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.

Leadership

Mani Alikhani, DMD, MS PhD

Dean 

Professor

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Jeanne Nervina, DMD,PhD, Ortho Cert, ABO Diplomate

Program Director

Professor

Sarah Alansari, DDS, MS, Ortho Cert, ABO Diplomate

Clinical Director

Assistant Professor

Faculty

Alpdogan Kantarci, DDS, MSc, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Chinapa Sangsuwon, DDS

Clinical Assistant Professor 

Sonia Patricia Plaza, DDS, MS, Ortho Cert.

Visiting Faculty

Serafim Oliveira, BS, MS, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor

Stefan Judex, PhD

Visiting Faculty

Arezou Khosroshahi, MD

Adjunct Professor

Zoubin Alikhani, MD, FACC, FHRS

Adjunct Professor

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Rebecca Poling, DDS, MSD

Clinical Associate Professor

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Bansari Modi Shah, DDS, MA

Clinical Assistant Professor

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Tom Lien, DDS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Zoya Kurago, DDS, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Jose Alejandro Lopez, DDS, Ortho Cert

Clinical Assistant Professor

Sung-Kiang Chuang, DMD, MD, DMSc

Adjunct Professor

Hatice Hasturk, DDS, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Mona Alikhani, MD

Assistant Professor

Maria-Isabel Atique-Rojas, DDS, Ortho Cert

Clinical Assistant Professor

Juan Pablo Arrango, DDS, Ortho Cert

Visiting Faculty

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Elsa Arango, DDS

Visiting Faculty

Marcos Giovanetti, DDS, MSc, PhD

Visiting Faculty

Babak Sarrafpour  DDS, MSc, PhD

Visiting Faculty

Laura Susana Acosta-Torres, DDS, PhD

Visiting Faculty

Laurance E. Jerrold, DDS

Adjunct Professor

Steven P Billings, DDS

Visiting Faculty

Board of Governors

All CTOR Academy Governors have higher education and/or clinical background and  each bring a unique perspective to the Board, based on his or her professional, research, and educational experience.

Tracy Kamens, EdD, DWS, CWE

Board of Governors

Anthony Vernillo, DDS, MBE, PhD

Board of Governors

Conchita Martin, DMD, PhD

Board of Governors

Annette Chaparro

Board of Governors

Nizar Kifaieh, MD, MBA, CPE, FACEP

Board of Governors

Staff

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Kimberly Ugalde

Administrator

Big Wave

Yomaira Martinez

Patient Coordinator

Mya Gittings

Scheduling Coordinator

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Yani Rodriguez

Scheduling Coordinator

John Francisco

Financial Coordinator

Daniela Piña

Dental Assistant

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Shamelly Diaz

Dental Assistant

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Jessica Cruzado

Dental Assistant

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Akshay Patel

Dental Assistant

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Cristobal  Guevara

Sterilization Assistant

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Raul Duran

Facilities Manager