Faculty Information

George J. Cisneros, DMD, MMSC

Room 306 380 Second Avenue
Fax: 212-995-4241
E-mail: gjc7@nyu.edu


1973 BS, Manhattan College
1977 DMD University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
1982 MMSc Harvard University School of Dental Medicine

Post-Graduate Training

  • 1977-1978 Dental Intern Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • 1978-1979 Dental Resident Children's Hospital Medical Center


  • 1979-1982 Clinical Fellow-Pediatric Dentistry Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • 1979-1982 Research Fellow-Orthodontics/Pediatric Dentistry Harvard University School of Dental Medicine
  • 1979-1982 Research Fellow-Orthodontics

Research Interests / Professional Overview

Dr George J. Cisneros is a Professor of Orthodontics at New York University College of Dentistry. A recipient of the prestigious Milo Hellman Award from the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), his main research interests include the evaluation of facial growth and development using nuclear medical imaging techniques, the diagnosis and treatment of patients with obstructive sleep apnea, the impact of fixed orthodontic appliance design upon the efficiency of tooth movement and the study of various computer-imaging technologies.

Other research interests include the use of speech appliances in children with velopharyngeal insufficiency, the relationship between malocclusion and speech sound production, as well as, patient self-image and perception of need for orthodontic care. He has published more than 30 original articles and has been a member of the IADR/AADR and the Craniofacial Biology Group since 1983.

Dr. Cisneros is a reviewer for various journals including the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, the Angle Orthodontist, the Journal of Dentistry for Children, and the Journal of Pediatric Dentistry where he also served as a member of their Editorial Board. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Board of Orthodontics, serving on both of their advisory committees. He also served on the Board of Trustees for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. For nearly 20 years he served as the Dental Director of the Craniofacial Disorders team at Montefiore Medical Center and Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Cisneros has been a site visitor in Orthodontics for the ADA Commission of Dental Accreditation. He is also the immediate past-chair for the Orthodontic Section of the American Dental Education Association and the current chair of the Council on Orthodontic Education for the American Association of Orthodontists. He also developed and established two Advanced Education Training Programs in the specialty of Orthodontics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Hospital, both in New York City.

Representative Publications

Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.

Kaban, L.B., Cisneros, G. J., Heyman, S. and Treves, S. Assessment of mandibular growth by skeletal scintigraphy. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 40:18-22,1982.

Cisneros, G. J. and Kaban, L.B. Computerized skeletal scintigraphic assessment of mandibular asymmetry. J. Oral Maxillofac.Surg. 42:513-520,1984.

Cisneros, G. J., Jeffcoat, M. and Kaban, L.B. The use of bone seeking radiopharmaceutical uptake as an indicator of mandibular growth in rats. Angle Orthodont. 55:336-344,1985.

Glander, K. and Cisneros, G. J., Comparison of the Craniofacial Characteristics of Two Syndromes Associated with the Pierre Robin Sequence. Cleft Palate-Craniofac. J. 29: 210-223,1992.

Acs, G., Lodolini, G., Kaminsky, S. and Cisneros, G. J., Effect of Nursing Caries on Body Weight in a Pediatric Population. Ped. Dent. 14: 302-305,1992.

Bass,J. K., Fine, H. and Cisneros, G. J., Nickel Hypersensitivity in the Orthodontic Patient. Amer. J. Orth. Dentofac. Orthoped. 103: 280-285,1993.

Shelton, C.E., Cisneros, G. J., Nelson, S.E. and Watkins, P.,Decreased Treatment time Due To Changes In Technique and Practice Philosophy, Amer. J. Orth. Dentofac. Orthoped. 106: 654-657,1994.

Prawat, J., Nieberg, L., Cisneros, G. J. and Acs, G., A Comparison between Radiographic and Sonically Produced Cephalometric Values, Angle Orthodont., 65(4):271-276,1995.

Lotzof, L.P., Fine, H.A. and Cisneros, G. J., Canine Retraction: A Comparison of Two Pre-adjusted Bracket Systems. Amer. J. Orth. Dentofac. Orthoped.110(2):191-196,1996.

Covino,S.W., Mitnick, R.J., Shprintzen,R.J. and Cisneros, G. J., The Accuracy of Measurements of Three-Dimensional Computed Reconstructions. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 54:982-990,1996.

