of Fixed Orthodontics

The concepts and implementation of this practice oriented hands-on course will allow any participant to confidently start fixed orthodontics in their practice. The course covers the latest in fixed orthodontic treatment mechanics including MBT (Straight Wire) system. The course is designed in such a way that the participant can easily understand the basics and will confidently be able to incorporate fixed orthodontics in the general practice.



dentists & specialists trained


local dentists trained


local batches completed


years of experience

Dr. Ravi Kumar

AFO Director


Dr Ravi Kumar MDTFEd (Member of the Faculty of Dental Trainers of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh), an alumnus of Government Dental College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India, has been interested in research and innovation in orthodontics. He has published many scientific papers and authored a book. He has also been awarded the National award in India for his work. He is also the Chief Mentor and Advisor of American Academy of Advanced Dentistry and European Academy of Advanced Dentistry.

He started his orthodontic practice in 2002 with the Begg’s technique and switched to the MBTtm Straight Wire technique seeing the superior results and ease of practice. He started Academy of Fixed Orthodontics in 2004 for teaching orthodontics to GPD’s.

He has lectured throughout the world in orthodontics and his online self-starter courses are very popular. He has also developed a short course interdisciplinary treatment method, using orthodontics, prosthodontics and endodontics, ideally suited for adult patients, called the Realistic Treatment Philosophy (RTPtm) and is presently engaged in popularizing it. As the Director and chief faculty at AFO, his motto is to impart practical education in orthodontics to those interested in its practice. He says “Practical orthodontics, like in routine practice, is easy, especially so if planning for anterior correction with short course treatments in adults.” He is also an expert in the Lingual STB system and has included it in his taught subjects.

Dr. Karnati Praveen Kumar Reddy

(Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics)


Dr. Karnati Praveen Kumar Reddy obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree in 2005 from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University, India with distinction pass and later completed his Master of Dental Surgery in Orthodontics in 2010, university 2nd rank in the speciality from Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Dr. Praveen began his academic career as senior lecturer in 2010 and was gradually promoted to reader, associate professor, and professor through his contributions in academics, research, and administration in India. He is popular among his peers as a self-determined academician, researcher and clinician with advanced knowledge and skills. His overwhelming thirst for knowledge makes him a contemporary educator with a vision.

He serves as a good standing member of Andhra Pradesh State Dental Council of India, Life member for Indian Orthodontic Society, Indian Dental Association, and Member of The International Association of Student Clinicians - American Dental Association, Malaysian Orthodontic Practicing Association. He has journal-article publications to reflect and is currently occupied as reviewer for some renowned European and Indian journals after editor for a journal.

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