The research thrust areas of the department are Cleft Lip and Palate, FEM studies, Functional Appliances and Mini implants.

The department is involved in several clinical and non -clinical studies on various topics. This is reflected through the numerous publications from the department.

Statistics of Major and Minor Research Projects From 2015- 2019

Major: Completed- 19: Ongoing – 12

Minor: Completed-13: Ongoing -19



TOTAL NUMBER OF PhD THESIS: 2 (1 completed, 1 ongoing)


1. Dr. K.M. Keluskar Anthropometric norms of Pleasing face and their comparison in rhinoplasty surgery Dr. N.M. Zingade
2. Dr. Amit. Nilgar Dental determinants of the face Dr. K.M. Keluskar





1. Dr Rahul Nachinolker Effect of anterior teeth retraction on lip position with change in lip strain in orthodontically treated adult patients Dr. Tejashri pradhan
2. Dr. Vidisha mundhra Comparative evaluation of the rate of tooth movement during individual canine retraction using micro osteoperforation and laser –a randomized clinical trial Dr Anand Badavannavar
3. Dr.Parthiban K Evaluation of morphology of facial skeleton and soft tissues in the adolescent male and female subjects- a retrospective comparitive cephalometric study Dr. K.M. Keluskar
4. Dr.Vinit Bhandari Assessment of symmetry in reduction of excessive gingival display in males and females using botulinum toxin type a – a prospective clinical study Dr. Manjunath malagan
5. Dr. Rujuta patwardhan A comparitive evaluation of change in occlusal plane inclination in skeletal class i and class ii patients treated with fixed mechanotherapy-a retrospective cephalometric study. Dr. Rohan hattarki
6. Dr. Avdhoot s. Kaduskar Evaluation of the post treatment smile and assessment of the attractiveness by laypeople and orthodontists: a prospective digital study Dr.Roopa S Jatti
7. Dr. Annie pujapa Comparative assessment of skeletal, dento-alveolar, and soft tissue changes in class II division 1 malocclusion treated using forsus fatigue resistant device and powerscope – a cephalometric study using dolphin imaging software. Dr. Anand Badavannavar
8. Dr. Sumedh Deshpande Evaluation of bicortical vs monocortical anchorage- a split mouth randomized control trial. Dr. Roopa jatti
9. Dr. Fifi Mangalasseril Evaluation of shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets on teeth treated with different remineralizing agents with different curing times. Dr. Rohan S. Hattarki
10. Dr. Pravin G.Mandaki Evaluation of soft tissue morphology of lower face in adult class ii division 1 and class iii patients: a retrospective cephalometric study. Dr. K.M. Keluskar
11. Dr. Sequeira maria ana karina erica de piedade Assessment of the factors influencing the patients decision not to undergo an orthognathic surgery: a hospital based questionnaire study. Dr. Tejashri pradhan
12. Dr. Shreya Sarkar Evaluation of sagittal lip position in different skeletal malocclusions in north karnataka population: a retrospective cephalometric study. Dr. Manjunath malagan
13. Dr Yatin Kasat Evaluation of shape and morphology of nasolabial fold during smile with standardized photography-a descriptive study Dr K M Keluskar
14. Dr.Susmita Bala Shenoi Assessing potential malocclusions among preschool children of belagavi city, karnataka using baby risk of malocclusion assessment index-a cross sectional study. Dr Roopa Jatti
15. Dr Poojit Rasalkar Psychology of cleft patientsduring orthodontic treatment Dr Tejashri Pradhan
16. Dr Pooja Tendulkar Effects of twin block and forsus fatigue resistance device on mandibular third angulation-a comparative study. Dr Tejashri Pradhan
17. Dr Ann Bency Containing casein phospopeptide amorphous calcium phosphate complex ion shear bond strength and adhesive remnant index of teeth eroded by different beverages-an invitro study. Dr Rohan Hattarki
18. Dr Arti Sethia Individual canine retraction using flapless microosteo perforation and piezocision assisted by low level laser therapy-a randomised control trial Dr Anand Badavanavar
19. Dr. Akin k Comparative evaluation of shear bond strength of monocrystalline and polycrystalline ceramic brackets using two different bonding systems on two different cad/cam materials: an in-vitro study Dr. Rohan Hatarki
20. Dr. Arza pranavi Relationship between collum angle of maxillary central incisor and maxilla, pre- and post-treatment in Class II div 2 patients- a retrospective cephalometric study Dr. K M Keluskar
21. Dr. Charles jude Evaluation of esthetic outcome after simulated rhinoplasty and genioplasty in class ii treated patients in north karnataka population-a  comparative study Dr. Anand  badavannavar
22. Dr. Preethi s A quality assessment of orthodontic treatment using icon index (index of complexity, outcome and need)
-a retrospective study.
Dr. Roopa jatti
23. Dr. Sanjyot rodrigues Comparison of dental and soft tissue parameters after orthodontic treatment with mini screw implants and traditional anchorage in patients with class i bimaxillary protrusion- a retrospective cephalometric study Dr. K m keluskar
24. Dr. Deepa Virani Evaluation of cervical spine posture of adults in different skeletal malocclusions in north karnataka population:a retrospective cephalometric study Dr. Tejashri Pradhan


