MDS Orthodontics and
Dentofacial Orthopaedics

MDS Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics

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Eligibility - MDS - Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics

The minimum qualification for admission to the post graduate program is pass in BDS with permanent registration of any State Dental Council.

Duration : 3 Years INTAKE : 9


Admission to MDS under General category

The admission under the General category will be on the basis of NEET PG ranking. Centralised counselling for allotment of seats will be conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA )

Admission to MDS under NRI / Management category

Students seeking admission under the NRI/ Management category should also be NEET PG qualified. The candidates should fulfil the eligibility criteria prescribed by KEA for admission under this category. The counselling for this category will also be conducted by KEA.

The payment of fee shall be in foreign currency or from the NRE account of the Sponsor.

Documents to be produced at the time of admission

  • NEET PG Rank / Score card
  • 10th Std marks card/pass certificate for proof of date of birth – Original + 3 attested photocopies.
  • BDS Degree Marks cards of all years - Original + 3 attested photocopies.
  • Internship Completion Certificate - Original + 3 attested photocopies.
  • Provisional / Degree Certificate - Original + 3 attested photocopies.
  • DCI Registration Certificate - Original + 3 attested photocopies.
  • Transfer Certificate from the institution last attended – Original + 3 attested photocopies.
  • Conduct certificate from the institution last attended – Original
  • Eligibility Certificate issued by the Registrar, (Deemed to be University)
  • Migration certificate from the University last studied
  • Physical Fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner
  • Photographs – Recent color photo with white background, of resolution 300-600 dpi & size 35mm X 45 mm (Passport size) & 20mm X 25mm (Stamp size)
  • Aadhar card copy of the student

Additional Documents to be produced

  • Parents / Sponsors Passport Copy
  • Residence Permit copy of the Parent / Sponsor
  • Working / Employment Certificate of Parent / Sponsors (NRI candidate)
  • Sponsorship Letter
  • PIO card (for person of Indian Origin)

For Foreign Nationals – Additional Documents to be produced

  • No Objection Certificate from the Government of India
  • AIDS -free certificate from a competent medical authority
  • Residential Permit issued by the Foreigners’ Registration Office and the District Superintendent of Police
  • Passport & Valid Students VISA for the period of study
  • Aadhar card copy of the student

For any information regarding the admissions, mail us at: info@nitte.edu.in

Program Structure:

Part I Paper I:Applied Basic Sciences
Part II Paper-I : Orthodontic history, Concepts of occlusion and esthetics, Child and Adult Psychology, Etiology and classification of maloclusion, Dentofacial Anomalies, DiagnosticproceduresandtreatmentplanninginOrthodontics,Practicemanagementin Orthodontic .
Paper-II : Clinical Orthodontics
Paper-III:Essays- Descriptive and analysing type questions

Other requirements: Dissertation

Program Outcomes

At the end of the program, graduates will be able to...

  • PO1 : Apply the Knowledge of basic medical sciences relevant to the practice of Orthodontics.
  • PO2 : Diagnose the abnormal growth and development patterns of Dento-facial skeletal and soft tissue structures along with their etiology and pathophysiology.
  • PO3 : Discuss the dynamic interrelationship and reactions of biological process and mechanical forces acting in and around the stomatognathic system.
  • PO4 : Demonstrate the in-depth Knowledge of theories and types of tooth movement, methods of controlling the untoward effects and mechanical aspects of Orthodontic tooth movement.
  • PO5 : Recognize the etiological factors for the development of malocclusion and be able to classify the various types of malocclusions and related disorders affecting the craniofacial region.
  • PO6 : Display the effective use of appropriate diagnostic aids in Clinical Orthodontics.
  • PO7 : Employ critical thinking and understanding of the principles of clinical management of various types of moderate to complex Dento-facial disorders requiring Orthodontic treatment.
  • PO8 : Develop skills for systematic preparation and maintenance of case records in both manual and digital forms.
  • PO9 : Demonstrate the skills for the diagnosis and develop a treatment plan for all types of malocclusions.
  • PO10: Demonstrate the application of recent advances in biomaterials, techniques and Technology.
  • PO11: Design , fabricate Orthodontic appliances and clinically carry out treatment including preventive, interceptive and corrective procedures for all types of malocclusions.
  • PO12: Display the skills for clinical management of medically compromised patients, adult patients and other cases requiring multi-disciplinary approach.
  • PO13: Demonstrate the clinical skills required to prevent the relapse of the Orthodontic treatment outcomes.
  • PO14: Demonstrate the ability to critically analyze and comment on structure and components of research papers.
  • PO15: Plan, organize and conduct both clinical and basic research project with an aim of publishing /present the research outcome in various scientific forums.
  • PO16: Demonstrate teaching skills and oral presentation skills with the use of Information & Communication Techniques.
  • PO17: Demonstrate the techniques of disease prevention, public awareness, infection control and provision of health care in the community.
  • PO18: Identify any newly encountered clinical situation and exhibit the ability to integrate the prior Knowledge to synthesize an appropriate treatment plan for effective management of these novel clinical conditions.
  • PO19: Develop skills to practice independently in terms of academic, clinical and research contexts.
  • PO20: Recognize and respect the patients’ rights, moral and ethical responsibilities, medico-legal aspects involved in the Oral health care delivery of the individual patient as well as the population.
  • PO21: Accept the apprehension and psychological status of the patient and parents and demonstrate the techniques of motivation and instill positive behavior towards the treatment.
  • PO22: Develop a high degree of credibility, integrity and professional honesty with social concern.
  • PO23: Develop skills for effective communication with patients, explaining them the various treatment options, the complications involved with different types of Orthodontic procedures and be able to obtain written informed consent for the same.