Conventional and Mini-Screw Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion

Aims and objectives

The long-term effects of maxillary expansion have not been well established. This presentation will answer the following questions: What are the long-term effects of conventional and mini-screw assisted rapid palatal expansion on alveolar bone, TMJ, as well as airway?

The objective of this lecture is to cover the clinical cases that can be treated well with MARPE approach as well as cases in which conventional expansion can be used effectively.

This lecture will also cover a relatively newer appliance U-MARPE for correction of unilateral posterior crossbite.


Dr. Mehta is as Assistant Professor, Marquette University School of Dentistry, Milwaukee, WI, USA. Throughout his career, Dr. Mehta has demonstrated a high level of proficiency in clinical teaching to dental students and residents.

I have excelled in research fields of Mini-Screw Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion (MARPE), Orthodontic Tooth Movement, 3D Imaging, and Randomized Clinical Trials with more than 60 publications and abstracts (32 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 28 published abstracts), 4 grants, and 26 scientific presentations in collaborations with world-renowned researchers.

Having served as a member of the board of directors at reputable institutions and a core member of the President’s race and diversity council at the University of Connecticut, and currently serving as the secretary of the ADEA postdoctoral application support service advisory council and NESO planning committee has afforded him with practical administration and mentoring skills, and has mentored multiple dental students, fellows, and orthodontic residents in research development and clinical orthodontics.

He is currently serving as the ADA standards committee voting member and representing the interest of United States at the International Standards Organization for influencing the role of U.S. technologies and products in the global marketplace.