OrthoSyneticsTM, a provider of business services to orthodontic and dental practices, has contracted with Ravindra Nanda, BDS, MDentSc, PhD, as a strategic consultant. 

"Dr Nanda is an internationally recognized expert on almost every facet of the orthodontic industry, and his addition to our team will help solidify and expand our role as the industry leader," said Chris Roussos, president and CEO OrthoSynetics. "Dr Nanda will help guide our efforts on everything from strategic planning and new business development to practice enhancement and patient service."

The author of the best-selling textbook Biomechanic and Esthetic Strategies in Clinical Orthodontics, Nanda has been the author and co-author of three orthodontic books and more than 100 orthodontic journal articles. He serves as associate editor of the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics.

Nanda has done extensive research in the areas of cleft lip and palate, orthopedic forces, and long-term growth with orthognathic surgery in adolescents. In recent years, his major thrust has been in clinical orthodontic trials and application of biomechanics in a busy orthodontic practice.

"I look forward to using my experience and clinical research to help OrthoSynetics’ affiliate practices achieve increased efficiencies and growth," Nanda said. "And by participating in the company’s strategic thinking and planning process, I hope to help the company achieve considerable growth, as well."