Department Of Orthodontics
& Dentofacial Orthopedics
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AIMS & OBJECTIVES
To adopt ethical principles in all aspects of orthodontic practice. Competence in managing various techniques and the fabrication and use of various appliance systems: Removable, fixed, functional and Surgical.
Respect of professional colleagues and the patient’s rights and privileges. Willingness to adopt and interpret critical assessment, new methods and techniques being developed for the betterment of patient. Professional honesty and integrity. Willingness to share knowledge and clinical experience with professional colleagues.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
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. 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.
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.
Since 2005, 3 years PG training programme affiliated to Dr.RML Avadh University with an annual intake of 6 (six) postgraduates.
We believe “An appliance should be for a patient and not a patient for an appliance”. We have a wonderful laboratory with an amazing collection of instruments and different types of equipment to proceed with any modification of orthodontic appliances. We have a well-experienced orthodontic supporting staff to keep it performing at maximal efficiency.
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.