1. To excel and be the center of academic excellence through teaching, meticulous learning, evidence-based research, and high-quality patient care.
  2. To inculcate the latest scientific and technological innovations.
  3. To foster global competency among students through proper training, guidance, and research.


  1. To conduct regular CDE programs and courses to keep updated about the latest treatment modalities every year.
  2. To conduct monthly training for our students in using the Cephalometric software for doing the various cephalometric analyses.
  3. To actively participate in School Dental Camps and conduct regular screening to identify developing malocclusions and carry out their early corrections.
  4. To encourage students to actively participate in at least two research activities every year and help them with their publications in indexed journals.


  1. To strive hard to make the department the most sort after treatment centres for the correction of skeletal malocclusions using Bone Screws and TADS by 2024.
  2. Digitalisation of the department using Intra Oral Scanner and 3D printer for the treatment of mild to moderate mal-occlusions using In-house aligners.
  3. To adopt a school nearby for the management of different orthodontic treatment needs for all the students.


Name Designation
Dr. Sanu Tom Abraham Principal & Professor
Dr. Prasanth P.S. Professor & HOD
Dr. Eldho. T. Paul Reader
Dr. Vighnesh Varma Raja Reader
Dr. Jacob Joseph Reader
Dr. Anjitha Devraj Sr. Lecturer
Dr. Eunice John Sr. Lecturer


The department is equipped with the latest ORTHODONTIC MINI SCREWS and BONE SCREWS for the treatment of skeletal malocclusions.

A separate well-furnished room is kept exclusively for doing bone screw cases.



  1. The impact of social media as a marketing tool in orthodontic practice and attracting new patients.
  2. Analysis of maxillary anterior teeth dimensions in kerala population – a plaster model study.

Collaborative research

  1. A Comparative Study on T-Loop activation between the conventional pull-type and cinch method and a novel calibrated activation system. (In collaboration with the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, St Gregorios Dental College, Kothamangalam)
  2. A comparative study evaluating the amount of deflection on various orthodontic wires on crimping metal stops with a conventional crimping plier and a novel calibrated crimping plier. (In collaboration with the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, St Gregorios Dental College, Kothamangalam)

Ongoing research projects

  1. Changing perceptions and preferences for fixed orthodontic treatment among 18-25 year old before and during the COVID-19 pandemic – a qualitative study


Dr. Prasanth P S

  1. Ashika Bachira Kashi, Subhash Sonkesriya, Ashley Thomas, Prasanth Prathapan Santhakumari, Rajat Mohanty, Abhilash Abdul Latheef, Shashidhara Hebbal Shadaksharappa. Determination of Labiopalatal Angulation of Maxillary Anterior Teeth using Manual Method and Digital Methods: A Comparative Study. Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice 2023
  2. Bankur PK, Awasthi N, Devi KB, Prasanth PS et al. An In Vitro Evaluation of the Smear Layer Removal Efficacy of Three Different Chemical Decalcifying Agents on Periodontally Compromised Root Surfaces: A Scanning Electron Microscopy Study. Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice 2022;23(5):527–531.
  3. Bhushan R, Shivakumar S, Prasanth PS, et al. Assessment of the Effectiveness of Different Fluoride-releasing Bonding Agents on Prevention of Enamel Demineralization around Orthodontic Bracket: An In Vitro Study. Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice 2021;22(10):1130–1134.
  4. George PP, Edathotty TT, Gopikrishnan S, Prasanth PS, Mathew S, Ameen AA. Knowledge, practicing orthodontist on teledentistry during COVID pandemic in Kerala: A cross-sectional survey. Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences 2021;13:S846-50.
  5. S Prasanth, Hemant Nandan, Meera Gopalakrishnan. Friction in orthodontics. Journal of Pharmacy and Allied Sciences 2015;7.
  6. Iftekhar Rasool S M, Rezwana Beegum, Ravichandran K, Prasanth P.S Revisiting Plummer Vinson syndrome- a case report of 3 cases and review: Malta medical 2014;6(2)
  7. Sailaja Sambhana, Praveen Sanghvi, Rezwana Beegum Mohammed, Prasanth P.S, Anshu Ajay Rao Thetay, Varunjeet Singh Chaudhary. Assessment of sexual dimorphism using digital orthopantomography in south Indians. Journal of forensic dental sciences 2016;8(3):180
  8. Sanjeev R, Suneesh Kuruvilla, Subramaniam R, Prasanth PS, Meera Gopalakrishnan. Knowledge, attitude, and practice about biomedical waste management among dental health care personnel in dental colleges in Kothamangalam – a cross-sectional study. Health Sciences Journal 2014;1(3):1-12
  9. AV Pius, Seema George, Meenu Merry C. Paul, Sanju John Jolly, Cinil Mathew, Prashant Prathap. A comparative evaluation of easy removal of dental casts from alginate impressions using different brands of dental stone – an in vitro study. Journal of Odontological Research 2013;1(2):12-6
  10. Meera Gopalakrishnan, Prasanth PS, Raison Sujai, Mohan B. Endodontic stabilization using implants – Case report: Journal of Odontological Research 2013;1(1):93-8.
  11. Prasanth PS. Pendulum appliance in class II treatment.Kerala Dental Journal; 2010;33(1):30-31.

