Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

Department Overview

Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics is concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusions (improper bites), which may be a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships, or both. Orthodontic treatment can focus on dental displacement only, or can deal with the control and modification of facial growth. One of our major goals is to improve oral health by preserving and enhancing the oral function, appearance, self-esteem and overall health of the patient community. We strive to achieve these goals through contributions and advancements in education, service and research related to the field of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics. Orthodontic treatment can be carried out for aesthetic reasons with regards to improving the general appearance of patient’s teeth as well as to improve oral health by preserving and enhancing the oral function, appearance, self -esteem and overall health of the patient community. Our postgraduate orthodontic program has been designed as an intensive and exciting three years journey which aims not only to develop orthodontists but to develop leaders in our field, pioneers of a new generation of orthodontists.

Testimonial

Reminiscing the journey of 5 years as a YMTian, a range a emotions pass through my mind. It has been an incredible journey, right from the very first day, when I stepped into this institution, to pursue my dream to become a dentist, and today where finally I am one.
YMTDC has helped me grow, to be the person I am today and I feel extremely privileged and happy to be a part of this prestigious institution.
Nothing comes easy, so was this journey. But presence of our finest professors along with best learning environment and well equipped infrastructure made this journey more enjoyable and easier. Guidance from our professors, each best in their speciality, helped us acquire knowledge and develope the skills, essential for dentistry.
Focusing not only on academics, throughout the year, college hosted a range of co-curricular activities like, scientific, sports and cultural events, shaping the overall personality of us students. And even during the pandemic, YMTDC made sure that learning didn't stop, so they frequently organized virtual scientific conferences, webinars to keep up our learning curve.
And I must definitely say, YMTDC stands true to its words, When it says 'Enriching Minds, Empowering Future'. Nurturing young minds, with not only textbook lessons, but also compassion and empathy, helping us to be the best version of ourselves, confident and capable to serve the society for the good.
It fills me with pride to say, Once a YMTian, Always a YMTian!

B. Venisa Francis

I started my journey in this institution in the year 2016, and little did I know that it will change my life. As a first year student, very new to the curriculum, each and every teaching staff put all their efforts to make it smooth flowing for us. Right from the medical subjects to the all the dental subjects, professors found innovative ways to teach us. As students, we were never pressurized to meet any mandatory deadlines. The teaching staff has always been very understanding and approachable. Apart from the top class academics, Y. M. T. is known for it's grand annual celebration and a plethora of co-curricular activities. This college will not only award you an education and knowledge but will also groom your over all personality and make you ready to face the challenges of the outside world. At the end of 4 years I can proudly say, Once a YMTian, always a YMTian.

Syan D'Cunha

(Joint General Secretary, 2020)

YMT Dental college
This name somewhere instills pride, emotions, growth, leadership, ethics, positivity and gratitude as feelings on simply hearing it.
A journey of 8 years and most crucial ones of my life have been spent in this esteemed dental school. To being with this institution gave us the ‘white coat’ that we were yearning for and the journey from here on cannot just be described in short.
During my undergrad days in this organisation, it gave numerous opportunities to be the best in the field and inculcated the right mindset and attitude towards this profession. Not only studies were aced but co-curriculars were of as much importance for a healthy balance.
It was when I entered into the same institution for post graduation it was pure reminiscence. It was where I began my journey with being a professional to upskill the stake of being a Smile Keeper to this nation and that’s what purely Orthodontics is all about! Under the Guidance of my teacher Dr. Meghna Vandekar and my seniors and colleagues is what we envisioned the future in and now I claim to be a proud prodigy of this place I call it home.
This institution and my teachers have instilled nothing but futuristic intuitiveness to not only learn but apply and practise ethically and not only through local but international exposure as well with gaining the knowledge of the most advanced technologies and being the first ones to apply and more so being recognised and awarded with honour to be the pioneers in the field. I can’t thank enough of what this place has given me and to many of my seniors to friends and now a family.
The journey of becoming a YMTian to YMTOrtho Rockstars! Will stay with me(us) forever. Couldn’t have asked for a better start to an actual life journey.

