ORTHODONTICS AND DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPEDICS
The Tagore Dental College & Hospital and the Department of Orthodontics was founded in 2007 with the goal of offering graduate study in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics. Since its inception it has been engaged in research, teaching and patient care. The graduates of this institution have contributed greatly to the development of dentistry's oldest specialty.
The Department occupies a 6200 square-foot location on the Second floor of the College of Dentistry building at Tagore Group of Institutes in Rathinamangalam. Facilities include a modern Orthodontic clinic (UG & PG) and clinical laboratory; Sterilization areas; Computer, Data-processing, Library; photography room, appliance construction and plaster work area; seminar room; faculty offices; Reception and Waiting area.
The Department of Orthodontics at Tagore Dental College Hospital is equipped with state of the art infrastructure and equipments for imparting knowledge to the Post- Graduates on the use of latest equipments and giving them an exposure to the latest trends in Orthodontics.
As far as Orthodontics is concerned, we deal with individuals as early as 6-7 yrs to identify & recognize any developing skeletal abnormalities and preventively treat them so that it will turn out to become a problem.
And if the individual fails to visit the clinician at an early stage of the skeletal abnormality, then we have treatment options to modify & correct those skeletal and dental abnormalities.
Further we have various treatment options for adults ranging from removable appliances to fixed appliances. In adult individuals where skeletal abnormalities are present, Orthodontics along with Orthognathic Surgeries can bring great improvement in their lifestyle.
With the advent of Micro Implants the sphere of impact, to treat challenging malocclusions, has widened.
Following are the various treatment options used:
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PROF.DR.BALAJI KRISHNAN-PROFESSOR AND HEAD
He is part of this institution from 2008. To his credit he has many publications which are Pub Med indexed. He has delivered lectures on numerous international platforms, to name a few being the World Federation of Orthodontics - WFO conference at Sydney, FDI conference held in Dubai and in Singapore. He has served as the executive committee member of the Indian Orthodontic Society for seven years and served as the Treasurer of Indian orthodontic society for four years. He was recently honored for his services to The Indian Orthodontic Society and was awarded during the Cochin Orthodontic conference 2018. He is one of the few members in India to undergo TMJ training program directly from the Roth-William Foundation for 2 years, under the guidance of Dr. Williams. His special interests are TMJ & lingual orthodontics.
DR. JOB JACOB ANISON - READER
He completed his MDS in 2009 from The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Guindy, Chennai. He has more than eight years of teaching experience and serves as a Reader in this Department. He is privileged to have National & International publications in reputed Journals. He is involved in many institutional committees which work towards progress & harmony. He aims to give his Best, but likes to keep it Simple.
DR. SUNIL CHANDY VARGHESE - READER
Graduated his MDS from the SRM University in the year 2012, Chennai. He has a teaching experience of more than 5 years and is currently an Reader in the Dept of Orthodontics, TDCH. He believes in updating knowledge in this speciality with various certifications to his credit in Lingual Orthodontics, 3M Incognito, Invisalign & TADs.
DR. MAHALAKSHMI K – SENIOR LECTURER
Graduated BDS in 2009 and MDS in 2015 from Sree Balaji Dental College, Bharath University, Chennai. She has more than two years of teaching experience with many National & International publications to her credit. She has special interest in Lingual Orthodontics, TADs & Corticotomy in Orthodontics.
DR. R. RAJESH – SENIOR LECTURER
Completed his MDS orthodontics in 2017 from Ragas Dental college under the guidance of Prof. Dr. N. R. Krishnaswamy. He has special interest in Digital Dental Photography and Orthodontic Digital Software. He is currently pursuing a research on mini-implants in the buccal shelf and infra-zygomatic area. He has successfully completed part – I & II of Diplomate Indian Board of Orthodontics.
DR. G. PREETHI – SENIOR LECTURER
Completed her MDS in orthodontics from The Tamilnadu DR. MGR medical university, Chennai. She has undertaken a research on TMD and orthodontics and special interest in treating TMD cases. She has completed Phase 1 & 2 of the Diplomate Indian Board of Orthodontics.
DR. PRASHANTH SREENIVASAN – SENIOR LECTURER
Completed MDS Orthodontics (Gold Medalist) from The Bharath University, Chennai (BIHER) in 2019. He has undertaken research in the field of Morphometrics in Orthodontics. He has completed Phase 1 & 2 of the Diplomat
DR. VANJULAVALLI - LECTURER
Completed her BDS from Rajas Dental College and has been associated with our department since 8 years. She has played a key role in the maintenance of patient records and back ground support for most of the department activites.
THE SMILE TORCH AWARENESS CAMPAIGN Date: 18 August, 2015 The Orthodontics Department, TDCH takes pride in joining hands with the Indian OrthodontRead More
CUTTING EDGE ORTHODONTICS Date: 25 March, 2015 Points Awarded by DCI: 6 CDE POINTS Chief Guest: Dr. C. Deepak, Hon.Read More
Q-JAM Date: 24 March, 2017 CLINICAL QUIZ AND JUST A MINUTE (Q-JAM) for final years and CRRI. Dr. Raj Vikram, Dr. Anjana and Dr. Anu chaired for JusRead More
DIAGNATHON Date: 9 August, 2017 Points Awarded by DCI: 4 CDE POINTS Chief Guest: Dr. P. Janardhanam ResourceRead More
Communicating Persuasively Date: 4 June, 2018 Resource Person: Dr. Alistair King PhD, KL, Malaysia. Dr. King has been involved iRead More