Name of Department:                                Department of Preventive Dentistry
Name of Ag.Head Of Deparment:        Dr. Grace O. Alade
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PD 502.1                                              2 Units

Course Objectives: At the end of the course the students should be able:

  • To understand the anatomy and physiology of the periodontal tissues
  • To classify periodontal diseases into their major categories

Course Outline

  • Anatomy of the periodontium
  • Physiology of the periodontium
  • Epidemiology of periodontal diseases
  • Classification of periodontal diseases

– Plaque induced periodontal disease

– Non- plaque induced periodontal disease

– Periodontitis as a manifestation of systemic diseases

PD 502.2                                            2 Units                                                

Course Objectives: At the end of the course the students should be able:

  • To know the aetiological factors of periodontal diseases
  • To identify and diagnose the common periodontal diseases
  • To know the common systemic diseases that may modify periodontal disease
  • To identify periodontal instruments
  • To know the indication for non-surgical periodontal therapy

Course Outline

  • Aetiology of gingivitis
  • Aetiology of periodontitis
  • Clinical features of gingivitis
  • Clinical features of periodontitis
  • Acute periodontal lesions
  • Acute necrotizing gingivitis
  • Periodontal enlargements
  • Aggressive periodontitis
  • Non -surgical Periodontal procedures
  • Periodontal Instruments

PD 502.2 (Clinical)                        6 Units

PD 602.1                                        3 Units

Course Objectives: At the end of the course the students should be able:

  • To know the basic principles guiding the use of surgical periodontal procedures in the management of periodontal diseases
  • To be able to perform simple non-surgical periodontal therapy
  • To know the indications for surgical periodontal therapy
  • To know the role of chemotherapeutics in the control of periodontal diseases
  • To know the types of occlusal trauma and their clinical presentation

Course Outline

  • Principles of periodontal surgery



  • Principles of occlusion and occlusal problems
  • Occlusal adjustments
  • Principles of treatment of a simple case
  • Periodontal Splints
  • Periodontal Chemotherapeutics
  • Gingival recession and its complications
  • The concepts of the biologic width and the placement of restorative margins
  • Dentine Hypersensitivity

PD 602.1 (Clinical)                        6 Units

PD 602.2                                         2 Units

Course Objectives: At the end of the course the students should be able:

  • To understand the complications of advanced periodontal surgeries
  • To know the relationship between the pulp and the periodontium
  • To understand the  relationship between periodontal disease and systemic health
  • To know the immunology of periodontal disease

Course Outline

  • Furcation involvement
  • Pulpal-periodontal relationships

-Perio-endo lesions

-Endo-perio lesions

-Combined lesions

  • Periodontal manifestations of HIV infection
  • Relationship between periodontal and systemic health
  • Immunology of periodontal disease
  • General principles of  regenerative periodontal therapy
  • Replaced flap techniques
  • Periodontal plastic surgery

PD 602.2 (Clinical)6 Units

PD 508.1                                         2 Units

Course Objectives: At the end of the course the students should be able:

  • To define and understand the scope of dentistry, describe the stages of development of dentistry from primitive phase to the present level of advanced professionalization. They should also be able to appreciate dentistry as a profession and know the requirement to be fulfilled to become qualified as a dental professional.
  • Understand the scope of community dentistry; distinguish between community dentistry and dental public health and the role of Public Health Dentist in the dental team.
  • Understand what is epidemiology including its importance and types of epidemiological studies. Also know tools for measurement of oral diseases.
  • To plan and organize oral health surveys, differentiate between pilot and pathfinder surveys and select subjects and sites for these surveys.

Course Outline

  • History and stages of development of dentistry
  • Dentistry as a professionIntroduction to community dentistry  and dental public health
  • Epidemiological principles and methods
  • Oral health surveys

PD 508.2                                         2 Units

Course Objectives: At the end of the course the students should be able:

  • To understand the concept of team work in oral health care delivery and know the role of members of the team in patient care.
  • To understand the concept of primary oral health care and levels of organization for provision of dental care.
  • To know the objectives of oral health education, health education theories, principles and methods. They should also be able to design health education posters and programmes for the control and prevention of specific oral diseases.
  • To understand the concept of health promotions, describe W.H.O strategies for health promotion and identify strategies for the promotion of oral health.
  • To identify health needs of a community and design programmes to meet these needs.

