Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that is concerned with the study and treatment of improper bites, which may be a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships, or both. The word comes from the Greek words ortho meaning straight, and odont meaning tooth.

Orthodontic treatment can focus on dental displacement only, or can deal with the control and modification of facial growth. It can also be carried out for purely aesthetic reasons with regards to improving the general appearance of patients' teeth. Treatment is most often prescribed for practical reasons such as providing the patient with a functionally improved bite.

Our goal is to impart in-depth knowledge of the biological and mechanical principles governing the practice of orthodontics and to allow residents to develop excellent proficiency in orthodontics while treating a wide variety of malocclusions using multiple techniques.

Our objective is to provide the resident with a well-balanced educational experience, integrating a strong foundation in the basic sciences with a diverse clinical experience.

Graduate a specialist with the highly refined analytical, clinical and management skills necessary to provide optimum oral health care.

There was recruitment of a new staff into the department. We also started with lingual course module wherein a visiting faculty will be sharing knowledge about lingual orthodontic technique. Clinical guidance and periodic follow-up will be catered by the faculty.

The department was upgraded by installation of 18 fully automatic chairs with built-in attachments. Various new equipments like sand blaster, front load autoclave, etc. were added.

Dr. Ravindranath V K, Professor

Academic Qualification

  • B.D.S :Government Dental College, Mumbai, 1986
  • M.D.S (OMDR)::Government Dental College & Hospital, Mumbai, 1989
  • M.D.S (Orthodontics):King George Medical College, MUHS, Nashik, 1990

Awards Recieved

  • Awarded the second best paper at 27th IOC, Lucknow

Professional Affiliations

  • Life Member – Indian orthodontic Society (L 1899)

Dr. Anjali Gheware, Professor

Acadmic Qualification

  • B.D.S :MGV Dental College & Hospital, Nashik, 2003
  • M.D.S :KLE Dental College, Belgaum, 2007
Professional Affiliations
  • Life Member: Indian Orthodontic Society (LM- 1314)
Guest Speaker:
  • Lecture on Interactive Exchange of Orthodontic Ideologies at BVP, Pune on 10th -11th January, 2020

Dr. Amol Mhatre, Associate Professor

Acadmic Qualification

  • B.D.S :YMT Dental College , MUHS, Nashik, 2006
  • M.D.S :KLE Institute of Dental Sciences, RGUHS, 2010
  • Fellowship in Oral Implantology:YMT Dental College, MUHS, Nashik, 2015
Professional Affiliations
  • Braces & More Superspeciality Dental Clinic, Vashi
  • Life Member – Indian orthodontic Society
    LM 3543

Dr. Aarti Madhaswar, Assistant Professor

Acadmic Qualification

  • B.D.S :Sinhgad Dental College, MUHS, Nashik, 2014
  • M.D.S :MGM Institute of Dental Sciences, MUHS, Nashik, 2018
Professional Affiliations
  • Life Member – Indian orthodontic Society

Dr. Neeraj Kolge, Assistant Professor

Acadmic Qualification

  • B.D.S :MGV Dental College & Hospital, MUHS, Nashik, 2015
  • M.D.S :MGM Dental College & Hospital, MUHS, Nashik, 2019
Professional Affiliations
  • Life Member: Indian Orthodontic Society (LM4347)