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Orthodontics And Dentofacial Orthopedics

Outreach and community activities
Dept. of Orthodontics observed the World Orthodontist Day on 5th 0ct. The events included:

Public awareness booth.
Wire bending competition on the theme, ‘ Golden Proportions’ for BDS students
Debate on ‘Orthodontic / Dental Profession – Is the focus on healthcare or esthetics?’.
A Camp is conducted every month at Thiruvannamalai for cleft lip and palate patients. A team comprising of faculty and two post graduate students conduct and provide Orthodontic treatment for patients with cleft lip and palate.  
Professor Dr. Arun B Chitharanjan organises a comprehensive screening and treatment camp at Poomparai village once in every three months. Three such camps has been conducted successfully.

The Department of Orthodontics celebrated the “Smile torch campaign” as a part of 50th year of Indian Orthodontic Society on 18th August 2015 to create public awareness about orthodontic treatment. A smile walk was organised within the campus and other events like skits enacted by undergraduate students to educate the public in G block and dental college lobby. Contests like best smile contest, best groupie contest and best smile slogan contest were conducted.