Dr. Nandakumar Janakiraman

Our innovative research department is led by our Director of Research, Dr. Nandakumar Janakiraman. Dr. Janakiraman’s extensive experience and publications ensure that GSO stays at the forefront of orthodontic study. Learn more about his credentials by reading his biography below.

Dr. Janakiraman obtained his dental degree from Government Dental College Bangalore University, India in 1998, and a master’s degree in orthodontics from Government Dental College NTR University of Health, India in 2002. He moved to the United States of America in 2010 after getting accepted to the Fellowship Program in Orthodontics at the University of Connecticut. In the next three years he obtained his master’s degree (M.Dent.Sc) and a certificate in orthodontics. He served as full-time faculty member at University of Connecticut from July 2014 – May 2016. Later he joined the faculty of the University of Louisville as Assistant Professor and Research Director.

Dr. Janakiraman is a Diplomate of American Board of Orthodontics and member of AAO and SAO. He has published twenty articles in peer reviewed orthodontic journals and contributed to two chapters in orthodontic textbooks. Additionally he has presented his work in scientific meetings both nationally and internationally. His research interests have primarily focused on reducing treatment time and improving the evidence and biomechanical knowledge of various orthodontic techniques and appliances. His publications have covered numerous topics including investigating new orthodontic techniques and appliances, re-evaluating routinely used orthodontic systems in order to throw greater light on them, and more recently, integrating the current 3D technologies into clinical orthodontics. One of his primary objectives as a researcher and clinician is to translate his research findings to more efficient and effective outcomes for patients.

Our aim at Georgia School of Orthodontics is to initiate well designed clinical research to position the GSO as a pioneer in the field of orthodontic research. The key to the effort is by providing the required infrastructure, research funding and personnel to achieve our goals of being preeminent nationally and internationally in the next five years. The GSO research funding is a tremendous asset aiding research particularly in the areas of conducting trials on accelerated orthodontics, three dimensional cone beam computed tomography and Clear Aligners.

Research at GSO gives an excellent opportunity for the graduate residents to investigate and have firsthand experience with scholarly activity. The residents work closely with a primary investigator who guides them for conducting the research which helps to develop critical thinking and improve their communication skills. Additionally the school also encourages the residents to present their research findings at American Association of Dental Research and American Association of Orthodontics meetings held annually.


  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery Government Dental College Bangladore University, India (‘98)
  • Master of Dental Surgery Government Dental College NTR University of Health, India (‘02)
  • Master of Science in Dentistry University of Connecticut (‘14)
  • Fellowship in Orthodontics University of Connecticut (‘14)


  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
  • Member of:
    • American Association of Orthodontics
    • Southern Association of Orthodontics
  • Published 20 articles in peer reviewed orthodontic journals
  • Contributed 2 chapters in orthodontic textbooks
  • Presented research nationally and internationally

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