Course outline

  • Dental team: dentist and dental auxiliaries
  • Levels and principles of prevention
  • Primary oral health care
  • Oral health education
  • Oral health promotion

PD 508.2 (Clinical)                         6 Units

PD 608.1                                         3 Units

Course Objectives: At the end of the course the students should be able:

  • To describe the frequency and distribution of oral disease in a given population.
  • To identify factors responsible for oral diseases in a given population.
  • Acquire the skills for the planning, implementation and evaluation of research projects.
  • Master all the available methods for prevention of diseases of the oral cavity.
  • To measure oral diseases using oral diseases using specific indices.
  • To observe standard precautions in providing dental care and prevent cross-infection within the dental clinic.
  • To appreciate the role of  health and professional organization in the promotion of oral health

Course Outline

  • Epidemiology of oral diseases:

Dental caries

Periodontal disease

Oral cancer

  • Dental caries:


Theories of caries aetiology

Classification of dental caries

Prevention of dental caries including caries risk assessment

  • Fluoride in the prevention of dental caries
  • Prevention of periodontal diseases
  • Prevention of other oral diseases:

Oral cancer, malocclusion, and dental trauma

  • School dental health
  • Measurement of oral diseases:

Indices: definition, objectives, properties and uses.

Errors in measurement

Calibration of examiners

Dental caries indices in primary and permanent teeth

Plaque and oral hygiene indices

Gingival index

Periodontal disease index

Dental fluorosis index

Malocclusion index

  • Infection control in dental care setting
  • Occupational hazards in dentistry
  • Minimal invasive dentistry
  • Atraumatic restorative treatment
  • Health organizations and professional Associations: UN organizations, International Association for Dental Research (IADR), World Dental Federation (FDI), Nigerian Dental Association, Nigerian Medical Association.

PD 608.1 (Clinical)                                          6 Units

PD 608.2                                                          2 Units

Course Objective:

At the end of the course the students are expected:

  • To know services rendered by hospital, hospital organization, categories of hospital, human relations in hospital, major areas of conflict in the hospital and quality assurance in health care.
  • To appreciate the use of computer and its application in dentistry
  • To know the rules and regulation guiding the practice of dentistry as a profession.
  • Course Outline
  • Computer application and dental informatics
  • Teledentistry
  • Practice management and hospital administration
  • Definition and principles of ethics
  • Informed consent
  • Duties towards patients and public
  • Duties towards colleagues and other health professionals
  • Unethical practices and disciplinary action for unethical practices  in dentistry
  • Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria
  • PD 608.2 (Clinical)6 UnitsPD 609.2                                                          2 UnitsCourse Objectives: At the end of the course the students are expected:
  • To be able to write  research proposal and carry out research at the end of the course
  • To acquire the skills required to appraise and criticize research work.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to research
  • Writing a research proposal
  • Research design and types
  • Research questions and formulation of hypotheses
  • Ethical consideration in research
  • Instruments for data collection
  • Sampling techniques
  • Presentation of data
  • Report writing
  • Practical fieldwork and visitations to Schools and the community

PD 609.2 (Field Work)                                    1 Unit



  • Two Written Papers each of 3 hours duration – Paper 1 being MCQs (100 marks) and Paper 2 Essay type questions (100 marks)
  •  Operative Examination (50 marks)
  •  Clinical Examination (30 marks)
  •  Oral Examination (20 marks)
  • The Examination is scaled down to 70%
  • Continuous Assessment (30%)


Name Qualification/Year Specialty Status
BRAIMOH, Omoigberai Bashiru BDS 1999, MPH 2006, FWACS 2009 Community Dentistry Senior Lecturer /Ag. Head  (Full Time)
HEKEREM, Christopher Eleonu DDS 1980, MPH 1980 Community Dentistry Lecturer I/Adjunct
SOROYE, Modupeoluwa Omotunde BDS 2000, MPH 2012, FMCDS 2012 Periodontics Lecturer I /  Full Time
ILOCHONWU, Nzube Anthony BDS 2004 Community Dentistry Lecturer II / Full Time

Non-Teaching Staff

Name Qualification/year Status
OBUOFORIBO, Elizabeth BSc 2011 Chief Clerical Officer