The Department of Orthodontic | ABSMIDS


DEPARTMENT OF ORTHODONTICS and DENTO-FACIAL ORTHOPAEDICS

Established in the year 1985, the department of Orthodontics and Dento-facial Orthopaedics has been in the forefront in the field of Orthodontics involving itself in imparting quality education and delivering health care of the highest order. Equipped with state of the art physical facilities, modern Clinical equipments, materials and highly experienced faculty, the department offers A to Z treatment modalities available in the field of Orthodontics. The Department is recognised as one of the best and largest departments in terms of admissions, Teaching and Learning materials, Infrastructure, variety and number of cases being treated in the department.

The Department is located on the 5th floor of the A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, with built up area of more than 10000 Sq. Ft

Keeping pace with the technological advances, the department has been continuously upgrading itself to the use of Digital Technology in diagnosis and treatment planning. The recently installed one of its kind, 3Dimension simulation software along with CBCT soft wares and other recently procured digital gadgets are the major steps in this direction.

The department delivers comprehensive Orthodontic Management of Cleft Lip and Palate cases as well as other Craniofacial Disorders through team approach. The Smile Train Foundation, USA and the Cleft Child International (CCI), Switzerland fund the charitable Cleft Lip and Palate program, which treats more than 1000 cleft cases in a year

The faculty and the PG students are involved extensively in the research, publications and presentations at National and International forums. CDE and workshops are also conducted regularly.

The social concern of the department is reflected in the services provided at 11 rural centres where PGs and the Faculty are posted on an appointment basis.

Objectives:

  • To lay foundation of basic knowledge and assimilate associated orthodontic skills to enable students to Diagnose and Treat competently various Orthodontic problems.
  • To have a systematic understanding of the dynamic interaction of Biologic processes and Mechanical forces acting on the Stomatognathic system during Orthodontic treatment.
  • To have a thorough understanding of the Etiology, Patho­physiology and subsequently accurate Diagnosis and Treatment planning of various Orthodontic problems.
  • To have an understanding of the interactions of Social, Cultural, Economic, Genetic and Environmental factors and their relevance in the management of Oro-facial Deformities.
  • To give adequate priorities to Infection Control and safe disposal of hospital waste so as to prevent cross infections.
  • To strictly adhere to the Principles of Bio-Ethics in the clinical practice
  • To impart quality education and patient care of highest order using appropriate state of the art facilities and materials
  • To develop adequate skill, knowledge and Attitude along with communication skills in order to generate competent, skilled manpower to face the scientific and social challenges with high degree of credibility, integrity ethical standards and social concerns.

Under Graduate Training Programme:

The department is divided into the undergraduate and postgraduate sections. An undergraduate student is initially introduced to the basics of Orthodontics by means of lectures, seminars, and discussions from the 2nd year BDS onwards. The 3rd year and final year students get well acquainted with the Diagnosis and Treatment Planning which is the prime requisite to prepare them towards their success in clinical practice. They are also trained in clinical management of mild to moderate types of malocclusions.

Highlights of the under graduate training programme:

    1. A Faculty is allotted for theory and practical classes.
    2. ICT and Multimedia Presentations are used extensively for theory classes. This helps in better understanding of the concepts and at the same time makes learning an enjoyable experience.
    3. One to one interaction and discussions with the students during Practical classes and clinical postings.
    4. Practical demonstrations for various techniques and procedures like wire bending, acrylization, finishing, etc.
    5. The department library has latest Orthodontic books, Journals & Periodicals for ready reference.
    6. Personal counseling of students by senior staff members.
    7. Feedback is regularly obtained from students regarding Teaching and Learning process
    8. Formative and Summative assessments followed by identification of slow learners and advanced learners. Appropriate remedial actions for the respective class of students are initiated

Post Graduate Training Programme:

The PG course in Orthodontics and Dento-facial Orthopaedics was started in the year 1989 affiliated to the Mangalore University. In 1995 it was affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka and since the year 2009, the course is under Nitte, Deemed to be University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India, with an intake of 09 students annually.

Highlights of the Post Graduate Training Programme:

    1. Clinical Exposure and Training for the management of vast number of cases with various types of Dento-facial disorders.
    2. Custom made Computerized Record maintaining System
    3. Use of 2D and 3D Digital Diagnosis and Treatment planning softwares
    4. The training modules comprising of very basic to most advanced Orthodontic Techniques and Mechanics
    5. Micro teaching modules
    6. Moderator system, Structured evaluation and Feedback for Seminar presentations
    7. System of Critical Evaluation of journal club presentations, case presentations
    8. Additional Research project /Epidemiology study
    9. Extensive Rural Service through the Satellite Health Centers of the Institution.
    10. Strict adherence to Department Logbook
    11. Regular Multi-media Seminar Presentations, Journal Clubs and Case presentations
    12. Personal attention and supervision by experienced and qualified faculty.

Areas of Special Interest:

  1. Orthodontic Implants
  2. Cleft Lip and Palate Management
  3. Growth Modulations
  4. Distraction Osteogenesis
  5. Ortho-Perio Interdisciplinary Cases.
  6. Lingual Orthodontics and Clear Aligners.

