Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics is a clinical specialty of dentistry that deals with the understanding of occlusion along with prevention, interception and correction of malocclusion. The department is also involved in teaching learning programs, patient care, research activities and conducting continuing dental education programs constantly to update students and staffs with the latest advances in the specialty. The department was started in the year 1992. The undergraduate courses were started in the same year. The post-graduation course in the department was started in the year 2008 with 2 candidates per year. We have well qualified & dedicated full time teaching faculties with good teaching experience and research background.
UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION IN ORTHODONTICS:
The undergraduate training begins from 2nd year of BDS and contains practical and clinical exercises. Students learn about basics of wire bending, examining and diagnosing dental and craniofacial anomalies and treatment planning for various malocclusions.
POST GRADUATE EDUCATION IN ORTHODONTICS:
This program provides seminars, workshops, clinical teaching, journal clubs, IDM, enrichment program, problem based learning, etc. in the period of 3 years curriculum. Program train specialists in orthodontics, who are skilled clinicians with a strong research background and continued advancement of knowledge in Orthodontics through integration of basic and advanced sciences with clinical research. Prepare students to develop ability in critical thinking and problem solving.
Message from HOD
A hearty welcome to the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Sri Siddhartha Dental College & Hospital. Our department promotes an active co-operating learning environment for UG and PG students. We have high caliber teachers who have a passion for their profession. Our vision is to prepare our students for community based or academic practice and support them to demonstrate excellence in their practice and leadership in their profession and community.
Dr. Madhusudhan V