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Dr. Pankaj Akhare

Assistant Professor
VSPM's Dental College & Research Centre
Digdoh Hills, Hingna Road, Nagpur

Brief Biography:

Orthodontist and Dentofacial Orthopedician with 6 years of clinical experience in treating orthodontic cases with the latest technique as well as other conventional mechanics. Currently into private practice since last 4 years and also attached to academic institute for regular updates and advancements in Orthodontics.
Degree: Masters of Dental Surgery, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science, Bangalore. INDIA. The Oxford Dental College, Hospital & Research Centre, Bangalore. INDIA. 31st May 2008.
Bachelor of Dental Surgery: Maharashtra University of Health Science, Nashik. INDIA. Sharad Pawar Dental College & Hospital, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra. 2003
Life Member:
1. Indian Orthodontic Society.
2. Indian Dental Association.
3. Clearpath Aligners.
4. Nagpur Orthodontic Study Group Member
Main Responsibilities:
Diagnosis and treatment planning & execution for all Orthodontic cases.
Handling all kind of Orthodontic Cases (Functional Jaw orthopedics, Cleft Lip & Palate, Extraction, Surgical, treating cases with PEA (Ceramic / Self Ligating/ SS), Tip Edge, Lingual mechanics, Mini & Micro Implants, Invisalign.
“Comparison Of Landmark Identification, Linear And Angular Measurements In Conventional Versus Digital Cephalometry”.
1. Naso-Alveolar Molding, Paper Presentation at 62nd IDC, Nagpur.
2. Hycon device versus closed coil spring(A case report), Paper presentation at 11th IOS. P.G Student Convention, AIIMS, New Delhi.
3. Mandibular distraction devices, Poster presentation at 11th IOS. P.G Student Convention, AIIMS, New Delhi.
Conferences and Conventions attended:
1. 62nd Indian Dental Conference Nagpur.
2. 40th Indian Orthodontic Conference & 3rd WEOC, Post graduate Institute, Chandigarh. INDIA.
3. 41st Indian Orthodontic Conference Chennai, INDIA.
4. 10th IOS PG Students Convention VSDC, Banalore. INDIA.
5. 11th IOS PG Students Convention AIIMS, New Delhi.
6. 12th IOS PG Stdents Convention BVPDC, Pune.
7. FDI Annual World Dental Congress New Delhi, INDIA.
Worshop And Hands-on courses Attended:
1. Forensic Odontology – A Hands-on workshop, VSPM’s Dental College & Research Centre, Nagpur.
2. Orthognathic Surgery – A Hands-on workshop, VSPM’s Dental College & Research Centre, Nagpur.
3. Functional Appliances, S.P.D.C Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha.
4. Functional Appliances & Mixed Dentition treatment Protocol, VSPM’s Dental College & Research Centre, Nagpur.
5. 11th Regional Workshop on Teaching Technology, Medical Education Unit, Indira Gandhi Govt. Medical College, Nagpur. Feb 2010.  
6. 62nd IDC Newer Approach in Crown Cutting conducted, Dr. Porus Turner, Feb 2009, Nagpur.
7. UK / Indian Orthognathic Surgeries / distraction Course conducted, Dr. J McManners Dr. S Khanmbay Mr. F. Walker University of Glasgow September 2006.
8. Naso-Alveolar Molding conducted, Dr. Barry Grayson and Dr. Pradip Shetye. November 2006, Chennai, India.
9. 2nd Orientation workshop in oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. R. M Borle, Dr. R. S Madan Feb 2004.
Fixed Prosthodontics, Dr. A.J. Pakhan Dr. B.K Motwani. March 2004.
10. 30th Annual Conference Of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. R. S. Dolas, Dr. R. M Borle Nov 2004.
11. Orientation workshop in oral and maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. R. M Borle, Dr. R. S Madan Dr. R. S Shenoi
CDE Programs Attended:
1. Clinical advances in self ligation and temporary anchorage device. The Oxford Dental College, Bangalore. 30th Jan 2009.
2. Clinical Photography in Dentistry and Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Functonal Jaw Orthopedics. DMIMS University, Sawangi(Meghe), Wardha. 18th Oct 2008.
3. Symposium on Orthodontics. A.E.C.S Maaruti college of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Bangalore.
4. CDE Program by department of Orthodontics. D.A Pandu Memorial R.V Dental college,Bangalore.
5. SUS appliance for Class II correction, Government Dental College, Bangalore.India.
6. Diagnosis and treatment planning
V.S.Dental College, Bangalore. India.
7. Symposium 2004 Internee, MUHS, Nashik, India Feb 2004.
8. Newer Challenges in orthodontics, The Oxford Dental College, Bangalore, India.
Other achievements:
1. Chairperson for Scientific session at 62nd IDC, Nagpur.
2. Active member for various Blood Donation camps.
3. Different level of Prizes achieved in sports at college & university level. (Cricket, Football & Volleyball).


Academic positions:

Assistant Professor

Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics,

Regular teaching for the post graduates & Under graduate students, thesis work, dessertation


Research interests:

Smile designing, Invisible braces, Cosmetic Jaw Surgeries, Computerized Cephalometric Programs, Recent innovations in Orthodontics,  Micro Implants, Skeletal Anchorage System (SAS), Myofunctional Appliances, PreAdjusted Edgewise Appliances, Lingual Orthodontics


Any other information:


1. Management of Impacted Teeth in Orthodontics. Journal Of CLinical And Diagnostic Research.

2. Comparison of Landmark Identification, Linear and Angular Measurements in Conventional Versus Digital Cephalometry. International Journal Of Computerized Dentistry.


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