The department of oral and maxillofacial surgery is responsible for didactic and clinical teaching in oral and maxillofacial surgery, local dental anaesthesia and pain control for undergraduate dental students. We offer the most diverse and comprehensive residency training programs anywhere in the country with exposure to head and neck oncology, microvascular reconstructive surgery, trauma, orthognathic and facial cosmetic surgery. Through our research in head and neck cancer in Africa, we are exploring a new course in cancer genomics and treatment. The various research groups in the department, one of which is the molecular oncology group, collaborates with a Russell group university UK, on scientific head and neck cancer research and publications. The groups have accrued over $200,000 in research grants and are involved in the evidence-based determinant of genetic variants in cancer genome in Africa. Our faculties are leaders and alumni to several local, regional and international bodies like the Nigeria Postgraduate Medical College, West African College of Surgeons, IAOMS foundation, AOCMF and the department is the current host of the AO Study Club Nigeria event.
Students are assessed on continuous basis with two In-course assessment in the first and Second semesters. There are un-announced short quizzes given which form part of the cumulative regular In-course tests.
A minimum attendance of 75% at requisite departmental activities is required for the students to be eligible for examinations.