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Federal School of Dental Technology And Therapy Enugu Courses And Admission

Federal School of Dental Technology and Therapy Enugu offers programmes in:

  • Dental Therapy
  • Dental Technology

The two courses above are the only course offered in Federal School of Dental Technology and Therapy Enugu at the National Diploma and Higher National Diploma levels.

Graduates are expected to fulfill a mandatory one year internship before being mobilized for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

FEDSDTTEN Graduates can practice as professional Dental Technologists or Dental Therapists after due registration and licensure by the Dental Technologists or Dental Therapists Boards of Nigeria.

Admission Requirements

(1) Admission into Federal School of Dental Technology and Therapy is through Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB, MPCE).

(2) Prospective Students must have obtained Five Credits Pass at O/Level GCE/SSCE, NECO or its equivalent.

(3) For Dental Technology: the entry qualification is Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

(4) For Dental Therapy: the entry qualification is Mathematics, English Language and any three of Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Health Science.

(5) International students seeking admission into FEDSDTTEN should enquire about the availability of JAMB in their respective country of residence, or possess London GCE or Cambridge O’ level.

ND 1- Courses

  • Morphology and Plysiology of living things
  • General and Plysical Chemistry
  • Mechanics and properties of matter
  • Introduction to statistics
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Primary health care
  • Pharmacology
  • Tooth morphology and tooth carving
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Communication in English I

Second semester

  • General laboratory techniques
  • Technical drawing
  • Introductory microbiology
  • Dental therapy instrumentation I
  • Oral physiology
  • Care and maintenance of dental equipment
  • General pathology I
  • Medical sociology

ND 2 – First Semester

  • General laboratory techniques (photography)
  • Oral Histology and Anatomy
  • Phantom Heads
  • Oral Health Education I
  • General Pathology II
  • Instrumentation II
  • Introduction to Nursing Care
  • Dental Radiography I
  • Communication in English

Second semester

  • Introductory Microbiology
  • Human Nutrition I
  • First Aid and Dental Emergencies
  • Anatomy of Head and Neck
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Dental Materials
  • Clinical Practice
  • Nutrition and Dietetics Syllabus
  • Seminar / Project
  • Citizenship Education

Core work of a Dental Technologist

Dental Technologists fill orders from dentists for a variety of dental appliances. You’ll work with sophisticated equipment and a broad range of materials to create tooth replacements that are realistic and aesthetically pleasing, as well as functional.

Dental Technologists using the dentists’ detailed written directions and molds of the patient’s teeth or oral soft tissues, makes the following items:

  • Full dentures for patients who are missing all of their teeth
  • Removable partial dentures or fixed bridges for those who are missing only one or a few teeth
  • Crowns, which cover the tooth and are designed to restore its original size and shape
  • Veneers, which are bonded to the tooth surface to improve the appearance of discolored, worn, chipped or misaligned teeth
  • Orthodontic appliances and splints used to help straighten and protect teeth

The core work of a Dental Therapist

The Dental Therapist has an important role in promoting dental health. They will treat adults and children. Dental Therapists are able to work in all sectors of dentistry including general dental practice.

A Dental therapist can carry out a range of procedures, including:

  • intra and extra oral assessment
  • scaling and polishing
  • applying materials to teeth such as fluoride and fissure sealants
  • taking dental radiographs
  • providing dental health education on a one to one basis or in a group situation
  • undertaking routine restorations in both deciduous and permanent teeth, on adults and children
  • extracting deciduous teeth under local infiltration analgesia
  • treating patients under conscious sedation provided the dentist remains in the surgery throughout the treatment.

The dental therapist may treat a wide range of high treatment needs patients, from those who:

  • are dentally anxious.
  • are medically compromised.
  • are physically disabled.
  • have high levels of untreated decay

Finally, for people asking for the Federal School of Dental Technology and Therapy Enugu school fees, you can always visit the school portal for updates or contact the school directly to get the correct amount of the school fees.

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Bolarinwa Olajire

A lecturer, Educationist, PhD student at FUNAAB, and a Blogger.

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