Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, focuses on craniofacial growth and the development of the dentition and occlusion, while concentrating on prevention and correction of occlusal anomalies. A solid understanding of orthodontics is an essential prerequisite to planning treatment in children and treating complex malocclusion in adults.

The undergraduate training begins from third year of the BDS program and contains didactic, practical and clinical components. Students learn the art of basic wire bending, examining and diagnosing dental and craniofacial anomalies and are trained in treating mild malocclusions with removable and functional orthodontic appliances.

The postgraduate program covers all aspects of the discipline and emphasizes clinical care and patient satisfaction through advanced diagnosis and treatment techniques with good academic background and extensive clinical training under experienced faculty.  

Key features

  • BDS
    • Group discussion method
    • Chair side discussion of case history
    • Demonstration
    • Practical classes.
  • MDS
    • Seminars and journal clubs
    • Chair side discussion of cases
    • CDE programs
    • Inter-department clinical club.

Core competencies

  • Study model analysis
  • Cephalometric analysis
  • Newer methods to reduce treatment duration
  • Frictional properties of various bracket types and arch wire combination
  • To understand the basics of growth and development, diagnosis
  • To fabricate components of removable appliances.