Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics Dr. Payal Sharma (Head of the Department) BDS, MDS (Orthodontics), M. Ortho. RCS (Ed.), Diplomate, IBO Dr Payal Sharma is a specialist in orthodontic treatment and has an experience of over 20 years in the field of orthodontics. She has a post-graduate degree (M.D.S) in Orthodontics from the Government Dental College, Ahmedabad which is one of the oldest dental institutes of the country. She is not only a certified orthodontist of the Indian Orthodontic Society but has also earned a Diplomate of the Indian Board of Orthodontics, which is the only body in India which certifies excellence in orthodontics based on presentation and examination of treated cases by an elite and experienced panel of experts in the field. She also holds a diploma (M. Orth. RCS) in Orthodontics awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, U.K. She is also a certified Invisalign provider. She has a vast experience in treating all kinds of malocclusions and facial anomalies in both adults and children and is well-versed in using all kinds of orthodontic treatment modalities. From the HOD’s desk Welcome to the department of Orthodontics and Dento-facial Orthopedics. Our department is mainly concerned with the treatment of malocclusions and dento-facial deformities and we provide contemporary orthodontic care to over a thousand patients every month. The motto of our department is excellence in clinical care and patient satisfaction. A robust OPD ensures that more than 500 new cases are added each year resulting in ample clinical material for our trainee post-graduates. Our residents and faculty treat a wide variety of cases ranging from simple malocclusions to the most complex orthodontic problems. The department employs the latest techniques and advancements in orthodontic therapy such as Dolphin software for treatment planning, CBCT, lingual technique, self-ligation, micro-implants, orthognathic surgery and more to ensure the best clinical care to our patients and vast clinical exposure to our residents. The post-graduate program aims to train students to become competent and astute orthodontists while the under-graduate program imparts sufficient skill and knowledge to treat simple cases, co-ordinate treatment with specialists in more complex cases and to make appropriate referrals. As a post-graduate student, you can look forward to an enjoyable and rewarding experience while learning to become excellent clinicians. Core Competencies A large patient inflow with an OPD of more than 500 cases a year. A variety of cases ranging from simple to complex orthognathic case and cleft care. Excellent infrastructure with dolphin software and CBCT technology aiding in diagnostic procedures Experienced and approachable faculty where in a decent student teacher ratio is maintained prudent for molding students in into knowledgeable and skilled orthodontists. Emphasis on research to advance the specialty of orthodontics Organization of CDE programs to spread knowledge of latest trends Emphasis on diagnosis at undergraduate level to equip them with information to identify developing malocclusion and treat simple cases. Availability of latest Invisalign technology and lasers to provide efficient and comfortable treatment Scientific Programmes World Orthodontic Day – Lecture on Research Methodology by Dr. Priyanka and Orthodontic Project competition in October 2017 Orthognathic Surgery –Live Demo in May 2016 Hands On “ Clinical Photography” By Dr. Akhtar Husein in January 2016 Biomechanics Simplified By Dr. Jayesh S Rahalkar And Dr.Chetan V Jayade in September 2013