This is a branch of Medical Science that is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and abnormalities of the teeth, jaws, oral cavity and adjacent structures.
A person who studied dentistry is called a Dentist. Dentists are surgeons but not physicians.
How many years is Dentistry in Nigeria?
You will be trained in a university for a period of six (6) years; of these years will be spent together with the students of medicine. After which newly inducted dentists undergo one year of compulsory internship and another year of NYSC, then register with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) before they can practice.
Privilege you have as a Dentist
As a dentist you are entitled to whatever your counterparts that studied medicine are entitled to and you are paid with the same salary scale except for specialists that get special allowances depending on the field and other part time jobs that anyone may decide to take.
Universities offering Dentistry and Dental Surgery
List of Universities offering Dentistry and Dental Surgery in Nigeria: The Universities below are the best Dental school in Nigeria. Presently there is no private university offering dentistry in Nigeria.
- Bayero University Kano
- University of Benin
- University of Calabar
- University of Ibadan
- University of Jos
- University of Lagos
- Lagos State University
- University of Maiduguri
- Obafemi Awolowo University
- University of Port-Harcourt
- University of Nigeria
Dentistry and Dental Surgery Requirements
JAMB subject combination for dentistry: English Language, Biology, Chemistry, One other science subject
Direct Entry: Three ‘A’ level passes include Chemistry, Biology/Zoology and Physics.
O’level: Five SSCE credit passes in English language, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics.
University of Nigeria requires candidates in addition to minimum entry requirements the entrance candidates are expected to have credit passes in English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics in SSCE at the O’ level in not more than one sitting.