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Sumit Yadav, B.D.S., M.D.S., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Orthodontics
Academic Office Location:
Craniofacial Sciences
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
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B.D.S.Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)Dental Surgery
M.D.S.KLES’ Institute of Dental Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health SciencesOrthodontics
Ph.D.Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indiana University-Purdue UniversityBone Biology
CertificateUniversity of Connecticut School of Dental MedicineOrthodontics

Post-Graduate Training
FellowshipAcademy of General Education
FellowshipIndiana University-Purdue UniversityPreparing Future Faculty Fellowship Program

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Biomedical Research Grant American Association of Orthodontic Foundation
Maynard K. Hine Award for Excellence in Dental Research
Anthony A. Gianelly Teaching Fellowship Award
My major research focus for the past two years has been on examining the molecular pathways that regulate temporomandibular joint mechanical loading induced remodeling. I initiated a new research direction of skeletal tissue lineage definition away from osteogenesis to chondrogenesis of fibrocartilage (TMJ). My current research utilizes GFP reporters that are active in different type of cartilaginous tissues and I have found significant differences in the expression between fibrocartilage, articular cartilage and growth plate cartilage. My clinical research focus on diagnosis and treatment aspect of impacted cuspids and randomized clinical trials using implant anchorage.

Doctoral Research: Histomorphometric and biomechanical analyses of osseointegration of four different mini-implant surfaces.

Master’s Research: A clinical cephalometric study on ‘Mini Implants’ and study of rapid canine retraction through dentoalveolar distraction osteogenesis in comparison with conventional method of canine retraction.

Journal Articles