Dr. Nikhilesh R Vaid -President Elect, World Federation of Orthodontists (2020-25)
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.