Dr. Mehta is a third-year orthodontic resident at University of Connecticut Health. He obtained his master’ degree and certificate in orthodontics form India and completed a 1 yr. fellowship program on Recent Advances in Orthodontics at University of Illinois, Chicago in 2018. Following his fellowship, he was invited to join the University of Connecticut for a dual degree/certificate program (Master of Dental Science and certificate in orthodontics). His research focus is on 3D Imaging, Mini-screw Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion (MARPE), Randomized Clinical Trials, Biology of Orthodontic Tooth Movement, and rare diseases such as Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Dr. Mehta has worked and researched on a number of CBCT studies. He has over 24 peer-reviewed publications in collaborations with world-renowned researchers and more than 12 international scientific presentations. He has received over $12,000 in the form of external grants from American Association of Orthodontics Foundation (AAOF), Northeastern Society of Orthodontists (NESO) and National Science Foundation (NSF). He has also won awards for innovation in orthodontic biomechanics and Makerspace scholarships for 3D Imaging and 3D printing. His experience in studying the effects of orthodontic treatment with 3D imaging specifically the effect of positional errors on 2D radiographs, Mini-screw Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion and Clinical Trials has created new pathways for improving diagnosis and treatment planning of orthodontic patients. His research has been pivotal for identifying the long-term effects of Mini-screw Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion on periodontium, airway, nasal cavity, craniomaxillary sutures, and root resorption.