Admission Requirement

Admission Requirements

The Degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.) shall be the primary degree in the Faculty of Dentistry and shall be awarded after a successful completion of the courses of study.

The curriculum for the degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery shall normally extend over a period of six academic years for students admitted by the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and five years for students admitted by Direct Entry.

To qualify for admission into the Faculty of Dentistry through UTME, the candidate must in addition to the general University of Nigeria entry requirements possess at least five O’ Level Credit passes at one sitting or any recognized equivalent.

Candidates for admission by Direct Entry mode must in addition to all the requirements above have either: Three A’ Level Credits in Physics, Chemistry and Biology; or B.Sc. or equivalent in relevant fields.

Holders of M.B.B.S may be admitted into the Three Year Training Program in Dentistry.

Candidates on transfer from other recognized universities must meet Faculty admission requirements and in addition have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.00. However, expelled students from other universities are not admitted. This however is subject to the University set standard for Inter – University transfer.

To qualify for the Degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery, candidates must spend the last three years in the Faculty of Dentistry in line with the regulations made by the Senate of the University of Nigeria regarding inter-university transfers. The remaining period (of the curriculum) may have been spent in any other university approved for the purpose by the Senate on the recommendations of the Faculty Board of Studies.

Candidates are admitted into the Faculty for BDS programme either through entrance mode (UME/POST UME) or as direct entry students for the six year standard programme or five year programme respectively.
In addition to the University minimum entry requirements the entrance candidates are expected to have at least credit pass in English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics in Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or at the Ordinary Level in not more than one sitting.
Direct entry candidates in addition to satisfying the above requirements should also have three Advanced Level papers in Biology or Zoology, Chemistry and Physics in London G. C. E in one sitting.
The Faculty accepts B. Sc degrees in related fields of study for admission into the five year standard programme.
Holders of M. B. B. S may be admitted into the three year clinical course in Dentistry
Admission Requirements:
1. Person from 16 years
2. Must pass Jamb Exams
3. Meet the Faculty academic requirement in terms of school certificate subject passed
4. Candidates on transfer from other recognized universities must meet departmental admission requirements and in addition have a minimum GPA of 3.00. However, expelled students from other universities are not admitted. This however is subject to the University set standard for Inter – University transfer.
Retention: Candidates who have overstayed by more than 50% of the normal programme duration or are involved in examination malpractice or forged certificate are expelled from the university.
Graduation Policy: Students shall be required to obtain a final cumulative grade point average of at least 1.00 to qualify for graduation. Students shall also obtain a passing grade in all major, required, ancillary and general studies courses before they can graduate. In addition, the student has to satisfy the minimum unit load required for graduation (150 units – see section 2.3(5) of UNN undergraduate Academic Regulations)
All admissions are on probation until certificates which form the basis of admission are verified.
A student can be expelled from the university if
1. He/she is involved in examination malpractice
2. He/she is a member of secret cult
3. The certificate on the basis of which probationary admission was offered is found to be forged.

FIVE YEAR STANDARD PROGRAMME
This admission is for Direct Entry. Students admitted to the Programme begin in the 2nd year with the Preclinical students of the Faculty subject to satisfaction of the University and Faculty entry requirements.

THREE YEAR STANDARD PROGRAMME
Students admitted to this programme begin with the clinical courses in the 4th Year. They are, however, expected to have satisfied the requirement for the practical courses in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Biology.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Successful graduates in the B. D. S degree programme are well equipped (after housemanship) for careers in government Hospitals, Private practice, teaching and research in Universities or research institutes as well as administration. Graduates are also qualified for post graduate training for specialization any where in the world.

STRESS AREAS
• Child Dental Health 0
• Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1
• Preventive and Community Dentistry 2
• Restorative Dentistry 3
• Oral Pathology and Medicine 4

SIX YEAR STANDARD UNDERGRADUATE BDS DEGREE PROGRAMME

 

FIRST YEAR (1ST SEMESTER)

Course no Course title Course unit
Required Ancillary Courses
BIO 101 Genetics for Medical Students 2
BIO 151 General Biology I 3
CHM 101 Basic Practical Chemistry I 2
CHM 171 Basic Practical Chemistry 2
PHY 101 General Physics for Life Sciences I 2
PHY 191 Practical Physics I 2
 General Studies Course
GSP 101 Use of English I 2
GSP 103 Social Sciences I 2
TOTAL 17

 

FIRST YEAR (2ND SEMESTER)

Course no Course title Course unit
Required Ancillary Courses
BIO 152 General biology II 3
BIO 153 General Biology (Practical) II 2
CHM112 Basic Principle of Chemistry II 2
CHM 122 Basic Principle Chemistry III 2
PHY 102 General Physics for Life Sciences II 2
PHY 103 General Physics for Life Sciences III 2
ZOO 121 Basic Parasitology 2
General Studies Course
GSP 102 Use of English II 2
GSP 104 Social Sciences II 2
TOTAL  19

 

SECOND YEAR (1ST SEMESTER )

