- DMD, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1984
Books and Monographs
Ngan P, He H. Effective maxillary protraction for Class III patients. In: Current Therapy in Orthodontics. Nanda R, Kapila S. ed, Mosby Elsevier, St. Louis, Missouri, 2009, pp. 143-158.
Ngan P. Appliance II: Class III Correctors. In: Orthodontic Secrets, Ed: Peltonmaki, Litschel and English, Elsevier Publishing Co., 178-189, 2009.
Ngan P, Tremont T. Treatment of Class III Malocclusions. In: Evidence-Based Clinical Orthodontics, Ed: Miles P, Rinchuse DR, Rinchuse DR. Quintessence Publishing Co., Chicago, USA, Chapter 6, pg. 61-90, 2012.
Ngan P, Deguchi T, Roberts EW. Orthodontic Treatment of Class III Malocclusion. Bentham eBooks, Sharjah, U.A.E. 2014.
Ngan P, Musich D. Stability and relapse of Class III treatment. In: Stability, Retention and Relapse in Orthodontics, Ed: Katsaros C, Eliades T. Quintessence Publishing, USA, 2017.
Vanlaecken R, Williams MO, Razmus T, Gunel E, Martin C, Ngan P. Class III correction using an inter-arch spring-loaded module. Progress in Orthodontics 2014; 15:32 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40510-014-0032-2
Wilmes B, Ngan P, Liou EJW, Franchi L, Drescher D. Early Class III facemask treatment with Hybrid Hyrax and Alt-RAMEC protocol. J Clin Orthod 2014;48:84-93.
Heinrichs D, Shammaa I, Martin C, Gunel E, Ngan P. Treatment effects of a fixed intermaxillary device to correct Class II malocclusions in growing patients. Progress in Orthodontics, 2014; http://www.progressinorthodontics.com/content/15/1/45
Reed E, Kiebach T, Ngan P, Martin C, Razmus T, Gunel E. Stability of early Class III orthopedic treatment in the primary and early mixed dentitions. Sem in Orthod 2014;20:114-127.
Ngan P, Wilmes B, Drescher D, Martin CA, Weaver B, Gunel E. Comparison of two maxillary protraction protocols: tooth-borne versus bone-anchored protraction facemask treatment. Progress in Orthod, 2015; 16:26. http://www.progressinorthodontics.com/content/16/1/26
Ngan P, Moon W. Evolution of Class III treatment. Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop, 2015;148:22-36. Kuc-Michalska M, Karska A, Ngan P. Non-surgical orthodontic/orthopedic treatment of young adult Class III patient. Eur J Clin Orthod 2016, doi: 10.12889/2016_C00245.
Tomblyn T, Rogers M, Andrews L, Tremont T, Martin CA, Gunel E, Ngan P. A Cephalometric Study of Class II Division 1 Patients Treated with the Reinforced Banded Herbst Appliance followed by Fixed Appliance. Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop, 2016;50:818-30.
University of Iowa Foundation Scholarship, 1976
Phi Beta Kappa Society, 1977
Certificate of Highest Honor and Distinction, University of Iowa, 1977
Magna Cum Laude, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1981.
Nominated Distinguished University Faculty, 1988.
Tenured granted, The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry, July, 1990.
Fellow, American Society of Dentistry for Children, October, 1991.
Professor and tenured granted, West Virginia University, School of Dentistry, March, 1994.
Installed as West Virginia University Branson-Maddrell Endowed Professor and Chair, Department of Orthodontics, September 12, 2014
Certificates in the fields of: Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, and Hospital Dentistry - (University of Pennsylvania, 1981-1984)
About Peter Ngan
Dr. Peter Ngan is West Virginia University Branson-Maddrell Endowed Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthodontics, West Virginia University, School of Dentistry. Dr. Peter Ngan holds a dental degree from Harvard University, School of Dental Medicine and Certificates in Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry and Hospital Dentistry from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine/ Children Hospital of Philadelphia. He is a member of the Angle East (Eastern Component of the Edward H. Angle Society). He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He was inducted as Fellow of the American College of Dentists (October, 2008), Fellow of the International College of Dentists (October 2010) and Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy (May 2011).
He was appointed by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the ADA to serve the commission as an Orthodontic Consultant. He has also served as a consultant to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the World Implant Orthodontic Congress, member of the International Advisory and Editorial Board for the Orthodontic Waves (Official Journal of the Japanese Orthodontic Society), member of the Seminars in Orthodontics Editorial Board and referee for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, European Journal of Orthodontics, Angle Orthodontist, Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research Journal, Orthodontics: Art and Practice of Dentofacial Enhancement, Korean Journal of Orthodontics, Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Dental Education, Pediatric Dentistry, Journal of Pain, Hong Kong Dental Journal, International Journal of Oral Sciences and the Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics.
Dr. Ngan has published over 140 original research and clinical papers in refereed journals and 170 abstracts, including contributions in several monographs and textbooks. He has been invited to lecture at numerous professional organizations in 35 countries, including the United States, Britain, Canada, Chile, Italy, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Denmark, Netherland, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Guatemala, Israel, Jordan, Puerto Rico, Turkey, Slovenia, South Africa, China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Peru, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, and Korea.
Dr. Ngan’s focus is in the early treatment of dental and skeletal malocclusions. Dr. Ngan's research interest includes growth and development, biology of tooth movement, dentofacial orthopedics, orthodontic appliance therapy, oral implantology, orthodontic bonding systems and adult interdisciplinary treatment.
WVU School of Dentistry
Grants and Research
Current Research Projects
Placement of orthodontic brackets for optimal treatment results.
CBCT analysis of pharyngeal airway morphology in patients with various jaw discrepancies
Centering of lower posterior teeth in basal bone after fixed comprehensive orthodontic treatment
Skeletal and dental changes with Micro-implant Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion appliances
Patient Care Information
- Pediatric Dentistry
Intramural Faculty Practice [on Comprehensive Orthodontic Care] at the WVU School of Dentistry Suncrest Dental Care Clinic