James Sciote is the director of the Craniofacial Biology Research Laboratory. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He was a faculty member at the Sherrington School of Physiology, King’s College London through a Wellcome Trust, Hitchings-Elion Fellowship in Physiology. Sciote’s faculty appointments include a tenure-track position in the Department of Orthodontics and Department of Biological Sciences, New York University School of Dentistry; associate professor with tenure and chair, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine; clinical associate professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, NOVA Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine; and professor with tenure at Temple University Department of Orthodontics.

Research Interests

  • Orthodontics, Preventative Medicine

Courses Taught




ORTG 8401

Orthodontic Technique Lab


ORTG 8408

Craniofacial Cephalometrics


ORBG 8035

Introduction to Orthodontics


Selected Publications

  • Bruguiere, F., Sciote, J.J., Roland-Billecart, T., Raoul, G., Machuron, F., Ferri, J., & Nicot, R. (2019). Pre-operative parafunctional or dysfunctional oral habits are associated with the temporomandibular disorders after orthognathic surgery: An observational cohort study. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, 46(4), pp. 321-329. doi: 10.1111/joor.12749
  • Chung, K., Richards, T., Nicot, R., Vieira, A.R., Cruz, C.V., Raoul, G., Ferri, J., & Sciote, J.J. (2017). ENPP1 and ESR1 genotypes associated with subclassifications of craniofacial asymmetry and severity of temporomandibular disorders. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 152(5), pp. 631-645. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2017.03.024
  • Sahin, T., Garreau, E., Komakli, Y., Nicot, R., Sciote, J.J., & Ferri, J. (2017). Mandibular anterior segmental subapical osteotomy for incisor axis correction. Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 118(5), pp. 271-278. doi: 10.1016/j.jormas.2017.06.005
  • Constant, M., Nicot, R., Vieira, A.R., Raoul, G., Sciote, J.J., & Ferri, J. (2017). Condylar geometry variation is associated with ENPP1 variant in a population of patients with dento-facial deformities. Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, 45(6), pp. 826-830. doi: 10.1016/j.jcms.2017.02.020
  • Nicot, R., Vieira, A.R., Raoul, G., Delmotte, C., Duhamel, A., Ferri, J., & Sciote, J.J. (2016). ENPP1 and ESR1 genotypes influence temporomandibular disorders development and surgical treatment response in dentofacial deformities. Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, 44(9), pp. 1226-1237. doi: 10.1016/j.jcms.2016.07.010
  • Nicot, R., Hottenstein, M., Raoul, G., Ferri, J., Horton, M., Tobias, J.W., Barton, E., Gelé, P., & Sciote, J.J. (2014). Nodal pathway genes are down-regulated in facial asymmetry. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 25(6), pp. e548-e555. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000001076
  • Zebrick, B., Teeramongkolgul, T., Nicot, R., Horton, M.J., Raoul, G., Ferri, J., Vieira, A.R., & Sciote, J.J. (2014). ACTN3 R577X genotypes associate with Class II and deepbite malocclusions. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 146(5), pp. 603-611. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2014.07.021
  • Desh, H., Gray, S.L., Horton, M.J., Raoul, G., Rowlerson, A.M., Ferri, J., Vieira, A.R., & Sciote, J.J. (2014). Molecular motor MYO1C, acetyltransferase KAT6B and osteogenetic transcription factor RUNX2 expression in human masseter muscle contributes to development of malocclusion. Archives of Oral Biology, 59(6), pp. 601-607. doi: 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2014.03.005