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Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

'Orthodontics' is the oldest speciality in Dental science.It is that branch of Dentistry that deals with prevention,interception and correction of malaligned teeth and other abnormalities of the craniofacial region in order to attain the goal of functional efficiency,structural stability and esthetic harmony.

The Department of Orthodontics in TNGDCH boasts of the state of the art equipments and teaching aides as recommended by DCI.The Department has many stalwarts in the Indian orthodontic scene,have their grooming here.The teaching faculty of the department currently comprises of 3 professors,3 associate professors,6 assistant professors 1 technician taking care of both undergraduates and post graduate students.The department has well qualified and experienced teachers who themselves are driven to excellence in academics and encourages active student participation in all curricular and co curricular activities as well.

The MDS post graduate degree courses were commenced from the year 1981,from annual intake of 2 students,to the current scenario where 6 students are admitted(3 All India candidates and 3 state candidates)

The Department offers a wide array of orthodontic treatment to cater to the needs of patients through removable appliance,fixed appliance, Begg appliance,Preadjusted Edgewise Appliance,Lingual appliance,Tip edge Orthodontics and Orthopedics, functional appliance to name a few.Combined medical and surgical management are being carried out in conjunction with Oral and maxillofacial surgery department,Plastic surgery units in Government general hospital and Institute of child health in treatment of craniofacial anomalies, cleft lip and palate ,Infant Orthopedics and surgical orthodontics.

A separate craniofacial clinic is proposed which perhaps is the first of its kind in the whole country.

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