Master of Dental Surgery (Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics)

Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences
In Guntur

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Typology Master
Start Guntur
  • Master
  • Guntur

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522509, Andhra Pradesh, India
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Starts On request
522509, Andhra Pradesh, India
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Course programme

The Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences offers Master of Dental Surgery (Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics) to its students. The course structure for it is as follows:

A general outline of the type of exercises is given here. Every institution can decide the details of exercises under each category.

* General Wire bending exercises to develop the manual dexterity
* Clasps, Bows and springs used in the removable appliances.
* Soldering and welding exercises.
* Fabrication of removable habit breaking, mechanical and functional appliances, also all types of space maintainers and space regainers.
* Bonw
* Models
* Cephalometric trags and various Analyses, also superimposition methods.
* typodont exercises like Band making, Bracket positioning
* Clinical Photograph
* Computerized imaging
* Preparation of surgicals splints, and splints for TMJ problems
* Handling of equipments like vacuum forming appliances and hydrosolder etc


The under mentioned topics will be part of study in 3 year course. The educational methods recommended are: seminars, symposia’s, and workshops, review of literature and auto tutorials/self learning packages.

1. Orthodontic history, historical perspectives, evolution of orthodontic appliances, pencil sketch history of orthodontic peers, history of orthodontics in INDIA.
2. Facial growth and development: Overview of growth process and physiology of stomatognathic system from foetal period to maturity and old age Comprehensive study of craniofacial biology and pathophysiology, and survey of all contemporary literature.
3. Concepts of occlusion and esthetics, structure and function of all anatomic components of occlusion, mechanics of articulation, recording of masticatory function, diagnosis of occlusal dysfunction, relationship to TMJ anatomy and pathology and related neuromuscular physiology.
4. Social development, adolescent psychology, behavioral psychology and communication, motivation and psychological problems related to orthodontics.
5. Dentofacial anomalies: anatomical, psychological and pathological characteristics of major groups of develop-mental defects of the orofacial structures.
6. Applied genetics, principles of oro-facial genetics molecular basis of genetics, genetic risks, counseling, bioethics and relationship to Orthodontic management of patients.
* Physical anthropology of Head and Neck.
* Applied pharmacology
7. Etiology of malocclusion: A comprehensive review of the local and systemic factors in the causation of malocclusion.
8. Biology of tooth movement: A comprehensive review of the principles of tooth movement. Review of contemporary literature. Special emphasis on applied histophysiology of bone and PDI., molecular and ultra cellular consideration in tooth movement.
9. Basic principles of mechanotherapy: Dental materials- applied aspects as related to appliance construction. Design of rmovable and fixed orthodontic appliances and their manipulation. Survey of contemporary literature on treatment methods and results. Specifications of and test methods for materials used in orthodontics. Applied physical Bioengineering and metallurgy.
10. Orthodontic clinical examination, diagnosis and treatment planning: Emphasis on the process of data gathering, synthesis and translating it into a treatment plan. Problem cases- analysis of causes and management. Adult cases handicapped and mentally retarded and their special problems. Critique of treated cases.
11. Myofunctional orthodontics: Basic principles, contemporary appliances, their design and manipulation. Case selection and evaluation of the treatment results. Review of current literature.
12. Orthodontic/Orthodgnathic sufgery: Orthodontists role in conjoint diagnosis and treatment planning. Pre and Post surgical orthodontics: participation in actual clinical cases, progress evaluation and post retention study. Review of current literature.
13. Ortho/Perio/Prosthetic inter relationship: Principles of interdisciplinary patient treatment. Common problems and their management.
14. Dentofacial orthopedics: Principles, biomechanics, appliance design and manipulation. Review of contemporary literature.
15. Limited tooth movement: Removable appliances, their design, fabrication and management
16. Applied preventive aspects in orthodontics
17. Interceptive Orthodontics: Principles, growth guidance, diagnosis treatment planning and therapy emphasis on dentofacial problems and tooth material discrepancies and minor surgery for orthodontics.
18. Cephalometrics: Instrumentation, image processing, tracing and analysis of errors and applications. Radiation hygiene. Advanced cephalometric techniques. Comprehensive review of literature, video imaging principles and application.
19. Introduction to applied research methodology in Orthodontics. Experiment design, animal experiment protocols, and principles in the development, execution and interpretation of methodologies in orthodontics. Critical scientific appraisal of literature.
20. Applied bio-statistics for clinical orthodontics and research. Emphasis on experimental models, design and interpretation. Development of skills for preparing clear concise and cognent scientific abstracts and publication.
21. Retention and Relapse: Mechanotherapy- special reference to stability of results with various procedures. Post retention analysis. Review of contemporary literature.
22. Cleft lip and palate rehabilitation – Diagnosis and treatment planning. Mechanotherapy – special growth problems of cleft cases. Speech physiology, pathology and elements of therapy as applied to Orthoddontics and team rehabilitative procedures.
23. Practice management in Orthodontics: Economics and dynamics of solo and group practices. Personal management, materials management, public relations, professional relationship, dental ethics and jurisprudence. Office sterilization procedures and community based Orthodontics.
24. Recent advances like use of implants, lasers, application of F.E.M., Distraction osteo-synthesis etc. as related to orthodontics.

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