DEPARTMENT OF ORAL DIAGNOSIS AND RADIOLOGY

ACADEMIC STAFF OF THE DEPARTMENT

Prof. E. Ogbeide – Professor / Head of Department
Dr. E. E. Ehikhamenor – Professor
Dr. L. O. Igbinosa – Lecturer I
Dr. O. G. Ogbebor – Lecturer I (Adjunct Lecturer)

NON-ACADEMIC STAFF
NAME RANK

Osazuwa, M. A. (Mrs.) Assistant Chief Executive Officer I
Egonmwan, E. P. (Mrs) Principal Executive Officer
Udebhulu, D.E) Higher Executive Officer

Introduction.

Oral diagnosis is a systematic observation and description of oral diseases in order to identify them. Diagnosis is based on favorable interview, examination and investigation of the patient’s ailments. Adequate inquiry and thorough examination and investigation are therefore very important in oral diagnosis most especially when dealing with pain and soft tissue lesions.

COURSES: DESCRIPTION AND CONTENT

500 LEVEL LECTURES

SCHEDULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO ORAL DIAGNOSIS

The mouth and the Dental Patient
Diagnostic process
History taking
Clinical Examination of the head and Neck
Investigations
Making a Diagnosis and Differential diagnosis

 

SCHEDULE II – INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL RADIOLOGY
Development of Dental radiology. Basic radiation physics, the production of X-rays, their properties and interactions which result in the formation of radiographic image. Radiation biology and protection. Radiography – techniques involved in producing the various radiographic views. Introductory advanced imaging techniques – computerizes tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging and ultrasound

 

600 LEVEL LECTURES

SCHEDULE 1: ORAL DIAGNOSIS

History taking, clinical examination and investigation
Examination of swellings of the oral mucosa, head and neck
Principles of oral, head and neck radiography and radiology
Oral mucosa in health and in disease
Stains and discolouration of the teeth
Lymphatic drainage of the oral and maxillofacial region
Oral manifestations of adverse drug reactions
Diagnosis of deformities in the head and neck region
Evaluation and management of medically compromised patients
The geriatric patient

SCHEDULE II – (RADIOLOGY OF ORAL DISEASES)

The interpretation of radiographs in dental caries, developmental abnormalities, periapical lesions, periodontal lesions, cysts of the jaws, odontogenic tumours, other bone neoplasia, maxillary antral diseases, trauma to the teeth and facial skeleton, the temporomandibular joint and disorders of the salivary glands including sialography.
On completion of the course, the undergraduate student should be able to Confidently clerk patients independently and partake in decision making processes with the supervising lecturer Explain the production of ionizing radiation, image formation and principles of radiation biology and protection from effects of ionizing radiation to oneself, clinical staff and patients.
Carry out various radiological examinations of the teeth and jaws including practical film processing Recognize the radiological features of the diseases that affect the teeth and jaws.

Course evaluation
Course evaluation is designed to be continuous. This consists of evaluation of clinical performance, tests, assignments and practicals.

 

ACADEMIC STAFF OF THE DEPARTMENT NAME RANK

Dr. (Mrs.) A. O. Ehizele Associate Professor/Ag. Head of Department/
Assistant Dean
Prof. P. I. Ojehanon Professor
Prof. O. Akhionbare Professor
Dr. A. O. Umoh Associate Professor
Dr. C. C. Azodo Associate Professor

NON-ACADEMIC STAFF

Okojie Philomena (Mrs.) Principal Dental Health
Aigbovia C. N (Mrs.) Principal Executive Officer II
Oronsaye, I. (Ms) Senior Lab. Supervisor I
EwharekukoE. V. (Mrs.) Senior Executive Officer
Okoebor M. Principal Executive Officer II
Ohwojero M. Paul-Efe Senior Executive Officer
Imaralu H. (Mrs.) Chief Dental Therapist
EdetanlenC. E. (Miss) Senior Dental Therapist
Okoekhan C. (Miss) Senior Dental Therapist

COURSE: DESCRIPTION AND CONTENT

Anatomy of the periodontium; Physiology of the periodontium; Biochemistry of the periodontium;
The oral environment/defense mechanisms. Immunology as related to the periodontium;
Plaque and periodontal tissues. Etiology of periodontal disease;
Calculus; types, location and significance;
Classification of periodontal disease;
Systemic factors influencing periodontal diseases;
Immunology of periodontal diseases;
Advanced periodontology
Acute gingival conditions. Chronic gingivitis;
Gingival swellings. Gingival bleeding.
Acute periodontal conditions. Periodontal pockets, bone resumption;
Periodontitis simplex, complex; Juvenile periodontitis;
Malocclusion, trauma from occlusion. Traumatic occlusion. Parafunctional habits;
Gingival recession. Mobility of teeth.
Apical lessons in relation to periodontal disease. Periodontal obsesses;
Exposed dentine, roots furcation;
Examination of patients, special investigations;
Epidemiology of periodontal diseases. Preventive periodontology;
Principles of periodontal surgery;
Root planning and curettage. Gingivectomy, gingivoplasty (Gingival surgery);
Repositioned flaps, replaced flaps (flap surgery). Frenectomy;
Root furcation management; Mucogingival surgery;
Bone grafts and periodontal applications;
Post-operative management of patients;
Dentifrices;
Guided tissue Regeneration Techniques;
Halitosis.Pericoronitis.