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Dental Digest Podcast with Dr. Melissa Seibert

Aug 17, 2020

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Part 1: The subspecialty of orthodontics can feel confusing, but it doesn't have to be! This episode is the first part of a two part episode providing a review in orthodontics. We'll discuss current ortho technology, clear aligner therapy, and discuss how you can involve ortho in your practice. This episode features Dr. Greg Asatrian, a board-certified orthodontist and creator of the famous YouTube channel Braces Explained. 

About Dr. Asatrian:

Dr. Greg is a board-certified orthodontist in Southern California. He completed his orthodontic residency in 2019 during which he served as chief resident in the Section of Orthodontics at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He received his doctoral degree from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 2016 during which he inducted as a member of the national dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon.

As a resident, he works to implement his expertise in technology with patient care, and as such has been advancing orthodontic treatment planning and therapy by utilizing 3D technology.

In conjunction to his clinical education, Dr. Asatrian is a prolific researcher in tissue engineering, authoring over 30 peer-reviewed journals/books and presenting at over 100 domestic and international conferences. His research revolves around the investigation of novel biologics for bone regeneration.

As a hobby, Dr. Greg Asatrian has founded and developed a number of patient-oriented online platforms focused around education. His passion for teaching, videography, and technology has coalesced in platforms such as the Braces Explained channel on YouTube and The Braces Club on Facebook.

He loves interacting with those interested in orthodontics from all over the world and putting their concerns and anxieties at ease. To follow Dr Greg, visit his Instagram.

Dr. Greg has written the following publications: “Calvarial Defect Healing Induced by Small Molecule Smoothened AgonistPericytes for the treatment of orthopaedic conditions.” “Sclerostin expression in skeletal sarcomasPericytic mimicry in well-differentiated liposarcoma/atypical lipomatous tumor.” “Vertebral implantation of NELL-1 enhances bone formation in an osteoporotic sheep model.” “A Review of the Clinical Side Effects of Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2Basic and translational research in osteosarcoma: A year in review.”