Sr no

Name of the student Name of the project

Year/ status

1. Annie Evaluation of airway changes seen with powerscope and forsus in correction of class ii div 1 malocclusion. Ongoing
2. Annie Comparative study of sella turcica in palatally and buccally impacted canine cases. Completed
3. Annie


Changes in inclination of third molars seen after class II correction with powerscope and forsus Completed
4. Annie Assessment of skeletal, dentoalveolar, soft tissue changes seen in patients treatment using forsus and power scope: a comparative  cephalometric study using dolphin imaging soft ware Completed
5. Dr sumedh Evaluation of bicortical vs monocortical skeletal anchorage-a split mouth randomised control trial Completed
6. Sumedh, susmita Seat- simple elastic applicator tool Completed
7. Ana Self-perception of facial appearance in orthognathic surgical patients: hospital-based observational study Ongoing
8. Shreya Correlation of yen angle with anb angle for assessing sagittal discrepancy in north karnataka population: a retrospective cephalometric study Ongoing
9. Fifi Evaluation of shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets with two different bonding agents after treating the tooth with bioactive glass containing remineralizing agent: an  in-vitro study Ongoing
10. Pravin Evaluation of soft tissue morphology at lower third of the face in class II division I malocclusion in adults: a retrospective cephalometric study Completed
11. Pooja Comparative evaluation of mandibular incisor posituon changes between three types of fixed appliances for correction of class II : a radiographic cephalometric study Ongoing
12. Yatin Evaluation of nasolabialfold in different types of maloclusion (Class I,II,III) using a standardized photography- a descriptive study Ongoing
13. Poojit Evaluation of cervical spine posture post mandibular advancement surgery-a retrospective study Completed
14. Pooja


Soft tissue changes in relation to incisal position as a consequence of fixed functional appliance treatment- a comparative study Ongoing
15. Ann Comparison of effect of fluoride containing mouthrinses versus adhesive agent or shear bond strength of teeth eroded by different beverages Ongoing
16. Ann A modified wire cutter Completed
17. Susmita


Impact of covid-19 lockdown on patients’ undergoing orthodontic treatment- a questionnaire study Completed
18. Sumedh


A simple system for improving the accuracy of izc bone screw placement Completed
19. Susmita A simple self retentive tongue retractor made from recycled mandibular impression trays Completed
20. Susmita Quick bonding with ready-to-use universal bracket positioning jigs Completed
21. Aarti Buddy system-changing trends in orthodontic education system-a questionnaire study Ongoing
22. Aarti Orthodontist’s perception regarding the methods of expediting the tooth movement- a questionnaire study Ongoing
23. Akin Evaluation of root resorption of maxillary central incisors retracted with and without skeletal anchorage using salivary protein biomarker Ongoing
24. Preethi A survey to check the awareness about dental points among defense aspirants and dentist Ongoing
25. Charles Assessment of patient compliance and satisfaction in correction of class ii malocclusion using power scope and fixed twin block- a questionnaire study Ongoing
26. Pranavi Occurrence of class i,ii,iii malocclusion in the past 5 years in the department of orthodontics ,kle vkids, belgaum Ongoing
27. Deepa Evaluating correlation between malocclusion, pharyngeal airway space and cervical spine posture in north karnataka population Ongoing
28. Charles


Surgical template for mini screw insertion Completed
29. Charles


A simple screw type wrap around retainer Completed
30. Dr. Pravin patil


Assessing the accuracy in prediction of soft tissue profile changes after bilateral sagittal split osteotomy using dolphin imaging system- a retrospective study Completed
31. Dr. Neel dedhiya


Assessment of airway dimensions and hyoid bone position in class II patients treated with fixed twin block and forsus fatigue resistant device- a retrospective cephalometric study Completed
32. Dr. Tejashri

