ORTHODONTICS AND DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPAEDICS

DEPARTMENT OF ORTHODONTICS AND DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPAEDICS

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Orthodontics is the science of correction of irregular teeth and jaws. It has the unique distinction of being dentistry’s first specialty. The Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics was established as a specialized unit at ACDS way back in 2001 at inception. The department was initially located in a room at the old campus location at Mercury Lines, Trimulgherry, Secunderabad prior to moving into the spacious current location in May 2003.

Post graduate training in Orthodontics( MDS) started in the year 2012 with 5batches of students completing the course and 3 currently in training. Orthodontics is taught at the undergraduate level in the 3rd and 4th years of training. Thirteen batches of BDS students have completed their dental training at ACDS and are pursuing their profession in all parts of the country and abroad.

Orthodontics as a specialty is the most sought after due to the ability of an orthodontist to positively influence growth and development and bring about significant facial and dental changes in their patients. The period of post graduate training is 3 years and is rigorous. ACDS as an institution, has been blessed with an abundant number of patients from all walks of life visiting the institution for their dental treatment. Post graduate trainees are able to diagnose and treat a large number of malocclusions using the latest and best mechanotherapies.

Treatment of all dental and skeletal malocclusions is undertaken in the department with patients ranging in ages between 8 and 65 years. The latest treatment modalities including Damon self ligation, clear aligners, orthodontic implants and orthognathic surgical procedures are undertaken routinely. The department has highly trained and efficient faculty in addition to the latest equipment in order to provide the best possible treatment to a large segment of the population. Some needy patients are also treated free of cost. The department also looks after the orthodontic needs of the community by being a part of regular dental screening camps and improving awareness of orthodontic problems.

Post graduate trainees undertake a wide variety of treatment procedures, do active research as a part of their curriculum, attend national and international conferences, seminars and workshops as part of overall development. Additionally, the faculty and students also publish their research findings and clinical work in journals of national and international repute. The mission of the department is to generate, spread knowledge and serve the community at large in the best possible way by being a center of excellence. The vision is to advance orthodontic treatment and health by creating and fostering leaders in clinical care, research and education who strive for eminence by overall integration of knowledge encompassing multiple disciplines.

Name: Dr. Prasad Chitra
Designation: Professor and Head of Department
Department: Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics
Email/Contact Info: prasadchitra24@gmail.com

Current Academic Role & Responsibilities:
1. Dean of Academic Section
2. Examiner for UG & PG University exams
3. Supervise UG and PG students in the clinic
4. PG Guide
5. Guiding PG’s with their LD and short studies
6. Supervise PG students in the clinical work
7. Guiding UG students in Pre-Clinical work
8. Taking theory classes for IV BDS
9. Member of various College boards

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING:

Subject Subject code Year
Preclinical Orthodontics   3rd BDS
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics   4TH BDS and Post graduates

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
BDS   SDM College of Dental Sciences, Dharwad 1996
MDS   SDM College of Dental Sciences, Dharwad 1999
M.OrthRCS   Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2000
MDO RCPS   Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 2000
Doctorate in Orthodontics (PhD)   Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru  

EXPERIENCE:

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Army College of Dental Sciences Professor & HOD   2001- till now

ACHIEVEMENTS/ ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:

