M.D.S: OrthodonticsMamata Dental College
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The department offers a postgraduate training course of three years. The course is designed to prepare students for a career in teaching, research and practice in the speciality of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics by means of seminars, journal club meetings, case discussions and patient care.
In the preclinical component of the course, the student is trained to acquire extensive wire bending skills and the edgewise technique basics are taught by simulating the clinical condition of the patient using typodont models. This takes initial four or five months. In the clinical component of the course, the student is expected to become proficient in the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of orthodontic problems including the management of advanced cases, which require interaction with other clinical disciplines. Thus, the clinical training of orthodontic postgraduates encompasses all aspects of current orthodontic practice including, full treatment cases with bands and brackets, orthodontic micro implants, early treatment, adult treatment, craniofacial anomalies, orthognathic surgery and TMJ/occlusion. More specifically, they are trained in edgewise and preadjusted edgewise techniques. Each student is expected to take a minimum of fifty new fixed orthodontic cases and to finish the cases during their course of study.