Dr. Trupti

A comparative evaluation of canine retraction and anchor loss using ceramic and stainless steel mbt preadjusted edgewise bracket: a fem study Completed
33. Dr. Tejashri Treatment effect of combined surgical maxillary expansion and mandibular setback in skeletal class III- a case report Completed
34. Dr. Isha jain Evaluation of the effect of bimaxillary mandibular setback and advancement surgeries on the pharyngeal airway space, positions of hyoid bone, soft palate and tongue Completed
35. Dr Adithi Assessment of lip tooth relationship during posed smile,unposed and speech amongst subjects with angles class I malocclusion a videographic study Completed


Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics

Publications 2010-2020

Sr. No. Title Authors Name of Journal Year /Page No
1. A Simple technique for bonding lingual retainer Rohan S. Hattarki

Shikha Rastogi

International Journal of Orthodontics Vol.26 No1,2015
2. Digit sucking as an etiological factor for skeletal discrepancies: A review Anand Badavannavar Unique Journal of Medical and Dental Sciences  2015,03(2), 63 -67
3. Simultaneous Single tooth Instrusion and Diastema Closure –A Simplified Approach Isha Jain

Rohan S Hattarki

International Journal of Orthodontics Vol.26 No.4  2015
4. Closure Of A Maxillary Midline Diastema Using A Modified Omega Loop Malvika Gandhi

Rohan S Hattarki

K.M. Keluskar

The Journal of Indian Orthodontic Society 2015,Vol 49 Issue 3

Page 161 -162

5. Listening Skills Dr. K.M. Keluskar Perceptions: Vol. 7 (1) -2015
6. HR Spring A Simplified  Approach to Simultaneous Space Gaining and Derotation Anubha M. Rathi

Rohan S. Hattarki

International Journal of Orthodontics Vol.27 No3, 2016
7. Modified essix retainer : an interim restoration Shikha Rastogi

Rohan Hattarki

GUIDENT Journal July 2016,

Page-  42 -44

8. Evaluation of morphology and position of glenoid fossa in Class I and Class II malocclusions- A cephalometric study Nagaraj K. , Roopa Jatti , Sujala Ganapati Durgekar Indian Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Research, 2016,2(4):160-165
9. Comparison of bond strength of ceramic brackets bonded to ceramic surface Dr. Devyani Desai Indian Journal of Dental  Advancements 2016,8(3) 148-154
10. Methods of accelerating orthodonitcs tooth movement Tejashri Pradhan

Dr. K.M. Keluskar

Perceptions: Vol. 8 (1) -2016
11. Pre – prosthetic mini-implant supported orthodontics molar intrusion Unconventional approach: Intrusion – An  Unconventional approach: A Twin case report Dr. Prathamesh Mehta

Dr. Rishi Bhimani

Dr. Anand


International Journal of Current Research Vol 9, Issue, 06, pp52733-52736

June 2017

12. ultrasonographic  evaluation of the circumoral musculature in skeletal classes I and skeletal class II DIVISION 1 malocclusion subjects: A Comparative study Dr. Shikha Rastogi,

Dr. Roopa S. Jatti

Dr. Santosh D Patil

International Journal of Current Research Vol, 9,08, pp.55757 -55761, 2017
13. A Comparative evaluation of different compensating curves and power arm length during retraction of maxillary anterior teeth: A Finite element study Dhvani Doshi

Tejashri Pradhan

Indian Journal of Health Sciences and Biomedical Research KLEU Volume 10, Issue 2,2017

Page No. 183 -189

14. Mini Implants in Orthodontics-An Overview Dr. Shika Rastogi, Dr. Roopa S Jatti, Dr. Kanhoba Mahabaleshwar Keluskar Research & Reviews: Journal of dental sciences
15. Comparison of stress distribution in bone and miniscrew and displacement pattern of maxillary anterior teeth by two methods of en-masse retraction: A 3-D finite element analysis Abhishek Jain,, Rohan Hattarki, Priyanka Patel, Vandana Khandelwal, Janhavi Sapre Indian Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Research,;
16. Nonsurgical Management of Severe

Reverse Overbite in a Young Adult

Vanashree Takane

Kanhoba Keluskar,

Amit Jaisinghani

Manjunath Malagan, Roopa Jatti,

Journal Of Clinical Orthodontics 2018, Volume L11 Number 2, Pg. No. 89-94
17. Comparative dentoalveolar assessment molar distalization using pendulum appliance and implant supported distalization appliance-  a prospective sudy Madhuli Bhide, Tejashri Pradhan ,