Course no Course title Course unit
Major Courses
OMP 241 Oral Anatomy 2
ANA 201 Gross Anatomy I 6
ANA 203 Embryology and Genetics I 1
ANA 205 Histology and Histochemistry 2
BIC 201 Biochemistry 3
PYS 201 General Principles of Blood and Body Fluids 2
PYS 203 Muscles, Nerves and Autonomic Nervous System 2
Required Ancillary Course
PHL 131 Introduction to Logic 1 2
General Studies Course
GSP 207 Humanities 2
TOTAL 24

SECOND YEAR (2nd SEMESTER)

Course no Course title Course unit
Major Courses
OMP 242 Oral Physiology 2
ANA 202 Gross Anatomy II 6
ANA 204 Embryology and Genetics 1
BIC 206 Biochemistry II 2
BIC 204 Bioenergetics and Metabolism 3
PYS 204 Renal and GI Physiology 3
PYS 206 Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology 3
Required Ancillary Course
PHL 132 Introduction to Logic II 2
General Studies Course
GSP 208 Humanities II 2
TOTAL 24

THIRD YEAR (1ST SEMESTER)

 Course no  Course title  Course unit
 Major Courses
 ANA 301  Gross Anatomy  4
 ANA 303  Embryology and Genetics  2
 BIC 301  Nutrition and Biochemistry  2
 BIC 303  Special Topics in Biochemistry  3
 PYS 301  Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology  2
 PYS 303  Neurophysiology  2
 PSY 305  Special Senses  1
 TOTAL   16

THIRD YEAR (2ND SEMESTER)

Course no Course title  Course unit
Major Courses
RSD 322 Science of Dental Materials 2
RSD 324 Dental Operative Techniques 3
RSD 326 Prosthetic Techniques 3
PHA 301 General Pharmacology 2
PHA 302 Systemic Pharmacology 2
MIC 301 Bacteriology 2
MIC 302 Virology 1
CPY 303 Mycology 1
CPY 301 Clinical Chemistry 2
CPY 303 Practical Laboratory Work 1
PAT 301 General Pathology 1
HEM 301 Basic Immunology 3
TOTAL 23

 

FOURTH YEAR (1ST SEMESTER)

Course no Course title Course unit
Major Courses
PHA 401 Antimicrobial, Antifungal, Antiviral
Antiprotozoal Agents
2
PHA 403 Drugs acting on the CNS 2
PHA 405 Practicals and Demonstrations 2
MIC 401 Medical Protzology 1
MIC 402 Practical Protozology 1
MIC 403 Medical Helmintology 1
MIC 404 Applied Medical Microbiology 1
MIC 405 Medical Entomology 1
CPY 401 Clinical Chemistry 1
CPY 402 Human Nutrition 1
CPY 403 Practical Laboratory 1
HEM 401 General Haematology 1
HEM 402 Blood Transfusion 1
HEM 403 Practical Haematology 2
PAT 401 System Pathology 2
PAT 402 Histopathology 2
PAT 403 Forensic Medicine 2
TOTAL 24

 

FOURTH YEAR (2ND SEMESTER)

Course no  Course title Course unit
Major Courses
OPM 442 Oral Medicine and Dental Therapeutics 1 3
PVD 424 Oral Diagnosis and Dental Radiology 1 3
OMS 416 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery I 2
CDH 402 Paediatric Dentistry I 2
CDH 404 Orthodontics I 2
RSD 432 Conservative Dentistry I 2
RSD 434 Prosthetic Dentistry I 2
TOTAL 16

 

FIFTH YEAR (1ST SEMESTER)

Course no Course title Course unit
Major Courses
OPM 54 Oral Medicine and Dental Therapeutics II 2
PVD 52 Oral Diagnosis and Dental Radiology II 1
PVD 525 Basic Periodontology 1 2
OMS 515 Oral Maxillofacial Surgery II 2
CDH 501 Paediatric Dentistry II 1
OPM 543 Introduction to Oral And Maxillofacial Pathology I 1
MED 601 Cardiology II 1
MED 603 Gastroenterology II 1
MED 605 Rheumatology II 1
MED 607 Neurology II 1
MED 609 Therapeutics of Common Medical & Surgical Disorders 2
SUG 601 Solid Tumours and other Neoplasm 1
SUG 603 Paediatric Surgery 2
MED 602 Respiratory Medicine II 1
MED 604 Nephrology II 1
MED 606 Chemical Immunology 1
MED 608 Tropical Medicine and Infections 2
SUR 602 Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery 2
SUR 604 Neurosurgery 2
Necessary Ancillary Course
CPS 101 Computer Science 1
TOTAL  19

 

FIFTH YEAR (2ND SEMESTER)

Course no  Course title  Course unit
Major Courses
OPM 546 Oral Medicine I 2
PVD 524 Oral Diagnosis and Dental Radiology III 2
OMS 516 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery III 2
PVD 526 Periodontology I 2
OMP 542 Oral And Maxillofacial Pathology II 2
PVD 528 Community and Preventive Dentistry I 2
CDH 502 Paediatric Dentistry III 2
TOTAL  23

 

SIXTH YEAR (1ST SEMESTER)

