john-stockstill-georgia-school-orthodonticsGeorgia School of Orthodontics (GSO) announced the appointment of John W. Stockstill, DDS, MS, as the school’s new director of research.

Stockstill currently serves as assistant director of research at GSO, and has played a role in the development of the School’s Institute for Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedic Research. In his role as director of research, he reportedly will continue to strengthen the school’s research institute by overseeing the execution of all research projects, and data application to both patient care and the development of the orthodontic industry.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Stockstill has edited, authored, and co-authored numerous scientific journals and textbooks, holds patents for orthodontic instruments, and has presented orthodontic lectures at the local, regional and international levels. He is a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, American College of Dentists, and International College of Dentists, a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (Alpha-Alpha chapter), and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Stockstill also serves as the associate editor of the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics. He is a past chairman of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Special Interest Group for Temporomandibular Disorders/Orofacial Pain and is a founding member of the Association of University Temporomandibular Disorder/Orofacial Pain Programs.

GSO’s previous director of research, Nandakumar Janakiraman, BDS, MDS, will now serve as program director at the University of Louisville’s Orthodontic Residency Program.