Melih Motro, DDS PhD
Clinical Associate Professor
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Dept of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics

PhD, Marmara University
MSD, Marmara University

Dr. Melih Motro received his DDS degree from Marmara University, Istanbul and holds a PhD in Orthodontics degree from the same university.

Dr. Motro began his academic career in Marmara University and currently works as an Clinical Assistant Professor in Boston University, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Motro also sees patients at the Dental Health Center at 930 Commonwealth Ave. Dr. Motro is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Northeast Society of Orthodontists and Turkish Orthodontic Society. He has authored a book, two book chapters and several articles in peer reviewed journals.

2018 Boston University - Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine: GSDM Science Day Predoctoral Research Mentor of The Year Award
2017 Boston University : John McCahan Education Day Postdoctoral Faculty Appreciation Award

Comparisons of dental wear, with and without pre-splinting (Stabilized Condylar Position) the orthodontic patients
08/01/2016 - 07/31/2017 (PI)
Roth Williams International Society of Orthodontists

2016 Anthony A. Gianelly Teaching Fellowship Award "TGF-beta: Does it induce epithelial-mesenchymal transition of median edge epithelial cells of fetal palatal shelves?"
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
American Association of Orthodontists Foundation


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  1. DiCosimo C, Alsulaiman AA, Shah C, Motro M, Will LA, Parsi GK. Analysis of nasal airway symmetry and upper airway changes after rapid maxillary expansion. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2021 Aug 06.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34373154
  2. Niu X, Motro M, Will LA, Cornelis MA, Cattaneo PM. Does rapid maxillary expansion enlarge the nasal cavity and pharyngeal airway? A three-dimensional assessment based on validated analyses. Orthod Craniofac Res. 2021 Aug 05. PMID: 34352162
  3. Tashkandi N, Zhao Y, Mitchell-Lee G, Stephens D, Patel M, Motro M, Will LA, Kantarci A. Longitudinal assessment of salivary vitamin D binding protein during orthodontic tooth movement. BMC Oral Health. 2021 07 05; 21(1):332. PMID: 34225707; PMCID: PMC8256539; DOI: 10.1186/s12903-021-01689-8;
  4. Hersberger-Zurfluh MA, Papageorgiou SN, Motro M, Kantarci A, Will LA, Eliades T. Genetic and environmental components of vertical growth in mono- and dizygotic twins up to 15-18 years of age. Angle Orthod. 2021 05 01; 91(3):384-390. PMID: 33523142; PMCID: PMC8084456; DOI: 10.2319/060520-515.1;
  5. Rana M, August J, Levi J, Parsi G, Motro M, DeBassio W. Alternative Approaches to Adenotonsillectomy and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) for the Management of Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): A Review. Sleep Disord. 2020; 2020:7987208.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32695520; PMCID: PMC7355373; DOI: 10.1155/2020/7987208;
  6. Hersberger-Zurfluh MA, Papageorgiou SN, Motro M, Kantarci A, Will LA, Eliades T. Vertical growth in mono-and dizygotic twins: A longitudinal cephalometric cohort study. Orthod Craniofac Res. 2020 May; 23(2):192-201. PMID: 31746097
  7. Hersberger-Zurfluh MA, Papageorgiou SN, Motro M, Kantarci A, Will LA, Eliades T. Facial soft tissue growth in identical twins. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2018 Nov; 154(5):683-692. PMID: 30384939
  8. Parsi GK, Alsulaiman AA, Kotak B, Mehra P, Will LA, Motro M. Volumetric changes of the upper airway following maxillary and mandibular advancement using cone beam computed tomography. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2019 Feb; 48(2):203-210.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30181009
  9. Aktop P, Biren S, Aktop S, Motro M, Delilbasi C, Gurler G, Dergin G. Evaluation of two different rapid maxillary expansion surgical techniques and their effects on the malar complex based on 3d cone-beam computed tomography. Niger J Clin Pract. 2018 Jan; 21(1):13-21. PMID: 29411717
  10. Iscan D, Motro M, Acar A. Postoperative Positional and Dimensional Changes of Mandibular Canal after Bilateral Sagittal Split Set-Back Osteotomy. Turk J Orthod. 2017 Dec; 30(4):110-117. PMID: 30112502; PMCID: PMC6007609; DOI: 10.5152/TurkJOrthod.2017.17017;
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