POST GRADUATE TEACHING PROGRAMME IN ORTHODONTICS
Duration of the Course: 3 years
The Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics aims at providing a comprehensive post graduate training programme leading to the award of MDS degree. The present duration of the course s prescribed by the university is of 3 years .
the curriculum aims to blend basic applied sciences with clinical subjects to provide a sound understanding of biological processes involved, the effect of treatment mechanics, risk analysis and prediction of treatment outcome , concept of diagnostic mechanotherapy, The curriculum comprises of basic theoretical / didactic inputs with clinical and chair side work.
Basic informatics, literature search and evaluation of current scientific work inputs along with integration into clinical application will constitute an integral part of the curriculum.
The MDS programme should consist of seminars on various subjects on Orthodontics like growth and development, anthropology genetics embryology, statistics, nutrition, normal occlusion and variations, malocclusions, etiology of malocclusions, radiology, and cephalometrics, preventive and interceptive orthodontics, corrective orthodontics development of orthodontic appliance and techniques , histological changes related to orthodontic treatment and retention.
Practical training should consist of preparing orthodontic study models, fabrication of various components of removable and fixed application and treatment of different types of malocclusions by different mechanism.
clinical training should consist of preparing case records , application and treatment of different types of malocclusions by different mechanisms.
Case presentation -- the candidate should prepare a complete record of a least five fully treated cases by any techniques and present the same at the practical examination. Case presentation and discussions of the same will form an impartment part of the practical examination.
The M. D. S. written examination shall consists of four papers, out of which two shall be pertaining to the subject, one in Applied Basic sciences and one shall be an Essay.
Each paper shall be of three hours duration.
Clinical and practical and viva voce examination of not less then two days duration involving case studies, clinical and pathological diagnosis , case analysis and treatment planning of a case and discussion of the same followed by the fabrication of a fixed and a removable and functional appliance.