Dr. Achint Utreja, BDS, MS, PhD

Dr. Achint Utreja, BDS, MS, PhD
Dr. Achint Utreja, BDS, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics & Oral Facial Genetics
Director, Pre-Doctoral Orthodontic Program Department of Orthodontics & Oral Facial Genetics

Contact Info

Phone  (317) 274-3317
Fax      (317) 278-1438

Office Address

Indiana University School of Dentistry
Department of Orthodontics and Oral Facial Genetics
1121 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Narrative of Professional Career

Dr. Achint Utreja joined the department in 2014. He earned his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from India. After graduating from dental school, he was a general dentistry resident at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh, India for two years. He then obtained a master's degree in Oral Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry. Following this, he worked for one year as a Research Specialist at the UIC College of Dentistry and then joined the Ph.D. in Biomedical Science program at the University of Connecticut (UConn) Health Center. He earned his doctorate and completed the Orthodontics Residency program at UConn in 2014.

Research Programs

Orthodontic Tooth Movement
Temporomandibular Joint development and function during health and disease



Murphy CA, Chandhoke T, Kalajzic Z, Flynn R, Utreja A, Wadhwa S et al. (2014). Effect of corticision and different force magnitudes on orthodontic tooth movement in a rat model. American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics 146(1):55-66.

Moin S, Kalajzic Z, Utreja A, Nihara J, Wadhwa S, Uribe F et al. (2014). Osteocyte death during orthodontic tooth movement in mice. The Angle orthodontist 84(6):1086-1092.

McManus A, Utreja A, Chen J, Kalajzic Z, Yang W, Nanda R et al. (2014). Evaluation of BSP expression and apoptosis in the periodontal ligament during orthodontic relapse: a preliminary study. Orthodontics & craniofacial research 17(4):239-248.

Kalajzic Z, Peluso EB, Utreja A, Dyment N, Nihara J, Xu M et al. (2014). Effect of cyclical forces on the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone remodeling during orthodontic tooth movement. The Angle orthodontist 84(2):297-303.

Chen IP, Tadinada A, Dutra EH, Utreja A, Uribe F, Reichenberger EJ (2014). Dental Anomalies Associated with Craniometaphyseal Dysplasia. Journal of dental research 93(6):553-558.

Utreja A, Almas K, Javed F (2013). Dental extraction as a risk factor for bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis of the jaw in cancer patients: an update. Odonto-stomatologie tropicale = Tropical dental journal 36(142):38-46.

Kamiya Y, Chen J, Xu M, Utreja A, Choi T, Drissi H et al. (2013). Increased mandibular condylar growth in mice with estrogen receptor beta deficiency. Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 28(5):1127-1134.

Davoody AR, Posada L, Utreja A, Janakiraman N, Neace WP, Uribe F et al. (2013). A prospective comparative study between differential moments and miniscrews in anchorage control. European journal of orthodontics 35(5):568-576.

Olson C, Uribe F, Kalajzic Z, Utreja A, Nanda R, Rowe D et al. (2012). Orthodontic tooth movement causes decreased promoter expression of collagen type 1, bone sialoprotein and alpha-smooth muscle actin in the periodontal ligament. Orthodontics & craniofacial research 15(1):52-61.

Javed F, Utreja A, Bello Correa FO, Al-Askar M, Hudieb M, Qayyum F et al. (2012). Oral health status in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Critical reviews in oncology/hematology 83(3):303-309.

Chen J, Utreja A, Kalajzic Z, Sobue T, Rowe D, Wadhwa S (2012). Isolation and characterization of murine mandibular condylar cartilage cell populations. Cells, tissues, organs 195(3):232-243.

Sobue T, Yeh WC, Chhibber A, Utreja A, Diaz-Doran V, Adams D et al. (2011). Murine TMJ loading causes increased proliferation and chondrocyte maturation. Journal of dental research 90(4):512-516.

Chen J, Sobue T, Utreja A, Kalajzic Z, Xu M, Kilts T et al. (2011). Sex differences in chondrocyte maturation in the mandibular condyle from a decreased occlusal loading model. Calcified tissue international 89(2):123-129.

Utreja A, Lingstrom P, Evans CA, Salzmann LB, Wu CD (2009). The effect of raisin-containing cereals on the pH of dental plaque in young children. Pediatric dentistry 31(7):498-503.

Utreja A, Evans CA (2009). Marfan syndrome-an orthodontic perspective. The Angle orthodontist 79(2):394-400.