Snehlata (Sneha) Oberoi, DDS, MS


Dr. Snehlata (Sneha) Oberoi is an orthodontist who provides assessment, treatment recommendations and orthodontic care for children with craniofacial anomalies (abnormalities involving the head or face). She also teaches and supervises dental students as well as residents in orthodontics and pediatric dentistry.

Oberoi's research focuses on developing new methods to assess treatment outcomes for cleft lip, cleft palate and other birth defects of the head or face. She also collaborates with medical geneticists at UCSF on research to identify genetic mutations playing a role in various dental and facial defects.

Oberoi earned a bachelor of dental surgery degree at Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, India. She earned her advanced dental surgery degree at Manipal Academy of Higher Education in Karnataka, India. She completed a fellowship in craniofacial anomalies and a certificate in orthodontics at UCSF.

Oberoi has published many articles in scientific journals as well as two book chapters. She serves as a reviewer for the Cleft Palate– Craniofacial Journal, International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry and American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Oberoi is a member of the American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and Indian Orthodontic Society.


Craniofacial Center
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5C
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-2271
Fax: (415) 476-9513

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Maulana Azad Medical College, BDS 1992
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, DDS 1996


UCSF, Craniofacial Anomalies 2004

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Lee RJ, Pi S, Park J, Nelson G, Hatcher D, Oberoi S. Three-dimensional evaluation of root position at the reset appointment without radiographs: a proof-of-concept study. Prog Orthod. 2018 Jun 04; 19(1):15.
  2. Solem RC, Ruellas A, Ricks-Oddie JL, Kelly K, Oberoi S, Lee J, Miller A, Cevidanes L. Congenital and acquired mandibular asymmetry: Mapping growth and remodeling in 3 dimensions. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2016 08; 150(2):238-51.
  3. Hoang N, Nelson G, Hatcher D, Oberoi S. Evaluation of mandibular anterior alveolus in different skeletal patterns. Prog Orthod. 2016 Dec; 17(1):22.
  4. Ikeda R, Oberoi S, Wiley DF, Woodhouse C, Tallman M, Tun WW, McNeill C, Miller AJ, Hatcher D. Novel 3-dimensional analysis to evaluate temporomandibular joint space and shape. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2016 Mar; 149(3):416-28.
  5. Balkin DM, Chen I, Oberoi S, Pomerantz JH. Bilateral Coronoidectomy by Craniofacial Approach for Hecht Syndrome-Related Trismus. J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Sep; 26(6):1954-6.
  6. Goodwin AF, Larson JR, Jones KB, Liberton DK, Landan M, Wang Z, Boekelheide A, Langham M, Mushegyan V, Oberoi S, Brao R, Wen T, Johnson R, Huttner K, Grange DK, Spritz RA, Hallgrímsson B, Jheon AH, Klein OD. Craniofacial morphometric analysis of individuals with X-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia. Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2014 Sep; 2(5):422-9.
  7. Mendelsohn BA, Jeng LL, Oberoi S, Klein OD. Dental findings in 14q terminal deletion syndrome. Clin Dysmorphol. 2014 Apr; 23(2):60-2.
  8. Goodwin AF, Oberoi S, Landan M, Charles C, Massie JC, Fairley C, Rauen KA, Klein OD. Craniofacial and dental development in Costello syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2014 Jun; 164A(6):1425-30.
  9. Rajadhyksha S, Nelson G, Oberoi S. Cone beam computed tomography utilization by graduates from two orthodontic programs in the Pacific Coast region. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2014 Mar; 42(3):173-7.
  10. Park TK, Vargervik K, Oberoi S. Orthodontic and surgical management of cleidocranial dysplasia. Korean J Orthod. 2013 Oct; 43(5):248-60.
  11. Klein OD, Oberoi S, Huysseune A, Hovorakova M, Peterka M, Peterkova R. Developmental disorders of the dentition: an update. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2013 Nov; 163C(4):318-32.
  12. Feberwee HE, Feenstra I, Oberoi S, Sama IE, Ockeloen CW, Clum F, Slavotinek A, Kuijpers MA, Dooijes D, Kuijpers-Jagtman AM, Kleefstra T, Carels CE. Novel BCOR mutations in patients with oculofaciocardiodental (OFCD) syndrome. Clin Genet. 2014 Feb; 85(2):194-7.
  13. Rheem S, Nielsen IL, Oberoi S.. J Orthod Res. Incidental findings in the maxillofacial region identified on cone-beam computed tomography scans. 2013; 1:33-9.
  14. Oberoi S, Hoffman WY, Chigurupati R, Vargervik K. Frequency of surgical correction for maxillary hypoplasia in cleft lip and palate. J Craniofac Surg. 2012 Nov; 23(6):1665-7.
  15. Cheung T, Oberoi S. Three dimensional assessment of the pharyngeal airway in individuals with non-syndromic cleft lip and palate. PLoS One. 2012; 7(8):e43405.
  16. Oberoi S, Hoffman WY, Vargervik K. Craniofacial team management in Apert syndrome. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2012 Apr; 141(4 Suppl):S82-7.
  17. Ohtani J, Hoffman WY, Vargervik K, Oberoi S. Team management and treatment outcomes for patients with hemifacial microsomia. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2012 Apr; 141(4 Suppl):S74-81.
  18. Oberoi S, Knueppel S. Three-dimensional assessment of impacted canines and root resorption using cone beam computed tomography. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2011 Jun 25.
  19. Oberoi S, Knueppel S. Three-dimensional assessment of impacted canines and root resorption using cone beam computed tomography. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2012 Feb; 113(2):260-7.
  20. Oberoi S, Huynh L, Vargervik K. Velopharyngeal, speech and dental characteristics as diagnostic aids in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. J Calif Dent Assoc. 2011 May; 39(5):327-32.

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