Dr . Dhaval Fadia

UG 2006-2010

PG 2012-2015

I joined YMT fot my post graduation almost 6 years after my BDS.. so I was really looking forward to it.
I still remember my first day in the college as a post graduate student and the instant warmth I felt with the staff, teachers and colleagues. In no time this institution became my second home and I truly loved every bit of the time that I spent here.
Talking about our department (Dept. Of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics) I must say that the equation we had with the teachers and amongst ourselves as students was truly great. I was blessed with the best Guide/ Mentor anyone could ask for, Dr. Meghna Vandekar and was proud to be her first PG student. Whatever I am today is all due to her teachings and discipline that she has inculcated in us.
Before I could realize, my seniors, my batchmates and juniors became my family and I believe we truly did set up a very professional and amiable decorum in the institution.
Over the years during my close association with the institution as an Alumni, I have experienced a great growth in YMT Dental college not only amongst students but overall as an institution.
It is truly become one of the most sort after Dental Schools and I am a proud part of it.
Today as I look back or even now as I am writing this.. beautiful memories of the college, our department, our wonderful staff and my friends who all are a part of my existence float in front of my eyes and I cant thank YMT enough for all this.
As Lon Watters has once said, “School is a building which has four walls with tomorrow inside”, YMT Dental College is one of the few Institutions which has repeatedly proven itself in building great futures and all the Alumni of YMT are living examples of that.
And as they say… Once a YMTian always a YMTian.. I truly hold YMT and the amazing memories attached to it very very close to my heart.

Dr. Preeti Kulkarni

MDS (Orthodontist) 2010-2013

A PROUD YMT ALUMINI

Being in YMT has opened up a world of opportunities for me and given me a memorable 3 years of my life. I was able to learn in depth about the field of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics under the tutelage of my guide Dr. Meghna Vandekar. The chance be a part of multiple national and international conferences that all the students in our department got , was extremely invaluable in making us ready for the global stage.

Dr. Rohan Bhagat

MDS Orthodontics 2015-2018

I am a post graduate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from the prestigious YMT Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai. The college has an extremely conducive and stimulating environment for its students. It has presented us with an abode of opportunities. It is also well know for its various cultural, scientific and sports activities throughout the year. My accommodation was also on campus which made this college truely a home away from home. I will always be thankful to the staff and the institution for making me the professional I am today.
And as my guide and our dean, Dr. Meghna Vandekar rightly says - Once a YMTian, always a YMTian.

Dr. Shweta Chhaya

MDS Orthodontics 2018-2021

As you turn 15 years, to you, a Loud Cheers !!! You’ve been our guiding star. And its only coz of you, we have come so Far…
Well my under graduation and post graduation both have been from YMT Dental College. Basically am a true YMTite in all sense, and surely whatever little we have achieved so far is because of this elite institute.
Talking about Dept of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, I consider myself privileged to have done my Masters from this department. The sole and the most important reason for this are the Teachers.
And to add to that I was blessed to have Dr Meghna Vandekar as my Guide & Mentor. They not only taught Orthodontics, which probably any institute across India would teach, but more importantly taught the values, the mind set and how to practice and what really works in real world outside. Along with the traditional approach, we were practicing the latest appliances in the department. We had exposure to not only national conferences but during our program we attended and presented at International Podiums and have published most number of articles in National and International Journals. To have such a blend of both academics and practical knowledge, know how and the liberty to express yourself is something that makes you ready for the real world.
To sum it up, am very fortunate to be a part of the YMT Ortho Legacy !!!

Dr. Viraj Doshi

2011-2014

From seeds turning into sapling’ is not an easy process. Y.M.T Dental College and Hospital has given me such an environment to grow in my field each day. Considering my journey since BDS, it has given me a platform to groom myself in every possible aspect & bestowed me with best possible opportunities in my career. This has improved my learning curve exponentially. My gratitude towards the Department of Periodontology to intensify my passion towards surgery

Dr. Pankti Gangar

2nd Year MDS-Periodontology

2019-2022

Faculty

1. DR. MEGHNA VANDEKAR

DR. MEGHNA VANDEKAR
Designation
Professor , Chair and Dean
Total Experience In Years
20 years 4 months
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
D Y PATIL COLLEGE OF DENTAL SCIENCES , NAVI MUMBAI 1998
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
SDM DENTAL COLLEGE,DHARWAD 2001
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 10
INTERNATIONAL: 14

2. DR. VIKRAM SUDHAKAR SHETTY

DR. VIKRAM SUDHAKAR SHETTY
Designation
PROFESSOR
Total Experience In Years
15 years
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
AB SHETTY MEMORIAL INSTITUTE OF DENTAL SCIENCES , MANGALURU 2002
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
AB SHETTY INSTITUTE OF DENTAL SCIENCES , MANGALURU 2006
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 11
INTERNATIONAL: 05