Future Plans:

  1. Development of the department as a Reference Centre for the Management of various Dento-facial Disorders.
  2. To establish an Interactive collaborations with Universities / Institutions of repute.
  3. To start Fellowship and Short term Training Programme in Super Specialty Orthodontic Care.
  4. To initiate at least one PhD Project per year in the Department.

Faculty:

Sl No.

Name

Designation

Year of joining

UG Teaching Experience

PG Teaching Experience

Ph.D Guide

Publications in Numbers

Books Published

1.

Dr. U S Krishna Nayak

Principal & Dean

1986

31

28

Yes

71

2.

Dr. M S Ravi

Professor & HOD

1993

24

22

23

3.

Dr. Kuttappa M N

Professor

2000

17

17

Yes

4

4.

Dr. Ashutosh Shetty

Professor

2007

16

10

6

5.

Dr. K Saidath

Professor

2004

13

13

9

6.

Dr. Nandakishore P

Additional Professor

2006

11

11

5

7.

Dr. Akhil Shetty

Additional Professor

2010

7

7

6

8.

Dr. Prajwal Shetty

Reader

2009

8

8

6

9.

Dr. Mcqueen Mendonca

Reader

2010

7

7

6

10.

Dr. Azhar Mohammed

Lecturer

2010

5

5

4

11.

Dr. Murali P S

Lecturer

2013

4

4

11

12.

Dr. Crystal Runa Soans

Lecturer

2014

3

3

7

13.

Dr. Abdul Jamih

Lecturer

2015

3

2

-

14.

Dr. Kaushik Shetty

Lecturer

2017

6 months

6 months

1


Courses offered:

  • BDS
  • MDS: 09 admissions / year
  • Fellowship (Craniofacial Orthodontics).
  • PhD

Department Awards/Achievements/Highlights :-

Prof. (Dr.) U.S.Krishna Nayak, Principal and Dean

  • Nominated to the Board of International College of Dentists, U.S.A., (Section VI) ,in charge for the Community service activities in the Section which includes India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
  • Conferred with the prestigious Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow (MFDS-RCPS).
  • Received H.D. Merchant Memorial Award in recognition and appreciation of the contribution to ICD Section VI in 2015
  • Conferred the outstanding professor award by the Indian Orthodontic Society (2014)
  • Best Dentist Award by ‘HEAL TALK’ presented at FDI World Conference, (2014).
  • Elected to the Dental Council of India from the prestigious category of Principals/Deans of Dental Colleges in the Country (2013).

Dr. M. S. Ravi, Prof & HOD

  • Recognised as the ‘International Faculty for the Bio Ethics’ by the UNESCO chair for Bioethics
  • Appointed as Chairman of Ethical Committee for Human research , Mangalore University

Dr. Kuttappa M.N, Professor,

  • Appointed as External Member of Board of Studies in Orthodontics , Yenepoya University

Dr. Crystal Soans, Asst. Professor

  • Won Best Scientific Poster, 2nd Place at International conference “Oral Health Well Being” on 15th to 17th October 2015 at ABSMIDS.
  • Crystal Soans won Best Scientific faculty paper at International conference “Oral Health Well Being” on 15th to 17th October 2015 at ABSMIDS

Post Graduate's Achievements:

  • Robin Mathew Won Ist Prize for his Paper - Does increasing the vertical intrusive force help obtain torque control in lingual orthodontics? at the 17th IOS PG Convention, Mangalore - Research category
  • Fernaz Behlim won 1stPrize for her Paper titled “Cephalometric analysis of maxillary protraction with Intermaxillary elastics attached from miniplates to bonded RME” in the Clinical Innovation Category at the 17thIOS PG Convention, Mangalore
  • Aneesh Katyal. won IInd Prize for his Paper titled Shear bond Strength of Orthodontic brakets after application of antioxidant on bleached teeth. in the Research category ; Presented at the 17thIOS PG Convention, Mangalore.
  • Neelen Sha won Ist Prize for his Poster titled “Trouble Shooting in Lingual Orthodontics” in the Clinical Category at the 17thIOS PG Convention, Mangalore.
  • Dr Jyoti Kumari won Ist prize in Table Clinic at the 17thIOS PG Convention,Mangalore
  • Neelen Shah won 3rd place for Scientific paper presentation in "Clinical Innovation Category” at 16th National Indian Orthodontic P.G Convention held at Vishakapatnam from 16th -18th March 2012 "ALTRAMEC: A New protocol for Maxillary Expansion used with Facemask Therapy"
  • Manmeet Kaur 1st place for Best Poster "Research Category" at 16th National Indian Orthodontic P.G Convention held at Vishakapatnam from 16th - 18th March 2012 “Comparison of Master Muscle thickness and body mass index in Cleft and Non-Cleft Individuals."
  • Faizan Ahmed Khan won I st Place for the Scientific Paper Presentation at the 39 th Karnataka State Dental Conference IDA held at Mysore, November 2011
  • Crystal Runa Soans won III rdPlace in the Poster presentation General Category “ Biometrics in Orthodontics“ at 15th National Indian Orthodontic Society P.G Convention at Himachal Mountaineering College Manali 2011
  • Rishikesh S. Anvekar Secured 2nd Place in Clinical category Poster Presentation "Debonding Techniques "at IOS PG convention, Chennai, on 18th & 19th June 2011
  • Dr Nikul Jasani & Dr. Vinaya. S won IInd Place in the Poster Presentation at the 39 thKarnataka State Dental Conference IDA held at Mysore on 25th -27th November 2011
  • The following students won prizes at the National Level 20th IOS PG Convention held at Amritsar from 3rd to 6th March 2016.
    • Atysha Mohindroo, won the first place in paper presentation – clinical category for the paper titled “fixing the dilemma with fixed functional – a case report”.
    • Megha Parikh, won the second place in paper presentation – research category for the paper titled “role of chordin (chrd) gene in mandibular micrognathia –a genetic study”.
    • Priyanka Udeshi, won the second place in poster presentation – research category for the poster titled “Happy patients. Happy Orthodontists”.
  • Suraj Sinha, has won the 3rd prize for his Oral Presentation titled ‘Salivary concentration of RANKL and OPG during Orthodontic Treatment” at the National Orthodontic PG convention held at Varanasi, UP from 16th to 19th Feb.2017