Course no Course title Course unit
Major Courses
OPM 641 Oral Medicine II 2
OMS 613 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery IV 2
PVD 623 Periodontology III 2
CDH 601 Paediatric Dentistry IV 2
CDH 603 Orthodontics II 2
RSD 631 Conservative Dentistry II 2
RSD 633 Prosthetic Dentistry II 2
OPM 643 Oral And Maxillofacial Pathology IV 2
PVD 625 Community and Preventive Dentistry II 2
OPM 645 Medical/Dental Ethics and Jurisprudence 1
OMP 647 Psychiatry for Dental Students 2
OMP 649 Dental Entrepreneurship 1
CDH 605 Paediatric Dentistry V 2
TOTAL  23

 

SIXTH YEAR (2ND SEMESTER)

Course no Course title Course unit
Major Courses
OMS 614 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery V 2
OPM 642 Oral Medicine III 2
CDH 602 Paediatric Dentistry VI 2
RSD 632 Conservative Dentistry III 2
RSD 634 Prosthetic Dentistry III 2
OPM 646 Oral And Maxillofacial Pathology V 2
PVD 622 Community/Preventive Dentistry III 2
OPM 644 Forensic Odontology and Jurisprudence 2
PVD 626 Research Project 2
OPM 646 Project Paper 1
TOTAL  20

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

OMP 241 ORAL ANATOMY 2 UNITS
Development of the face, oral cavity, jaws, tongues and salivary glands. The development of the deciduous and permanent dentition. Time of calcification and eruption of the dentition. Tooth morphology. Development of the branchial arches and their derivatives. The mandibular and hyoid arches and their relationship to the Vth VIIth and IXth cranial nerves. Growth of the face and jaws and the development of the nerve supply to the teeth. Formation of the dental lamina and its differentiation. Development of the enamel organ and its differentiation into tooth structures. Amelogenesis, dentinogenesis, development of the pulp. Formation of the periodontal membrane, dental follicle and Hertwigs sheath. Detailed structures of formed dental tissue including their cellular elements. The enamel, dentine, cementum, periodontal membrane and alveolar bone. The oral mucous membrane its epithelial variations including that of adjoining structures; the tongue, antrum, epiglottis, mucous glands. A detailed study of the gingival, the attached and free gingival, its relationship to the teeth and periodontal membrane. The eruption of teeth; guiding theories, movement of teeth before, during and after eruption. A detailed look at the tongue, the temperomandibular joint, and the salivary glands. The maxillary antrum and its relation to the teeth. Age changes in dental tissues. A brief view of comparative dental anatomy.

2ND SEMESTER

OMP 242 ORAL PHYSIOLOGY 2 UNITS
Calcium and phosphorus metabolism; absorption, body requirements, blood levels, excretion. Chemical composition of enamel, dentine, cementum and bone. Hydroxyapatite, fluoride uptake, organic constituents; collagen and ascorbic acid and amino acids. Theories of calcification. Hormonal influences on growth and development of the teeth and jaws; parathormone, thyroxin, calcitonin. Nutrition and diet effects on tooth formation and development. A brief look at the role of some essential trace elements; molybdenum, selenium, magnesium, vitamins A, the B vitamins, C and D. Dental caries. The role of sugars in caries, the role of fluoride in caries prevention and its influence on enamel mottling. Saliva its function, organic and inorganic constituents, factors controlling its secretion and the nervous control. Xerostomia. Calculus; composition, formation, favoured sites and significance. Dental plaque; composition, formation and relation to dental disease. Introduction to physiology of taste, smell, speech, mastication and deglutition.

COURSE DESCRIPTION (THIRD YEAR)

2ND SEMESTER

RSD 322 SCIENCE OF DENTAL MATERIALS 2 UNITS
Introduction to materials used in dentistry. Their mechanical, physical, chemical and biological properties. Their uses and limitations along with on going improvements to the existing materials.
Lining materials and cements, Dental amalgam, Tooth colored filling materials; composite resins. Impression materials and model and die materials Casting alloy requirements, porcelain and bonded porcelain. Alloys for denture construction, denture base resins.
Materials used in root canal therapy, materials used in orthodontics, materials used in preventive dentistry. Implant materials. Materials used in periodontology and oral surgery.

RSD 342 DENTAL OPERATIVE TECHNIQUE 3 UNITS
Introduction to operative dentistry, including a practical review of dental morphology patient assessment, examination, diagnosis and treatment planning. Infection control. Instrumentation. Classification of cavities and restorations. Preliminary considerations for operative dentistry. Tooth colored restorations, esthetic considerations in operative dentistry. Amalgam restorations, direct gold as a restorative material, cast gold restorations. Introduction to endodontics. Simple periodontal procedures.

RSD 326 PROSTHETIC TECHNIQUE 3 UNITS
Applied anatomy of oral and facial tissue in relation to prosthetic dentistry. Prosthetic patient examination. Impressions; primary and working impressions using different impression techniques. Bite registration for complete and partial dentures. Articulators, uses types and limitations.
COURSE DESCRIPTION (FOURTH YEAR)

2ND SEMESTER
OPM 442 ORAL MEDICINE AND THERAPUTICS I 3 UNITS
Introduction to the constituents and actions of toothpastes, oral rinses and mouthwashes. An over view of common analgesics, antiviral and antifungal drugs used most frequently in dental practice. The use of anxiolytics, sedatives, hypnotics and tranquilizers in dentistry is examined. A comprehensive knowledge of the use of local anaesthesia in dental surgery its importance, manner of use types, constituents and possible complications is brought to bear on the students.

