National Dental Clinic, Guruvayur Road
Palakkad, Kerala, India

Ph: Office: +91 484 2388149


The most comprehensive orthodontic education in the World!

Dr.Ravi Kumar

has been practicing and teaching orthodontics for the last 15 years.

He is a keen researcher and has received Govt. Of India patent for his invention in dentistry.

He is the founder president of Indian Society Of Orthodontics For General Practitioners (ISOGP), the only organization in India representing general practitioners with orthodontic practice.

He is also conducting short term and long term (including online) Certificate Course in Fixed Orthodontics for the general dentist based on the Realistic Treatment Philosophy (RTP) developed by him. This treatment method includes Straight Wire, Begg's, Self-Ligating Bracket and Tip-Edge techniques to deliver shortened treatment time as opposed to traditional orthodontic treatments.He is also practicing and teaching Lingual (Invisible) orthodontics. Dr.Ravi Kumar is also involved in developing a frictionless Ligation system for orthodontic brackets (Patent Pending). He has also developed the "Ravi Gauge" for accurate bracket positioning.

Dr Nancy Almeida

Specialist Orthodontist with more than 14 years of experience, joined as a member of AFO Faculty in 2016. She will be taking care of AFO Europe and the United Kingdom now and will later be involved in more of the international courses of AFO. Dr Nancy brings to AFO, her vast experience in orthodontics, especially in the Multifunction System (MFS) space and the Damon technique. She is now training in Orthodontic Lingual systems (ALIAS and Incognito) and is ever willing to impart her expertise in Orthodontics, Functional and Maxillo-facial orthopaedics to the students of AFO.

Dr. Prof Archana Sachdeva

She is the Head of AFO Affiliate Clinical Centre, New Delhi, India. She has been practicing and teaching orthodontics since past 12 years. Formerly She served as a Faculty in DM Institute of Medical Sciences, University. Apart from labial orthodontics, she also practices lingual techniques, invisalign and self-ligation in Orthodontics.

Dr Kathiravan Purmal

The Course Instructor of AFO Affiliate Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Dr Kathiravan, MOrthRCS(Edinburgh). Apart from the short term courses of AFO, he runs a 18 months part time residency programme in orthodontics in Malaysia in association with AFO New York. He is also the founding president of the Malaysian Orthodontic Practitioners’ Association.

We are starting the 1 year Clinical Fellowship course in New Delhi. The next batch starts from November 13th, 2016. Register asap.


Orthodontic Courses

Academy of Fixed Orthodontics (AFO) is a research and continuing education organization started by Dr.Ravi Kumar in 2004 to promote fixed orthodontics education and popularize his Realistic Treatment PhilosophyTM.

1. Orthodontic Course for General Dentist

2. Straight Wire Seminars & Handson Workshops (Basic and Advanced)

3. Orthodontic Continuing Education - Diploma Courses in Orthodontics

4. Lingual Orthodontics

5. Mini Screw Implants

6. Online Seminars and handson training in Orthodontics

Check out our Orthodontics Diploma Course in New York / Miami, USA.

April and October in Bangalore, India, May and November in New Delhi, India - Click here!

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Kerala, India

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Dr.Ravi Kumar

Dr.Nancy Maurer

Dr. Prof Archana Sachdeva

Dr Kathiravan Purmal

Dr.Ravi Kumar being conferred the National Awards for Commercializable Patents by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Hon’ble former President of India.

View the Introductory presentation of Orthodontics course here

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National Dental Clinic, Guruvayur Road
Palakkad, Kerala, India

Ph: Office: +91 484 2388149