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

Acadmic Qualification

  • B.D.S :Government Dental College, Mumbai, 1986
  • M.D.S :GDC, Mumbai, 1989
  • M.D.S :King George Medical College, MUHS, Nashik, 1990

Awards Recieved

  • Awarded the second best paper at 27, I O C, Lucknow
Professional Affiliations
  • Life Member – Indian orthodontic Society
    L 1899

Dr. Vivek Patni, M.D.S, Professor
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, 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. Divij Joshi, Assistant Professor

Acadmic Qualification

  • B.D.S :Dr. DY Patil Dental College & Hospital, 2009
  • M.D.S :MGM Dental College & Hospital, MUHS, 2013

Awards Recieved

  • Judge to All India Poster Competition at the World Dental Show 2017, 6-8th October, BKC, Mumbai
  • Judge at the 22nd IOS Post Graduate Student Convention at DY Patil School of Dentistry held on 15-18th February 2018 at Navi Mumbai
Professional Affiliations
  • Dentist at Yusuf Meherally Centre from the last 8 years (2010-2018)
  • Co-Editor of The Dental Experts Magazine

Dr. Prateek Navratan Daga, Assistant Lecturer

Acadmic Qualification

  • B.D.S :MGM Dental College and Hospital, MUHS, Nashik, 2012
  • M.D.S :MGM Dental College and Hospital, MUHS, Nashik, 2016

Awards Recieved

  • TATA education scholarship of Rs. 90000 for performance in First BDS
Professional Affiliations
  • Consultant Orthodontist at Vedanta Hospital, Thane

Aarti Madhaswar, Assistant Lecturer

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