PVD 424 ORAL DIAGNOSIS AND DENTAL RADIOLOGY I 3 UNITS
Introduction to the dental patient, his anxieties, fears, and manners. An insight into the difficult patients and methods of patient control. Introduction to dental history taking and clinical examination. Introduction to the basic investigations employed in the clinical setting like percussion testing, transillumination and pulp vitality testing techniques. Introduction to dental diagnostic equipment, their uses and limitations. Introduction to dental radiology and dental x-ray machines. A review of the principles of ALARA and its application in dental radiography. Emphasis being laid on possible hazards and protective procedures for both the patient and the dental surgery staff.

OMS 416 ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY I 2 UNITS

Introduction to the scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and diagnostic methods employed. A concise introduction to definitions and methods of achieving sterilisation in the dental environment. Cross infection control methods and WHO guidelines. A look at the basic instruments employed in oral surgery practice.

CDH 402 PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY I – CHILD DEVELOPMENT 2 UNITS
Introduction to Paediatric Dentistry, Milestone in Child development I, Milestone in Child Development II,
Development of the Dentition I (Primary Dentition), Development of the Dentition II (Mixed Dentition),
Development of the Dentition III (Permanent Dentition), Dental Anomalies I: Eruption and Exfoliation Disorders, Dental Anomalies II: Number, Size and Form or Shape, Dental Anomalies III: Structure, Dental Anomalies IV: Structure, Common Occlusal problems during Tooth exchange, Common Childhood diseases I, Common
Childhood diseases II

CDH 404 ORTHODONTICSI 2 UNITS
Introduction to the undergraduate course in Orthodontics. Definition of Orthodontics. Early development of the face. Growth of the face and jaws. Development of normal occlusion and the effects of soft tissue on the developing occlusion. Aetiology of malocclusion, local causes of malocclusion. Classification and diagnosis of malocclusion. Orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning for Angle’s class II division 1 malocclusion. Treatment of Angle’s class II division 2 malocclusion. Treatment of Angle’s class III incisor relationship. Principles of removable appliance design. Introduction to fixed orthodontic appliances.

RSD 432 CONSERVATIVE DENTISTRY I 2 UNITS
Dental caries; Introduction to the carious process, occurrence and diagnosis. Non carious damage to teeth; fractures, attrition, abrasion and erosion. Instruments used in conservative dentistry. Pulp assessment, pulp irritants and lining, Introduction to the amalgam filling; uses, handling and limitations.

RSD 434 PROSTHETIC DENTISTRY I 2 UNITS
General introduction to prosthetic dentistry. Review of applied anatomy of oral and facial tissues. Denture designs for partial and full dentures. Teeth for dentures, types and selection. Arrangement of teeth to achieve stability in dentures. The polished surfaces. Instructions to patients receiving new dentures. Common complaints about dentures. Pathological changes in oral tissues caused by dentures.

COURSE DESCRIPTION (FIFTH YEAR)
1ST SEMESTER
OPM 541 ORAL MEDICINE AND DENTAL THERAPEUTICS II 2 UNITS
A revision of the principles of antibiotic use and a comprehensive look at the most frequently used antibiotics in dental practice. An update on the role of antidepressant medications in the management of certain dental conditions. The use and limitations of the available sialogogues and a detailed study of dentine sensitizing agents and plaque disclosing as well as plaque removing agents. The use of steroids, their limitations and possible complications is reviewed. A brief study of antihistamines and decongestants is also done during this course.

PVD 523 ORAL DIAGNOSIS AND DENTAL RADIOLOGYII 1 UNITS
The use of history and clinical examination to diagnose, dental pain, dental caries, oral ulcers, tooth mobility, tooth discolorations, oral bleeding, tooth wear lesions and halitosis. A detailed study of the interpretation of intraoral radiographs and important extra oral radiographs in use regularly by the dental surgeon.

PVD 525 BASIC PERIODONTOLOGY I 2 UNITS
Anatomy and Physiology of periodontium. Age changes and influence of hormones on periodontium. The oral environment. Defence mechanisms and immunology. Tooth deposits; material alba, acquired pellicle plaque and calculus. Classification of periodontal disease. The natural history of periodontal diseases (pathology of gingivitis /periodontitis). The influence of systemic factors on periodontal diseases. Epidemiology of periodontal diseases. Periodontal indices
CDH 502 PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY II – OPERATIVE TECHNIQUE 2 UNITS
Introduction (Instruments in Paediatric Dentistry etc.), Identification of Teeth – Primary / Permanent, Placement of Rubber Dam, Control of saliva, Identification and placement of matrix bands, retainers and wedges, Principle of cavity preparation: Cavity preparation – Class I, – Class II, Pulp Therapy I – Indirect pulp capping, – Direct pulp capping, Pulp Therapy II – Pulpotomy, Pulp Therapy III – Pulpectomy, Stainless Steel Crown preparation – Anterior / Posterior, Acid Etch Technique, Incisal tip restoration, Labial facing, Fissure sealant, Veneers, Space maintainers

