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. They bring to our program their passion for both patient care and innovation.

Leadership

Mani Alikhani, DMD, MS, PhD

Dean 

Professor

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

Program Director

Professor

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

Clinical Director

Assistant Professor

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Mona Alikhani, MD, MS

Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Assistant Professor

Faculty

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Chinapa Sangsuwon, DDS

Clinical Assistant Professor 

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Marcos Giovanetti, DDS, MSc, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor

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Serafim Oliveira, BS, MS, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor

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Michael l. Gelb, DDS, MS

Clinical Associate Professor

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Rebecca Poling, DDS, MSD

Clinical Associate Professor

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Alpdogan Kantarci, DDS, MSc, PhD

Adjunct Professor

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Sung-Kiang Chuang, DMD, MD, DMSc

Adjunct Professor

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Arezou Khosroshahi, MD

Adjunct Professor

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Jose Alejandro Lopez, DDS, Ortho Cert

Visiting Faculty

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Stefan Judex, PhD

Visiting Faculty

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Elsa Arango, DDS

Visiting Faculty

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Babak Sarrafpour  DDS, MSc, PhD

Visiting Faculty

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Steven P Billings, DDS

Visiting Faculty

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Fanar Abdullah, DDS, MS

Clinical Assistant Professor

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Layne Martin  DDS

Clinical Assistant Professor

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Laurance E. Jerrold, DDS, JD, ABO, FACD

Clinical Professor

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Tom Lien, DDS

Clinical Assistant Professor

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Maria-Isabel Atique-Rojas, DDS, Ortho Cert

Clinical Assistant Professor

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Zoya Kurago, DDS, PhD

Adjunct Professor

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Hatice Hasturk, DDS, PhD

Adjunct Professor

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Zoubin Alikhani, MD, FACC, FHRS

Adjunct Professor

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Sonia Patricia Plaza, DDS, MS, Ortho Cert.

Visiting Faculty

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Juan Pablo Arrango, DDS, Ortho Cert

Visiting Faculty

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Bansari Modi Shah, DDS, MA

Visiting Faculty

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Laura Susana Acosta-Torres, DDS, PhD

Visiting Faculty

Board of Governors

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

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Tracy Kamens, EdD, DWS, CWE

Board of Governors

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Conchita Martin, DMD, PhD

Board of Governors

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Nizar Kifaieh, MD, MBA, CPE, FACEP

Board of Governors

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Anthony Vernillo, DDS, MBE, PhD

Board of Governors

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Annette Chaparro

Board of Governors

Staff

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Kimberly Ugalde

Clinic Administrator

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Jessica Cruzado

Clinic Administrator

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John Francisco

Financial Coordinator

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Aastha Lamichhane

Dental Assistant

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Raul Duran

Facilities Manager

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Daniela Piña

Clinic Administrator

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Maria Giovanetti

Academy Administrator

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Mya Gittings

Scheduling Coordinator

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Jennifer Ruby

Sterilization Assistant

Marketing & Public Relations

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Beatriz Salvador, BA, PGCert

Creative Marketing Director

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Maria Giovanetti

Marketing Assistant