3. DR. RAJESH B. KURIL

DR. RAJESH B. KURIL
Designation
READER
Total Experience In Years
14 years 3 months
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
VYWS DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL , AMARAVATI 2001
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
SP DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL , SAWANGEE , WARDHA 2007
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 07
INTERNATIONAL: 02

4. DR. YASH K SHEKATKAR

DR. YASH K SHEKATKAR
Designation
READER
Total Experience In Years
9 years 6 month
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
MGV Dental College and Hospital,Nashik, 2008
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
Coorg Institute Of Dental Sciences,KARNATKA, 2012
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 02
INTERNATIONAL: 03

5. DR. TEJAS POL

DR. TEJAS POL
Designation
READER
Total Experience In Years
9 years
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
TATYASAHEB KORE AND RESEARCH CENTER KOLHAPUR 2008
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
DR DY PATIL DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL PIMPRI, PUNE 2012
Number Of Publications
INTERNATIONAL: 05
BOOK: 02

6. DR. DHAVAL SHAH

DR. DHAVAL SHAH
Designation
SENIOR Lecturer
Total Experience In Years
4 years
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
D Y PATIL VIDYAPEETH PUNE 2014
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
D Y PATIL SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY 2017

7. DR. HEMAUNSHI PATIL

DR. HEMAUNSHI PATIL
Designation
LECTURER
Total Experience In Years
2 years
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
MGM Dental College, Navi Mumbai, 2012
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
MGV’S KBH Dental College, Nashik, 2018
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 02

8. DR.TRUPPTI SONONE

DR.TRUPPTI  SONONE
Designation
SENIOR LECTURER
Total Experience In Years
4 years
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College 2012
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College 2017
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 06

9. DR. ANIKET THORAT

DR. ANIKET THORAT
Designation
SENIOR LECTURER
Total Experience In Years
2 years 8 months
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
MARATHA MANDAL DENTAL COLLEGE BELGAUM 2013
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
MARATHA MANDAL DENTAL COLLEGE BELGAUM 2018

10. DR.SHWETA CHHAYA

DR.SHWETA CHHAYA
Designation
SENIOR LECTURER
Total Experience In Years
4 Months
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
RURAL DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL ,PRAVARA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES , LONI. 2016
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
YMT DENTAL COLLEGE AN HOSPITAL , MUHS 2021
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 0
INTERNATIONAL: 0

11. DR. POOJA ROHONDIA

DR. POOJA ROHONDIA
Designation
SENIOR LECTURER
Total Experience In Years
2 Years
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
NAIR DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL 2016
MDS Institute And Year Of Passing
YMT DENTAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL 2021
Number Of Publications
NATIONAL: 0
INTERNATIONAL: 0

12. DR. RESHMA KIWADE

DR. RESHMA KIWADE
Designation
TUTOR
Total Experience In Years
15 years 7 months
BDS Institute And Year Of Passing
BANGLORE INSTITUTE OF DENTAL SCIENCES , BANGALORE 2005

Gallery

A CDE on Damon System and Introduction to Advancsync2 by ORMCO

A CDE on Damon System and Introduction to Advancsync2 was organized by ORMCO INDIA at Dr. G. D. Pol Foundation YMT dental College and Hospital. Dr.Prasad Chitra delivered lecture on the Damon System and introduced AdvanSync2. This workshop was attended by the faculty, postgraduate students and Alumni of the college. Hands on demonstration was carried out on the patient on placement of AdvanSync2.

PhotoClave’19

PhotoClave’19 was conducted at Dr. G. D. Pol Foundation YMT dental College and Hospital to introduce first year post graduates to Clinical Photography. Lectures were delivered by Dr. Vikram Shetty, Dr. Rajesh Kuril and alumni Dr. Raveena Chimnani. Basic photography techniques were demonstrated by the speakers, alumni Dr. Rohan Bhagat and other staff members of Department of Orthodontics.

ORTHO SYNERGY
1ST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON INTER DISCIPLINARY ORTHODONTICS
DATE: 6-7 SEPTEMBER 2013

Guests Of Honour
Dr Mauricio Gonzalez Balut - President , Mexican association of orthodontics Dr Gurkeerat Singh – Editor JIOS Dr N R Krishnaswampy- Past President IOS

Topics
ORTHODONTICS & MORE
TMD ,OCCLUSION& ORTHODONTICS
ORTHO PERIO INTERRELATIONSHIPS

SUMMARY
The Symposium was conducted over a period of 2 days which were undertaken by prominent international and national speakers. The symposium consisted of various lectures related to new trends in orthodontics, temporomandibular disorders and interdisciplinary orthodontics which helped to improve the approach towards various treatment modalities which inturnenlighted the faculty .

