August 23, 2018
Dr. Mohammed Elnagar has joined the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry as a Clinical Assistant Professor.
He works in the department’s postgraduate clinic, teaching and lecturing especially in the areas of 3-D imaging, digital orthodontics, skeletal anchorage, surgical orthodontics, and orthognathic surgical cases.
“I advise and direct graduate students in their clinical education, and perform research mentorship,” Elnagar said. “I am director for the orthognathic conference and for the orthodontics seminars course, and practice in the orthodontics faculty practice clinic.”
He noted that he hopes to live up to “the legacy of UIC orthodontics, and make it one of the best programs in terms of education, clinical training, and research.”
After earning his DDS, Elnagar performed a General Practice Residency, and earned a certificate in Orthodontics and a Master’s degree in Dental Science. His PhD work was a clinical trial that involved different protocols of bone-anchored maxillary protraction for treatment of Class III patients, in addition to evaluation of the treatment outcome using 3-D digital technology. His work was selected to be on the cover of the November 2016 issue American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJODO).
Elnagar’s research projects have involved the treatment of dentofacial deformities, skeletal anchorage, 3-D imaging application in dentistry, dental monitoring, teledentistry, the bioprogressive philosophy, and alveolar cortical plate response to orthodontic tooth movement.
He has published many articles and presented his work in many national and international meetings. He is a member of the World Federation of Orthodontists, American Association of Orthodontists, German Society of Oral Implantology, Chicago Dental Society, and the Foundation of Modern Bioprogressive Orthodontics. He is a peer reviewer for the AJODO and Korean Journal of Orthodontics.