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Dept.of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Back to Menu

The department boasts of state- of- the –art equipments and teaching aids as stipulated by the DCI. Orthodontics is the oldest specialty in Dentistry. This department has seen many stalwarts in the Indian Orthodontic scene have their grooming here.

The MDS Degree courses were commenced in …… From an intake of 2 students per year, the present scenario admits 6 students ( 2 All- India candidates, 2 State candidates and 2 Service candidates).

The course curriculum for BDS includes lectures, practicals and patient treatment. Students also put in lab work to fabricate and process the various appliances in addition to succinct case discussions to enlighten the student as to diagnosis and treatment planning for Orthodontic cases. Following up a patient is also encouraged.

The final year BDS- ORTHODONTICS examination is also interactive aimed at developing an innate understanding of the student’s work.

As CRRIs , the candidate has to abide by the requisite norm of diagnosing and treating malocclusions requiring fabrication of special appliances like functional, orthopedic and expansion appliances. This is in addition to the daily Out-Patient clinic management and seminars /group discussions. CRRIs are also encouraged to record and present scientific papers at the Clinical Society Meetings in the Hospital as well as State Dental Conferences. At the end of the year, interns are assessed and marks given based on performance.

MDS students follow a schedule of Pre-Clinical laboratory work for the first 6-9 months following which they enter the clinics for treating patients. The Pre-Clinical lab work includes basic wire bending exercises, simple removable appliances, functional appliances, Begg mechanotherapy on Typodont and Straight wire exercises as well as soldering experiments.

Orthodontic patients maintain strict timing and regular appointments. Well maintained records, computerized and easy-to-recall, are the pride of the department.

Seminars, Journal Clubs, Library dissertation and Thesis - this is the exhaustive schedule of Post-Graduates. The course being 3 years duration, it equips ythe student for both clinical practice and further research work and teaching. Many alumni have been successful in Membership and Fellowship examinations and National Boards given by Indian and Foreign Boards. There are active participants in post-graduate student’s conventions and Indian Orthodontic Coferences where students present papers and posters in addition to attending lecture/ demonstrations.

Removable appliances, Fixed appliances, Begg ,Pre-Adjusted Edgewise, MBT, Lingual, Tip-Edge, Orthopedic and Functional appliances are being done regularly.

Habit breakers, splints, cranio-facial treatment, Cleft lip/ palate infant orthopedics and surgical orthodontics are some of the treatment carried out in conjunction with the Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery , Plastic Units in Govt. General Hospital and Institute of Child Health.

A separate Cranio-Facial clinic is proposed , perhaps the first in the whole country.

The department has well qualified and experienced teachers who encourage active student participation in all curricular and co-curricular activities. The faculty themselves are driven to excel in academics and management of co-curricular activities.

Dr.M.C.SAINATH : Professor &HOD

Dr.G. VIMALA : Professor

Dr.S.PREM KUMAR : Associate Professor

Dr.P.BALA SHANMUGAM : Assistant Professor

Dr.K.USHA : Assistant Professor

Dr.G.USHA RAO : Assistant Professor

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