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M.D.S. in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Being known as the first crafted and the most prominent specialty in the field of dentistry, the branch of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, deals with the prevention, diagnosis, interception and treatment of any dental and skeletal malocclusion or mal-positions of teeth and jaws both in children and adults. The branch of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics is generally known as the most sought after discipline out of the nine specialties among the students aspiring for MDS after the completion of BDS programme. An Orthodontist skillfully focuses on the proper alignment of teeth and dental arches called the maxilla and mandible. Apart from this, the treatment of any dental and skeletal malocclusion or misalignment in the proper facial structure of teeth and jaws and other abnormalities of the developing or mature orofacial structures falls under the integrated specialty of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Generally, an Orthodontist is known as a doctor specialized for applying braces. The various types of malocclusions require different types of braces or appliances according to the facial abnormalities ranging from simple removable braces to complicated growth modifying appliances and fixed functional braces. In some critical cases, these conventional braces are also preceded with specialized appliances such as headgear and expanders.

The M. D. S. in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics is a three year Postgraduate programme that has been focused primarily on management of tooth movement and facial growth and development during childhood. The department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics at Desh Bhagat Dental College has adopted a comprehensive curriculum which carves capable Orthodontists out of graduate dentists. The department has engaged the most commendable academic and professional personalities of the relevant field as the faculty of the department to saturate interceptive, comprehensive and multidisciplinary orthodontic treatment modalities in the students. Along with this, a functioning OPD has been provided in the department to enrich the students with preclinical and clinical expertise, management and treatment planning of various clinical cases in the field of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics. Apart from these academic facilities, the department has also been equipped with various advanced technical amenities such as Wet & Dry Lab, cephalometric tracing room, digital radiography & intraoral imaging, dentine desensitizer & odontometer etc. To ingrain the students with multifaceted capabilities, the department has been coordinated with the department of Oral Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery to deal with the patients of cleft lip and palate and craniofacial syndrome.
Duration of course
3 Years
Number of seats
- Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015
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The college is affiliated to Desh Bhagat University (DBU), Mandi Gobindgarh, Punjab.

Government Approval
Desh Bhagat Dental College & Hospital Mandi Gobindgarh is recognized by Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (Department of Health), PMS section, New Delhi for BDS and MDS Courses.