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Department of Orthopaedics

The focus areas of the Department include:

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate education
  • Safe and quality healthcare to patients with congenital trauma and musculoskeletal problems
  • Basic and clinical research.

The Department’s faculties are active participants in the undergraduate curriculum for the M.B.B.S., B.P.T., B.O.T., B.Sc. Nursing and B.D.S. and Allied Health Sciences programmes. The stronghold in education is at the postgraduate level for its Diploma and M.S. programmes in Orthopaedics, Master’s degree in Physiotherapy. The Department’s faculty also lends its hands as a guide for Ph.D. programmes of the University.

Courses Offered

M.S. Orthopaedics Diploma in Orthopaedics (D. Ortho.)
Duration: 3 years Duration: 2 years
Annual Intake: 3 Annual Intake: 2
Eligibility: M.B.B.S. Eligibility: M.B.B.S.

Head of Department: Dr. Ashok Kumar


  1. Lectures
  2. Discussions
  3. Poster presentations
  4. Topic assignments
  5. Projects
  6. Seminars
  7. Journal clubs
  8. Assessment of teaching skills

  1. Typhodonts
  2. Study model analysis
  3. Cephalometric analysis
  4. Demonstrations for appliance fabrication.
  5. Wire bending exercises
  6. Photographic analysis

  1. Case presentations
  2. Case discussions including progress and modifications.

  1. Thesis
  2. Library dissertations
  3. Additional Research Projects.

Infrastructure & Learning Resources

  • Computers: One departmental computer and students and faculty have laptops
    • A well equipped library with books and articles.
  • Digital Aids:
    • Wi-Fi and broadband internet facilities for staff and students.
    • Internet based videos for clinical training and skill enhancement.


  • Teaching aids such as typhodonts and study models and appliances.
  • Slide projector
  • Plaster room
  • Common lecture theatres
  • Seminar room
  • Staff room
  • UG and PG clinical labs

Faculty serving in Editorial boards

  • Dr. Rajiv Ahluwalia :
    • Sectional Editor, INDIAN JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH (PUBMED) 2014 onwards
    • Editor IOS Times (2012-2014) –Elected.
    • Editor Orthodontics Supplement Dental Practice Oct 2012
    • Editorial Committee, National Speciality Journal Of Indian Orthodontic Society
  • Dr. Rajesh Gandhi :
    • Associate Editor Indian Orthodontic Society Times (2010-2014)
  • Dr. Stutee Grewal:
    • Peer review board APOS
  • Dr.Priyanka Sethi Kumar :
    • Peer review board APOS
    • Assistant Editor APOS
    • Peer review board JIOS (2013-2014)
  • Dr.Parvinder Bindra :
    • Associate Editor Indian Orthodontic Society Times (2010-2014)

Research Projects:

  • Ongoing: 6 Ongoing projects by PG students.
  • Completed: 18 completed projects by PG students
  • Collaborative:  3 projects
  • One of our student’s research which was conducted in Santosh -Perioral age- related changes in smile dynamics along the vertical plane .A videographic cross-sectional study is published in a permit job.

Student Enrichment Programme:

  • Xavier Cherbavaz, director France and emerging mkts; Steffen saupe Director Dealer Marjets, Ormco, Visited Santosh Dental College on 24th September 2015 and had an interactive session with student and staff.
  • Cleft Lip and Palate: Dr.Agnetta Marcusson,Sweden and Dr.Puneet Batra, I.D.S.T. on 13th Feb.’2014 at Santosh University.Students and IOS members were invited and attended the lecture in large numbers.
  • Indian Orthodontic Society Smile Torch event 16th Feb. 2015 with lecture by Dr. O.P. Kharbanda, AIIMS at Santosh University with more than 100 participants. IOS members and students from the region participated.
  • Miguel Moral,C.E.O, Nemotech (Spain) visited Santosh Dental College and Hospital on 12TH April 2008 and conducted workshop on “Digital Cephalometrics”

Students Fellowships/ Membership

  • Dr.Rehan Khan: I.O.S. (Indian Orthodontic Society)
  • Dr.Navneet Bhatia: : I.O.S. (Indian Orthodontic Society)
  • Dr.Mitushi Mittal: : I.O.S. (Indian Orthodontic Society)
  • Dr.Deeksha D.K. : I.O.S. (Indian Orthodontic Society)

List the distinguished alumni of the department:

Programme Batch Name
MDS 2005 Dr.GyanGoel-private practice
2006 Dr.NidhiMadan –Seniour Resident in Lady Hardinge Medical College
2007 Dr.JuhiYadav-qualified Australian Dental Board
Dr. Deepak Sakuja-private practice
2008 Dr.Bhavna Singh – Lecturer at Motilal Nehru Medical College in Allahabad (Dental)
2009 Dr.ParvinderBindra -Lecturer in Santosh Dental College
Dr.Nitin-private practice