Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with prevention, interception and correction of malocclusion (crooked teeth) and abnormalities of the dento-facial region.
Department of orthodontics trains and educates the students to be competent in treating and managing patients who require preventive, interceptive and corrective care of malposed teeth and jaws. The teaching program includes extensive clinical and laboratory training of students in the areas of removable and fixed orthodontic appliances.
The Department caters to the needs of patients requiring correction of malposed teeth by fixed /removable appliances. Special care is taken to plan the treatment by interacting with other specialties on a regular basis. No charges are levied in treatment for camp patients; however nominal charges are fixed for regular patients.
Dr. Ravindranath V K, M.D.S , M.Ortho RCS, Professor and Head
He is a post graduate teacher par excellence who has 13 years of teaching experience. Dr. Ravindranath completed his under-graduation in 1986 from Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Mumbai following which he did his masters in OMDR in 1989. He further went on to complete his masters in Orthodontics from KGMC, Lucknow in 1993. Since then he has been actively involved in teaching and private practice limited to Orthodontics.
Dr. Vivek Patni, M.D.S, Reader
He is a post graduate teacher who has 10 years of teaching experience. He has attended comprehensive course on refined Begg technique organized by Indian Orthodontic Society. Is a Recipient of IDA Scholastic Award for excellence in Orthodontics and Past Member and Vice President of Rotract Club of GDC He has participated in national and international conferences; presented posters and papers. He has lectured extensively and has been a part of the continuing education programmes.
Dr. Amol Mhatre, M.D.S, Senior Lecturer
He is a under graduate teacher who has 18 years of teaching experience. He has participated in national conferences; presented posters and papers. He has lectured extensively and has been a part of the continuing education programmes. He has done a research on ‘TAD’s – Expanding the Envelope of Discrepancies: Case Reports’’ in 13th IOS P.G. Convention in Bapuji Dental college Davangere, 2009.
Dr. Divij Joshi, M.D.S, Assistant Professor
Dr. Prateek Navratan Daga, M.D.S, Lecturer