Department of Child Dental Health
(BDS, FMCDS, FWACS,)
Ag Head, Child Dental Health
SUMMARY OF PROFILE
Official email: email@example.com
Mobile number: 08023056044
- BDS in Dentistry, University of Lagos, December, 1998.
- FWACS in Orthodontics, West African College of Surgeons, February, 2009.
Research Expertise: Aetiology of Malocclusion, Epidemiology of Malocclusion, Orthodontic Education
Articles that have appeared in learned Journals:
- Adebayo ET, Umeh N, Sotunde T (2002). Oral health status of a Nigerian Military Population. Nigerian Dental Journal 3(1):7-10.
- Yemitan TA, daCosta OO, Sanu OO, Isiekwe MC (2009). Biometrics of the primary dentition in a Nigerian sample. Nigerian Dental Jounal 17(2): 49-53.
- Yemitan TA, daCosta OO, Sanu OO, Isiekwe MC (2010). Effects of digit sucking on dental arch dimensions in the primary dentition. African Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences 39(1): 55-61.
- Yemitan TA, daCosta OO, Sanu OO, Isiekwe MC (2010). Dental spacing in primary dentition of Nigerian children and its relationship to arch and crown dimensions. Nigerian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences 9(1): 30-36.
- Yemitan TA, Bamgbose OJ, Fadeju AD (2012). Orthodontic training in Nigeria: The Residents’ perspective. West African Journal of Orthodontics 1(1): 21-25.
- Yemitan TA, Fadeju AD, Bamgbose OJ (2013). Motivations and Future plans of Nigerian Orthodontic residents. Journal of Dental Education 77(2): 176-181.
- Yemitan TA, daCosta OO, Sanu OO, Utomi IL (2013). Metric analysis of the Hard Palate in children with digit sucking habits. Odonto-Stomatologie Tropicale 36(143): 11-16.
- Yemitan TA, Adediran VE (2014). Multiple bilateral Taurodontism: Case report. West African Journal of Orthodontics 3(1): 5-7.
- Ogunbanjo BO, Oyapero A, Akinbami AA, Yemitan TA, Ajisafe OA (2014). Assessment of malocclusion and orthodontic treatment need in patients with Sickle Cell Disease at a tertiary hospital in Lagos: A pilot study. West African Journal of Orthodontics 3(1): 16-22.
- Yemitan TA, Adediran VE (2015). Prevalence of Taurodontism in Mandibular molars among patients at a dental care institution in Nigeria. Int J Oral Dent Health 1:020.
- Yemitan TA, Adediran VE, Ajisafe OA, Ogunbanjo BO (2016). A radiographic study of non-syndromic congenitally missing teeth in permanent dentition of Nigerian dental patients. Int J Dentistry Oral Sci 3(5): 258-263.
- Yemitan TA, Adediran VE, Ogunbanjo BO, Ajisafe OA,Oludare YS (2016). Pattern of distribution of supernumerary teeth in the permanent dentition of a Nigerian patient population. LASU J Med Sci 1(1): 15-19.
- Yemitan TA, Adediran VE, Ogunbanjo BO (2017). Pattern of agenesis and morphologic variation of the maxillary lateral incisors in Nigerian orthodontic patients. Journal of West African College of Surgeons 7(1).
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tolulase_Yemitan
The faculty of Dentistry was established in October 2008 after approval by the Senate of the Lagos State University. The Child Dental Health department is staffed with academic and non-academic staff. The department has 2 units: Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. Paediatric Dentistry is the comprehensive management of children below 16 years. It equips the student with the ability to diagnose, formulate treatment plan and manage the children accordingly. Emphasis is placed on the special dental needs of children, including those with disabilities and other forms of medical compromise. The normal growth, development as well as the promotion and maintenance of oral health for children is emphasized.
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry concerned with variation of form and function of both the hard and soft tissues of the mouth and face and the way in which they cause malocclusion. The major aim of the course is that the student should be able to apply the principles of orthodontics in general practice, and to recognize the limitations that exist in that situation as well as the importance of prompt referral to a specialist.
Educating students to high standard in Child Dental Health Care..
To provide enabling environment for learning and practice of Child Dental Health Care..
- To achieve excellence in Child Dental Health care using up-to-date techniques with highly knowledgeable and motivated staff.
- To produce students who will exercise sound judgement with total commitment to patient satisfaction.
- To create a conducive environment where staff and students can interact.
- To collaborate with other departments and institutions, both locally and internationally in research activities.
MODE OF INSTRUCTIONS TO STUDENTS
Students will be taught in the form of lectures, laboratory operative techniques, tutorials, seminars and in the clinics.
MODE OF ASSESSMENT OF STUDENTS
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 clinical assessment of the quality of dental care of patients treated by the dental students.