011 CTOR files its first 2 patents
Building on its strong research and educational foundations, CTOR develops its first 2 innovations – Propel and VPro5 – that become commercially available to Orthodontists.
2012 CTOR files its third patent
CTOR’s innovation pipeline continues to flow and external plates are created to facilitate treatment of the most severe malocclusions.
2013 CTOR Press is launched; Mechanotherapy book is published as an App
The first animated Orthodontics book is released as an App, revolutionizing Orthodontic education.
2015 CTOR moves to Hoboken, New Jersey and CTOR Academy is established
CTOR opens its new state-of-the-art facilities in Hoboken and expands its education effort providing continuing education training for clinicians in the Tri- State area.
2016 CTOR files four more patents and opens CTOR Orthodontics
CTOR’s translational research mission continues to move forward and opens its first Orthodontics clinic providing affordable orthodontic treatment to New Jersey and New York communities.
2017 CTOR publishes its second book and CTOR Academy establishes its research and education collaboration with Stevens Institute of Technology
CTOR publishes a book on its revolutionary technique of microosteoperforations and accelerated tooth movement. CTOR Academy expands its educational vision by partnering with Stevens Institute of Technology to offer graduate training in Biomedical Science and Bioengineering to CTOR Fellows.
2018 CTOR Academy opens and accepts the first Fellows in the Clinical Orthodontics Fellowship
The first group of students are accepted into CTOR Academy’s Clinical fellowship in combination with Masters program at Stevens Institute of Technology.
2019 CTOR Press launches INNOVATION
This is a new open access journal publishing different types of articles all focused on innovations and in the innovation-to-implementation pipeline: Original Research, Applied Clinical Case Reports, Implementation Science, Theory and Concept, Invited Reviews
CTOR Academy faculty are world-renowned clinicians, researchers and educators in many disciplines. They are committed to training clinicians who will be leaders and innovators in Orthodontics