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NAME: Dr. SUNIL MUDDAIAH
POSITION: PROFESSOR AND HEAD
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NAME: Dr. BALAKRISHNA SHETTY
POSITION: PROFESSOR
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NAME: Dr. SANJU SOMAIAH 
POSITION: PROFESSOR
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NAME: GOUTHAM B
POSITION: READER
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NAME: Dr. ALEX ABRAHAM
POSITION: Sr. LECTURER
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NAME: Dr. PAVITHRA A S
POSITION: Sr. LECTURER
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NAME: Dr. SIBI NAIR
POSITION: Sr. LECTURER
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NAME: Dr. SUHAILUDDIN
POSITION: Sr. LECTURER
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NAME: DR. NILANJANA SARKAR
POSITION: Sr. LECTURER
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DEPARTMENT PROFILE:
We at the department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics believe that the core of any academic programme demands a peaceful, stress free environment. 

The department boasts of over 6000 sqft facility which encompasses graduate and post graduate clinics, library, Wi-Fi, seminar hall, a well equipped laboratory, and sterilization room according to International Standards for both post graduate as well as graduate training. The department has an intake of 6 post graduates every academic year. The postgraduates are trained on a comprehensive curriculum which engages them in preclinical training for the first five months of their first year post graduate schedule. The post graduates are encouraged to take thesis topics related to recent advances and techniques in the field of Orthodontics. They are trained extensively in pre adjusted edgewise appliance, lingual technique, functional therapy and surgical orthodontics. The department prides itself in training post graduates in naso – alveolar moulding for infants as old as a day and also in surgical first approach for orthognathic cases. The post graduates are trained under the able guidance of 10 M.D.S staff with various levels of experience and expertise.

FEATURES OF OUR DEPARTMENT

  1. Number  of  out patients screened every month – 1100
  2. Each postgraduate student treats 90  fixed mechanotherapy  cases during the programme
  3. Training includes: Straight wire appliance, Self ligating, Lingual, Clear aligners, Naso alveolar Moulding and Implants
  4. Well Equipped  Lingual Laboratory
  5. Microimplants
  6. Lasers in orthodontics
  7. Research collaboration  with the University  of  Hong Kong
  8. Optional posting with South East Asian Dental School Associated with SAADE(South East  Asian Association for Dental Education)
  9. Optional two month posting for postgraduates at the Department of Orthodontics, Dental School University of Hong Kong
  10. Collaboration with German Cleft Children Aid society for NAM
  11. Collaboration with Swiss Smile for Cleft Orthodontics and NAM.

Floor area: (in Sq. Ft.)

Facility

Area

Faculty rooms

336

Clinics

4295

Laboratory Space

435

Seminar room

480

Department Library

210

PG common room

630

Patient waiting room

550

Total area

6936

PATIENT INFLOW

LIBRARY FACILITIES
Number of Books in Department Library: 76 titles
Books related to the Department in the Central Library: 102 titles and 256 books.
           
Journals with back volume of 10 years      

Sl. No.

NAME OF THE JOURNAL

01

AJO-DO

02

Angle Orthodontics

03

Journal Clinical Orthodontics

04

European Journal of Orthodontics

05

Seminars in Orthodontics

06

Australian Orthodontic Journal

07

Journal of Dental Research

08

Journal of American Dental Association (JADA)

09

Quintessence International

10

Dental Clinics of North America (DCNA)

11

Journal of Indian Orthodontic Society

12

Indian Journal of Dental Research

ACHIEVEMENTS

Total no. of publications:                              6 international and 24  national.

  1. Prizes: First place for poster presentation in the National IDA conference held in Mangalore in the year 2008 
    Dr. Nidhi Ravindran.

  2. Second place in the IOS quiz competition held in Davangere in the year 2009 –
    Dr. Namitha        
    Dr. Manjunath.

  3. First place for paper presentation in IOS PG CONVENTION held in Davangere in the year 2009 .
    Dr. Jyotsna.

  4. First place for paper presentation in IOS PG CONVENTION in the year 2010.
    Dr. Reji Joseph
    (Topic – Modified MUST appliance).