OPM 543 INTRODUCTION TO ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL PATHOLOGY 1 UNIT
The pathology of dental caries. A look at abnormalities of tooth size, shape and numbers. A comprehensive study of abnormalities of the enamel, dentine, pulp and colour of teeth. Introduction to Oral Immunology. The pathogenesis of oral chronic bacterial and other viral infections including HIV/AIDS among others. The pathogenesis of oral ulcerations and vesiculo-bullous lesions. Introduction to diagnostic laboratory processes and methods. Introduction to the use of microscopes and other diagnostic methods.
OMS 515 ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERYII 2 UNITS
Introduction to the extraction of teeth and associated complications. The management of retained roots. Biopsy indications, types, techniques and uses. A study of dento-facial infections with an extensive look at tissue planes affected in the head and neck and management techniques especially with respect to incision and drainage. A review of sutures, and suturing techniques.

FIFTH YEAR
2ND SEMESTER
OPM 546 ORAL MEDICINE I 2 UNITS
The study of bacterial and viral infections affecting the oral cavity, with a detailed look at oral candidiasis. A comprehensive study of recurrent oral apthous ulcers with emphasis on types and individual variations, predisposing factors and management. A look at vesiculo-bullous lesions and their importance to the dental surgeon.

PVD 524 ORAL DIAGNOSIS AND DENTAL RADIOLOGY III 2 UNITS
A review of the diagnostic techniques for the diagnosis of swellings of the gums and swellings of the jaws. A detailed study of the orthopantomogram (OPG) its unique application in dental practice, it limitations and interpretation of its films. A look at advanced imagining techniques available to the dental surgeon, MRI,CT, Ultrasound, Doppler radiography, contrast radiography, scintiscanning and other evolving imaging techniques. An introduction to radiation therapy its principles, guidelines of administration, effects and complications. The art of patient referral.

OMS 516 ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY III 2 UNITS
The maxillary antrum and the management of oro-antral fistula. The impacted third mandibular molar, classifications, radiographic analysis, and treatment. Introduction to maxillofacial trauma, patient assessment, basic and advance trauma life support, Glasgow coma scale. A detailed study of fractures involving the mandible, causes, types, clinical features, radiographic assessment and treatment. An introduction to fractures of the mid face with a review of lefortes fracture lines and their clinical features. A look at fractures affecting the zygomatic bone, classifications and indications for treatment.

PVD 526 PERIODONTOLOGYI 2 UNITS
Prevention of periodontal diseases. Methods of detecting and measuring plaque. Disclosing agents. Techniques for removing plaque. Principles of treatment of periodontal diseases with emphasis on history taking, examination of patient, investigation and treatment planning. Non surgical periodontal treatment. Development of pockets; Infrabony and suprabony, pockets exposed roots and furcation involvement. Gingivectomy and fraenectomy. Post-operative management of patients – periodontal packs and dressings. Management of bony defects and furcation involvement

OMP 542 ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL PATHOLOGY II 2 UNITS
The pathology of pulpitis, periapical periodontitis and periodontal abscess. A detailed study of osteomyelitis of the jaws. The Pathology of Oral white lesions and erythroplakia. A brief look at connective tissue lesions; fibrous epulis, pyogenic granuloma and peripheral giant cell granuloma, haemangioma,lymphangioma, Kaposi’s sarcoma, angiosarcoma, neurofibroma and von Recklinghausen’s disease, myositis ossificans Rhabdomyosarcoma and lipomas. A brief study of Lymphoid lesions as they affect the jaws; Hodgkin’s and non Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Burkitt’s lymphoma and multiple myeloma

PVD 528 COMMUNITY AND PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY I 2 UNITS
Introduction to the principles of Public health. Determinants of health. Definitions of health. Dental epidemiology – application to Medicine and Dentistry. Planning epidemiological investigations involving types of study, population sampling examination methods data analysis interpretation of results. WHO recommendation for Oral Health Surveys. Indices for measurement of Oral hygiene, dental caries, and periodontal diseases, enamel lesions malocclusions, dento-facial anomalies. Epidemiology of dental caries, periodontal disease, anatomical abnormalities, oral tumours with special reference to Nigeria.
CDH 504 PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY III – CHILD MANAGEMENT 2 UNITS
Principles of Child Management I, Principles of Child Management II, History taking, Examination, Diagnosis and Treatment planning for the child patient, Radiographic Techniques I, Radiographic Techniques II, Anaesthesia – (Local), Sedation, Anaesthesia – (General Anaesthesia)
COURSE DESCRIPTION (SIXTH YEAR)

1ST SEMESTER
PVD 623 PERIODONTOLOGY III 2 UNITS
Occlusion and occlusal problems. Occlusal adjustments. Periodontal splints.
Acute periodontal lesions; periodontal abscess, acute ulcerative gingivitis herpetic stomatitis, pericoronitis. Periodontal enlargement and management. End of course project.

