Under Graduate Clinic and Post Graduate Clinic
The undergraduate clinic is well equipped with 17 chairs and is well ventilated.
The post graduate clinic is equipped with 20 chairs, where each student gets their own working cubicle.
The post graduates have access to material needed for diagnosis and treatment planning at any time they need. The department also has a seminar room where weekly seminars and journal clubs are held, as well as a department library storing all hard copies of dissertations, thesis and undergraduate and post graduate Orthodontic text books.
The Department has a separate photography room with special lighting for patient photos.
Records of all patients treated in the department are maintained in a separate record room.
Dolphin Imaging Software
All the post graduate students are trained to use Dolphin Imaging software for treatment planning and simulation.
State of the Art Equipment and Materials
The department is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment like Spot welders, Model trimmer, Lathes, Biostar pressure moulding machine & drying oven, electropolishers, Electronic thermoformers, Hydro soldering unit, dolphin imaging software, light curing units, Ray Foster high speed alloy grinders, ultrasonic sterilizer, Vertex Multicure and autoclave.
In 2007, the A. B. Modi Memorial Gold Medal was instituted in the honour of Dr. A.B. Modi who greatly contributed to the department’s success and progress. Since then, every year, the academic topper of department is awarded with the A. B. Modi Memorial Gold Medal, provided the student obtains a total aggregate of 65% or above.
2007: Dr. Rita Kashyap
2008: Dr. Ritesh Singla
2009: Dr. Siddharth Jain
2010: Dr. AvinashGohilot
2011: Dr. Shikha Rastogi
2012: Dr. Isha Jain
2013: Dr. Neel Dedhiya
2014: Dr. DivyaKeshan
2015: Dr. Shruti Bijapur
2016: Dr. Prathiban K.
2017: Dr. Sumedh Deshpande
2018: Dr. Susmita Shenoi
CLASH OF ORTHO TITANS
This is a yearly event started under the guidance of Dr. Anand Badavannavar to inculcate the postgraduate students a sense of innovations, summations, planning, execution, time management, stress management, not only single-handedly but with the fellow buddies, to get the postgraduates a hang of exams.
Each team comprising of 3 post graduates under the same mentor, comes up with their team names. The event comprises of various activities such as selfie smile contest, debate, best case display, long case discussion, wire bending exercise, quiz and some fun fillers such as library search, memory game. The events are judged by staff members of Department of Orthodontics.
The department follows a “Buddy System” wherein a first, second and third year post graduate under the same guide become a team, and work in sync for all the academic and non-academic activities organized by the department.
The various treatment offered in the department includes fixed orthodontic treatment with metal, ceramic,self-ligating brackets, treatment with mini-implants, Rapid Maxillary Expansion appliances, orthognathic surgeries to correct facial deformities, distraction osteogenesis procedures with Internal and External distractors, treatment of cleft lip and palate, Pre-surgical Naso Alveolar Moulding on cleft cases, Fixed functional treatment with Forsus, Powerscope, Herbst etc, Lingual Orthodontic treatment, Myofunctional Appliance Therapy, Aligner Orthodontic Treatment ,Myofunctional trainers, Splints- For Temporomandibular joint disorders as well as Class III correctors in growing individuals with appliances such as Tandem Traction Bow Appliance.
Alumni guest lectures
Our Alumni have been contributing for the further growth of our department regularly. Alumini Guest Series an initiative by the Department of Orthodontics which is bringing the Ortho alumni across the globe together. The Alumni Guest lecture series started with great enthusiasm shown by faculty members, alumni, students joining us across the world through the beautiful medium of technology.
As a part of Alumni series guest lecture, Dr Balvinder Singh Thakkar delivered a talk on PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SKILLS beyond curriculum on 15th August 2021
Dr.Balvinder Singh Thakkar lecture gave a great insight on how to make our clinical practice a success in this competitive world and 112 alumni attended this lecture.
Pathway To Australia After Dentistry was delivered by Dr Vikram Vasisht.
Dr Vikram Vasisht, alumni of our esteemed college, currently practicing in Queensland Australia conducted the lecture on the 4th Dec, 2021. Through his presentation he enlightened the alumni about ADC and the different methods and processes to enter Australia. He also explained the examination pattern in detail varying from the kind of study material we can refer to the etiquettes; we need to have while attending the exam.
Dr Vikram Vasisht’s accumulated experience and knowledge are formidable. The lecture was enthralling and his demeanour had us all captivated.
Overall the guest lecture was very insightful and knowledgeable, and definitely motivated us to look into the opportunities of practising dentistry in Australia.
Celebration of Indian Orthodontist Day (6th October ’2020)
An oral hygiene awareness program was conducted for the patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. The oral hygiene awareness was conducted by first year postgraduate students explaining the patients in Kannada, Marathi and Hindi about the oral hygiene practices that patients should follow with braces, a small demonstration was also given for better understanding. The patients were also explained about what they can do in case of appliance breakage at home. Looking at the current pandemic situation, the patients were motivated to follow their treatment and home instructions properly so that they could be benefitted to the maximum.
Dr.Alka Kale and Dr.Anjana Bagewadi along with the other staff members of the department of orthodontics distributed pamphlets which contained information on brushing technique for patients with braces as well as food items they should eat and avoid while undergoing an orthodontic treatment. They were also provided with orthodontic toothbrushes. Videos related to oral hygiene practices were also played on the TV screen present in the waiting area for the patients to watch. The event was concluded by Dr.Anand giving the vote of thanks.
World Sight Day –’20 (NSS Activity)
World sight day, a NSS activity of our college was hosted by Department Of Orthodontics, K.L.E. VK Institute of Dental Sciences jointly with Rotary club of Belgaum on 13th of October ’20 at Maheshwari School for Blind. On the occasion, Department of Orthodontics and Rotary club of Belgaum handed over Tooth brushes and tooth pastes for students of Maheshwari School for Blind and urged the students to go through the braille handbook already provided by our College and follow oral hygiene instructions.
SWACCH BHARAT ABHYAAN STREET PLAY (29th August, 2021)
Swacch Bharat Abhyaan street play was conducted on 29th August, 2021 by the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, KLE VK Institue of Dental Sciences in the college premises. The Swacch Bharat Abhyaan was started on 2nd October 2014 by Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi. It a central government regulated project. The street play depicted the negligence of the people towards cleanliness of their surroundings. It was conducted with an aim of making the people aware of the importance of cleanliness. It is of utmost importance to maintain a clean surrounding especially during Covid-19 pandemic situation because dirty surroundings serve as a hub for spreading various diseases like malaria, dengue, etc.
Due to the present Covid-19 precaution protocols, the street play was only for online viewing.
SADHBHAVANA DIWAS – NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME ACTIVITY (26th August 2021)
Sadhbhavana Diwas program was conducted by inviting Sanmanway Blind Foundation and donating 10 framed portraits of inspiring personalities along with a mixer grinder for the foundation.
The event was coordinated and organized in collaboration with the National Service Scheme (NSS) which is a part of the KLE VKIDS mission to provide service to the society.
The members of the foundation explained how newer technology is helping overcoming barriers by enabling visually impaired people to use laptops and touch screen mobile phones.