MDS in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

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PHD

Overview

Orthodontics studies the growth and development of jaws and the face, particularly, and the body generally, and how they influence the position of teeth. It studies the action and reaction of internal and external influences on the development of teeth and the prevention and correction of arrested and unequal development. It is an area concerned with the supervision, guidance and correction of growing and mature dento-facial structures, including those conditions that require a movement of teeth or correction of malrelation and malformation of related structures.

Objective

This program is designed to train dental surgeons with a career in Orthodontics and dento-facial Orthopedics with an emphasis on prevention as well as correction.

  • To train students in the knowledge of supervision, guidance and correction of growing and mature dento-facial structures.
  • To train students to diagnose the common orthodontic problems such as dental malocclusion, skeletal jaw discrepancies, malformation and malfunctioning of oro-facial structures, and understand the etiology and pathophysiology to describe the clinical signs and symptoms.
  • To critically analyse various treatment options and deliver them efficiently in an evidence-based rational approach. 
  • Train students in competence to design and manage appropriate intra or extra oral, removable, or fixed orthodontic, myo-functional and orthopedic appliance for a given orthodontic problem. 
  • To manage potential problems of mechanotherapy, post treatment relapse and effectively initiate corrective procedures.
  • To provide opportunities for a career in Orthodontics and Dento-facial Orthopedics.
  • Trains students in a high degree of clinical proficiency in the subject matter and develops competence in research and its methodology in the orthodontic field. 
  • Trains students to respect patient’s rights and privileges, including a patient’s right to information. 
  • To encourage humility and teamwork.

Highlights

  • Modular teaching

    All teaching learning delivery, including assessment, is defined for every module and as according to DCI requirements

  • Credit-based System

    Learning experience is measured using a credit system for transparency and clarity in the global platform

  • Importance to Formative Assessment

    Periodic assessment assists in both self-improvement and sets goals for achievement. It also helps in program evaluation and feedback for improvement

  • Focus on development of transferrable skills

    Importance is given to communication skills and leadership, which help in transferring learning to action in society

  • Research Focus

    Student research skills are honed and scientific curiosity nurtured, especially since evidence-based dentistry is the backbone of clinical practice

  • Uses application-based learning. 
  • Offers internship, training, and placement support with various worldwide universities and industries.
  • Provides varied research opportunities.
  • Includes expert guest lectures from varied institutions and industries. 
  • Ensures a group project and dissertation as output. 
  • Offers workshop, industry visits, group discussions and debates.
  • Classes in small batches to encourage in-depth learning

  • We offer accommodation in student hostels on our campus, and even offer third-party off-campus hotels where necessary to ensure students can focus on what matters the most. 
  • Our on-campus facilities include WiFi any time of the day, 24/7.
  • From a host of eateries and laundry facilities, we ensure that students have access to all facilities.
  • We encourage students to participate in co-curricular activities on campus which include sports and cultural events, both at a university level and a faculty level.
  • We help students focus on independent and sponsored research with projects and a dissertation

Structure

Study Domains

  • PSTM

    Programme Specialisation Teaching Module

    Includes a vertical and horizontal integration of the topics of the specialty

  • RM

    Research module

    In addition to classes in Research Methodology, this is a module designed to teach how to conceptualise and execute a research project and disseminate research findings

  • FCM

    Faculty Common Modules

    Courses that add value for all round development of the dental specialist

  • EL

    Elective

    Includes training and a research project in an institution in India or abroad and a teacher training module