OPM 641 ORAL MEDICINE II 2 UNITS
Oral white lesions; leukoedema, white sponge nevus, nicotine stomatitis, idiopathic leukoplakia, hairy leukoplakia, geographic tongue, lichen planus. Pigmented lesions of the oral tissue; erythroplakia, petechia and eccymoses, café-au- lait macules, vitiligo, nevi, melanoma, neuroectodermal tumour of infancy. Heavy metal pigmentations, tetracycline pigmentation. Erythema, multiforme and Stevens Johnson syndrome and other drug induced lesions of the oral mucosa. Oral ulcerative lesions; Aphthous ulcers, Behcet’s syndrome, Reiters syndrome, Wegner’s Granulomatosis, Midline Granuloma, Lupus erythematosus. Facial pain, differential diagnosis and a brief look at some specific types of facial pain along with treatment. A detailed study of Temperomandibular pain dysfunction syndrome. Differential diagnosis of Cervico-facial lymph adenopathy.

OMS 613 ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY IV 2 UNITS
The diagnosis and management of cysts, Preprosthetic and surgical aids to prosthetics. Surgical endodontics; apicectomy, root hemisection, root amputation etc. Surgical procedures that aid orthodontic treatment. A detailed study of Dental implantology. A brief introduction to orthognatic surgery. A comprehensive look at Clefts of the lips and palate. The replacement of loss tissue utilizing different flap procedures and different type of bone grafts.

CDH 601 PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY IV – CARIOLOGY 2 UNITS
Aetiology of Dental caries I, Aetiology of dental caries II, Prevention of Dental Caries I, Prevention of dental Caries II, Early Childhood Caries: Aetiology and Management, Dental Materials and Reagents I, Dental Materials and Reagents II, Pulp Therapy: Direct and Indirect Pulp Capping Techniques, Pulp Therapy: Pulpotomies, Pulp Therapy: Pulpectomy, Exodontias of Primary Teeth, Management of Space problems in child patients

CDH 603 ORTHODONTICSII 2 UNITS
Early development of the face: Growth of the face and jaws. Development of normal occlusion and the effects of soft tissue on the developing occlusion. Aetiology of malocclusion. Local causes of malocclusion.Interceptive orthodontics.Classification and diagnosis of malocclusion. Principles of cephalometrics. Other radiological views in orthodontics. Orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning.
Treatment of Angle’s class 11 division 1 malocclusion. Treatment of Angle’s class 11 division 2 malocclusion. Treatment of Angle’s class 111 incisor relationship. Principles of removable appliance design. Design and construction of removable orthodontic appliances. Advantages and disadvantages of removable appliances. Bite planes, space maintainers.

RSD 631 CONSERVATIVE DENTISTRYII 2 UNITS.
Treatment of deep carious lesions and pulp therapy. Composite resins; types, handling, uses and limitations. Introduction to endodontics; history and scope of endodontics. The role of microorganisms and tissue response to root canal infection. Pulp space anatomy and access cavity preparation. Basic instrumentation in endodontics. Root canal system preparation and intracanal medication. Root canal filling; indications, materials and methods of root canal filling. A review of surgical endodontics. Endodontics in children and endodontics aspects of traumatic injuries to teeth. Problems and solutions in endodontics treatment. Criteria for success in endodontics. Restoration of endodontically treated teeth.
Review of properties of ridged restoration materials; cast gold alloys, dental porcelain. Impression materials.

RSD 633 PROSTHETIC DENTISTRY II 2 UNITS
Introduction and classification of removable partial dentures. Removable partial denture design; surveying, determination of paths of insertion and guide planes, designing the component parts of a partial denture. Prosthetic mouth preparation; preparation of retentive undercuts, guide planes, rest seat and abutment teeth. Secondary impression and master cast for removable partial dentures. Fabrication of a removable partial denture; framework fabrication, try in, denture base selection, teeth selection, arranging artificial teeth, processing and insertion. Correction of removable partial dentures, relining, rebasing, reconstruction and repair. Temporary removable dentures. Immediate dentures; indications, design, types and limitations. Implant supported dentures.

OPM 643 ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL PATHOLOGY IV 2 UNITS
A look at the pathology of cysts that affect the jaws, A detailed study of the tumours of odontogenic origin that affect the jaws: ameloblastoma, calcifying epithelial Odontogenic tumour, Odontogenic myxoma, odontomes, A similar study of benign non Odontogenic tumours that affect the jaws; fibrous dysplasia, ossifying fibroma, osteomas,central giant cell granuloma, Histiocytosis, tori and exostosis. A concise review of malignant non odontogenic tumours that affect the jaws; osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma. Plasma cell neoplasms; plasmacytoma of bone, multiple myeloma.

PVD 625 COMMUNITY AN PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY II 2 UNITS
Principles of oral health promotion. Overview of behaviour change. Concept of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention at individual and community levels in Dentistry. Dental caries prevention. Fluoridation of water – History, Legal and Social aspects, Methods effectiveness. Other Methods of fluoride administration – systemic and topical Prevention of periodontal diseases. Oral Tumours, screening procedures for early diagnosis, rehabilitation. Dental Health education – Aims and methods, Applications to individual patient in dental practice and to the community dental public health programme.
Principles of oral health promotion. Overview of behaviour change. Concept of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention at individual and community levels in Dentistry. Dental caries prevention. Fluoridation of water – History, Legal and Social aspects, Methods effectiveness. Other Methods of fluoride administration – systemic and topical Prevention of periodontal diseases. Oral Tumours, screening procedures for early diagnosis, rehabilitation. Dental Health education – Aims and methods, Applications to individual patient in dental practice and to the community dental public health programme.

