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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.

Best wishes.

Dr. Dashrath Kafle


President, Orthodontic & Dentofacial Orthopedic Association of Nepal

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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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Organizing Chairperson

Prof. Dr. Basanta K Shrestha

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the 13th Annual Conference Organizing Committee, it is my pleasure to welcome all of you in this August gathering and express my gratitude to all the great Orthodontists, academicians, young researchers, business delegates and students from in and out of the country for making this grand event a great success. 

Organizing Secretary

Dr. Pooja Koirala Pokharel

Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to welcome you all to 13th annual conference of ODOAN.I am honored to have this opportunity to lead one of the most vibrant events of ODOAN here at Chitwan. o show harmony with the THEME “Orthodontic safari” we have organized this event in close vicinity of Chitwan National Park.