S.No Title Name of the Journal Year
1 Journal of Indian Dental Association Crossroads 2002
2 Journal of Indian Dental Association Photography for the practicing dentists 2003
3 Journal of Indian Dental Association Management of skeletal class II malocclusion with growth modulation and orthodontics 2003
4 Journal of Indian Dental Association Orthodontics in adults. Possibilities and management 2003
5 Journal of Indian Dental Association Lingual Orthodontics. Fact or Fiction 2003
6 Journal of Indian Dental Association Functional appliance for you and me 2004
7 Journal of Indian Dental Association Non extraction therapy with the Refined Begg Appliance 2004
8 Indian Dentist Research and Review Dietary factors in dental disease. A review 2008
9 Famdent Practical Dentistry Handbook Restoring a fractured incisor – An everyday challenge 2008
10 Journal of Health Sciences Digital Dental Photography 2011
11 International Journal of Scientific Research Efficacy of a primerless light cured orthodontic composite over two conventional bonding systems 2014
12 Indian Journal of Applied Research Changes in upper lip dimensions during rest and smiling based on age and sex in Indian population 2014
13 International Journal of Scientific Research Soft tissue chin thickness comparisons in Indian Adult Class II Division 1 subjects 2014
14 Indian Journal of Applied Research The Curve of Spee – A Diagnostic Tool 2014
15 Indian Journal of Research The effects of 3 commonly consumed soft drinks on bracket bond strengths, microleakage and adhesive remnant index : An In-Vitro study 2014
16 Indian Journal of Applied Research Perceptions of facial attractiveness among different groups – An analysis 2014
17 Journal of Research and Advancement in Dentistry Assessment of different facial profiles by group of children, adolescents, dental students, artists and orthodontists 2015
18 Journal of Research and Advancement in Dentistry Management of a skeletal Class II malocclusion with a fixed functional appliance and orthodontics 2015
19 Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research Modified SARME ( Surgically Assisted Rapid Maxillary Expansion) in conjunction with orthodontic treatment 2015
20 Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research Altered passive eruption complicating optimal orthodontic bracket placement : A case Report and Review of Literature 2015
21 Journal of Research and Advancement in Dentistry Interdisciplinary management of crown root fracture in the anterior esthetic zone 2015
22 Orthodontic Journal of Nepal Rapid reactivation of open coil springs. A novel approach 2015
23 Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research Rapid maxillary expansion to correct palatal fracture malunion 2016
24 Dental Journal of Advanced Studies A comparison of the efficacy of a primerless orthodontic bonding adhesives as compared to conventional materials : An In – Vitro study 2016
25 Journal of Indian Orthodontic Society A new combination mirror with template for intraoral photography 2016
26 Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research Clinical instrument refurbishment – A chairside technique 2016
27 Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Benign reactive lymphadenopathy associated with submandibular gland enlargement during orthodontic treatment 2017
28 Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research Photogrammetric correlation of face with frontal radiographs and direct measurements 2017
29 Journal of Contemporary Orthodontics Photogrammetry as a tool to aid orthodontic diagnosis and treatment assessment 2017
30 Journal of Contemporary Orthodontics Management of asymmetric Class II malocclusion in association with mandibular deformity. A case report 2017
31 Orthodontic Journal of Nepal Determination of Bolton norms for Indian Population sample 2018
32 Journal of Contemporary Orthodontics Treatment outcomes in the Saggital and Vertical dimensions with the AdvanSync2 Class II corrector – A Case Series 2019
33 Orthodontic Journal of Nepal The extraction – non extraction conundrum and the role of self- ligation in present day mechanotherapy 2019
34 Journal of World Federation of Orthodontics Long term evaluation of metal ion release in orthodontic patients using fluoridated oral hygiene agents : An In – Vivo study 2019
35 Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research Photogrammetric reliability of frontal facial photographs with radiographs and anthropometric measurements 2019
36 Journal of Dr. NTR Univrersity of Health Sciences Perceptions of facial proportions and lip competency on facial attractiveness amongst people of Telangana origin 2019
37 European Oral Research Bolton’s analysis using a photogrammetric method on occlusal photographs 2020
38 Medicine and Pharmacy Reports Comparison of pain levels experienced in patients treated with 3 different orthodontic appliances : a randomized controlled trial 2020
39 Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research Effects of fluoride agents on surface characteristics of NiTi wires. An ex vivo investigation 2020
40 Orthodontic Waves Cone beam computed tomographic comparison of infrazygomatic crest bone thickness in patients with different facial types 2020
41 Orthodontic Journal of Nepal In Vivo Comparison of Ultimate Tensile Strength of Nickel – Titanium Aligning Archwires Exposed to Fluoridated Mouthwash 2020
42 Journal of Indian Orthodontic Society A new approach to prevent crown loosening and caries in the AdvanSync2 Class II Corrector 2020
43 Journal of contemporary orthodontics Finite element analysis evaluation of forces generated with Damon Q and MBT Conventional Appliances 2020
44 International Journal of Scientific Research Dentoskeletal, soft tissue and airway effects of the AdvanSync2 in patients with Class II Div 1 mandibular retrognathism : A Retrospective study 2020
45 Indian Journal of Dental Research Evaluating upper lip changes during smiling and at rest in Indian population 2020
46 Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research Performance comparison of vibration devices on orthodontic tooth movement – A systematic review and Meta – analysis 2020
47 Indian Journal of Dental Research Stereomicroscopic analysis of microleakage, evaluation of shear bond strength and adhesive remnants beneath orthodontic brackets under cyclic exposure to commercially consumed soft drinks 2020

