Department Of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics


No. Of Seats (Recognised by DCI) : 06

The department commenced in the year 1998 with an intake of 100 undergraduates. The first batch of BDS students passed out in the year 2004. This speciality is headed by Dr. (Mrs) Ragini Tandon. The clinical wing is divided into the undergraduate and postgraduate sections.


  • Individualised treatment plan for each and every patient by pre adjusted appliances.

  • Cases also done by –

    • Ceramic brackets

    • Case of temporary anchorage devices (Implants , Bone plates)

    • Lingual orthodontics

    • Fixed functional appliances.(Hybrid, Rigid)

  • Aligners

  • Surgical Orthodontics


  • To strive for excellence in the field of orthodontics at national and international platform.

  • Be well versed with the latest and state of the art technological advancement in the field. 

  • To provide the students platform to enhance their clinical skills. 

  • To provide students various national and international platform to excel clinical and theoretical knowledge.

  • To provide demonstrations and hands on to the students on variety of cases and their treatment modalities. 

  • To keep the students updated about new researches and technological advancements.


We have a reference library in the department with all the latest books and journals. The Department has an outpatient turnover of ample number of patients daily. There are 22 dental chairs in the postgraduate sections out of which five are executive chairs and are equipped with light cure units and a three-way syringe unit to help and enhance the quality of work by our postgraduates who use these chairs to their utmost.


An undergraduate student is initially introduced to the basics of orthodontics by means of lectures, seminars and discussions from 3rd year onwards. During their clinical postings in the Final year and Internship they have to record proper clinical history, methodical case examination and diagnosis and treatment planning. They are suppose to fabricate various removable appliances under the supervision and treat the minor malocclusions.

Every student is trained in the meticulous application of different treatment modalities that ranges from the conventional approach of Functional to Standard Edgewise Technique to the recent refined Pre-Adjusted Technique along with the combined Orthodontic-Surgical Approach. Strict emphasis is given to proper diagnosis and treatment planning and regular seminars are held in collaboration with various other specialities to conform with the interdisciplinary treatment planning.

The academic activities involved are state of art presentations of cases, discussions, seminars and journal discussion by every postgraduate student, which is considered for internal assessment. Dissertation, which are a partial fulfilment of the MDS university examination, are carried out by the postgraduate under the supervision of their respective guides. It is compulsory for all Postgraduate student to present a poster/paper at the Indian orthodontic society conference held annually. They are required to attend seminars, symposiums and continuing orthodontic education programs and workshops as per DCI norms.


  • Adult orthodontics, Clinical Innovations.

  • Special Day s – Indian orthodontic day& world orthodontic day are celeberated every year.

  • Faculty – Won many awards in Table clinic and paper presentation at various orthopaedic conferences.

Name: Dr. Ragni Tandon 

Qualification: BDS, MDS

Designation: Professor & Head

Experience: 29 Years

Thrust Area:  Functional appliances

Publication: International = 25 National = 45

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Name: Dr. Kamlesh Singh

Qualification: BDS, MDS

Designation: Professor

Experience: 28 Years

Thrust Area: Cleft lip and palate with smiletran project USA .CBCT

Publication: International = 05, National = 27

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Name: Dr. Shally Mahajan

Qualification: BDS, MDS

Designation: Professor

Experience: 13 Years

Thrust Area: Laser

Publication: International = 2, National = 6

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Name: Dr. Aftab Azam

Qualification: BDS, MDS

Designation: Professor

Experience: 13 Years

Thrust Area: Surgical Orthodontics Publication: International = 2

National = 10

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Name: Dr. Pratik Chandra

Qualification: BDS, MDS

Designation: Reader

Experience: 8 Years

Thrust Area: Clinical Innovation

Publication: International=4, National=14

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Name: Dr. Ashish Chauhan

Qualification: BDS, MDS

Designation: Senior Lecturer

Experience: 3.7 Years

Thrust Area: TADS

Publication: International=3, National=4

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