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Charles Burstone, D.D.S.

Professor Emeritus


1955: M.S. Orthodontics, Indiana University School of Dentistry.

1950: D.D.S., Washington University School of Dentistry.


1994 - Present: Professor Emeritus, Department of Orthodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Connecticut.

1992 - 1994: Professor, Department of Orthodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Connecticut.

1975 ‑ 1992: Faculty, Graduate School University of Connecticut.

1971 ‑ 1994: Member, Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut.

1971 ‑ 1992: Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Connecticut.

1971 ‑ 1992: Chief, Orthodontic Services, John Dempsey Hospital.

1970 ‑ 1992: Professor and Head, Department of Orthodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Connecticut.

1972 ‑ 1978: Consultant, Haskins Laboratories.

1966 ‑ 1970: Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Indiana University.

1960 ‑ 1966: Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Indiana University.

1961 ‑ 1970: Chairman, Department of Orthodontics, Indiana University.

1956 ‑ 1961: Acting Chairman, Department of Orthodontics, Indiana University.

1955 ‑ 1960: Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Indiana University.

1951 ‑ 1953: Captain, United States Air Force.

Awards and Honors

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon
  • Sigma Xi
  • 1956: AAO Research Essay Award
  • 1963: Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
  • 1966: Honorary Member, Eastman Orthodontic Alumni Association
  • 1974: Honorary Member, Florida Orthodontic Society
  • 1983: Strang Award, Connecticut Society of Orthodontists
  • 1983: Tokyo Medical‑Dental School Research Award
  • 1987: Canadian Dental Association‑Grieve Memorial Lecturer Award
  • 1987: Honorary Member, South African Society of Orthodontists
  • 1987: Honorary Member, Columbian Society of Orthodontics
  • 1987: The John Valentine Mershon Memorial Lecture
  • 1987: Sociade De Ortodoncia De Chile Award 
  • 1989: Honorary Degree, Doctor of Odontologiae, Royal Dental College, Aarhus, Denmark
  • 1990: Robert Strang Memorial Lecture Award
  • 1991: Jarabak Lecture Award, University of Michigan
  • 1994: Honorary Fellow, Royal College of Edinborough
  • 1999: Ketcham Award, AAO
  • 2002: Jarabak Scholar, Indiana University


Books and Chapters

Burstone, C.J. Distinguishing development malocclusions from normal occlusion. In: Dental Clinics of North America. W.B. Saunders Co., pp. 479‑491, 1964.

Burstone, C.J., Muhler, R., and Bernier, J. Preventive Orthodontics. In: Improving Dental Practice Through Preventive Measures. C.V. Mosby Co., pp. 198‑217, 1966.

Burstone, C.J. Orthodontics. In: Review of Dentistry, Questions and Answers. C.V. Mosby Co. pp. 341‑354, 1966.

Burstone, C.J. Biomechanics of the Orthodontic Appliance. In: Current Orthodontic Concepts and Techniques. T. Graber (ed), W.B.Saunders, Co., pp. 160‑178, 1969.

Burstone, C.J. Preventive Orthodontics. In: Improving Dental Practice through Preventive Measures, III. Bernier and Muhler (eds), C.V. Mosby Co., pp. 204‑224, 1975.

Burstone, C.J. Applications of Bioengineering to Clinical Orthodontics. In: Current Orthodontic Concepts and Techniques I, 2nd Edition. T.M. Graber (ed), W.B. Saunders Co., pp. 230‑258, 1975.

Isaacson, R.J. and Burstone, C.J. Malocclusions and Bioengineering: A Paper for the Workshop on the Relevance of Bioengineering to Dentistry. In: Government Press, DHEW Publication No. (NIH) pp. 77‑1198m, 20‑42, 1977.

Burstone, C.J., Hanley, K.J. Modern Edgewise Mechanics Segmented Arch Technique, University of Connecticut Health Center, 1985.

Tian Hua‑Cheng, Yang Feng‑Zhi, C.J. Burstone, Bai, Q. Chinese NiTi Wire ‑ A New Orthodontic Alloy. Shape Memory Alloy '86, Proceedings of The International Symposium on Shape Memory Alloys, Sponsored by The Nonferrous Metals Society of China, Co-sponsored by The Japan Institute of Metals, September 6‑9, 1986, Guilin, China, China Academic Publishers, pp. 421‑426, 1986.

Norton, L.A. and Burstone, C.J. In: The Biology of Tooth Movement, CRC Press, Inc., pp. 321-333, 1989.

Burstone, C.J. Biomechanical Rationale of Orthodontic Therapy. In: Current Controversies in Orthodontics. B. Melsen (ed), Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc., pp. 131-146, 1991.