Dr. Sanu Tom Abraham

  1. Sanu Tom Abraham.Maxillary protraction in cleft lip and palate patient –A case study 2010;4(8):44-48.
  2. Sanu Tom Abraham.Provisional pontics-an esthetic boon during orthodontics-IDA clinical dentistry.2010
  3. Abraham et al.Micro implants for orthodontic anchorage.Journal of dental implants;2013;3(2):165-167
  4. Abraham, Merry Paul.Golden proportion in denture esthetics. Health Science 2013; 2(1)
  5. Meenu Merry C Paul, Sanu Tom Abraham, Pius AV, Shibu George.Digital impression in dentistry.Journal of Odontological research:2013;1(1):63-7
  6. Sanu Tom Abraham, Meenu Merry C Paul.Obstructive sleep apnea(OSA)-An Overview.Journal of Odontological Research 2014;2(2):25-9.

Dr. Vignesh Varma

  1. Vagdevi. H. K. Dr.Pavithra. U. S, Dr.Vighnesh Varma Raja.“Controversies with Serial Extraction Procedure as an Early Treatment Modality to Intercept the Malocclusion – A REVIEW. Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research;2016;2(1).
  2. Kiran Chakravarthula, Chetan Shankar, Vignesh Varma Raja, Ramoji Rao Lenka, Sanjeev Jakati, Pinelli Krishna Chaitanya, Sree Priyanka Viswanadha, Jessie Ratan Recycling of Brackets: Unleashing the Lucid Way. International Journal of Dental Science and Innovative Research ;2019;2(4):64-68.
  3. Kiran Chakravarthula, Chetan S, Reji Abraham, Vignesh Varma Raja, Indu Shree Prakash, Jitesh Kesavan, Ramoji Rao Nonextraction treatment of an adult with class ii division 2 malocclusion with auto-rotation of the mandible. Indian Dental Journal;2017;9.
  4. Pinky VargheseBabu CherianBinsu SukumaranSreena AnuBasil M JacobVighnesh Varma Raja.Analysis of Geometric Proportions on Maxillary Anterior Teeth for Esthetic Smile Design: An In vivoJournal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences;2021;13.

Dr Jacob Joseph

  1. Rai R, Joseph J, Mithun K, Harshitha V, Shetty S, Twinkle R 3D appliance – An innovative functional skeletal class II corrector. Contemporary Clinical Dentistry;2020;11:382-6.
  2. Jacob Joseph, Dr.Prasanth P. S, Dr. Hemant Nandan, Dr.Vignesh Varma. An innovative technique to engage elastics on archwires for anterior intrusion with TADs. Journal of Odontological Research;2019;7(1):45-7.
  3. Nithin Kumar, Dr.Jacob Joseph, Dr.Anjali Dhananjayan, Dr.Keshava Raj. Comparing the Treatment of white Spot Lesions Using 18% Hydrochloric Acid (HCL) Microabrasion & 37% Orthophosphoric Acid (H3po4) Microabrasion Techniques. International organization of scientific research- Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences;2016;15(7):28-34.
  4. Jacob Joseph, Dr. Nillan K Shetty, Dr. Rohan Rai, and Dr.Keshava Raj.Correlation between sella turcica bridging and palatal canine impaction, and its association with sectoral and angular values in south Indian population.International Journal of Current Research;2017;9(2):46356-46361

Dr Eunice John

  1. Eunice John, Pradeep Babu Kommi, R.S Senkutvan, U.B Rajasekaran, Arani Nandakumar, Aniruddh Yashwant .Force generation by orthodontic samarium cobalt and neodymium iron boron magnets at various distances-an Invitro study. International Journal of Dental Science and Innovative Research ;2019;2(3):639-647.


Dr. Prasanth P.S

Archwires in orthodontics(ISBN :978-613-9-45036-7)

Dr. Jacob Joseph

Chemical mediators in orthodontic tooth movement(ISBN :978-620-4-74308-0)

Dr. Anjitha Devaraj

Presurgical orthodontics(ISBN:978-3-330-07758-4)

Dr. Eunice John

Pre and postnatal development of mandible with orthodontic application(ISBN:978-3-659-85659-4)




‘National Orthodontic Health Month’ is observed every year in the month of October by conducting Orthodontic Awareness Programs for the public and Screening Camps in nearby schools for early diagnosis and treatment of developing malocclusions.


Dr. Prasanth P S

  1. IDA Kochi Executive committee member 2016-2017;2017-2018
  2. IDA Kochi CDE Convenor; 2017-2018
  3. IDA Kerala state best CDE convenor; 2017-2018
  4. Cochin Orthodontic Study Group Chief Convenor; 2017-2018
  5. IDA Kochi Journal –JIDAK Co editor; 2018-2020
  6. Kerala Orthodontic Study Group convenor from 2019 till present
  7. Observer Kerala Dental Council- 2020 till present
  8. IDA Kochi Journal JIDAK Expert member in orthodontics; 2022-2023
  9. KUHS PhD guide for orthodontics from 2022

Dr. Sanu Tom Abraham

  1.  Patent granted for an invention titled   AN ECOJUMPER ASSEMBLY FOR THE TREATMENT OF MALOCCLUSION
  2. Participation in Global Outreach Dental Innovation Award 2021 under the title ECO JUMPER ASSEMBLY-For the treatment of Class II Malocclusion

Dr. Eldho T Paul

  1.  Second Runner up for Best CDH activities IDA Kerala state 2021

Dr. Anjitha Devaraj

  1. Guided 1 ICMR STS Project

Dr. Eunice John

  1. Guided 1 ICMR STS Project


  1. To make the department a Referral Centre for the treatment of complex skeletal malocclusions using bone screws
  2. To enable the department to  practice completely Digital Orthodontics using the latest intra-oral scanners, 3d printers, digital treatment planning for better patient education, etc
  3. To encourage more research-oriented projects and studies for the students
  4. To adopt a school for complete orthodontic care for underprivileged children.
  5. To start a graduate Orthodontic course in the department