BOOKS:

48 Evolution of orthodontic bracket systems 1 2015 15
50 Diagnosis and management of dental/skeletal asymmetries. In treatment protocols for practitioners published by the Indian Orthodontic Society 1 2016 15

Owner of Patent:

51 Orthodontic instrument for seating an archwire Application No : 202041033823 Indian Patent Office 1 2020 15

Name: Dr. Anirudh K Mathur
Designation: Associate Professor
Department: Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics
Email/Contact Info: dranirudhkm@gmail.com

Current Academic Role & Responsibilities:
1. Examiner for UG & PG University exams
2. Supervise UG and PG students in the clinic
3. PG Guide
4. Guiding PG’s with their LD and short studies
5. Supervise PG students in the clinical work
6. Guiding UG students in Pre-Clinical work
7. Taking theory classes for III & IV BDS
8. Member of various College boards

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING:

Subject Subject code Year
Preclinical Orthodontics   III BDS
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics   IV BDS & I, II,III MDS

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
BDS   HKDET Dental College, Humnabad (RGUHS) 2002
MDS   Bangalore Institute Of Dental Sciences, (RGUHS) 2008

EXPERIENCE:

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Army College of Dental Sciences, Secunderabad Associate Professor    

ACHIEVEMENTS/ ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:

S.No Title Name of the Journal Year
1 The Journal of the contemporary dental practice Finite Element Analysis of Dental Implant as Orthodontic Anchorage 2011
2 The Journal of the contemporary dental practice Apical Force Distribution due to Orthodontic Forces: A Finite Element Study 2011
3 Orthodontic Journal of Nepal Rapid reactivation of open coil springs. A novel approach 2015
4 Indian Journal of Orthodontic & Dentofacial Research Awareness of orthodontic treatment need in young adults between 18-25 years 2018
5 Journal of indian orthodontic society Keychain Attachment 2019
6 Orthodontic Waves Cone Beam Computed tomographic comparison of infrazygomatic crest bone thickness in patients with different facial height 2020
7 Journal of contemporary orthodontics Finite element analysis evaluation of forces generated with Damon Q and MBT Conventional Appliances 2020

Name: Dr. Pradeep Raj G
Designation: Reader
Department: Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics
Email/Contact Info: drpradeepraj@yahoo.co.in

Current Academic Role & Responsibilities:
1. Examiner for UG & PG University exams
2. Incharge for III BDS Students
3. Guiding PG’s with their LD and short studies
4. Guiding UG students in poster presentation and article writing
5. Taking theory classes for III & IV BDS
6. Supervise UG and PG students in the clinic
7. Member of various College boardsv

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING:

Subject Subject code Year
Preclinical Orthodontics   III BDS
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics   IV BDS & I, II,III MDS

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
BDS   Rajas dental college 2006
MDS   Mamata dental college 2010

EXPERIENCE:

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
S.B Patil Dental College Senior lecturer   2010-2014
S.B Patil Dental College Reader   2014-2015
Sri Sai Dental College Reader   2015-2017
GSL dental college Reader   2018-2020
Army College of Dental Reader   2020- till date

