Department of Orthodontics deals in the treatment of patients with dentofacial deformities predominantly dental and skeletal malocclusions, cranio facial deformities, particularly cleft lip and palate.
The Department works in close co-ordination with the Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery providing combined orthodontic and orthognathic surgery for adult patients with skeletal malocclusion and craniofacial deformity. The department also works in tandem with the department of Periodontics, Prosthodontics and conservative dentistry and endodontics for treatment involving comprehensive dental rehabilitation of patients
The Department came into existence in 1991 with the establishment of The Syamala Reddy Dental College, Bangalore. The Department offers graduate programme (BDS) and three-year postgraduate programme leading to a Master of Dental Surgery degree. The advanced training programme in Orthodontics is approved and accredited by the Dental Council of India.
The Department of Orthodontics is well equipped with the latest infrastructure to provide quality treatment to all patients and the best of knowledge of the subject to all students. It offers excellent teaching and working experience to both its undergraduate students and its postgraduate students. The undergraduates are introduced to the department in their third year of studies, when they are given training in various wire bending exercises. In their final year they are introduced to the clinics and trained in diagnosing patients and treating cases with removable orthodontic appliances.
The department has an intake of two postgraduates every year and provides higher education in the subject of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics.
The section of Orthodontics has a wide range of activities covering following aspects; Preventive, Interceptive, Corrective Surgical.