  5. Third place for paper presentation in IOS PG CONVENTION held in Manali in the year 2011.
    Dr. Sirajuddeen
    (Topic – Nasoalveolar Moulding)
Conferences/ CDE/ Programmes conducted:
  1. Hosted “Cognathics” a two day  symposium Jan –Feb 2011.
  2. Cognathics II – A pan global Symposium was conducted on 16th and 17th 2013 September

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Current:

  • An Evaluation Of Low Level Laser Therapy For Controlling The Pain Caused By Placement Of The Initial Orthodontic Arch Wire - A Clinical Study
  • An Evaluation Of Periodontal Pathogens Associated With Self-Ligating And Conventional Orthodontics Brackets- A Microbiological Study
  • Comparison Of Treatment Results With Two Approaches In Skeletal Class Mi Cases -"Conventional” And "Surgery First Approach".
  • An Evaluation Of The Effect Of Reverse Curve Mushroom Arch Wire For Intruding Lower Incisors In Lingual Orthodontics-A Clinical Study
  • Assessment Of Relationship Between Lingual Frenum And Tongue On Craniofacial Morphology In Adults
  • A Subjective Comparison of Two Lingual Orthodontic Bracket Systems.
Proposed:
  • A comparative evaluation of en masse retraction in Class II malocclusion cases treated with mini implants and conventional Orthodontic mechanics- A clinical study
  • Evaluation of micro flora around the surface of mini implants removed from orthodontic patients-A clinical study.
  • A comparative study on the effect of fluoride and non fluoride elastomeic ligature on gingival health using infrared thermometer- A clinical study
  • A comparative evaluation of Damon Q brackets with conventional MBT brackets in leveling and aligning- A clinical study.
  • The effect of fixed lingual and labial orthodontic appliances on oral hygiene status-A microbiological study.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Dental Chairs:                          21
Key equipments:                    Lingual Angulation and Positioning Device
                                               Vacuum/Pressure Moulding Unit
                                               Hydro soldering Unit
                                               Autoclave – microprocess based, Wet & Dry. High & Low Cycle
                                               Dry Heat Sterilizer
                                               Ultrasonic tray cleaner
                                               Three Plane Articulators
                                               Anatomical Articulator with face bow attachments
                                               Digital Camera
                                               Computers with all accessories and software for orthodontic image                                                manipulation
                                               Light Curing Unit
                                               Niti Bender Unit
                                               Electro Polishing Uni

FACULTY PROFILE


Dr. Sunil Muddaiah  (Professor & Head of Department)

Dr. Sunil  Muddaiah completed BDS in 1992 and MDS (Orthodontics and dentofacial Orthopedics) in 1994 from A.B Shetty  Dental College, Mangalore.
Currently he is appointed as Dean Acedamics. He is working as Head of the Department and Post Graduate Guide in the Department of Orthodontics and dentofacial Orthopedics
He has the following publications under his name:

  1. Minor tooth corrections with the essix system – A case report. International Journal of Dental Clinics. Vol3, Issue 4. October-December 2011
  2. Clear aligner therapy – An overview. Journal of Multidisciplinary Dental Research. Vol 1, issue 1, Jan – march 2012
  3. Closed Loop Spring- Revisited. Journal of Multidisciplinary Dental Research. Vol 1: Issue 1, Jan-Mar 2012.
  4. Tooth Movement with care – A case report of Interdisciplinary Approach. Journal of Multidisciplinary Dental Research .Vol 1, issue 2, Sept- Nov 2012
  5. Effectiveness of Botulinum toxin – A , in unraveling Gummy smile – “A prospective Clinica Study”. APOS Publications.Vol III, No3, 2013

Dr. Balakrishna Shetty (Professor)
Dr. Balakrishna Shetty, completed BDS from Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal in the year 1996, and MDS from  J.S.S Dental College in 2001.
Currently he is working as Professor and Post Graduate Guide in the Department Orthodontics and dentofacial Orthopedics
 He has the following publications under his name

  1. Minor tooth corrections with the essix system – A case report. International Journal of Dental Clinics. Vol3, Issue 4. October-December 2011
  2. Clear aligner therapy – An overview. Journal of Multidisciplinary Dental Research. Vol 1, issue 1, Jan – march 2012
  3. Closed Loop Spring- Revisited. Journal of Multidisciplinary Dental Research. Vol 1: Issue 1, Jan-Mar 2012.
  4. Tooth Movement with care – A case report of Interdisciplinary Approach. Journal of Multidisciplinary Dental Research .Vol 1, issue 2, Sept- Nov 2012
  5. Effectiveness of Botulinum toxin – A , in unraveling Gummy smile – “A prospective Clinica Study”. APOS Publications.Vol III, No3, 2013        