ACHIEVEMENTS/ ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:

S.No. Title Name of the Journal Year
1 DENTAL CHRONICLE AN INSIGHT INTO LINGUAL ORTHODONTICS 2009
2 JOURNAL OF INDIAN ORTHODONTIC SOCIETY ASSESSEMENT OF SKELETAL AND DENTAL MATURATION OF SHORT AND LONG FACE CHILDREN OF SOUTH INDIAN POPULATION 2012
3 JOURNAL OF DENTISTRY AND RESEARCH BURNING MOUTH SYNDROME: AN ENIGMATIC DISORDER 2013
4 JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ORAL HEALTH EVALTUATION OF SKELETAL MATURATION IN LINGAYAT CHILDREN 2016
5 JOURNAL OF PHARMACY AND BIO ALLIED SCIENCES CEPHALOMETRIC EVALUATION OF NATURAL HEAD POSITION IN LINGAYAT POPULATION OF KARNATAKA 2019

Name: Dr.Jangam Sowmya
Designation: senior lecturer
Department: Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics
Email/Contact Info: jangam.sowmya11@gmail.com

Current Academic Role & Responsibilities:
1. Incharge for Theory and Practical for 3rd BDS & 4th BDS students

 

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING:

Subject Subject code Year
Preclinical Orthodontics   3rd BDS & 4th BDS

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
BDS   Drs.Sudha and Nageswara Rao Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences, Andhra Pradesh 2012
MDS   GITAM Dental College and Hospital, Vishakapatanam 2016

EXPERIENCE:

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Army College of Dental Sciences, Secunderabad senior lecturer   2018- till now

ACHIEVEMENTS/ ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:

S.No. Title Name of the Journal Year
1 International Journal of Oral Health and Medical Research Cortisol: A Biomarker in Assessing Skeletal Maturation during Circumpubertal Development 2016

Name: Dr.Shubhnita Verma
Designation: Senior Lecturer
Department: Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics
Email/Contact Info: shubhnitaverma31@gmail.com

Current Academic Role & Responsibilities:
1. Incharge for Theory and Practical for 3rd BDS & 4th BDS students

 

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING:

Subject Subject code Year
Preclinical Orthodontics   3rd BDS & 4th BDS

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
BDS   Army College of Dental Sciences, Secunderabad 2014
MDS   Army College of Dental Sciences, Secunderabad 2018

EXPERIENCE:

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Army College of Dental Sciences, Secunderabad senior lecturer   2018- till now

ACHIEVEMENTS/ ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:

S.No. Title Name of the Journal Year
1 Journal of Contemporary Orthodontics Management of asymmetric Class II malocclusion in association with mandibular deformity. A case report 2017
2 Journal of Dr. NTR Univrersity of Health Sciences Perceptions of facial proportions and lip competency on facial attractiveness amongst people of Telangana origin 2019

 

Department of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics at Army College of Dental Sciences, Secunderabad is equipped with:

  1. Two well-functioning dental clinics for UG’s and PG’s with hydraulic operated dental chairs
  2. Photography and artistry room
  3. Cephalometrics room with tracing tables
  4. Laboratories (dry & wet)
  5. Seminar room
  6. Lock room
  7. Computer and treatment simulation room
  8. Dry heat sterilizers
  9. Hot air oven
  10. Implant kit
  11. Model trimmers
  12. Dolphin imaging
  13. Hydrosoldering unit
  14. Autoclave
  15. Dry heat sterilizer
  16. Anatomic articulator with facebow attachments
  17. Sandpaper mandrel
  18. Intra Oral Camera
  19. Scaling Instruments
  20. Restorative Instruments
  21. Extraction Forceps
  22. Fixed Intraoral X ray Units
  23. Portable Intraoral X ray Units
  24. Spot welders
  25. Ultra somic scalars
  26. Plaster Dispenser
  27. Model Trimmer with Diamond Disc
  28. Model Trimmer with Double Disc (Diamond and Carborundum)

