Orthodontics deals with the development of dentoaveolar and craniofacial structures. This course comprises lectures, tutorials and clinical sessions, and aims to provide undergraduates with the skill and expertise to diagnose positional abberations of the teeth and jaws. It also equips the students with the ability to treat simple cases of malocclusion with removable and functional appliances. Sometimes, students are given the opportunity to apply fixed appliances in the treatment of simple malocclusions.
Paediatric Dentistry teaches the prevention, diagnosis and management of dental conditions in the young. The pre-clinical course, which consists of lectures and paediatric operative techniques, is conducted in the third year. Paediatric dentistry clinical sessions begin in the final year. Here, students are given the opportunity to treat and manage dental conditions in young children.