School of Dental Medicine appoints Manish Valiathan as assistant dean for clinical affairs

Manish Valiathan, associate professor of orthodontics, pediatric dentistry and plastic surgery and director of the Craniofacial, Surgical and Special Care Orthodontics Fellowship, was named assistant dean for clinical affairs at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine.

In this capacity, Valiathan is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the clinical operations and patient care at the school’s pre- and post-doctoral clinics.

Manish Valiathan

Manish Valiathan

“This position ensures that our curriculum is well-integrated into our clinics where patient care is provided to the public within the context of dental education,” said Dean Kenneth Chance. “I am confident that Valiathan’s experience has prepared him to be highly responsive to both the needs of our students and patients.”

“We intend to match our excellent academic programs with the highest quality clinical care and services possible,” said Valiathan. “This would be beneficial to our students and patients, while engaging in the most meaningful service we can provide to each of our constituents.”

After receiving his dental and specialty training in orthodontics from the Manipal College of Dental Sciences (India) and serving on its faculty, Valiathan joined Case Western Reserve University, where he retrained and received his DDS and MSD in orthodontics. As a senior associate of the Bolton Brush Growth Study Center, he is an active member of the craniofacial biology research team, with a focus on post-orthodontic changes and craniofacial growth.

Valiathan serves as a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and on the editorial review panel for several journals, including the American Journal of Orthodontics, Dentofacial Orthopedics and the international publication The Angle Orthodontist.

He is a recipient of multiple awards from the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation, the author of numerous textbook chapters and peer-reviewed publications, and a private-practice dentist in suburban Cleveland.