Having got the senate approval, the Faculty of Dentistry was created in October, 2008, the Child Dental Department is one of the five (5) departments that made up the Faculty of Dentistry and comprises two (2) distinct units, namely Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry.
Paediatric Dentistry is the management of children (16 years and below). These include children with all forms of disability and are medical compromised. Emphasis is being placed on growth, development, maintenance and promotion of good oral health.
Orthodontics on the other hand is concerned also with the growth and development of the hand and soft tissues and the variations in the harmony/disharmony of the occlusion.
Students will be assessed on a continuous basis with one in-course examination at the end of every semester. There shall be Multiple Choice Questions, Essays, Practical Examinations in Laboratory Operative Technique and assessment of the quality of dental care of patients treated by the dental students.
A minimum attendance of 75% at requisite departmental activities is required for the student to be eligible for Examinations.