The Department of Orthodontics was founded with the goal of offering graduate and post graduate study in orthodontics. Since its inception it has been engaged in research, teaching and patient care. The Department occupies a 6000 square-foot location on the second floor of the College building. Facilities include a modern orthodontic clinic and clinical laboratory; reception and waiting area; computer with NemoCeph software, area for orthodontic technique work, room for photography, appliance construction and plaster work; seminar room; faculty rooms, sterilization area for effective infection control, record room, and store room to ensure uninterrupted supply of dental and orthodontic material. Since its inception, the orthodontic unit is witnessing a steady progress and has evolved considerably. Today the department features sophisticated gadgets and high quality materials in an operational ambience coupled with streamlined administration.
The academic programme for undergraduates and postgraduates includes problem based learning, case based learning, wire bending skills, seminars and journal clubs and academic deliberations in power point format utilizing state of the art projectors and visualizers. We also have computerized patient entry through electronic data base, and a Department library collection including the latest books and journals. Photographs at each treatment stage is taken and stored in digital format.
The PG residents will treat a wide range of clinical cases under the supervision of faculty who are experienced orthodontic clinicians. Our orthodontic PG program provides dental students with the knowledge and skills to recognize developing malocclusions, to coordinate patient care among specialists, and to make appropriate referrals. Specific electives also are available for those dental students who wish to participate in additional clinical or research experiences.
Multidisciplinary Patient Care : We believe in holistic approach towards patient care and do not limit our thinking only towards orthodontic treatment. Necessary referrals are made to concerned departments and to medical hospital.
Our Department strives to imbibe into its system, newer techniques and methodology. This aids the students in acquiring the clinical expertise that they need . Every institute needs to constantly renew its infrastructure and services provided, to cater to the changing trends that occur. Our department also formulates plans to upgrade itself. These improvements are made in both the infrastructure as well as the services offered.