Introduction

This speciality is concerned with the correction of disproportions of face, jaws and alignment of teeth both in children as well as in adults and to improve their aesthetics, smile, oral health and function.   The department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics is a state of the art department known for its infrastructure and excellence in learning, patient care and research in the field of Orthodontics.  The post graduate programme in the speciality was established in 2010.

  • Show continuous progress towards innovative, student centric methods of teaching
  • Train students in basic to contemporary orthodontic approaches including lingual and other invisible orthodontics techniques.

The main focus is to train students in acquiring self assisted lifelong learning skills. Globally accepted student – centric innovative methods of teaching are used to train the students and help them in facing examinations at national and international levels.

Facilities

  • Modern orthodontic treatment modalities like removable orthodontic appliances, habit breakers, Myofunctional appliances and fixed orthodontic appliances including surgical orthodontic modalities are done here

  • Equipment for soldering and welding procedures

  • Classrooms for teaching and separate seminar hall with smart class facility for case discussions, seminars and journal presentations

Research Work done till Date

  • Dr. Rinoosh Thomas (2010-2013)

    COMPARISON OF STATIC FRICTIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF MOLYBDENUM DISULFIDE COATED AND UNCOATED TMA AND STAINLESS STEEL RECTANGULAR ARCH WIRE IN THE DRY STATE- AN IN VITRO STUDY

  • Dr. Aneesh Alim (2010-2013)

    EVALUATION OF ACCURACY AND RELIABILITY OF 3 DIFFERENT COMPUTERIZED CEPHALOMETRIC PROGRAMS NEMOCEPH, FACAD AND ONYX WITH CONVENTIONAL HAND TRACING METHOD

  • Dr. Rajesh Chandran (2011-2014)

    COMPARISON OF LOAD DEFLECTION CHARACTERISTICS OF ESTHETIC COATED AND UNCOATED SUPER ELASTIC NiTi ROUND ARCHWIRE- AN IN VITRO STUDY

  • Dr Anjana S. Nair (2011-2014)

    A COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF SHEAR BOND STRENGTH OF Er:Yag LASER ABLATION ON ENAMEL AT 3 DIFFERENT POWER OUTPUTS WITH THAT OF CONVENTIONAL ACID ETCHING

  • Dr. Rahul M. Nair (2012-2015)

    EFFECT OF AT HOME AND IN OFFICE BLEACHING ON THE SHEAR BOND STRENGTH OF METAL, CERAMIC & CERAMIC & COMPOSITE BRACKETS TO ENAMEL- AN IN VITRO STUDY

  • Dr. R. Rajkumar (2012-2015)

    EFFECT OF DIFFERENT CONCENTRATION OF PAPIN SOLUTION ON ORTHODONTIC BRACKET BONDING - AN IN VITRO STUDY

  • Dr. Smitha Roose (2013-2016)

    AN IN VITRO STUDY TO EVALUATE THE ANTIBACTERIAL AND SHEAR BOND STRENGTH OF AN ORTHODONTIC ADHESIVE MIXED WITH TWO DIFFERENT NANO PARTICLES

  • Dr. Anitha G. (2013-2016)

    COMPARISON OF ENAMEL SURFACE USING SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE FOLLOWING DEBONDING OF CERAMIC BRACKETS WITH HARD TISSUE LASER( ERBIUM DOPED YTTRIUM ALUMINIUM GARNET) AND OTHER TECHNIQUES - AN IN VITRO STUDY

  • Dr. Harsha (2014-2017)

    EVALUATION OF COLOUR STABILITYOF THREE ESTHETIC SELF LIGATING ORTHODONTIC BRACKET IMMERSED IN FOUR POTENTIALLY STAINING SOLUTIONS – AN IN VITRO STUDY

  • Dr. Thasneem (2014-2017)

    A COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF THE SHEAR BOND STRENGTH & ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES OF COLURED ORTHODONTIC ADHESIVES COMBINED WITH TWO DIFFERENT NANO PARTICLES – AN IN VITRO STUDY

  • Dr. Surya Krishnan (2015-2018)

    AN IN VITRO STUDY TO EVALUATE THE FRICTIONAL CHARACTERISTCS AND SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY OF TWO DIFFERENT ARCHWIRES COATED WITH SILVER NANO-PARTICLES USING PASSIVE SELF LIGATING BRACKETS

  • Dr. Chandana (2015-2018)

    A COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF RELEASE OF METAL IONS FROM ROUND AND RECTANGULAR ORTHODONTIC NiTi WIRES OF THREE DIFFERENT MANUFACTURERS – AN IN VITRO STUDY (Ongoing)

Teaching Programme

Undergraduates and Post graduates are trained in different approaches to preventive, interceptive, corrective and surgical treatment modalities and the department has always strived to teach beyond the  syllabus, keeping at par with the current research fields. Seminar presentations, journal discussions, table clinics and case discussions with patient are conducted on a weekly basis for post graduate students with audiovisual facilities. Along with routine theory classes, case discussions, demonstrations and end posting exams are conducted for undergraduate students.

Conference and CDEs

Dr. Shashi Kiran

  • Attended 52nd INDIAN ORTHOPDONTIC CONFERENCE at Jaipur on Nov 17 to 19th 2017
  • Attended 49th INDIAN ORTHODONTIC CONFERENCE at Kolkatta on Nov 21-23 2014
  • Attended A to Z in orthodontics Mar 19-21, 2018 by Sree Sankara Dental College, Varkala, Trivandrum
  • Attended IOS orthodontic convention by department of  orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics, Amrita School of Dentistry and Chaired Scienticfic session on 3rd-5th Aug 2017.
  • Attended course on MBT mechanics by TOSG(IOS) on 29th & 30th Jan 2017 at Residency towers, Trivandrum
  • Attended surgical MBT treatment mechanics course by Pushpagiri college of dental sciences, Thiruvalla on Aug 2nd-4th, 2016.
  • Attended global symposium on orthodontic advances on Aug 10th-13th ,2015 for 28 class hours by NEWYORK UNIVERSITY/ College of dentistry

Dr. Amal S. Nair

  • Attended IOS conference – Mangalore , 2012
  • Attended PG convention – Mangalore, 2013
  • Attended hands-on course on advanced MBT technique by Dr. Sadashiva Shetty – Bapuji Dental College, Davengere
  • Attended hands-on course on Refined Begg conducted by Dr. V. P. Jayade – Dharwad
  • Attended hands-on course on Lingual orthodontics by Dr. Rafi Romano – Mumbai
  • Attended hands-on course on self drilling TAD by DR Gurkeerat Singh – Trivandrum
  • Attended hands-on course on edgewise wire bending by Dr. Ashok Kumar Jena – Trivandrum
  • Paper presentation done on IOS conference on Tandem traction bow appliance –A case report

Dr.  Anna Oommen

  • Attended hands-on course on Self ligating bracket system – Trivandrum, 2017

Dr. Antony Shijoy Amal Das

  • Attended World conference on Cleft lip Palate – Chennai, 2016

Dr. Davis T. Danny

  • Attended 52nd INDIAN ORTHOPDONTIC CONFERENCE – Jaipur, 2017

Dr. Anjana S. Nair

  • Attended 49th Kerala State Conference – Kottayam, 2017
  • Attended CDE program on Growth modulation strategies of skeletal malocclusions – PMS Dental College, Trivandrum