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Preventive Dentistry


History of Preventive Dentistry

The Department of Preventive Dentistry was created at the inception of the Dental School in 1966. Initially, Child Dental Health was part of the department till 1st August, 1980 when it broke out of the department.

The Department represents a multidisciplinary team that has the expertise and experience to investigate oral health in a broader context, which provides the knowledge and resources to improve dental health and composed of the following units: Oral Diagnosis, Oral Radiology and Oral Medicine, Periodontology (With affiliated Oral Hygiene sub-unit) and Community Dentistry.

Past Heads of Department have included Prof. Ana, Prof. F. Okoisor, Prof. S. Jeboda, Prof. K.O Savage, Prof. G. Agbelusi, Dr. P. Ayanbadejo and Dr. O. Sofola

PHILOSOPHY OF THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Preventive Dentistry believes in the holistic approach to oral health prevention and management of oral diseases to improve the quality of life of the Nigerian community as a whole.

OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT

  1. Provide an enriching work environment for the academic, non-academic staff and students.
  2. To educate the students in the various specialties within the department.
  3. To expose the students to clinical cases and obtain hands on relevant clinical skills to be able to successfully perform as General Dental Practitioners.
  4. To perform relevant research which will positively influence Oral Health Policies in Nigeria and beyond as well as contributing to scientific knowledge.
  5. To recruit patients whose treatment will reinforce the students learning in our department and also in other departments in the Faculty of Dental Sciences.

FUNCTIONS

Furthermore, College of Medicine students (Medical, Radiography, Dental, Pharmacy students) also have a 4 week annual orientation/exposure to the department at their 300 level in Basic Therapeutic and Clinical Skills.

Vision

To be a centre of global distinction in training, research and clinical services in Paediatric dentistry and Orthodontics.

Mission

To provide a conducive environment for learning, acquisition of knowledge, research and development of skills for the management of oral conditions and preservation of oral health in children and adolescents.

Welcome note from the HOD

 

Academic Programme

 

Teaching Staff

Ag. Head of Department BDS, FWACS, (Orthodontics)

Dr. I. L. Utomi

BDS, DOrth.RCS (Eng),FWACS, FMCDS (Orthodontics)

Prof. M. C Isiekwe

BDS, MS, FMCDS,FWACS (Paediatric Dentistry)

Prof. E. O. Sote


BDS, FWACS, MPH, M SND RCSEd, FADPD Paediatric Dentistry & Special Care Dentistry

Prof. F. A. Oredugba

BDS, FWACS, (Orthodontics)

Dr. O. O. daCosta

BDS, FWACS, MPH (Orthodontics)

Dr. O.O Sanu


BDS, FWACS, MPH, CCRA (Canada)
(Paediatric Dentistry)

Dr. O. O. Orenuga

BDS, FMCDS, MPH
(Paediatric Dentistry)

Dr. O.O Olatosi

BDS, FMCDS, MPH (Orthodontics)

Dr. G.I Isiekwe


BDS, MPH, FWACS
(Paediatric Dentistry)

Dr M.O Ashiwaju

BDS, FMCDS (Paediatric Dentistry)

Dr. C. L. Nzomiwu

 

Non Teaching Staff

Assistant Chief Technologist

MR. C. A. ANAMELECHI

Administrative officer

MR. I. E. OFUEBO

Asst. Chief Data Processing Officer

MR S. A. NWAOBOSHI


Administrative Assistant

MRS A. A. TELLA

 
 

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