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Our Mission

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.

CTOR History

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, facilitate translation of discoveries into applied treatment innovations.

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 around the world.

2012 CTOR files its third patent

CTOR’s innovation pipeline continues to flow and External Pates are created to facilitate treatment of the most severe malocclusions without need for surgical intervention.

2013 CTOR Press is launched. Mechanotherapy book is published as an App

The publications branch of CTOR is created and releases the first animated Orthodontics book as an App, bringing innovation into Orthodontics 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.

CTOR Academy establishes a research and education collaboration with Stevens Institute of Technology

CTOR publishes a book on its revolutionary technique, micro-osteoperforations, with research and guidelines to incorporate accelerated tooth movement into the daily orthodontics practice.

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 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

2020 CTOR launches  a  Youtube Channel

The CTOR Youtube Channel is created with the goal of sharing CTOR’s Research and innovations through easily digestible short lectures on Orthodontics topics that can help doctors and scientists learn about the latest advances in the specialty.

2021 CTOR creates a new part-time fellowship program.

The part-time Clinical Fellowship in Orthodontics is tailored for General Dentists and Pediatric Dentists interested in expanding their knowledge in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Fellows learn to provide orthodontic services in their practice using interceptive orthodontics tools, as well as to identify more complex and severe occlusal and skeletal problems that should be referred to an orthodontics specialist.

2022 CTOR Press publishes Mechanotherapy in Orthodontics Volume II book.

CTOR Academy launches CODA Accredited Graduate Program in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Volume II of Mechanotherapy in Orthodontics builds on Volume I knowledge and introduces mechanical principles needed to design a precise and personalized Mechanotherapy that efficiently treats any malocclusion regardless of its complexity.

CTOR Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics is a 36-month CODA Accredited program that provides specialty training to US- and foreign- trained dentists.

Our Team

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


CTOR Academy facilities provide state-of-the-art technologies for efficient teaching, clinical and research activities.

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