ORTHO SURGE
DATE:27-28 JAN 2014

The Symposium was conducted over a period of 2 days which were undertaken by prominent international and national speakers. The symposium consisted of various lectures related to new trends in orthodontics, temporomandibular disorders and interdisciplinary orthodonticswhich helped to improve the approach towards various treatment modalities which inturnenlighted the faculty .

INVISALIGN UNIVERSITY PROGRAMME 2017
19-20/10/2017

SUMMARY
The lecture consisted of introduction to invisalign aligners .How does it work? What is it made up of? The advantages and disadvantages of invisalignaligners.Itscomparison with conventional orthodontic braces. Interactive question and answer session were carried out at the end of the lectures and few cases were displayed.

INVISALIGN UNIVERSITY PROGRAMME 2019
25/02/2019

SUMMARY
The Guest speaker guided us with the cases and treatment planning regarding invisalign and displayed few cases so as to guide us in our future invisalignpractice.There were Question and answer sessions at the end of the lecture and participants were given feedback forms at the end of the lecture.

ORMCO UNIVERSITY PROGRAM

Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at YMT Dental College and Hospital is also conducted the Ormco University Program for its students comprising of 4 modules imparting intensive hands on training to its students.

Going Digital

"Going Digital" is the new wave in Advanced Orthodontics and we as Ortho YMTians are enthusiastic to be a part of this new paradigm shift of digital dentistry. On 25th April '22 the Department of Orthodontics And Dentofacial Orthopedics welcomed the Team iTero India to Dr. G.D. Pol Foundation's Y.M.T Dental College And Hospital to embark the journey of the students participating in the Invisalign Integrated University Curriculum 2022 by conducting a Hands-on workshop and module on the use of the iTero intra-oral scanners and it's role in treatment planning. The programme was well beyond the expectations of the residents as they got to experience the cutting edge technology of the iTero intraoral scanner and understand the intricacies of the NIRI technology, Invisalign Outcome Simulator & the iTero TimeLapse technology and many more.

MESSAGE FROM HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT

Dr. Meghna Vandekar

Tracing its roots back to just under a decade, the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics today proudly stands as one of the leading pioneers of Orthodontic education in India.

The Faculty strives to nurture clinical excellence and to foster both academic and applied research to serve the needs of our ever-expanding patient base. Keeping abreast with all the latest developments in our specialty, we provide our students with global opportunities.

With having a multitude of treatment avenues, from Orthognathic surgery to Invisible braces and having the privilege of being the only Department in the nation to have an Invisalign University program, our department attracts the best and brightest students in the country.

I am truly humbled and honoured to take up the Chair of the Faculty at this particular point in time with our department students not only consistently graduating amongst the top 5 students at the state examinations, but also winning accolades internationally with their high impact research publications Building on such a good foundation, I am confident that our department will continue to develop, advance and flourish – to provide the best possible education to students and to produce insightful and impactful research to advance the frontiers of knowledge. I invite you to come visit us and join us in making this dream a reality.

Infrastructure

Fixed Appliance
  • Metal Brackets
  • Ceramic Brackets
  • Self-Ligating Brackets
  • Lingual Orthodontics
Clear Aligners
  • Invisalign
  • Flash
Bone screw
Interdental screw
Fixed Funcional appliances
Advansync fixed functional appliances
Spot welder
Typodont
Ultrasonic Scaler
Seminar Room
Plaster Room
Photography Room
Postgraduate Clinic
Undergraduate Clinic
Department Library

Awards and Achievements

  • The Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at YMT Dental College and Hospital is the first in India to be a part of the prestigious Invisalign University Program for: 2018-2019 & 2019-2020.
  • Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at YMT Dental College and Hospital is also conducting the Ormco University Program for its students.
  • DR. MEGHNA VANDEKAR (Dean &HOD , Department Of Orthodontics)

She is the recipient of awards such as:

  • Famdent Excellence in Dentistry Award for the “Clinic of the year” 2013 & 2016,
  • IOS Research Award 2015, India healthcare award for best Orthodontist in Mumbai,
  • The Times Legend Young Achiever Orthodontist,
  • Famdent Excellence Award, 2018 for Heroic Dentistry
  • 1st Indian to receive the Align Technology Global Funding Award Towards Advancing Orthodontics and Dental Research.
  • Align India Forum Panelist at the 1st APAC Forum, Jaipur.