DEPARTMENT OF ORTHODONTICS AND DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPAEDICS
The department boasts of state- of- the –art equipments and teaching aids as stipulated by the DCI. Orthodontics is the oldest specialty in Dentistry. This department has seen many stalwarts in the Indian Orthodontic scene have their grooming here.
The MDS Degree courses were commenced in 1981 From an intake of 2 students per year, the present scenario admits 6 students ( 2 All- India candidates, 2 State candidates and 2 Service candidates).
Removable appliances, Fixed appliances, Begg ,Pre-Adjusted Edgewise, MBT, Lingual, Tip-Edge, Orthopedic and Functional appliances are being done regularly.
Habit breakers, splints, cranio-facial treatment, Cleft lip/ palate infant orthopedics and surgical orthodontics are some of the treatment carried out in conjunction with the Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery , Plastic Units in Govt. General Hospital and Institute of Child Health.
A separate Cranio-Facial clinic is proposed , perhaps the first in the whole country.
The department has well qualified and experienced teachers who encourage active student participation in all curricular and co-curricular activities. The faculty themselves are driven to excel in academics and management of co-curricular activities.
Dr. B.BalaShanmugamMDS, : Professor & HOD
Dr. G.UshaRaoMDS, : Professor
Dr. M.D.SofithaMDS, : AssociateProfessor
Dr. K.UshaMDS, : AssistantProfessor
Dr. M.SJayanthiMDS, : AssistantProfessor
Dr. D.NagarajanMDS, : Assistant Professor
Dr. Mohammad IqbalMDS, : Assistant Professor
Dr. R.SelvaraniMDS, : Assistant Professor
Dr. M.GeethalakshmiMDS, : AssistantProfessor