Nagerl, H., Kubein-Meesenburg, D., Becker, B. and Burstone, C.J. Basic Biomechanical Principles of Tooth Movement. In: Mechanical and Biological Basics in Orthodontic Therapy. E. Hosl and A. Baldauf (eds), Huthig Buch Verlag GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 31-49, 1991.

Nanda, R. and Burstone, C.J. Retention and Stability in Orthodontics. W.B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia, PA, 1993.

Burstone, C.J. Application of Bioengineering to Clinical Orthodontics. In: Orthodontics. Current Principles and Techniques. T.M. Graber and R.L. Vanarsdall (eds), Mosby-Year Book, Inc., St. Louis, MO, pp. 235-267, 1994.

Burstone, C.J., van Steenberg, E., Hanley, K.J. Modern Edgewise Mechanics & The Segmented Arch., ORMCO Corporation, 1995.

Burstone, C.J., L' ancrage Sagittal et les Techniques Multi-attaches. In: L' Orthodontie Francaise. Volume 67, 1996, Tome 2, pp. 289-295, 1996.

Burstone, C.J. Traitement des supraclusions incisives severes et controlede la dimension verticale L' Orthodontie Francaise pp. 471-477, 1995.

Lei, C.Y., Wu, M.H. Schetky, L.McD., Burstone, C.J. Development of Pseudoelastic Beta Titanium Orthodontic Wires. Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, 1996.

Burstone, C.J., Contemporary Management of Class II Malocclusions: Fact and Fiction in Class II Correction. In: Biomechanics in Clinical Orthodontics. R.Nanda (ed) W.B. Saunders Co., pp. 246- 256, 1997.

Burstone, C.J., Anchorage Control and the Extraction Patient. In: Orthodontics for the Next Millenium. Rouit C.L. Sachdeuce (ed) ORMCO pp. 289-300, 1997.

Burstone, C.J., Marcotte, M.R., Problem Solving in Orthodontics: Goal-Oriented Treatment Strategies. L. Bywaters (ed), Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc., 2000.

Burstone, C.J. Applications of Bioengineering to Clinical Orthodontics. In: Orthodontics Current Principles and Techniques. 3rd Edition T.M. Graber and R.L. Vanarsdall, (ed), C.V. Mosby Co. 2000, pp. 259-292.

Park, Y.C., Burstone, C.J. Segmented Arch Technique (Its Principle and Theory) Korean Edition, Jee Sung, October 2001.

Burstone, C.J. Applications of Bioengineering to Clinical Orthodontics. In: Orthodontics Current Principles and Techniques. 4rd Edition T.M. Graber and R.L. Vanarsdall, (ed), C.V. Mosby Co. 2005, pp. 293-330.


Burstone, C.J. The integumental profile: A study of acceptable and malocclusion faces. Master's Thesis, Indiana University School of Dentistry, 1955.

Burstone, C.J. The integumental profile. Amer J Orthod 44:1‑25, 1958.

Burstone, C.J. The integumental contour and extension patterns. Angle Orthod 29:93‑104, 1959.

Burstone, C.J. Sutural expansion by controlled mechanical stress in the rat. J Dent Res 38:534‑550, 1959.

Burstone, C.J., Baldwin, J.J. and Lawless, D.T. The application of continuous force to orthodontics. Angle Orthod 31:1‑14, 1961.

Burstone, C.J. Report on the symposium on growth. Amer J Orthod 1:53-56, 1961.

Burstone, C.J. The effect of thyroid function on sutural osteogenesis in the rat. Arch Oral Biol 5:27‑30, 1961.

Burstone, C.J. The biomechanics of tooth movement. In: Vistas in Orthodontics. Kraus, B. and Riedel, R. (eds), Lea and Febiger, pp. 197‑213, 1962.

Burstone, C.J. The rationale of the segmented arch. Amer J Orthod 48:(11) 805‑821, 1962.

Burstone, C.J. Process of Maturation and growth prediction. Amer J Orthod 12:907‑919, 1963.

Burstone, C.J. La mecanica del arco segmentado. Ortodoncia (Argentina), 53:98, April 1963.

Burstone, C.J. Mechanics of the segmented arch technique. Angle Orthod 36:(2), 99‑120, 1966.

Burstone, C.J. Lip posture and its significance in treatment planning. Amer J Orthod 53:262‑332, 1967.

Kreit, L.J., Burstone, C.J. and Delman, L. Patient cooperation in orthodontic treatment. J Amer Coll Dent 55(4):327‑332, 1968.

Christiansen, R. and Burstone, C.J. Centers of rotation within the periodontal space. Amer J Orthod 55:353‑369, 1969.

Moorrees, C.F.A., Burstone, C.J., Christiansen, R.L., Hixon, E.H., and Weinstein, S. Research related to malocclusion. Amer J Orthod 59:1‑18, 1971.

Burstone, C.J. JCO Interviews. J Clin Orthod 694‑708, 1972.