Research Projects:

  • External Projects: Completed Projects :04

Sl.No

Name of the Faculty

Agency

Title

Sanctioned amount

1

Dr. M. S .Ravi

Dr Suchetha kumari

Board of

Research in

Nuclear Sciences (BRNS)

“Cytotoxicity of Orthodontic Adhesives”

Rs.13.7 lakhs

2

Dr. Krishna Nayak

Dr. Suchetha Kumari

Dr. Dileep Quadros

I C M R,

New Delhi

In vivo study of DNA damage on Buccal mucosal cells treatment with various orthodontic appliances

Rs.10.50 lakhs

3

Dr. Krishna Nayak

ICMR, New Delhi

Fluoride release rate from an orthodontic sealant

Rs.5000

4

Dr.Krishna Nayak

ICMR, New Delhi

Ion release from NiTi orthodontic wires in artificial saliva with various acidities -An Invitro study"

Rs. 10,000


  • Nitte Projects: Completed Projects :06

1

Cytotoxicity of Electric Spot Welding- An in Vitro Study

Dr.. U.S.Krishna Nayak

Rs. 2,00,000/-

2

Microbial Flora on the white coats of dental Heathcare Professionals”

Dr. Murali P.S

Dr. U. S. Krishna Nayak,

Rs. 10,000

3

Alkaline Phosphatase Levels in the Gingival Crevicular fluid during orthodontic tooth movement.”

Dr. Murali P.S

Dr. U. S. Krishna Nayak,

Rs. 10,000

4

Effect of orthodontic force application on specific biochemical mediator levels

Dr. Akhil Shetty

Rs. 50,000

5

Role of Chordin (CHRD) gene in mandibular micrognathia – an Institutional study

Dr. Ashutosh Shetty

Rs. 25,000

6

Effect of initial orthodontic activation on Myeloperoxidase enzymatic activity in patients with Dental crowding

Dr. U S Krishna Nayak

Rs. 10,000


  • Ongoing Projects :04

Sl.No

Name of the Faculty

Title

Sanctioned amount

1

Dr.Murali P S

“Evaluation of Mandibular Morphology and the association of muscle segment Homeobox (Msx) Gene in individuals with Mandibular Retrognathia

Rs.3,00,000

2

Dr. Crystal Runa Soans

Effect of Silver nano particles on the physicochemical properties, antimicrobial properties and biocompatibility of orthodontic adhesive – an in vitro study

Rs. 2,00,000

3

Dr. M. S. Ravi

Assessment of Facial and Dental Arch Symmetry in Individuals with Anterior Open Bite – A Frontal Cephalometric Study.

Rs. 10,000

4

Dr. M N Kuttappa

Radiographic evaluation of the rate of tooth movement through a xenograft- a comparative study

Rs. 70,000


Outreach Program, Place, Date and Patients Statistics for one year (If Applicable)

Sl.No

Centre

No. of patients treated (2017)

1.

ABSMIDS Rural Satellite Centre, SRINGERI

690

2.

K.S Hegde Memorial Satellite dental clinic- NITTE

540

3.

Nadiguthu Siddhu Shetty Memorial Satellite centre, MUNDKUR

339

4.

Sri Sathya Sai General Hospital, ALIKE

468

5.

K. Srinivas Hegde Memorial Medical &Dental Clinic, BAILOOR

380

6.

Sadananda Dental & Medical Health Centre; SUBRAMANYA

433

7.

Chittoor Manjayya Shetty Memorial Dental Clinic, MARANAKATTE

431

8.

K.S Hegde Memorial Dental Clinic-Ashwin Hospital, MADIKERI

312

9.

Nitte Ghajaria Hospital, KARKALA

297

10

NMHM Rural Centre, HEJAMADIKODI

90

11

Sevanjali Rural Centre, FARGANGIPET

157

Total

4137