Alfred Griffin DMD, PhD, MMSc

Dr. Alfred C. Griffin III, DMD, PhD, MMSc is the Cofounder and CEO of LightForce Orthodontics, a digital platform providing orthodontists with fully customized, 3D printed tooth-movement tools.

Dr. Griffin received his BS in Biochemistry from the University of Virginia and completed his DMD and PhD in Craniofacial Biology at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2014. He earned his Masters of Medical Research and Certificate in Orthodontics from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2017. In addition to leading LightForce, Dr. Griffin practices in the Boston area and teaches at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Griffin along with Dr. Lou Shuman, DMD founded LightForce Orthodontics in 2015 with the mission to revolutionize the specialty through advanced manufacturing and technology. After four years of extensive research and development, LightForce launched their first product to the Orthodontic market- the world’s first, and only, fully customized 3D printed bracket system and digital treatment software. Learn more at