George J. Cisneros DMD, MMSc

George J. Cisneros holds a D.M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and earned specialty certification in both Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, as well as, a Master of Medical Science degree (MMSC) in Oral Biology at Boston’s Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the Forsyth Dental Center and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, respectively. He developed and established Postgraduate Training Programs in Orthodontics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Hospital in New York, and served as Chair of Orthodontics at New York University College of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Board of Orthodontics, and has served as an ABO board examner and on the ABPD Advisory Committee. He also was elected to and served on the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Board of Trustees. For nearly 20 years he was the Dental Director for the Craniofacial Disorders team and was a consulted with the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center/Einstein College of Medicine. A recipient of the Milo Hellman Award from the American Association of Orthodontists, Dr. Cisneros’ main research interests include the evaluation of facial growth and development using nuclear medical techniques, the diagnosis and treatment of patients with obstructive sleep apnea, the impact of fixed orthodontic appliance design upon the efficiency of tooth movement and the study of various computer-imaging techniques. Other research interests are related to the use of speech appliances in children with velopharyngeal insufficiency, the relationship between malocclusion and speech sound production, patient self-image and perception of need for orthodontic care, the impact of fixed & removable orthodontic appliances on periodontal health, the impact of demineralized white spot lesions on the dentition & their prevention using dental varnishes & sealants, as well as, enhancing doctor / patient interaction & communication. He has published more than 100 scientific peer reviewed articles, book chapters and abstracts as well.