Solonche, D.J., Burstone, C.J. and Yeamans, E.H. An automated device for determining load‑deflection characteristics of orthodontic appliances. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology, October 1972.

Burstone, C.J. Malocclusion: New directions for research and therapy. J Amer Dent Assoc 87:1044‑1047, 1973.

Burstone, C.J. and Koenig, H.A. Force systems from an ideal arch. Amer J Orthod 65:270‑289, 1974.

Bowley, W.W., Burstone, C.J. Koenig, H.A., and Siatkowski, R. Prediction of tooth displacement using laser holography and finite element technique. Proceedings, Symposium of Commission V,International Society for Photogrammetry, 1974.

Koenig, H.A. and Burstone, C.J. Analysis of generalized curved beams for orthodontic applications. J Biomechanics, 7:429‑435, 1974.

Burstone, C.J. Soft tissue factors in treatment planning. In: Transactions of the Third International Orthodontic Congress. J.T. Cook (ed), C.V. Mosby, pp. 26-34, 1975.

Burstone, C.J. and Koenig, H.A. Optimizing anterior and canine retraction. Amer J Orthod 70:1‑20, 1976.

DeFranco, J.C. Koenig, H.A., and Burstone, C.J. Three dimensional large displacement analysis of orthodontic appliances. J Biomechanics 9:793‑801, 1976.

Huang, J.S. and Burstone, C.J. The growth velocity prediction using the sampled‑transfer‑function. Growth 45:105‑113, 1977.

Burstone, C.J. Deep overbite correction by intrusion. Amer J Orthod 72 (1):1‑22, 1977.

Romeo, D.A. and Burstone, C.J. Tip‑back mechanics. Amer J Orthod 72(4):414‑421, 1977.

Solonche, D.J., Burstone, C.J. and Vanderby, R. A device for determining the mechanical behavior of orthodontic appliances. IEEE Transactions on Engineering in Medicine and Biology, BME 24(6):538‑539, 1977.

Vanderby, R., Burstone, C.J., Solonche, D.J., and Ratches, J.A. Experimentally determined force systems from vertically activated orthodontic loops. Angle Orthod 47(4): 272‑279, 1977.

Goldberg, A.J., Vanderby, R. and Burstone, C.J. Reduction in the modulus of elasticity in orthodontic wires. J Dent Res 56(1):1227‑1231, 1977.

Faber, R., Burstone, C.J. and Solonche, D.J. System of computerized treatment planning. Amer J Orthod 73(1):36‑46, 1978.

Burstone, C.J., James, R.J., Legan, H., Murphy, G.A. and Norton, L.A. Cephalometrics for orthognathic surgery. J Oral Surg 36:269‑277, 1978.

Pryputniewicz, R.J., Burstone, C.J. and Bowley, W.W. Determination of arbitrary tooth displacements. J Dent Res 57:663-674, 1978.

Burstone, C.J., Pryputniewicz, R.J., and Bowley, W.W. Holographic measurement of tooth mobility in three‑dimensions. J Periodont Res 13:283,294, 1978.

Goldberg, A.J. and Burstone, C.J. An evaluation of beta titanium alloys for use in orthodontic appliances. J Dent Res 58:(2) 593‑600, 1979.

Lopez, I., Goldberg, A.J. and Burstone, C.J. Bending characteristics of nitinol wire. Amer J Orthod 75(5):569‑574, 1979.

Burstone, C.J. The use of computers in orthodontic practice. Parts I & II, J Clin Orthod Vol. XIII (7), 1979.

Burstone, C.J. Uber die Verwendung des computers in der kieferorthopadischen Praxis. Information aus Orthodontie und Kieferorthopadie, Mit Beitragen Aus der Iternationalen Literaratur, 1979.

Burstone, C.J. and Goldberg, A.J. Beta titanium: A new orthodontic alloy. Amer J Orthod 7:2, 121‑132, 1980.

Burstone, C.J. and Pryputniewicz, R.J. Holographic determination of centers of rotation produced by orthodontic forces. Amer J Orthod 77:396, 1980.

Legan, H. and Burstone, C.J. Soft tissue cephalometric analysis for orthognathic surgery. J Oral Surg 38:744‑748, 1980.

Koenig, H.A., Vanderby, R., Solonche, D.J. and Burstone, C.J. Force systems from orthodontic appliances: An analytical and experimental comparison. J Biomechanical Engineering, 102(4), November 1980.

Burstone, C.J. Place de l'ordinateur en pratique orthodontique. Interview due docteur Charles J. Burstone, par le JCO. (premiere partie). Traduit et synthetise par G.M. Bounoure, H. Bouniol. Orthodontie Adulte Octobre 1980. Vol. 14 Numero IV Revie Trimestriello, 479‑483.

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