This department deals with the study, prevention, interception and correction of malocclusions. Malocclusions affect the functions, esthetics and stability of the stomatognathic system both in adults and in children.The department has 28 well maintained dental chairs with excellent patient flow. Faculty to student’s ratio is well maintained as per Dental Council of India norms. The department is well equipped with state of the art facilities for both UG and PG teaching and training.
The goal of the department is to provide the society an excellent, refined humanbeing with human values, who will be well trained and taught to provide dental and orthodontic services to the society.
The primary objectives of the department are to
- To maintain a stress free learning pattern in order to achieve the mastery in diagnosis and treatment of various malocclusions based on evidence and new research.
- To provide the patients with excellent orthodontic treatment care
- To maintain the dignity and decorum of humanity and the profession
The department has necessary facilities and is well equipped with requisite clinical instruments used for the regular clinical services in form of fixed appliance orthodontic pliers set with stand, arch tuner with torque, cheek retractors, diagnostic aids, boon gauge, photographic mirrors, bracket positioners, illuminative magnifying glass, removable orthodontic pliers, acrylic stones for lab, burs of all types, Plastic / metal dentulous trays, etc.
This department has an excellent museum with sufficient teaching models, intra oral appliances and extra oral appliances, teaching charts required for the students to refer during their academic sessions.
Seminar Room :
The seminar room of 650 sq. ft. is fully air conditioned, with 30 cushioned chairs and requisite audio-visual aids in the form of wall mounted LCD projector with screen and white board.
Plaster Lab :
The laboratory is spread over an area of 650 sq. ft. for UG & PG plaster lab along with a provision made for PG clinical laboratory separately.
PG Department Equipments :
The PG department has all the clinical equipments needed for academic and clinical services in the form of hydro solder unit, spot welder, distilled water plant, needle burner, ultra violet cabinet, lathe, light cure unit, ultrasonic scaler, laser unit, airotor hand piece and model trimmer.
Curriculum for MDS & Syllabus
First Year MDS :
- Basic pre- clinical exercise work for MDS Students First 6 months
- Labial bows
- Canine retractors
- Soldering exercises
- Welding exercises
- Impression of upper and lower arches in alginate
- Study model preparation
- Model analysis
- Basics of clinical photography including digital photography
- Light wire bending exercises for the beg technique
- Typhodont exercises
Clinical Work :
Once the basic pre-clinical work is completed the students can take up clinical cases and the
clinical training is for the two and half years.
Each post graduate student should start with a minimum of 50 cases of his or her own. Additionally he / she should handle a minimum of 20 transferred cases.
The type of cases can be as follows:
- Removable active appliances 20 cases
- Class- I malocclusion with crowding
- Class- I malocclusion with bimaxillary protrusion
- Class- II division 1
- Class –II division 2
- Class- III (orthopedic, surgical orthodontic cases)
- Inter disciplinary cases
- Removable functional appliance cases like activator, bionator, functional regulator, twin block and new developments
- Fixed functional appliances Herbst appliance Jasper jumper etc. -5 cases
- Dento facial ortopedic appliances like head gears, rapid maxillary expansion, niti expander, etc- 10 cases
- Appliance for arch development such as molar distaliation – 5 cases
- Fixed mechano therapy cases (Begg, PEA, tip edge, edge wise)
- Retention procedures of above treated cases
Other Work to be done in First Year :
- Seminars -5
- Journal Club-5
- Protocol For Dissertation to be submitted on or before the end of 6 months from the date of admission
- Under graduate classes to be taken – 5 in a year
- Clinical case presentation -4 in a year
- Case discussion
- Field visits- to attend dental camps and to educate the masses.
- Basic subject classes
- Internal assessment or term paper
Second Year :
- Seminars – 5
- Journal club -5
- Library assignment to be submitted on or before the end of 6 months
- Undergraduate classes to be taken
- Inter departmental meetings
- Case discussions
- Field visits
Third Year :
- Seminars- 5
- Journal club- 5
- Interdepartmental meeting
- Under graduate classes
- Completed dissertation should be submitted six months before the final examinations
- Case discussions
- Field visits
- Preparation of finished cases in presenting cases
- Mock examination
- Journal clubs-5/ year
- Clinical case presentations-4/ year
- Lectures for under graduated- 1/year
- Scientific paper / poster presentation in state/ national level conferences- 4 papers/posters during three years of training workshop period
- Clinico pathological conferences – 2 presentations during three years of training period
- Scientific publications( optional)- 1 publication in any indexed scientific journal
- Submission of synopsis- 1 synopsis within six months from the date of commencement of the course
SYLLABUS OF MDS COURSE
(According to DCI Regulations 2017)
Syllabus distribution based on exam pattern
Paper I : Applied basic sciences:
Applied Anatomy, Physiology, Dental Materials, Genetics, Pathology, Physical Anthropology, Applied Research Methodology, Biostatistics and Applied Pharmacology.
Paper I : Orthodontic history, concepts of occlusion and esthetics, child and adult psychology, etiology and classification of malocclusion, Dent facial anomalies, Diagnostic procedures and treatment planning in orthodontics , practice management in orthodontics.
Paper II : Clinical orthodontics.
Paper III : Descriptive and analysing type question.