Dr. Sanju Somaiah  (Professor)
Dr. Sanju Somaiah  completed BDS from J.S.S Dental College, in the year 1999, and MDS from  College of Dental Sciences, Davangere  in 2003.
Currently he is working as Professor and Post Graduate Guide in the Department Orthodontics and dentofacial Orthopedics
He has the following publications under his name

  1. Cephalometric evaluation of dentoalveolar and morphological changes associated with overbite in maxilla and mandible in 13 to 18 year old adolescent. International Journal Of Contemporary Dentistry. August 2011. Vol 2 (4)
  2. Air abrasion as an adjunct to conventional acid etching in Orthodontic bonding . Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. Vol 2 (2), Sept 2011
  3. An evaluation of nasolabial angle and the relative inclinations of the nose and upper lip . Journal of Contemporary dental practice. May-June 2011, Vol12 (3)
  4. Closed Loop Spring- Revisited. Journal of Multidisciplinary Dental Research. Vol 1: Issue 1, Jan-Mar 2012.
  5. Effectiveness of Botulinum toxin – A , in unraveling Gummy smile – “A prospective Clinica Study”. APOS Publications.Vol III, No3, 2013

Dr. Alex Abraham (Senior Lecturer)
Dr. Alex Abraham completed BDS from A.B Shetty  Dental College in the year 2006, and MDS from Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences in 2009.
Currently he is working as Senior Lecturer in the Department Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics


Goutham B (Reader)

Completed BDS from S.J.M Dental College  Chitradurga in the year 2003 and MDS from Rajesh Muthaiah Dental College, Annemelai Nagar in 2007. Currently working as  Reader in the Department  of Orthodontics
                He has the following publications under his name.

  1. A Comparative evaluation of arch changes in extraction and non extraction cases, International Journal of contemporary dentistry 2(6) 2011
  2. A scientific review of application of lasers in Orthodontics Part I , Denteires Revisto, Vol 3 Issue 2,2011
  3. A scientific review of application of laser in Orthodontics Part 2, Denteires Reviste,Vol 3, issue 3 ,2011
He has contributed following chapters in text book Orthodontics, S Gowri Sankar
  • Treatment Piamins
  • Extractions in Orthodontics

Dr. Pavithra A.S ( Senior Lecturer)

Completed BDS from JSS Dental College and Hospital Mysore in the year 2003. MDS from M.S Ramaiah Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore in May 2010. Currently working as a  Senior Lecturer in the Department of Orthodontics.
Publications

  • A clinical insight of Deep bite and is management Vol 3 Issue 10 October 2013. Ist Author.
  • Analysis of stress in the periodontal ligament and Alveloar Bone of the Maxillory first malars during Inter.. with Microcrew implants: A 3D finite Element study 1 st Author Orginal Article world journal of DentistryJan –March 2014
  • “Current Pratice and applicability of Fornsic dentistry in India” Journal of South India Medico legal Association (JSIMCA)

Dr. Sibi Nair (Senior Lecturer)
Dr. Sibi Nair completed his BDS from Century International Institute of Dental Science & Research  Center in 2009  and his MDS (Orthodontics) in 2013 from Coorg Institute of Dental Science,  Virajpet.
He is currently working as a Senior lecturer in the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.


Dr. Suhailuddin (Senior Lecturer)
Dr. Suhailuddin completed his BDS from KLE Bangalore in 2008 and his MDS (Orthodontics) in 2012 from Yenepoya dental college, Mangalore.
He is currently working as a Senior lecturer in the Department of Orthodontics  and Dentofacial Orthopedics
He has the following publication under his name
Ortho – Perio management of severely crowded tooth. Journal of Multidisciplinary Denistry ; vol 1 : Issue 2 ; 2012


DR. NILANJANA SARKAR ( Senior Lecturer) Dr. NILANJANA SARKAR completed BDS in 2010 from JSS Dental Collage and Hospital , Mysore and MDS (Orthodontics) in 2014 from KLE Society Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore . Currently she is working as senior lecturer in the Department of Orthodontics.
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