The Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics at MCODS Mangalore was established in 1987 and deals with facial skeletal and dental deformities. It offers undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses.

The teaching program trains undergraduates in orthodontic diagnosis, case selection, removable appliance fabrication and management of simple dental malocclusion with removable appliances.

Postgraduates are trained to impart comprehensive orthodontic treatment which includes growth modulation, fixed appliance treatment, surgical Orthodontics and management of TMJ disorders. The department treats an average of 500 patients annually and has state-of-the-art technology, dedicated staff and infrastructure to render good services to patients.

Key Features

  • One of the first departments at Manipal Academy of Higher Education to initiate undergraduate and postgraduate training the same year and in existence for more than 30 years
  • Best-in-class infrastructure and faculty profile
  • Excellent clinical training and in-depth exposure
  • Registered Alumni Association with many of the alumni holding prime positions in premier institutions nationally and globally

The Core competencies

  • Fixed appliance orthodontics.
  • Removable appliances
  • Functional orthodontics with MyoFunctional Appliances
  • Lingual orthodontics
  • Surgical orthodontics
  • Cleft and craniofacial care
  • Clear aligner treatment



Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S)

BDS - Bachelor of Dental Surgery


 Master of Dental Surgery (M.D.S)

MDS - Master of Dental Surgery




Fully equipped Post graduate clinic

Well stocked library with large number of books & journals

Dedicated CBCT terminal

Dedicated photography room for clinical photography


Cloud based Patient Management System- PMSOD software

Research & Publications

The main research areas are Clinical Orthodontics, Cleft lip palate, Biomaterials, BioMechanics, Biology of Tooth Movement and Functional Therapy.