Over his career, Dr Rizkallah has accumulated numerous degrees, honors, and accollades in various arenas. In addition to attaining valedictorian status in multiple professional programs, Dr. Rizkallah has held many leadership positions in the dental field. He is considered among his compatriots to be a leader in modern dental and orthodontic treatment. His treatment time efficiency along with his invisible and affordable treatment options have broadened the population of candidates now desiring tooth movement.
Dr Rizkallah attended formal residency training in orthodontics at Boston University, and possesses a Masters degree in Orthodontic Biomaterials. His particular orthodontic research focus has been on improving invisible braces and the development of plastics designed for the purpose of providing invisible tooth movement.
Dr. Rizkallah applies his research knowledge daily in his orthodontic treatment, by providing “simple aligners” to patients desiring improved tooth position in an invisible/ affordable fashion. Many of his “simple aligner” patients have never had orthodontic treatment because of an aversion to “braces.” Dr. Rizkallah’s “simple aligners” allow these individuals to receive the results they have wanted in a fashion that fits their social needs.
|Boston University||Masters of Science in Dentistry||M.S.D.||Orthodontic Biomaterials||Not Applicable|
|Boston University||Masters of Science in Dentistry||M.S.D.||Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics||Not Applicable|
|Boston University||Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study||C.A.G.S.||Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics||Not Applicable|
|Boston University||Invisalign Certification||Certificate||Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics||Not Applicable|
|Non-University Curriculum||Lingual Braces Certification||Certificate||Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics||Not Applicable|
|SUNY at Stony Brook||TMJ Certification||Certificate||Temporomandibular Dysfunction||Not Applicable|
|SUNY at Stony Brook||Doctor of Dental Surgery||D.D.S.
|SUNY at Buffalo||Bachelor of Arts||B.A. Summa Cum Laude||Biological Sciences||Valedictorian|
|SUNY at Buffalo||Bachelor of Science||B.S. Summa Cum Laude||Human Resource Management||Valedictorian|
|Center of Excellence||Lingual Care / I-Braces|
|Best of Boston – DoctorOogle.com & Boston Magazine|
|Best of Somerville|
|Best of Boston||Dental Health Directory|
|Alpha Omega Award for ExcellenceAwarded to the student graduating as valedictorian from the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine.||SUNYStony Brook|
|American Association of Orthodontics AwardPresented to the student who has demonstrated outstanding performance in Orthodontics||SUNYStony Brook|
|The American Association of Oral Biologists AwardPresented to the graduate who has shown the greatest achievement & potential in oral biology and to encourage student research in oral biology.||SUNYStony Brook|
|Quintessence Book Award for Research AchievementPresented to the graduate who has demonstrated excellence in research.||SUNYStony Brook|
|Nancy Wender National Dental Board High Achievement AwardAwarded to the student achieving the highest Part I score in class (Score: 97)||SUNYStony Brook|
|Student Clinicians of the ADA (SCADA) Award WinnerThird place national award winner at the 141st meeting of the American Dental Association, Chicago.||SUNYStony Brook|
|ADA/ Dentsply Student Clinician AwardAwarded to one student per dental school each year, based on a research presentation competition.||SUNYStony Brook|
|The SUNY at Stony Brook Dental Student Merit AwardAwarded to one dental student per class based on academic standing and leadership.||SUNYStony Brook|
|William S. Kramer OKU Award of Dental Excellence, Scholastic ScholarshipAwarded to the student with the highest academic average, sophomore year.||SUNYStony Brook|
|The SUNY at Stony Brook 1998 Dental Student Merit AwardAwarded to one dental student per class based on academic standing and leadership.||SUNYStony Brook|
|Omicron Kappa Upsilon Freshman Dental Award, Scholastic ScholarshipAwarded to the student with the highest academic average, freshman year.||SUNYStony Brook|
|The Award for Intellectual Breadth & KnowledgeAwarded to eight graduating students at the SUNY at Buffalo general commencement. Each graduated summa cum laude with two bachelors degrees.||SUNYBuffalo|
|Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key Award WinnerAwarded to the graduating student achieving the highest overall academic average (valedictorian) in the SUNY at Buffalo School of Management.||SUNYBuffalo|
|Beta Gamma Sigma National Management Honor Society InducteeAwarded to academically outstanding management students who demonstrate moral character. Election to this honor society is the highest scholarship rank that a student of management can attain.||SUNYBuffalo|
|The National Dean’s List AwardAwarded to one student each year per undergraduate school, nominated by dean.||SUNYBuffalo|
|Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges Inductee||SUNYBuffalo|
Professional Society Memberships
President, Medicaid Orthodontists of Massachusetts Association (MOMA)
World Lingual Society of Orthodontists
- World Federation of Orthodontists
- American Association of Orthodontists
- National Academy of Dental Sciences
- American Council of Dental Sciences
- American Association of Orthodontists Foundation
- National Board of Dental Sciences
- National Institute of Medicine
- National Academy of Medicine
- Massachusetts Dental Society
- Alpha Omega National Dental Fraternity
- Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association
- International Association of Dental Research
- American Association of Dental Research
- American Student Dental Association
- Xi Psi Phi National Dental Fraternity
- Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
- Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society
- Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society
- Golden Key National Honor Society
Rizkallah* M.Z., Wolff M.S.: Influence of denture surface preparation on chairside hard reline bond Strength. Journal Dental Research, 2000, 79, 178.
Presented at the 78th Annual International Association of Dental Research Exhibition. Washington D.C.
Presented at the Annual SUNY at Stony Brook Dental Research Symposium. Stony Brook, NY
Rizkallah* M.Z., Wolff M.S.: Quantitative & SEM evaluation of bond performance from three chairside hard reline systems on three denture surface preparations.
Recently Submitted for Publishing, Journal of Prosthodontics.
Presented at the ADA National Convention, October 2000.
SCADA National Award Winner Chicago, IL
Rizkallah* M.Z., Giordano R., Pober R.: Effect of glazing aluminum oxide orthodontic brackets on torquing fracture strength.
Rizkallah* M.Z., Giordano R., Pober R.: Resin infused ceramic orthodontic brackets: An esthetic alternative with higher fracture strength.
Rizkallah* M.Z., Giordano R., Pober R.: Electron dispersive spectroscopy of seven popular aluminum oxide orthodontic brackets: A crystalline grain size and composition analysis.