Ph.D. Program

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The Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics at Manav Rachna Dental College offers a PhD program designed to equip individuals with the advanced knowledge and research skills needed to become leaders in the field. The program emphasizes rigorous scientific inquiry and focuses on addressing critical clinical questions through diverse research avenues.

Program Structure:

  • Open to individuals with a Master's degree in Orthodontics or a related field.
  • Students conduct original research under the supervision of experienced faculty with diverse research interests.
  • The curriculum integrates coursework, seminars, and research activities, focusing on:
    • Advanced principles of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics
    • Biomechanics and tooth movement
    • Diagnostic and treatment planning techniques
    • Advanced imaging and digital technologies
    • Research methodologies and statistical analysis

Research Focus

Potential research areas include:

  • Digital orthodontics: Investigating the applications of digital technologies in diagnosis, treatment planning, and appliance fabrication.
  • Biomaterials: Evaluating novel materials for orthodontic appliances and their impact on treatment outcomes and patient comfort.
  • Growth and development: Understanding the intricate processes of craniofacial development to optimize orthodontic interventions.
  • Cleft lip and palate: Exploring comprehensive management strategies for individuals with these congenital anomalies.
  • Orthognathic surgery: Investigating the integration of surgery and orthodontics for optimal facial and functional outcomes.

Ongoing Research and Publications

Name of the Scholar Department Batch Broad Area Publications Indexing Patents
Dr. Gurkeerat Singh Orthodontics 2021-22 Accuracy Of Orthodontic Movements with Aligners
Dr. Sridevi Padmanabhan Orthodontics 2021-22 Assessment of Leaching of Microplastics With The Usage of Orthodontics Aligners And Its Cytotoxic Effect On Oral Mucosa
Dr. Pankaj Dhawan Orthodontics 2022-23 The effect of low level laser therapy using two different wavelengths in patient undergoing piezoelectric flapless implant surgery- a pain perception
Dr. Ikenna Gerald Isiekwe Orthodontics 2022-23 An inter-center study of treatment outcomes for patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate in Nigeria
Dr. Preeti Kulkarni Orthodontics 2022-23 Evaluation and comparison of palatal dimples in effective rotation correction in clear aligner therapy: a prospective clinical trial
Dr. Chandani Shah Orthodontics 2022-23 Association between quantum of linear tooth movement and percentage accuracy in clear aligner therapy : a retrospective cohort evaluation
Dr. Dhaval Fadia Orthodontics 2022-23 Association between quantum of angu- lar tooth movement and percentage accuracy in clear aligner therapy: a retrospective cohort evaluation
Dr. Nikita Mohelay Orthodontics 2022-23 Quantifying Micrrna-223 & Heme Oxygenase 1during Orthodontic Tooth Movement In Patients With Unilateral Cleft Lip/Palate Undergoing Fixed Mechanotherapy: A Prospective Cohort Study