OPM 645 DENTAL AND MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE 1 UNIT
Introduction to ethics: Definition and scope of ethics and Jurisprudence. Oath of Hippocrates and ethical obligation in relation to patients. Structure of Health services in Nigeria: place of dentistry in the health team. Role of dentists to welfare of patients and their relatives. Management of dental surgery, responsibility to employees’ health and safety. Use of records in dental surgery; confidentiality and importance for forensic identification. Professional ethics and self regulation. State regulation of professional practice. Legal definitions of required skill, malpractice, negligence. Insurance and Medical Defence Societies. Consent to treatment- Indications for oral and written consent

OMP 647 PSYCHIATRY FOR DENTAL STUDENTS 1 UNIT
Introductions to the principles of Psychiatric care. Diagnostic techniques in psychiatry. Recognising and understanding psychiatric conditions. Some common psychiatric conditions. Principles of psychiatric management. Evaluation of the dental patients psyche

OMP 649 DENTAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP 1 UNIT
Introduction to dentistry as a business. Initial and progressive financing. Practice building and staff recruitment. Advertising and patient sourcing. Dental architecture and clinic lay out. Relationship with other practitioners and registration authorities. Taxes and other statutory fees. Continuous training and practice growth. Guide lines on patient fees and staff emoluments. National health insurances scheme how it affects the dental business.

CDH 607 PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY V – TRAUMATOLOGY
Aetiology and classification of Injuries to the anterior teeth, General Examination, Diagnostic Procedures and Treatment Planning, Management of Injuries to Anterior Teeth: Open apices, Closed apices, Concussion, Luxation, Avulsion, Management of dental trauma in the child patient, Sequellae of Trauma to anterior teeth and their Management, Discoloration of Teeth: Aetiology, Management,
Teeth Rehabilitation (Anterior Jacket Crown AJC / Posterior Jacket Crown PJC), Teeth Rehabilitation, Partial Dentures, Overdentures, Bridges

SIXTH YEAR
2ND SEMESTER

OMS 614 ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY V 2 UNITS
The replacement of lost tissue using available allographic materials. A brief look at the biology, uses, procedures and limitations of cryosurgery. Introduction to the types, uses and limitations of lasers in dentistry. The use of endoscopic surgical techniques in oral surgery. A review of medical emergencies that can occur in the dental setting. Occupational hazards that the dentist and his staff may be exposed to in the clinical setting. A review of referral, surgical notes and report writing, for the dental surgeon.

OPM 642 ORAL MEDICINE III 2 UNITS
The oral manifestations of, diseases affecting the, skin, gastrointestinal tract, endocrine and haematological systems. Neurological disorders important to the dentist; facial palsy, trigeminal and glossopharyngeal neuralgia, Frey’s syndrome. Oral manifestations of HIV/AIDS.

CDH 602 PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY VI – ORAL DIAGNOSTIC SESSION 2 UNITS
Oral Diagnosis Clinical Sessions I, Clinical Sessions II, Dental Therapeutics I, Dental Therapeutics II, Oral Soft Tissue Lesions in Children, Management of children with Special Needs I, Management of children with special Needs II, Management of children with Special Needs III, Genetic Counseling, Speech Pathology and therapy relating to dental care, Child Psychology in Dentistry, Community Dental Health / the Paediatric Dentist as a member of the Dental Team, Oral Health Education for Paediatric patients

CDH 606 PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY VII – SPECIAL PATIENT CARE 2 UNITS
Visit to Special Schools, Seminar, Project Presentation, Visit to Special Schools, Seminar, Project Presentation

RSD 632 CONSERVATIVE DENTISTRY III 2 UNITS
Inlays; uses, materials, designs and limitations. Onlay preparations; the MOD onlay. Partial veneer restorations,. Full veneer preparations; crowns, ceramic restorations- porcelain jacket crown, metal ceramic crowns. Indications and contraindications.
Fixed prosthodontics – Bridges; indications, contraindications, diagnosis and treatment planning. Parts, types and design of bridges. Bridge preparations; abutment tooth preparations, impressions for bridges, temporary bridges. Dental Implants; indications, patient selection, types of implants, preparation of implant site. Success criteria for dental implants.

RSD 634 PROSTHETIC DENTISTRY 2 UNITS
Introduction to Complete dentures; design and component parts, diagnosis and treatment planning, diagnostic impressions, mouth preparation, primary impressions, lab procedures prior to master impression taking. Secondary impression, lab procedures prior to jaw relation, maxillomandibular relations. Lab procedures prior to try in, insertion. Relining and rebasing in complete dentures. Special complete dentures.