Abhishek Jain,

Roopa S Jatti

International Journal of Contemporary Medical  Research Volume 5 2018
18.  Canine Retraction and Anchorage Loss using Ceramic with Metal Slots and Stainless Steel MBT Pre-Adjusted Edgewise Brackets – A Comparative Clinical Study  Raj Shah, Tejashri Pradhan, Roopa Jatti, Parthiban K  International Journal of Contemporary Medical Research Volume 5 | Issue 9 | 2018
19. Microbiological Evaluation of Biofilm Formation on the Fixed Twin Block Appliance: A Clinical Trial Vanashree Vilas Takane, Dr. Roopa Jatti, Dr. Kishore Bhat, Dr. Divya Keshan, Dr.Kanhoba Keluskar and Dr. Amit Jaisinghani International Journal of
Oral and Dental Health
20. Evaluation of the effects of laser irradiation on the rate of tooth movement: A splilt – mouth study Urvi Mal ,

Manjunath Malagan

Vikram  G

Indian Journal of Health Sciences and Biomedical Research KLLEU/ Published by Wolters Kluwer – Medknow Volume 11, Issue 1,


21. Comparison of stress distribution on bone and mini implants during en-masse retraction of maxillary anterior teeth in labial and lingual orthodontics: A 3D Finite Element Analysis Ankita Ringane, Rohan Hattarki Indian Journal of Health Sciences and Biomedical Research KLLEU/ Published by Wolters Kluwer – Medknow Volume 11, Issue 2, 2018
22. S DAD Spring Manjunath Malagan, Vanashree Takane, Roopa Jatti, Urvi Mal KLESH Lifeline, XXXIV 2018 Page No. 51 to 53
23. Comparison between Written, Video and Typhodontic Appliance in North Karnataka Population – a Hospital Based Study Amit Nilgar

Parthiban K.

KLESH Lifeline, XXXIV  2018 Page No. 23 to 25
24. Comprehensive management of Midline Dviation Secondry to TMJ  Ankylosis in Child –A Case Report Dr. Trupti Sadhunavar

2nd Author

Acta Scientific Dental Sciences ( ISSN : 2581-4893 ) Vol -3 Issue 3 130 to 133 2019
25. “ Comparision of maxillary anterior teeth Intrusion with implants and utility arch- A retrospective cephalometric study” Dr. Amit Nilgar

Dr. Keluskar K M

International Journal of Recent Scientific Research   2019
26. Treatment of a transmigrated and an impacted mandibular canine along with missing maxillary central incisor :  A case report Dr. Tejashri Pradhan

Dr. K M Kelusker

Orthodontic Wave 4th May 2019
27. A Comperative Evaluation of Biofilm formation in cleft and non-Cleft  Population Treated with Bounded Palatal Expanders A Pilot Studey Dr. Roopa Jatti International Journal of Oral and Dental Health Vol: 5

Issue :4

Page : 48-51June 2019

28. An in vitro assessment of microbial contamination of “Asrecieved” and “bench –top exposed” orthodontic materials Dr. Roopa  4th ,

Shikha Rastogi 1st,  Anubha M R-2nd ,Kishor Bhat 3rd

Indian Journal of Orthothodontics and Dentofacial Research Vol 5 Issue 2
29. Mini screw –Supported Fixed –Functional Appliance Theorapy in a Skeletal Class II Patient Abhishek Jain  Garima Jain

Madhuli Bhide Priyanka Patel

Dr. K M Keluskar

Journal of Clinical Orthodontics Volume III number 11


30. Abfraction: Etiopathogenesis, Clinical Aspect, and Diagnostic‑Treatment

Modalities: A Review

Dr. anand Badavannavar Indian Journal of Dental Research 2020
31. Is There Evidence For Novamin Application In Remineralisation?: A Systematic Review Dr. Anand Badavannavar Journal Of Oral Biology And Craniofacial Research 2020
32. A Unique Treatment Approach For

Orthodontic Correction Of A Unilateral

Maxillary Canine-Lateral Incisor

Transposition With Contralateral

Impacted Maxillary Second Premolar

Dr. K M Keluskar The Journal Of Indian Orthodontic Society 2020
33. Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown on Patients Undergoing Orthodontic Treatment: A Questionnaire Study Roopa Jatti The Journal Of Indian Orthodontic Society 2020
34. Profile changes after using clarks twinblock appliance in a growing male patient with a skeletal class ii pattern and a recessive lower jaw – a case report Dr. Keluskar, K.M International Journal Of Current Research 2020


Sl no Patent Year & application Contributors
1 Braided stainless steel torqueing auxiliary as a substitute to four spur torqueing auxillary in begg treatment 1/01/2020 Dr Tejashri Pradhan

Dr Vijay Jayade