Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics is the branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. An Orthodontist is a specialist who has completed three years of post-graduate training to comprehensively treat these irregularities of teeth, jaws and face.

Orthodontic treatment involves maintaining aesthetic harmony, structural balance and functional efficiency. The orthodontic treatment modalities include simple removable plates, fixed braces to combination of orthodontic and surgical approaches based on the severity of the problems.

The timing of the treatment depends upon the type of problem, age of the patient, affordability and expectations of the parent and patient. The introduction of tooth colored braces (ceramic), invisible (lingual) braces and clear aligners have made this treatment more acceptable by the adult patients.

Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics | Rungta Group of Colleges, Bhilai



Department of Orthodontics is spread over approx 6000sq. feet on the 2nd floor of the college building.

  • The department is well equipped with latest equipments, dental chairs, seminar room, photography room, library, separate working labs for undergraduate and postgraduate students. It also boasts of special state of the art clinic AQUA ORTHODONTIC CLINIC which is a centre for - Invisible, Adult & Surgical orthodontics.
  • All types of conventional & advanced treatment modalities are performed by the faculty and post graduate students of the department.
  • Students are given training by imparting theoretical knowledge & improving their clinical skills so that by the end of their study period they have necessary expertise in treating any type of malocclusion regardless of age of patient.
  • Special emphasis is also given for interdisciplinary treatment of adult patients reporting to the department of Orthodontics.
  • Children with cleft lip and cleft palate and children with special needs are given good care & attention with a multidisciplinary team working round the clock for their fast and successful treatment.





  • Best Faculty Awards 2018 - Dr. Javed Sodawala
  • Best Faculty Awards 2017 - Dr. Shaheen Hamdani


Postgraduate Students (University Rank holders)

  • Dr. Soumya Gupta -2017 (University I Topper)
  • Dr. Harsha Malhotra -2018 (University I Topper)
  • Dr. Surbhi Agarwal -2019 (University I Topper)
  • Dr. Nidhi Agrawal- 2019 (University II Topper)

Undergraduate Students

  • A. Pricilla -2018
  • Shipra Banerjee- 2019

Department Achievements

  • Best paper for the session – 2nd place – ‘Impact of ethnic background and environment on female facial profile preferences – A three nation study’ at 35th Karnataka state and 3rd Interstate dental conference, Bangalore, November 17th to 19th 2006.
  • 2nd Place in orthodontic quiz competition at 10th IOS PG student convention – ‘ The Milestone’, 26th to 28th January 2006 , V.S Dental College and Hospital , Bangalore.
  • 2nd Prize - Dr. Anil Kumar Mehrotra’s 2nd Best clinical paper tittled ‘ Non surgical correction of class III malocclusion with diverse treatment approaches’ At 43rd Indian orthodontic conference , Mumbai , 19th-21st December 2008.
  • GUEST SPEAKER-Lecture on micro implants – Clinical applications at continuing dental education programme, MCODS Manipal on 4th November 2009.
  • Chair person 54th IOC BHUBANESHWAR.
  • Peer Reviewer- Journal of Indian Orthodontic Society.
  • Convener, Raipur Orthodontic Study Group (2015-2018)


All types of treatment from simple malocclusion (e.g. Spacing, crowding) to complex malocclusion (e.g. cleft lip and cleft palate, craniofacial syndromes) through following appliances are provided:

  • Removable appliances
  • Fixed appliance
  • Myofunctional appliances
  • Orthopaedic appliance
  • Surgical orthodontics
  • Invisible orthodontics
  • Clear aligners
  • Orthodontic mini-implants (TADs)

Equipments (major and special)

  • Digital x-ray
  • Orthodontic Cephalometric Software
  • Ministar Pressure molding machine
  • Laser
  • Peizosurgery
  • Implant kits
  • High intensity light curing unit

Special clinics

Aqua Orthodontic Clinic

Centre for Invisible, Adult & Surgical Orthodontics

  • Self ligating braces
  • Ceramic appliance
  • Lingual appliance
  • Clear aligners
  • Orthognathic surgery



The department conducts PG activities regularly which include Case Presentations, Seminars, Journal Clubs & Group discussions.


Our PG students regularly attend CDEs & Workshops in the state and outside the state. They actively participate in National Conferences & PG Conventions where they present Papers & Posters.


The teaching of UG students for the subject of Orthodontics start from III BDS onwards. Theory classes along with clinical postings are conducted for III BDS students on a regular basis. In the clinical postings students get oriented to the clinical environment and learn basic wire bending.

In final year BDS theory classes, preclinical practical classes & clinical postings are conducted for the students. In the preclinical practical classes & clinical postings they continue with their wire bending exercises. In the clinical postings they are also taught patient examination, case history taking, model analysis, cephalometric analysis, diagnosis & treatment planning. At the end of each posting an end posting exam is conducted to evaluate the performance of the students.


