Nikhilesh R Vaid 先生 -President Elect, World Federation of Orthodontists (2020-25)
Aligners & the big "E" !
- Aligners are the mainstay of orthodontic treatment protocols in the millennium.Though the envelope of discrepancies that can be managed by aligner services have expanded, scholarly literature that augments clinical claims and effects is still in its infancy.The presentation aims to showcase the evolution and current evidence terrain, with respect to aligner science.
The learning objectives will be-
1) To learn about clinical outcomes that can be quantified by aligner treatment.
2) To peruse the aligner science world in published literature.
3) To evaluate the rationale of care seekers and providers in aligner therapy.
4) To formulate guidelines for aligner research with a futuristic perspective.
PRESIDENT ELECT :WORLD FEDERATION OF ORTHODONTISTSPAST PRESIDENT:ASIAN PACIFIC ORTHODONTIC SOCIETY, INDIAN ORTHODONTIC SOCIETYEDITOR IN CHIEF:APOS TRENDS IN ORTHODONTICS(Journal of the Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society)Leadership Positions & Honours :
-President Elect, World Federation of Orthodontists (2020-25)
-Chair, WFO Board Certifications Committee & WFO Promotions Committee
-President, Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society (2014-16)
-President, Indian Orthodontic Society (2014-15)
-Editor in Chief, APOS Trends in Orthodontics (2011-2020)
-Advisory Board Member, World Implant Orthodontic Association (2014-2020)
-Vice President, Indian Orthodontic Society (2012-13)
-Joint Editor, Journal of Indian Orthodontic Society (2006-10)Academic Positions:
-Asst.Dean (Academics),European University Dental College, DHCC, Dubai, UAE
-Professor, European University Dental College, DHCC, Dubai, UAE
-Professor, YMT Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai, India (2012-2016)
-Associate Professor, YMT Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai, India
-Associate Professor, Rishiraj Dental College & Hospital, Bhopal, India (2007-12)
-Assistant Professor, Rishiraj Dental College & Hospital, Bhopal, India (2005-07)
-Assistant Professor, PDY Patil Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai, India
PhD Scholar (Orthodontics) 2018
Masters of Dental Surgery (Orthodontics) 2001
JSS Dental Dental College & Hospital, Mysore, India.
Chancellor’s Medal for the highest marks in the University (RGUHS)
Bachelor of Dental Surgery,1997
Bharati Vidapeeth’s Dental College & Hospital, Pune, India.
Gold Medal for highest marks in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & University Merit RankOrthodontic Practice:
Consultant & Director: Only Orthodontics, Mumbai, India (2013- till date)
Consultant: Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai, India (2003-2014)Administrative Abilities:
-Organizing Team Leader (Chairman/Scientific Chair/Organizing Secretary) of
Global Orthodontic Editors Forum-Hyderabad 2015, Smile Torch National
Campaigns, International/National orthodontic meetings and symposia for the
APOS & IOS.
-Initializing & establishing governance protocols for the “APOS Research
Foundation”.Awards & Honours :
-Awarded the Best Paper & Poster award by the Indian Orthodontic Society on 4
occasions for clinical (2) and research (2) presentations.
-Guided (Supervisor/Co-author) in 9 award winning student research papers/
posters and table clinics including the Best Table Clinic Award at the AAO Annual
Session in 2017.
Podiums & Lectures:
-A total of 218 invitational orthodontic lectures and 31 at interdisciplinary specialist
-Lectured in 46 countries at specialty orthodontic congresses/conducted courses at
-Invited speaker at the WFO-IOC 2015,London and presented a a scientific paper at
IOC 2010- Sydney.
-Invitational lectures at the AAO Annual Sessions- 2013,14,15,16, 17,18 and 19.
APOCs- 2012,14,16,18 and 20
WIOCs – 2015,17,18 and 19
AOCs- 2017 and 19. (Arab Regional Congresses)Publications:
-92 peer reviewed publications in International, national and regional specialty
-Research gate Score: 15.95.
-Guest Editor, Seminars in Orthodontics, 3 issues
(Dec 2016 , March 2018,December 2018).
-Editorial Board member: Seminars in OrthodonticsVision & Mission:
- To work towards creating a proactive environment for global fraternal interaction in
orthodontics, through contributions to leadership, scientific, educational &
- Aspire through collaborative teamwork to strive for global excellence in
orthodontic care that fulfills the profession’s responsibilities towards society in
general and patients in particular.