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Lahore Medical & Dental College
Department of Orthodontics

College of Dentistry LMDC | Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital (GTTH)

Introduction

The Department of Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics specializes in the correction of defects of the jaws and teeth. Since the start of its post graduate training program in 2015, it has served a hub for community service, providing high standards of orthodontic care at reasonable rates, to people living in this vicinity. The department (room#121) is conveniently located on the first floor close to the radiology department. All faculty rooms and the designated Orthodontics lab are in proximity aiding the needs of the department and postgraduate students. The department is equipped with 12 functional dental units for rendering Orthodontic services with adjoining materials and a sterilization room.

The Department of Orthodontics caters to patients of all ages, from cases spanning from simple alignment to complex orthognathic surgeries. Treatment may take place in the form of preadjusted edgewise appliances, myofunctional appliances, surgical and microimplant based orthodontics. Excellence in research is also one of all the goals of the department and all residents have undertaken research projects. It is the aim of the department to continue striving for high levels of standards in providing quality Orthodontic treatment.

Administrative Setup

Programme Director:
Prof. Dr. Asma Shafique
BDS, FCPS, FICD, MSc HSEd (Canada).
Professor/ Supervisor

Associate Programme Director:
Dr. Usman Zaheer
BDS, FCPS
Associate Professor

Supervisor Introduction:

Prof. Dr. Asma Shafique

BDS, BSc, FCPS, FICD, MSc HSEd (Canada)

Dr Asma Shafique leads the Orthodontics department of college of Dentistry, LMDC. She serves as an education scientist in the Department of Medical education (DME) at LMDC, supervisor for fellowship program at College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) and member of subject advisory committee at University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore. She is an examiner for postgraduate and undergraduate examination at UHS, University of Lahore (UoL), National university of management sciences (NUMS) and CPSP. Through these appointments, she actively contributes in teaching & training, assessment, curriculum development, patient care, research supervision and process optimization.

She graduated as Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from de’ Montmorency college of Dentistry. She then served in Align Technology Pakistan, a liaison office of Align Technology USA, and was trained to plan orthodontic treatment with Invisalign clear aligners. She obtained master’s in health science education (MSc. HSEd) from McMaster university, Canada after completing fellowship in Orthodontics at Children Hospital & Institute of Child health and Punjab Dental Hospital from College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP). She is also a fellow of International college of dentistry (ICD) and member of Pakistan association of Orthodontists.

Duration of TrainingEligibility
+   The Orthodontics residency programme compromises of four years, during which progressively increasing exposure and responsibilities will be given to the trainees.
+   Rotations are according to the guidelines given by the college of physicians and surgeons.
+   BDS or equivalent degree approved by the PMC.
+   One year internship/house job in Dentistry
+   FCPS Part I in Dentistry
+   Previous experience not required
+   Positions will be advertised to invite applications.

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