DEPARTMENT OF ORTHODONTICS AND DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPEDICS

 

FACULTY

1

Prof. and HOD

Dr. Pradeep Raghav

2

Professor

Dr. C Munish Reddy

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Reader

Dr. Varun Malhotra

4

Reader

Dr. Priyanka Gupta

5

Reader

Dr. Amit Kumar Khera

6

Reader

Dr. Stuti Mohan

7

Lecturer

Dr. Raj Kumar Verma

8

Reader

Dr. Shalu Jain

9

Lecturer

Dr. Vikrant Kundu

10

Lecturer

Dr. Ashutosh

11. Professor Emeritus Dr. N.K. Ahuja

The post graduation, in the specialty, was started in 2004 with three seats per year in MDS degree course. Now, we have a capacity of 6 MDS seats per year. The faculty and students have read numerous research papers at national orthodontics conventions & conferences. The department is well equipped with all the latest materials and equipments. The patients are treated with standard edgewise, preadjusted edgewise, tip-edge, lingual, fixed functional, self-ligating appliances along with latest clear aligners based on CAD-CAM Technology.

The Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics at Subharti was established in 1998 with the goal of imparting advanced education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics. Since its inception, it has been an epitome of excellence in teaching & patient care.

The post graduation, in the specialty, was started in 2004 with three seats per year in MDS degree course. Five batches have successfully cleared the master program till date. The faculty and students have read numerous research papers at national orthodontics conventions & conferences. The department is well equipped with all the latest materials and equipments. The patients are treated with standard edgewise, preadjusted edgewise, tip-edge, lingual, fixed functional, self-ligating appliances along with latest clear aligners based on CAD-CAM Technology.

The department has a well furnished library that includes almost all the national and international journals available in the specialty. Training program of postgraduates includes regular sessions of pre-clinical, clinical work, seminars, journal clubs and case discussions. The department provides pre and post-surgical orthodontic treatment to othognathic surgery cases along with management of cleft lip/ palate patients. The department is one of the few in India where training in standard edgewise technique, said to be the master of all techniques, is imparted to the students.

Special equipments

The department is well equipped with the latest digital Cephalometric software’s including Nemoceph and Eazycph with the conventional which are routinely utilized by the postgraduates for diagnosis and treatment planning.

Achievements:

  • Dr. Pradeep Raghav, Head of Department was elected as the executive committee member of the Indian Orthodontic Society.
  • 1st year Post Graduate won second prize (original research) and 2nd year Post Graduate won third prize (clinical innovation) at National Orthodontics PG Convention 2011.

Research Projects:

Other than the compulsory dissertation by each postgraduate, quite a few research projects have been undertaken over a period of time in the department like:

  • Variation in mandibular molar morphology: 2 cusped versus 3 cusped molar. (Published in Journal of Pierre Fauchard Academy, 2010).
  • Prevalence of arch form in north Indian population. (Presented at the National Orthodontic Conference in Mumbai, 2008).
  • Photogramatic analysis of the soft tissue facial profile of north Indian adults

Clinical Innovation Projects:

Being in a constant pursuit of excellence, many clinical innovations have been done which have been appreciated at national level.

  • Application of lingual force for retraction of teeth. (Won best clinical innovation at National Orthodontic conference, 2008).
  • Modified Latham appliance in bilateral cleft lip/palate patients.
  • Modified bracket head implant. (Awarded at National PG convention, 2011).
  • A modified jig for orthodontic microimplant placement (clinical trial in progress)
  • A prospective clinical trial on using variable prescription orthodontics. (In progress)

Workshops organized:

  • Functional Jaw Orthopaedics held on 20, 21-08-2010
  • Orthodontics and launch of Meerut Orthodontic Study Group held on 02.08.2009
  • “Clinical Photography in Dentistry” held on 27th April, 2009
  • Forensic Odontology held on 31-07-2009
  • “Applied Orthodontics” held on 11th and 12th October, 2008
  • Symposium on Clinical Photography & Imaging by Dr. Akhter Hussain, President IOS 2005
  • Symposium on Invisalign Appliance by Dr. Atul Soin U.S.A, 2005
  • Lecture on Basic Edgewise Typodont Exercises by Dr. Sandhya Jain, SDC, 2004
  • Dr. Karad’s Continuing Education Program, 2001