Course Progression

Course Credits Study Domain
Preclinical phase

PGORTH01 Theory Practicals

24 Programme Specialisation Teaching Module PSTM
Clinical photography

PGFCM01 Theory Practicals

1 Faculty Common Modules FCM
Basic and advanced life support

PGFCM02 Theory Practicals

1 Faculty Common Modules FCM
Personality Development and Soft Skills

PGFCM03

1 Faculty Common Modules FCM
Ethics and Professionalism

PGFCM04

1 Faculty Common Modules FCM
Research Methodology

PGRM01

2 Research module RM

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Clinical Phase Basics – 1

PGORTH02 Theory Practicals

24 Programme Specialisation Teaching Module PSTM
Short term project/Group project

PGRM02 Theory Practicals

6 Research module RM

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Clinical Phase Basics – 2

PGORTH03 Theory Practicals

24 Programme Specialisation Teaching Module PSTM
Teacher Training Module

PGEM01

1 Elective EL
Library Dissertation

PGRM03

4 Research module RM
Conference presentation

PGRM05

1 Research module RM

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Clinical Phase Advanced - 1

PGORTH04 Theory Practicals

24 Programme Specialisation Teaching Module PSTM
Training in any other institution in India or Abroad

PGEM02 Theory Practicals

3 Elective EL
Dissertation

PGRM04 Theory Practicals

8 Research module RM

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Clinical Phase Advanced - 2

PGORTH05 Theory Practicals

24 Programme Specialisation Teaching Module PSTM
Dissertation

PGRM04 Theory Practicals

10 Research module RM
Journal publication

PGRM06

1 Research module RM

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Clinical Phase Advanced - 3

PGORTH06 Theory Practicals

20 Programme Specialisation Teaching Module PSTM

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Details

Programme specialisation Teaching Module (PSTM) 1 — 6

There are two components to this. Component 1 (Continuous Evaluation of Module CEM) for PSTM 1 – 6 includes theory assessment, assignment, clinical assessment, and viva voce.

Component 2 (Programme End Exam CEE) has a theory component, clinical component, pedagogy and viva voce.

Theory component

Part I

  • Paper I: Applied Basic Sciences: Applied anatomy, Physiology, Dental Materials, Genetics, Pathology, Physical Anthropology, Applied Research methodology, Bio-Statistics and Applied Pharmacology, Orthodontic history, Concepts of occlusion and esthetics, Child and Adult Psychology, Etiology and classification of malocclusion, Dentofacial Anomalies, Diagnostic procedures and treatment planning in Orthodontics, Practice management in Orthodontic
  • Paper II: Clinical Orthodontics 
  • Paper III: Descriptive and analysing type question and clinical Component

Clinical Component

A structured clinical exam for different exercises will be assessed for 200 marks.

  • Case discussion and management of growth modulation modality (50 marks)
  • Comprehensive case discussion of five finished orthodontic cases (75 marks)
  • Comprehensive case discussion and treatment planning for orthodontic management (25 marks)

Bonding/​wire bending/face-bow bending exercise (50 marks)

Pedagogy and Viva voce Component

A structured viva voce exam for 80 marks and pedagogy for 20 marks conducted during a clinical exam

Research, Faculty Common and Elective Modules

These modules will be assessed as per the norms as specified in the module specification. The assessment for these modules is through tests, presentations or any other method as specified in the module specification

Careers

  • Researcher

  • Specialist Dental Surgeon

  • Clinical Practice

  • Diagnostician

  • Orthodontist

Admissions

Eligibility

Candidates must have a recognised degree of Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery awarded by a University or institute in India and registered with the State Dental Council. The Candidate must have obtained a provisional or permanent registration and undergone compulsory rotatory internship for a year in an approved and recognised dental college

Application Process

Students seeking admissions are required to appear and qualify in the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET-MDS) conducted on all India basis.

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PGET Code: D10

All admissions are done through centralised common counselling by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). For details visit: www​.kea​.kar​.nic​.in/​p​g​e​t​2​0​1​9.htm

Foreign/​NRI students seeking admissions are also required to qualify NEET examination conducted on all India basis.

Fees & Scholarships

Government Seats:

  • As per Government of Karnataka for Indian nationals

University Seats:

  • Rs 12,71,800 per annum for Indian nationals

Eligibility

  • The Council may, on payment of the prescribed fee for registration, grant temporary registration for the duration of the post-graduate training restricted to the dental college/​institution to which he or she is admitted for the time being exclusively for post-graduate studies: Provided further that temporary registration to such foreign national shall be subject to the condition that such person is duly registered as medical practitioner in his/​her own country from which he/​she has obtained his/​her basics dental qualification and that his/​her degree is recognized by the corresponding state dental council or concerned authority
  • Equivalence certificate by Association of Indian Universities
  • Should have proof of proficiency in English with a minimum TOEFL score of 8

Application Process

Students seeking admissions are required to appear and qualify in the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET-MDS) conducted on all India basis.

https://​nbe​.edu​.in,

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PGET Code: D10

All admissions are done through centralised common counselling by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). For details visit: www​.kea​.kar​.nic​.in/​p​g​e​t​2​0​1​9.htm

Foreign/​NRI students seeking admissions are also required to qualify NEET examination conducted on all India basis.

Fees & Scholarships

NRI/ Foreign Students:

  • USD 25000 + Other fee Rs.71,800 per annum 

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