Dan Rinchuse DMD, MS, MDS, PhD

 
 
Professor and Associate Director: Graduate Program in Orthodontics
Seton Hill Faculty
 
 

Bio

Daniel J. Rinchuse, DMD, MS, MDS, PhD: For over thirty-six years Dr. Dan Rinchuse has combined an academic career, with private orthodontic practice. Dr. Dan Rinchuse received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (1974), MS (1974) in Pharmacology/Physiology, MDS (1976) in Orthodontics, and PhD (1985) in Higher Education from the University of Pittsburgh. He has authored over 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and editorial consultant for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacical Orthopedics, The Angle Orthodontist, and Orthodontics: the art and practice of dentofacial enhancement. Currently, he is Professor and Associate Director of Orthodontics at Seton Hill University Center for Orthodontics, Post Graduate Program in Orthodontics.

About

Joined Seton Hill: 2010
Hometown: Greensburg, PA
Personal Areas of Interest: Martial arts (7th Degree Black Belt in Okinawan Uechi Karate, 2nd Degree Black Belt in BJJ Jiu-JItsu), tennis (USPTA, and PTR professional certifications), fitness
Academic Areas of Interest: Orthodontics, pharmacology, evidence-based clinical practice, biomechanic, self-ligating brackets

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (Higher Education), 1985
  • M.D.S., University of PIttsburgh School of Dental Medicine (Orthodontics), 1976
  • D.M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, (Doctor of Dental Medicine), 1974
  • M.S., University of PIttsburgh (Pharmacology/Physiology). 1974
  • B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, (Biology), 1969

Publications

  • BOOKS
  • Miles P, Rinchuse DJ, Rinchuse DJ (editors). Evidence-based clinical orthodontics. Quintessence, to be published 2012.
  • BOOK CHAPTERS
  • Pandis N, Rinchuse DJ, Rinchuse DJ, Noble J. Chapter 1 Evidence-based orthodontic practice. Evidence-based clinical orthodontics.. Quintessence, to be published 2012. Rinchuse DJ, Miles P. Chapter 2 Early intervention. Evidence-based clinical orthodontics. Quintessence, to be published 2012. Brantley W, Rinchuse DJ, Noble J. Chapter 4 Archwire selection during initial leveling and alignment. Evidence-based clinical orthodontics. Quintessence, to be published 2012. Miles P, Rinchuse DJ. Chapter 5 Class II treatment non extraction and extraction. Evidence-based clinical orthodontics. Quintessence, to be published 2012. Rinchuse DJ, Miles P, Sheridan JJ. Chapter 13 Orthodontic retention and stability. Evidence-based clinical orthodontics. Quintessence, to be published 2012.
  • RECENT PUBLICATIONS (not a complete list):
  • McKeta N, Rinchuse DJ, Close JM. Practitioner and patient perceptions of orthodontic treatment: Is the patient always right? Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry 18 JUL 2011 doi: 10.1111/j.1708-8240.2011.0045.x
  • Rinchuse DJ, Rinchuse DJ. Modification of the Bidimensional system. Orthodontics: The art and practice of dentofacial enhancement. 2011;12(1):10-21.
  • Karam J, Rinchuse DJ. Amalgam corrosion in vacuum formed retainers (VFR). Orthodontics: The art and practice of dentofacial enhancement. 2011;12(1):70-74.
  • Kahlon S, Rinchuse DJ, Robison JM, Close JM. An in vitro evaluation of frictional resistance with five ligation methods and Gianelly type ‘working’ wires. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2010;138:67-71.
  • Kandasamy S, Rinchuse DJ, Rinchuse DJ. The wisdom behind third molar extractions. Aust Dent J March 2009;54:284-292.
  • Rinchuse DJ. Effectiveness of lingual retainers bonded to the canines in preventing mandibular incisor relapse: Reviewer’s critique. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2008;134(2);180.
  • Pendleton R, Rinchuse DJ, Robison JM, Close JM, Marangoni R. Attachment bond strengths of thermoplastic retainer materials using two acrylic bonding resins. J Clin Orthod 2008; 42(4)215-219.
  • Rinchuse DJ, Rinchuse DJ, Karam JR. Consecutive treatments and the “random walk.” Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2008;133(6):792-5.
  • Rinchuse DJ, Rinchuse DJ, Kandasamy S, Ackerman MB. Deconstructing evidence in orthodontics: Making sense of systematic reviews, randomized clinical trial, and meta-analyses. World J Ortho 2008;9:167-176.
  • Rinchuse DJ, Miles P. Self-ligating brackets: Present and future. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2007;132:216-22.
  • Rinchuse DJ, Jerrold L, Rinchuse DJ. Orthodontic Informed Consent for Impacted Teeth. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2007;132(1):103-104.
  • Rinchuse DJ, Rinchuse DJ, Sosovicka M, Robison J, Pendleton R. Clinician’s Corner Case Reports: Orthodontic Treatment of patients using bisphosphonates. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2007;131(3):321-326.
  • Rinchuse DJ, Miles P, Sheridan JJ. Orthodontic retention and stability: A clinical perspective. J Clin Orthod 2007;41(3):125-132.
  • Rinchuse DJ. Rinchuse DJ, Kapur R. Orthodontic Appliance Design. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2007;131(1);76-82.

Awards

  • Pittsburgh Magazine TOP DENTISTS/ORTHODONTISTS August 2007 Pittsburgh Magazine TOP DENTISTS/ORTHODONTISTS August 2008 Pittsburgh Magazine TOP DENTISTS/ORTHODONTISTS August 2009
  • Pierre Fauchard International Honorary Academy 1991-Present
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) - Honors Dental Society 1991-Present
  • Fellow of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics 1990-Present
  • Fellow of the American College of Dentists (FACD) 1990-Present
  • Zugsmith Award for outstanding clinical proficiency, 1974 University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine.
  • Honors Graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine 1971-1974

Organizations

  • College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association

Presentations

  • Nebraska Society of Orthodontists: Controversies in orthodontics: Orthodontic efficiency, appliance design, biomechanics and self-ligation: An evidence-based perspective. Extraction v. Nonextraction debate. Early Treatment. March 23, 2012
  • University of Florida Orthdontic Alumni Association - Controversies in Orthodontics: An evidence-based perspective, August 26, 2011
  • The Rome Symposium: Power 2 Reason,Rome, Italy ,May 27-28, 2011
  • Central Illinois Orthodontic Study Club, Chicago, Illinois, April 8, 2011
  • Sociedad de Especialistas en Ortodoncia de Puerto Rico (SEO). Controversies in orthodontics: orthodontic efficiency, appliance design, biomechanics and self-ligation: An evidence-based perspective. Extraction v. Nonextraction debate. Early Treatment. Caguas, Puerto Rico-October 30, 2010

Certifications

  • Board Certified Orthodontist by the American Board of Orthodontics 1990-Present