1) A CDE programme on “Interdisciplinary Orthodontics” was organized by the department on 4th November 2015. The Guest Speaker for the occasion was Dr. Girish R. Karandikar who highlighted the importance of practice of dentistry from a single specialist or general dentist practices to that of amalgamate team support. Treatment of some malocclusions requires combined efforts of different dental specialties. This topic provided a detail insight to render comprehensive treatment to such patients. (Photo #13 & #14)

2) A CDE was organized by the department on 08 January 2020 on the topic, “Passive Self Ligation - Damon and Class II corrector - AdvanSync 2”. The Guest Speaker for this occasion was Dr. Prasad Chitra who spoke about the Damon system with individualized brackets and highly efficient arch wire which able corrections of all malocclusions types rapidly with minimal patient appointment. The AdvanSync2 Class II corrector enables correction of Class II malocclusion from Day 1.


S.No. Name of the student Title of the dissertation Name of guide Year of work done
1 Dr. Riddhi Golchha Comparative evalvation of maxillary canine retraction with and without modified micro-osteo-perforations-A Prospective clinical study Dr. Sumit Gandhi 2019
2 Dr. Shabana Nazmeen Comparison of accuracy of brackets positioning between direct and indirect bonding techniques – in vivo study Dr. Sumit Gandhi 2018
3 Dr.Surbhi Agarwal Efficacy of anti-microbial and conventional primer on the level of streptococcus mutans in plaque and saliva during early phase of fixed orthodontic treatment – an in vivo study Dr. Sumit Gandhi 2018
4 Dr. Nidhi Agarwal Comparison of alignment efficiency and pain perception of three copper-nickel-titanium arch wires- a prospective clinical trial Dr. JavedSodawala 2018
5 Dr. Swalpa Agarwal Photographic assessment of cephalometric measurements Dr. Sumit Gandhi 2017
6 Dr. Deepkesh Bhuyan Soft tissue evaluation of skeletal class ii div 1 malocclusion with various growth patterns: a lateral cephalometric study Dr. JavedSodawala 2017
7 Dr. Harsha Malhotra Mandibular growth comparison of Class I and Class II Division 1 skeletofacial pattern Dr. Sumit Gandhi 2017
8 Dr. Sadaf Naaz Patient and Parents preferences in regards to appearance and attire of orthodontics Dr. G. Anita 2016
9 Dr. Gangesh Bahadur Singh Influence of first premolar extraction on maxillary and mandibular third molar angulations Dr. Sumit Gandhi 2016
10 Dr. Soumya Gupta Comparison of various sagittal jaw relationships- a cephalometric assessment Dr. G. Anita 2016
11 Dr. Amit Akolkar Rate of anterior intrusion and retraction with and without corticotomy in Class II Div 1 patients using three piece burstone intrusion arch: an in vitro study Dr. Sumit Gandhi 2015
12 Dr. VartikaSahu A comparison between cervical vertebrae and hand wrist radiograph for the assessment of skeletal maturation in bhilai population Dr. G. Anita 2015
13 Dr. Shashank Katiyar To compare the efficacy of modified power arm (Discopeder 468 ) and conventional sliding mechanics in anterior teeth retraction: a three dimensional fem study Dr. G. Anita 2015


S.No. Name of the student Title of the Library dissertation Current Status
Batch 2013-2016
1 Dr.Shashank Katiyar Orthodontic Wires Completed
2 Dr.VartikaSahu Orthodontic Study Models Completed
3 Dr. Amit Akolkar Temporary Anchorage Devices Completed
Batch 2014-2017
4 Dr.Soumya Gupta Molar Distalization Completed
5 Dr.Gangesh Bahadur Singh Impacted Canines Completed
6 Dr.Sadaf Naaz Cone Beam Computed Tomography In Orthodontics Completed
Batch 2015-2018
7 Dr.Harsha Malhotra Atypical Extractions Completed
8 Dr.Deepkesh Bhuyan Lasers In Orthodontics Completed
9 Dr.Swalpa Agarwal Evidence Based Orthodontics Completed
Batch 2016-2019
10 Dr.Nidhi Agarwal Fixed Functional Appliances Completed
11 Dr.Surbhi Agarwal Accelerated Orthodontics Completed
12 Dr.ShabanaNazmeen 3-D Imaging In Orthodontics Completed
Batch 2017-2020
13 Dr.RiddhiGolchha Finishing and Detailing in Preadjusted Edgewise Mechanotherapy Completed