OPM 646 ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL PATHOLOGY V 2 UNITS
A look at Salivary gland diseases and tumours; Ranulas, mucoceles, bacterial sialadenitis, mumps, Sjorgen’s syndrome, benign lymphoepithelial lesion, pleomorphic adenoma, Warthin’s tumour, Mucoepidermal ccarcinoma, adenocystic carcinoma, acini cell carcinoma. A brief look at jaw diseases that have metabolic origins; Paget’s disease, hyperparathyroidism, hyperthyroidism, hypophosphatasia, acromegaly. Short review of jaw diseases with a genetic origin; Cherubism, osteopetrosis, osteogenesis imperfecta, clidocranial dysplasia,Crouzons syndrome, Treacher Collins syndrome, Pierre Robin syndrome, Down Syndrome, Hemi facial atrophy and hypertrophy. Marfans syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

PVD 622 COMMUNITY AND PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY III 2 UNITS
Health Service Organization, primary health care, the health team. Planning dental services. Delivery of dental services to the community including Manpower, use of ancillaries, priority groups, finance. The relationship between need and demand. Ethics and jurisprudence. End of course project.

PVD 626 RESEARCH PROJECT 2 UNITS
Each student is supervised to work on a well thought individual research topic in any area of dentistry, the basic approach to organize, conduct and write up a scientific investigation.

OPM 644 FORENSIC ODONTOLOGY AND JURISPRUDENCE 1 UNIT 1 UNIT
Forensic odontology and jurisprudence. Law and ethics, dental data, comparison of
dental data and identification of unknown persons. Forensic dental traumatology,
examination of teeth and bite marks.

OPM 646 PROJECT PAPER 1 UNIT
The students are required to work individually or in groups to conduct a simple scientific research of their choice in a chosen topic within Oral & Maxillofacial pathology or Oral Medicine. Under the supervisor appointed by the Departmental academic board, the student (s) will be guided through the rigors of proposal writing, presentation and standard research methods. The completed project is submitted and the student(s) subjected to an oral examination.

EXAMINATION AND ASSESSMENT:
– 100 level courses are conducted and examined by the Faculty of Science. The pass mark is 40%
– For courses in 200 level to 600 level, the pass mark is 50%. A student who score 70% or above in a subject of the comprehensive examination shell earn a pass with distinction, provided he has not had any repeat in the course relevant to that subject (as determined by the subject prefixes)
– For courses conducted by the departments of the Faculty of Medicine, the assessments, as specified by the relevant departments and approved by the Board of studies of the Faculty of Dentistry.
– Assessment for practical and clinical courses will be based on in-course assessments, as specified by the relevant departments and approved by the Board of the Faculty.
– The number of credits for each level together with the minimum credits required for the next repeat examination and to proceed to the next level is as specified below.

 

LEVEL CREDITS REPEAT PROCEED TO NEXT LEVEL

100 36
200 52
300 40
300 40
400 53
500 54
600 24

– The pre-clinical courses are completed at the end of the second semester of 300 level. The repeat examination for 1st semester courses will be held when fixed almost at the same time as the 2nd semester examination so that the students would have passed the pre-clinical courses before proceeding to clinical courses. To proceed to the clinical courses, a student must obtain a minimum combined total of 86 credits in the 300 level first semester examination and second semester examinations.
SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS:
To qualify for repeat went fixed; the candidate must have passed all the 300 level 1st Semester Examinations and in addition, obtain a minimum of 10 credits from the 2nd semester courses. Any other failure would prevent the candidate from continuing the programme.
7. All 400 and 500 levels, clinical courses are block postings taken throughout the session, including the summer vacation, and credits will be earned by the next relevant year.
8. The final comprehensive Examination will be held in June at the end of 600 level. These consist of written papers, practical/clinical and viva, in each of the major dental subject areas. The practical/clinical section must be passed in order to the pass the subject. A student who fails in any subject may repeat that subject in September. a student must pass all the required course of the degree programme before being allowed to take the final comprehensive examinations.
DEAN: PROF. CHRISTOPHER UDOYE
B. Sc., BChD, FMCDS

CLINICAL DEAN: DR. EMMANUEL O.O. AMOBI
BDS (Benin), FMCDS

PRE-CLINICAL DEAN: DR. (Mrs.) NKOLI P. UGURU
BDS (Benin), MPH (Nottingham)

FACULTY OFFICER: OKEKE, AGATHA N. (MRS)
B.Sc. (Nig), PGD (Mgt)

 

LIST OF STAFF IN DEAN’S OFFICE

S/N Name Department Qualification Present Rank Specialization
1. Prof. C. Udoye Dean’s office B.Sc.,
BChD,
FMCDS
Professor Restorative Dentistry
2. Okeke, Agatha N. (Mrs) Dean’s Office B.Sc. (Nig),
PGD (Mgt)
Asst. Registrar/
Faculty Officer
Administration
3. Ezedimora. Louisa I (Mrs) OND Principal
Confidential
Secretary
Secretarial Services
4. Azuh, Benedict Principal Executive
Officer I
Administration
5. Okoroji, Gladys
Gift
PGD
(Mass Com)
Principal Executive
Officer I
Administration
6. Ahunanya, Sunday Chinyere RSA
(Advanced)
Chief Typist Secretarial Services
7. Okere, Alice Ebere NCE Chief Clerical Officer Clerical Services
8. Aniekwenagbu, Anulika Cecilia WASC Cleaner/
Messenger
Messenger