Which orthodontic appliance is best for oral hygiene? A randomized clinical trial. (American Journal of Orthodontics).
Dr.Sachin Agarwal has received his dental and post graduate qualification in orthodontics at Manipal University.
To further his understanding of orthodontics, he went to University of Connecticut (UConn), School
of Dental Medicine, USA to undertake advanced dual degree (Certificate in Orthodontics and Masters
of Dental Science), where he was guided and nurtured by the world-renowned gurus of orthodontics professor Charles J Burstone and professor Ravindra Nanda. In 2015, he was offered a teaching position as Senior Lecturer,
Melbourne Dental School at University of Melbourne. Since then, he has been engaged in teaching
the next generation of orthodontist in Melbourne and practicing as a registered specialist orthodontist.
He feels proud and honoured to be in orthodontic profession, as it has placed him in a position to
positively influence every individual he comes across, be at practice, or at the university. When not in
his office, he likes to spend time with his beautiful wife and son.
Current Research Interests & Grants
- Orthodontic Biomechanics Coursework funded by Australian Society of Orthodontist Foundation for Research and Education.
- Difference in the Oral Microbiota of Patients being treated with Clear Aligners and Brackets: A Randomized Clinical Trial funded by Australian Society of Orthodontist Foundation for Research and Education (https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=371638).
- 2/3 Bracket Arch wire geometries in 3 Dimensions funded by Australian Society of Orthodontist Foundation for Research and Education.
- To understand the forces and moments produced by orthodontic wires and braces on the teeth (Orthodontic Biomechanics).
- Are the newer aesthetic orthodontic appliances any better than the conventional braces (Invisalign/Lingual Braces vs Conventional braces)?
- What happens to the bone around the teeth if we push teeth out too much?
- How to prevent decay around braces.
- Newer methods of Orthodontic – Orthognathic Surgery Planning: Surgery First approach.
Giving Back to the Orthodontic Community
As a part of our social and professional responsibility to give back to society, Dr. Sachin conduct Orthodontic Biomechanics course every year, where he presents about Orthodontic Biomechanics (understanding of force applied on to teeth and how they move within the bone). The course is open to orthodontic postgraduate students and practicing orthodontists; money raised goes to the Orthodontic department, University of Melbourne to enhance the teaching facilities for undergraduate and postgraduate students (https://www.aso.org.au/events/orthodontic-biomechanics-course). Dr. Sachin also supports Give A Smile program, a public health initiative established by the Australian Society of orthodontist (https://www.aso.org.au/give-smile).
Bespoke Orthodontic treatment outcomes, Evidence based approach backed by decades of continued study and published research work. Trained and mentored by late Professor Charles J Burtstone and Professor Ravi nanda (Global Authority in orthodontics).Following the gold standards in orthodontic biomechanics.