Asanza, S., Nieberg, L. and Cisneros, G. J., A Comparison of the Hyrax Expansion Appliance vs. The Bonded Expansion Appliance, Angle Orthodont. 67(1):15-22,1997.

Faustini, M., Hale, C. and Cisneros, G. J., The Mesh Diagram Analysis: A Black African American Norm. Angle Orthodont. 67(2):121-128,1997.

Roche, J., Acs, G. and Cisneros, G. J., The Effect of Acetaminophen on Tooth Movement. Angle Orthodont. 67(3):231-236,1997.

Nieberg-Baskin, H., Hale, C. and Cisneros,G. J., A comparison of two computer programs to analyze cephalometric radiographs, J. Clin Orthodont. 31(4):231-233,1997.

Arnold Aharon, P., Eisig, S., Hale, C. and Cisneros, G. J., Surgical Prediction Reliability: A Comparison of Two Computer Systems. Int. J. Adult Orthod. Orthognath. Surg. 12(1): 65-78,1997.

Ryan, R., Walker, G., Freeman, K. and Cisneros, G. J.,The Effects of Ion Implantation upon the Rate of Tooth Movement: An in vitro model. Amer. J. Orthodont. Dentofac. Orthoped. 112(7): 64-68,1997.

Villa, N. and Cisneros,G.J., Changes in the Dentition Secondary to Palatal Crib Therapy in Fingersuckers, Ped. Dent. 19(5): 323-326,1997.

Evanko, A., and Cisneros, G. J., The Mesh Diagram Analysis: A Puerto Rican American Norm, Angle Orthodont. 67(5):381-388,1997.

Joseph, A., Elbaum, J., Cisneros, G. J. and Eisig, S. A comparative study of the cephalometric soft tissue Airway dimensions in Hyperdivergent and Normodivergent Individuals. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 56:135-139,1998.

Vokus, R. P., Cisneros, G. J. and Levi, M., Antibacterial Properties of Current Orthodontic Band Cements. Ped. Dent. 20(1): 42-47,1998.

Stofko, J., Fine, H. & Cisneros, G. J. The Open Bite Dilemma. Case Study Manuscript Series, Ed. King, Vol 2 #1, 1998.

Mankad, B., Cisneros, G. J., Freeman, K. & Eisig, S. Prediction Accuracy of Soft Tissue Profile in Orthognathic Surgery. Int. J. Adult Orthod. Orthognath. Surg. 14(1):19-26, 1999.

Cisneros, G. J. How I Use Cephalometrics. J. Southeast. Soc. Ped. Dent. 5(3): 1999.

Haas, S. and Cisneros, G. J.,The Goshgarian Transpalatal Bar: A Clinical and Laboratory Investigation. Sem. In Orthodont. 6(2): 98-105, 2000.

Cisneros, G. J., Molar Distalization-Introduction. Sem. In Orthodont. 6(2): 77-78, 2000.

Panichella, D., Morris, K., Fine, H. & Cisneros, G. J. Digital Image Manipulation For Treatment Simulation: An Efficient Method. Advances In Orthodont. 7(1): 9-11, 2000.

Praskins, P. and Cisneros, G. J., Rapid Palatal Expansion: A Comparison of Two Appliances. Advances In Orthodont. 7(1): 7-9, 2000.

Panichella, D., Suzuki, S. & Cisneros, G. J. Orthognathic Surgical Norms for the Hispanic Population. Int. J. Adult Orthod. Orthognath. Surg. 15(4): 255-264, 2000

Russo, P., Shprintzen, R. Acs, G. and Cisneros, G. J., The Frequency of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Symptomatology in a Craniofacial Disorder Population. Advances In Orthodont. 9(1): 4-6, 2002.

Melkoniemi M., Koillinen H., Mannikko M., Warman M.L., Pihlajamaa T., Kaariainen H., Rautio J., Hukki J., Stofko J.A., Cisneros G. J., Krakow D., Cohn D.H., Kere J., Ala-Kokko L., Collagen XI sequence variations in nonsyndromic cleft palate, Robin sequence and micrognathia. Eur. J. Hum. Genet. Mar;11(3):265-70, 2003.

Reichmuth, M., Greene, K.A., Orsini, M.G., Cisneros, G. J., King, G.J. and Asuman, K.H., Occlusal Perceptions of Children Seeking Orthodontics: Impact of Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status. Amer. J. Orthodont. Dentofac. Orthoped. (In Press)