14th international orthodontic conference of ODOAN

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Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the official website of Orthodontic and Dentofacial orthopedic Association of Nepal (ODOAN). ODOAN is the official body of the orthodontists working all over Nepal. It is one of the oldest specialty association which is proudly affiliated to Asia Pacific Orthodontic Society (APOS) and World Federation of Orthodontists( WFO). ODOAN is highly committed to upgrade the orthodontic treatment and education quality via various activities directed to our valued members. Apart from that we are working hard to make the public aware that orthodontic treatment is highly super specialized doman of dentistry which needs additional 3 years or more training after completion of bachelor of dentistry.

The treatment received by underqualified personnel may lead to various hazards which need to be understood by fellow colleagues and public as well. ODOAN will be collaborating with various national and international association and social organizations to explore the possibilities to expand the horizon of orthodontics. Stay tuned to this website for regular updates. If you are not yet the member of this prestigious association, submit your degrees and license and become ODOAN member for lifetime. Becoming ODOAN member is very quick and easy.It is just a click away. Join ODOAN, Be part of prestigious orthodontic community all over the world. It is the gateway to world of global orthodontic community.

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Dr. Dashrath Kafle


President, Orthodontic & Dentofacial Orthopedic Association of Nepal

Orthodontics At The Height Of Himalayas

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Message from Chairman, Organizing Committee

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the delegates at the 14th Annual International Conference of Orthodontic & Dentofacial Orthopedic Association of Nepal in Kathmandu. The event coincides with the ‘Asian-Pacific Face-to-Face Orthodontic Meeting’ and ‘World Orthodontic Health Day’ celebrations concurrently during May 14-15, 2023. After experiencing the pandemic in last two years; we hope to bring the healthy, happy and resourceful physical event ahead. We are encouraged to welcome the world leaders of orthodontics to this conference and bring their expertise during its scientific sessions. We are thankful to Asian-Pacific Orthodontic Society for consenting ODOAN to hold the APOS Face-to-Face meeting in Nepal.

We feel gratified to announce the theme of the conference as ‘Orthodontics at the heights of Himalayas’. The theme itself signifies that the conference is being held at the greatest place on earth; the ‘Mt. Everest’ with its Himalayan range and moreover, we orthodontists regard our esteemed profession to the greatest height.

I would like to thank the ODOAN Executive Committee to bestow me this great responsibility to lead the organizing committee and seek the utmost participation of the eminent speakers, sponsors and participants. 

Thank you.

-Prof. Dr. Rabindra Man Shrestha 

Chairman, Organizing Committee  

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Organizing secretary

Dr. Manish Bajracharya

Dear Colleagues,

It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you all to 14th ODOAN international orthodontic conference to be held in 14th and 15th of May 2023 in Kathmandu Nepal. We will also be hosting Asia pacific face to face meeting and organizing world orthodontic health day. We are expecting representatives from more than 22 countries and a series of maximum outstanding scientific papers. After a long pause due to covid, we are having a physical meeting this time and I am excited to meet you all in person. I hope to have all your gracious presence in Kathmandu.

Scientific Committee

Dr. Umesh Parajuli

Dear Colleagues,

14th Annual International Conference of ODOAN, trade exhibition and Face to Face Asia Pacific Orthodontic Meeting   on 14 -15th of May 2023 at Kathmandu, Nepal with the theme “Orthodontic at the height of Himalayas”. We will be organizing hands on preconference courses on different interesting and latest topics in field of orthodontics. We have tried to gather world class speakers globally to share the latest advents and experiences in orthodontics as Key note speakers

Orthodontic Journal of Nepal (OJN)

Journal of Nepal Orthodontic Society is the official scientific publication of the Nepal Orthodontic Society. It is a peer-reviewed journal, which is published quarterly. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any compliant institutional/subject-based repository. The journal’s full text is available online at https://tinyurl.com/tyd4s2ne

The Journal of Contemporary Orthodontics is an official online publication of Nepal Orthodontic Society. This is a theme based journal, dedicating each issue to a topic of current interest relating to the specialty of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics with the objective of disseminating peer reviewed quality scientific material. The journal’s full text is available online at

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