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.
- 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
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.
Undoubtedly a wonderful place for - learning and nurturing future professionals”. Great teachers, state of the art infrastructure, excellent exposure to clinical content and research -makes the Department of Orthodontics and Dento-facial orthopaedics at Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore – “The finest orthodontic post graduate department in the country.
Dr. Abhisek Ghosh
Department is fully committed to offer the highest level of orthodontic training to the students. The faculty leaves no stone unturned to educate the students, provide them with the best of infrastructure and orthodontic programs, and expose them to variety of complicated cases, to produce good clinicians. It was a great experience learning in such a supportive environment.
The department of orthodontics and Dentofacial orthopaedics has one of the highest standards of teaching and mentoring in Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore. An efficient team of faculty who are always approachable creates a student friendly environment in the department. The equipment and materials provided to us students are upgraded with the latest advancements in the field. The quality of work expected from students is high which helps students to thrive for perfection. It has definitely been a great experience to be a part of the learning process MCODS Mangalore has offered and I am a proud alumnus of this institution.
Never in this country would you come across such a genuine institution. MCODS Mangalore had always been great in nurturing knowledge, skills and boosting self-confidence. The aura of being an Alumnus of this institution gives me pride and selfless support from staffs and other alumni takes me to great heights.