NAME: DR. BHARAT POONIA
DEPARTMENT: OTHODONTICS AND DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPEDICS
YEAR: 2020-2023
EMAIL/CONTACT INFO: bharatpoonia786@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 


NAME: DR..PARTHIBAN V
DEPARTMENT: OTHODONTICS AND DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPEDICS
YEAR: 2020-2023
EMAIL/CONTACT INFO: parthibaan6@gmail.com

 

 

 

 


NAME: DR PASUPUREDDI KEERTHANA
DEPARTMENT: ORTHODONTICS AND DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPAEDICS
YEAR: 2018-2021
EMAIL/CONTACT INFO: kittureddy1994@gmail.com

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS/ ACHIEVEMENTS:
PUBLICATIONS
1. “In Vivo Comparison of Ultimate Tensile Strength of Nickel-Titanium Aligning Archwires Exposed to Fluoridated Mouthwash” in Orthodontic journal of Nepal (published Jan-June 2020)
2. “Finite element analysis evaluation of forces generated with Damon Q and MBT Conventional Appliances” in Journal of Contemporary Orthodontics (published April -June 2020)
3. “Dentoskeletal, soft tissue and airway effects of the advansync2 in patients with class ii div 1 mandibular retrognathism: a retrospective study” in International journal of Scientific Research (published Sep 2020)

ACHIEVEMENTS
1. Second place in 54th IOC Research category (November 2019); E-poster competition
2. First place in Damon bonding competition held at 54th IOC November 2019
3.First place in Virtual E-poster competition (MDS category) on “Impact of COVID-19 in dentistry” (August 2020)


NAME: Dr. Meghna Mukhopadhyay
DEPARTMENT: Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial OrthopedicsYEAR: 2019-22
EMAIL/CONTACT INFO: meghnamukho@gmail.com

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS/ ACHIEVEMENTS:
1. Papillon-Levefre Syndrome, Journal of ACDS June 2018

 

 

 

 


NAME: DR. PAULIN PAUL
DEPARTMENT: DEPARTMENT OF ORTHODONTICS AND DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPAEDICS
YEAR: 2018-2021
EMAIL/CONTACT INFO: paulinpaul93@gmail.com

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS/ ACHIEVEMENTS:
1. Cone beam computed tomographic comparison of infrazygomatic crest bone thickness in patients with different facial types in orthodontic wave (accepted manuscript 2020).
2. Best presentation of the session 24th IOS PG Students Convention.

 


NAME: DR. AGRIMA THAKUR
DEPARTMENT: OTHODONTICS AND DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPEDICS
YEAR: 2019-2022
EMAIL/CONTACT INFO: thakur.agrima@gmail.com

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS/ ACHIEVEMENTS:
1. Best poster in Research category at 6th Telangana State Dental Conference (Dec 2019).
2. Connect- Chancellor Governor’s Consolation Prize for essay on ‘COVID-19 and its implications on Social life’ (May 2020)

DEPARTMENT OF ORTHODONTICS
1. Removable Appliances
2. Removable Splint Retainers
3. Removable Myofunctional appliances
4. Fixed Myofunctional appliances
5. Interceptive Orthodontics
6. TMJ Splints
7. Fixed Retainers
8. MBT 0.022” Fixed Orthodontic Appliances
9. H4 Fixed Self Ligating Orthodontic Appliances
10. Pitts 21 Fixed Self Ligating Orthodontic Appliances
11. Damon Fixed Self Ligating Orthodontic Appliances
12. Orthodontic Micro-Implant Procedures
13. Surgical Orthodontics
14. Clear Aligners
15. Adult Orthodontic Treatment
16. Multi-Disciplinary Orthodontics
17. Headgears
18. Esthetic Driven Orthodontic Procedures

1. SMILE TORCH

2. ORTHODONTIC WORKSHOP

3. FLASH MOB AT INORBIT MALL

4. DAMON CDE PROGRAMME

5. ORTHODONTIC WEEK

6. PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

7. TAD’s CDE PROGRAMME

 

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