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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


History of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos started as an Oral Surgery unit in 1966 and was managed by Professor Fox-Taylor a British Oral Surgeon. In 1969, the then Dr. J. O. Akinosi was appointed as Senior Lecturer and Head of the unit. In 1970 the unit was upgraded to a Full Department, thus making the Department the Premier Academic Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa. The pioneer Professors in the Department were Professors J. O. Akinosi and A. L. Nwoku.

The Department presently has 10 academic staff including 5 on the professorial cadre. The Department trains student both in the undergraduate and the postgraduate level.  Academic activities in the Department include weekly morning journal club on Tuesdays and seminars on Wednesdays which are specially designed to meet the academic needs of the Dental students, Resident doctors and the academic staff.

The Department has attracted a number of grants from both local and international agencies. The local agencies include the University CRC Grant, Tetfund, the Central Bank and Lagos State Government of Nigeria. Internationally, the Smile Train and the NIH. 

The Department has trained many prominent and famous Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons amongst whom are Dr. Ayo Kekere-Ekun, Professor Odusanya, Professor Jelili Akinwande, Dr. Emil Abdulai, Dr. O.V. Ogunbanjo, Professor Akin Ladeinde, Professor Gbenga Ogunlewe, Dr. Sunday Oluseye, Professor Godwin Arotiba, Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, Prof. Olalekan Gbotolorun amongst others.

Vision

To be a centre of global distinction in training, research and clinical services in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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.HOD

 

Academic Staff

Head of Department

Prof. O. M. Gbotolorun

Speciality: Orofacial Infections, Dento-alveolar Surgery
BDS, FMCDS, MD

Prof. G.T. Arotiba

Speciality: Surgical Oncology/Implantology
BDS, FWACS, FMCDS, FDS, RCSEd, DDSci.h.c. (CUB).
 

Prof. M. O. Ogunlewe

Speciality: Cleft and Reconstructive Surgery
BDS, FMCDS, FWACS

 


Prof. A. L. Ladeinde

Speciality: Orthograthic Surgery
BDS, FMCDS, FICS, FWACS

 

Prof. W. L. Adeyemo

Speciality: Cleft Lip and Palate, Craliofacial Deformity
BDS,FMCDS, PhD, MPA, FICS, FWACS
 

Dr. O. James

Speciality: Traumatology, Orofacial Cleft, Maxillofacial Radiology
BDS, M.Sc., FMCDS

 


Dr. A. C. Oluwarotimi

Speciality: Dentoalveolar Surgery, Traumatology, Implantology
BDS, FMCDS, FICCI, FICS, FAOCMS

 

Dr. M. O. Adeyemi

Speciality: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Dentoalveolar Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery
BDS, FMCDS
 

Dr. O. O. Adamson

Speciality: Nasoendoscopy/velopharyngeal dysfunction, cleft lip/palate
BDS, FMCDS

 


Dr. A. A. Fashina

Speciality: Head & Neck oncology, dental implant
BDS, FMCDS

 

 

 

Non Teaching Staff

Assistant Chief Technologist

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Administrative officer

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Asst. Chief Data Processing Officer

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Administrative Assistant

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