Institute of Dental Sciences

Department of ORTHODONTICS & Dentofacial Orthopaedics

Orthodontics is the branch of science and the art of dentistry which deals with the development and positional anomalies of the teeth and the jaws as they affect oral health and the physical, esthetic and mental well being of the person, It is a special branch of dentistry which deals with esthetic, smile , growth and function of oral structure

Treatment Offered

  • Fixed Orthodontics

  • Lingual orthodontics

  • Functional and Dentofacial orthopedics

  • Surgical orthodontics

  • Cleft palate and Cleft lip management in collaboration with smile train

  • Removable orthodontics

Undergraduate Education in Orthodontics

Undergraduate Program in orthodontics is designed to enable the qualifying dental surgeon to diagnose, analyze orthodontic problem. It enables them to treat common orthodontic problems by preventive, Interceptive and corrective orthodontic procedures. This education enables the student to have a in depth knowledge about growth and development, diagnosis, treatment planning, material science, biomechanical aspects of appliance and management of different malocclusion.

Our motto is to create an continuous learning environment for the PG students throughout the curriculum, which shall make them come out as efficient & c o n f i d e n t clinicians able enough for future development and research. Team of teachers headed by Prof. Dr Smruti Bhusan Nanda, one professor, three readers and one senior lecturer are dedicated as a strong coherent team for making the aforesaid goal a reality.

Postgraduate Education in Orthodontics

The Post Graduate training program in orthodontics is of three years duration starting with preclinical work including Typodont exercises of Begg, Pre-Adjusted Edgewise (PEA), lingual appliances, Cephalometrics, Model analysis and clinical photography. Post graduates treat patients presenting with various malocclusions with a special care for the cleft palate patients. Regular seminars and Journal Club reviews is an essential part of the training program. The P.G. students are required to prepare a dissertation as a partial fulfillment of MDS requirements. The students are encouraged to attend the National Specialty Conference in Orthodontics and present papers and posters. The post graduate Department is well equipped with 12 Dental chairs units and has all the laboratory equipments and materials required for various purposes.

The post graduate students are trained in pre-adjusted edgewise appliances, lingual orthodontics, growth modulation procedures & surgical orthodontics. The department has the latest versions of the Dolphin Imaging system for better diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment prediction. Regular workshops, seminars & continuing dental education are conducted in the department to update the knowledge and skills in the field of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics.

Profiles of faculty members in Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics

Prof (Dr) Smruti Bhusan Nanda
Professor & HOD

Dr Snigdha Pattanaik


Prof (Dr) Tusar Kanti Nayak

Dr Sumita Mishra


Dr. Swati Saraswata Acharya

Dr Subhrajeet Narayan Sahoo