M.D.S(Orthodontics-3)Panineeya Mahavidyalaya Institute of Dental Sciences & Resea
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The Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics
Orthodontics is the oldest branch of dentistry, dealing with the development and positional anomalies of the teeth and the jaws as they affect oral health and the physical, esthetic and mental well being of the person. It is a special branch of dentistry which deals with the alignment of the teeth.
The section of Orthodontics has a wide range of activities covering all aspects of Orthodontics-
* Interceptive ,
* Corrective and Surgical.
Goals of the Department
1. The goal of the Orthodontics program is to provide a basic and advance education in Orthodontics for and improved understanding of the diagnosis and treatment planning of various types of malocclusions and increased skill in their management.
2. To transform the nature of dental education and practice in ways that will dramatically improve the way we serve our students, Our patients, and the surrounding community.
Postgraduate Residency Program in Orthodontics
The Advanced Specialty Education Program strives to develop proficiency in diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment of a wide variety of malocclusions using multiple appliance techniques and treatment philosophies.
Students treat a broad age range of patients with emphasis on the adolescent. In addition, they manage adults requiring surgical, interdisciplinary or temporomandibular dysfunction treatment.
A high level of advanced clinical skills and completion of a curriculum broadly representative of the basic and applied science is required, Original research and a dissertation in any of a number of related fields is required. The Principals of scientific research design and evaluation are emphasized.
Currently, the program length is 36 months, with postgraduates receiving a certificate in Orthodontics upon completion of their requirements.
The goal of Orthodontics residency program is to provide advanced education in Orthodontics to highly qualified graduate dentists who are interested in a career or specialization practice, teaching and research.
The program devotes a considerable portion of time to advanced basic science courses specially organized to serve as a prerequisite to the thorough understanding of the clinical problems in Orthodontics. In the clinical area the student is exposed to different therapeutic philosophies through independent study, demonstrations and practice.