Southside Orthodontic Center
Dubravko Pavlin, DMD, MSD, Ph.D. –
Board Certified Orthodontist
I obtained the Orthodontic Specialty Certificate and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Connecticut, and a D.M.D. and M.S. in Dentistry degrees from the University of Zagreb, Croatia.
I am a Board Certified Orthodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. I continue to work part-time as a Professor of Orthodontics at the UTHSCSA School of Dentistry, also as a clinical consultant for OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc., Bellaire, TX, and an expert consultant in clinical orthodontics and related fields, Premier Orthodontics Consulting, San Antonio, TX.
I have worked as a full time and part-time orthodontic faculty for the last 24 years involved in teaching clinical orthodontics and numerous didactic courses to orthodontic residents and dental students, as well as treating orthodontic patients in faculty practice. I was Director of the Orthodontic Residency Program at the School of Dentistry in San Antonio from 2006 through 2014. My areas of clinical expertise include orthodontic biomechanics and treatment planning, accelerated orthodontic tooth movement, evidenced-based treatment, and biological response of alveolar bone to mechanical loading.
My wife Sanja and I enjoy our growing family of three married daughters and five little granddaughters. We also enjoy working out in a gym, playing tennis and dancing. Through our church, Wayside Chapel, we are involved in humanitarian and missionary work locally and internationally.
Ravikumar Anthony BDS, MDS, MS —
Board Certified Orthodontist
I graduated from the Orthodontic residency program in San Antonio, Texas in 2008 and am Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.
I was the principal investigator of a clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of an investigational device in increasing the rate of orthodontic tooth movement which subsequently obtained FDA clearance and is currently marketed as Acceledent.
In 2015, I received the prestigious award for Teaching Excellence at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. I was also appointed as the John and Barbara Vondrak Endowed Clinical Dentistry Professor in 2016 for excellence in clinical orthodontics.
I am the course director for several courses for the residents, including some innovative courses that I developed. Under my leadership, the orthodontic residency program at UT Health San Antonio has become one of the most reputed programs in the country.
I am also the director for the 1st and only Fellowship in Lingual Orthodontics in the US. I lecture extensively on several topics related to orthodontics like Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, extractions in orthodontic treatment, Aligner Therapy, Orthodontics and TMD, Practice management, and interdisciplinary orthodontics. I have a deep interest in Lingual Orthodontics and established the Center for Excellence in Lingual Orthodontics at UT San Antonio, where residents are able to gain experience in this field.