Minimum MD in Orthodontics

Minimum experience of 2 to 7 yearsis required

The tasks an Orthodontistis expected to perform include:

Examining, diagnosing and treating abnormalities in development of jaws, position of teeth and other dental-facial structures

Planning treatment, using Cephalometry, height and weight records, dental X- rays and front and lateral dental photographs

Designing and fabricating appliances such as space maintainers, retainers and labial and lingual arch wires

Altering position and relationship of teeth and jaws to realign teeth to produce and maintain normal functioning

Skilled in fitting dental appliances in patient's mouth to alter the position and relationship of teeth and jaws

Efficient in studying diagnostic records, medical or dental histories,makingplaster models of teeth,performing

X-rays, etc.

Proficient in assessing abnormalities of jaw, tooth position, dental-facial structures, etc.

Ability to prepare diagnostic and treatment records and provide patients with proposed treatment plans

Skilled in designing and fabricating various appliances for alignment procedures

Not required

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Patient predisposition


Excellent analytical ability

Attention to detail

Problem solving skills

It is not a desk job

The candidate will supervise a team of nurses and other medical staff

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not considered hazardous

One may develop occupational hazards such asstress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc., if not taken care of

For freshers -INR15,000 toINR25,000 per month

For candidates with experience -INR30,000 toINR60,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Size and Expected Growth of the Indian Health Care Sector

According to a report by India Brand Equity Foundation, the Indian healthcare industry is projected to continue its rapid expansion, with an estimated market value of US$ 280 billion by 2020, on the back of increased population growth in India's low income communities.

Large investments by private sector players are likely to contribute significantly to the development of India's hospital industry and the sector is poised to grow to US$ 100 billion by the year 2015 and further to US$ 280 billion by 2020.

Private sector's share in healthcare delivery is expected to increase from 66 per cent in 2005 to 81 per cent by 2015. Private sector's share in hospitals and hospital beds is estimated at 74 per cent and 40 per cent, respectively.

The diagnostic market is the fastest growing segment of India's healthcare industry, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), with the segment forecasted to grow to US$ 17 billion by 2021. The Indian scenario ischaracterised by rising consciousness of self-image and increased demand for procedures that are aimed at overcoming deformities and shortcomings in the human face and aesthetics. Thus, medical/dental care and related services bring great potential for employment and strong career options for aspiring Orthodontists nationwide.

Government and private dental hospitals

Dental/medical colleges

Dental care clinics


Cities and towns across India