1 Orthodontics Principles and Practice-3rd Edition Graber 1
2 Orthodontics Principle and Practice- 4th Edition, 5thedition Graber, Vanarsdall (1,1) 2
3 Orthodontic Material William A.Brantley, Theodore Eliades 2
4 Handbook of Orthodontics Martyn T. Cobourne, Andrew T. Dibiase 2
5 Biomechanics and Esthetic Strategies in Clinical Orthodontics Ravindra Nanda 1
6 Dentofacial Deformities Vol 1,2,3,4 Edition. Bruce N. Epker, John P. Stella, Levord C. Fish (1,1,1,1)4
7 Biomechanics in Orthodontics Marcotte 1
8 Clinical Photography in Dentistry Matrishva B. Vyas 2
9 Orthodontic Management of Uncrowded Class II Division I Malocclusion in Children John C. Bennet 2
10 Atlas of Advanced Orthodontics Antony D. Viazis 2
11 Introduction of Orthodontics- 3rdedition Laura Mitchell 1
12 Orthodontics: The Art And Science S. I. Bhalaji 1
13 The Design Construction and Use of Orthodontics Appliance-6th Edition C. Philip Adam, W. John, S. Kerr 2
14 Enhancement Orthodontics Marc Bernard, Ackerman 1
15 Removable Orthodontic Appliances K.G. Isaacson, J. D. Muir, R. T. Reed 1
16 Orthodontic Principles & Practice Basavraj Subhash Chandra Phulari 1
17 A Textbook Of Orthodontics-3rd Edition T. D. Foster 1
18 Current Controversies in Orthodontics Birte Melson 1
19 Application of Orthodontics Jong Suk Lee, Jung Kook Kin, Young Chel Park, Robert L Vanarsdall 1
20. Current Therapy in Orthodontics Ravindra Nanda, Sunil Kapila 1
21 Facial & Dental Planning for Orthodontist & Oral Surgen Arnett Mclaughin 2
22 Dentofacial Orthopedics with Functional Appliances-2nd Edition T M Graber, Thomas Rakosi, Alexander G Petrovic 2
23 Textbook of Orthodontics Sameer Bishara 2
24 Textbook of Orthodontics -7th Edition Gurkeerat Singh 1
25 Self Ligation in Orthodontics Theodore Eliades, Nikolaos Pandis 1
26 Tip Edge Orthodontics Richard Parkhouse 1
27 Orthodontics Diagnosis & Managemment of Maloccluision & Detofacial Deformities Om Prakash Kharbanda 2
28 Contemporary Orthodontics-3rd Edition William R Proffit 2
29 Removable Orthodontic Appliance- 2nd Edition M S Rani 1
30 Orthodontics for Dental Students- 3rd Edition T C White, J H Gardiner, B C Leighton 1
31 Orthodontics for Dental Students-4th Edition J H Gardiner, B C Leighton, J K Luffinghan, Ashima Valithan 1
32 Viva Voice In Orthodontics Sandeep Goyal 1
33 MCQ In Orthodontics Basavraj Subhash Chandra Phulari 1
34 Clinical Orthodontics: Current Concepts, Goals And Mechanics Ashok Karad 1


1 Human Anatomy- Volume I Volume II B.D.Chaurasia 1 1
2 Medical Physiology Guyton and Hall 1
3 Textbook of Medical Physiology- 10th Edition Guyton and Hall 1
4 Textbook of Pathology- 5th Edition Harsh Mohan 1
5 The Short Textbook of Microbiology Gupte 1
6 Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics-19th Edition R.S.Satoskar 1
7 Principles & Practice in Medicine-20thedition Stanley Davidson 1
8 Human Embryology- 7thedition Inderbir Singh, G.P.Pal 1
9 Textbook of Human Histology- 4th Edition Inderbir Singh 1
10 Textbook of Microbiology- 6thedition R. Ananthnarayan 1
11 Textbook of Surgery- 17th Edition Volume I Volume II Beauchamp Eveis Mattox 1 1
12 Dental Anatomy, Histology & Development S.I.Bhalaji 1
13 Dental Anatomy, Physiology & Occlusion- 8thedition Ash & Nelson 1
14 Oral Histology& Embryology-11thedition S.N.Bhasker 1
15 Orban’s Oral Histology & Embryology-12thedition G.S.Kumar 1
16 Dental Anatomy, Histology & Development Graphic Manual of Tooth Measurement S.I.Bhalaji 1
17 Gray’s Anatomy- 38thedition Churchill 1
18 Contemporary Oral & Maxilofacial Surgery Peterson, Ellis, Hupp, Tucker 1


1 Dr.Shashank Katiyar Orthodontic Wires Completed
1 Clinical Dental Sciences (MCQ) Ram Reddy Yeltiwar,Abhay Kotle 1
2 Phillips, Science of Dental Materials-11th Edition Anusavice 1
3 Applied Dental Material- 9th Edition John F. Mccabe, Angus W.G. Walls 1
4 Direct Bonded Retainers Gerald Mclanghin 1


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