S/NO NAME DEPT. RANK  Telephone/ E-mail
1 Dr. Nkiru Folaranmi CDH Lect. I nkiru.folarani@unn.edu.ng
2 Pro. Chukwudi Isiekwe CDH Visiting Prof 8066837529 chukwudi.isiekwe@unn.edu.ng
3 Dr. Morenike Oluwatoyin Ukpong CDH Visiting Lect.   morenikeukpong@unn.edu.ng.
4 Dr. Amobi E. O. O. CDH Lect II 8051421928 emmanuel.amobi@unn.edu.ng
5 Alice Onyechi N CDH Typist. 8056088871 alice.onyechi@unn.edu.ng
6 Ikwuegbu Cordelia CDH Clerical Oficer 8067070409 cordelia.ikwuegbu@unn.edu.ng

HISTORY
The Department of Child Dental Health consists of two units: Orthodontics and Paedodontics.
The Department was created in the year 2005, with the employment of Dr (Mrs) Nkiruka Folaranmi as Lecturer 1 and Consultant Orthodontist. Thus she became the first pioneer staff and was appointed as the first acting head of department.
It is worthy of note that this department which started from an empty room space can now conveniently run it’s affair from a well furnished office, courtesy of the University.
However with the new Faculty of Dentistry office complex the department now has a wing of seven rooms to accommodate both the head of department’s office and offices for staff.
Currently there are six lecturers, two technologists and three administrative staff.

PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT
The philosophy and objective of the Department is to train dental graduates to acquire knowledge, attitudes and skills that will enable them to perform as general duty dental officers in any part of Nigeria and beyond.

COURSES OFFERED BY THE DEPARTMENT:
The courses offered by the Department of Child Dental Health include:

[a] Orthodontics

[b] Paedodontics

ACTIVITIES/CURRICULUM/CLINICS

UNDERGRADUATE TRAINING IN ORTHODONTICS
The department is responsible for the undergraduate training in Orthodontics.

POST-GRADUATE TRAINING
It is hoped that when the department is fully established it will take up resident doctors for training in the West African College of Surgeons.
It is also envisaged that post-graduate courses leading to the award of M.Sc. or Ph.D degrees will be offered with time as the academic staff strength increases.

SEMINAR/JOURNAL REVIEW
It is hoped that seminar will be held once a week while journal reviews will also be held once a week.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

The Department is currently engaged in a number of researches and it is hoped that grants will be awarded by the University to facilitate these researches.

CURRICULUM
Introductory orthodontics:
A course designed for the study of general principles of postnatal growth and development of head and dentofacial complexes.

CLINICAL ORTHODONTICS AND LABORATORY TECHNIQUE
Introduction to principles of orthodontics and their clinical application. The principles of application design and construction are demonstrated and applied in the laboratory portion.

ORTHODONTIC CLINICS
Clinical assignments of interceptive orthodontic cases. Comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning, treatment of cases of mal occlusion using removable appliances. Uses of fixed appliances.

FOURTH YEAR
COURSE DESCRIPTION

DNT 444 PEADODONTICS
Introduction to Peadodontics. Growth, maturation and developmentof the normal child. Differences betweenchronological age and physiological age. Normalpsychology, intellectual development with reference to teaching health education at various levels. Eruption and exfoliation of teeth . history taking, consent to treatment. Developmental anomalies of the teeth and jaws, especially enamel defects. Special features of dental caries in children. Management of early and advanced caries.


DNT 446 ORTHODONTICS

Introduction to the undergraduate course in orthodontics. Definition of Orthodontics. Early development of the face. Growth of the face and jaws. Development of normal occlusion and the effects of soft tissue on the developing occlusion. Aetiology of malocclusion, local causes of malocclusion. Classification and diagnosis of malocclusion. Orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning for Angle’s class11 division 1 malocclusion. Treatment of Angle’s class 11 division 2 malocclusion. Treatment of Angle’s class 111 incisor relationship. Principles of removable appliance design. Introduction to fixed orthodontic appliances.

FIFTH YEAR

DNT 541 PEADODONTICS

Growth maturation and development of the normal child. Differences betweenchronological age and physiological age. Eruption and exfoliation of teeth. Developmental anomalies of the teeth and jaws. Amelogenesis imperfecta, dentinogenesis imperfecta. Cleft lip and palate. Normal psychology, intellectual development with reference to teaching health education at various levels. History taking. Consent to treatment. Special features of dental caries in children. Management of early and advanced caries. Rampant caries, discing of deciduous teeth. Special filling materials for children’s teeth. Control of saliva, use of rubber dam.

SIXTH YEAR
DNT PEADODONTICS

Pulp treatment and root fillings. Management of apical abscesses, extraction of teeth. Local and topical anaesthesia.prophylactic conservative dentistry. Fluoride, age limit of usefulness of topical fluoride application. Fissure sealants. Injury to anterior teeth, fractured incisors, tooth discolouration due to trauma or tetracycline staining. Diet and malnutrition. Dental instruments in peadodontics, hand pieces, burs, peadodontic x-ray films, extraction forceps. Need for special precaution to avoid hazards in dentistry. Dental health education, school visits.

DNT 643 ORTHODONTICS

Early development of the face. Growth of the face and jaws. Development of normal occlusion and the effects of soft tissue on the developing occlusion. Aetiology of malocclusion, local causes of malocclusion. Interceptive orthodontics. Classification and diagnosis of malocclusion. Orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning for Angle’s class11 division 1 malocclusion. Treatment of Angle’s class 11 division 2 malocclusion. Treatment of Angle’s class 111 incisor relationship. Principles of removable appliance design. Advantages and disadvantages of removable appliances . bite planes, space maintainers.

SPECIAL AREAS OF INTEREST
1. Management of Cleft Lip and Palate patients
2. Orthodontic management of Malocclusion with Braces.
3. Dental management of Handicapped Children
4. Periodic school visits for dental Education

ON – GOING RESEARCH
1. Microorganism colonization of intra oral orthodontic braces.
2. Comparison of Microorganism colonization of elastic ligatures and metal ligatures in orthodontic patients.
3. Effect of impacted Mandibular third molar on lower incisor crowding.
4. An assessment of the knowledge and attitude of school children towards orthodontic braces treatment in Enugu
5. An evaluation of orthodontic and oral health status of school children in enugu.
6. Psychosocial impact of malocclusion amongst secondary school children in enugu.
7. An evaluation of intra oral dental findings amongst Cerebral palsy patients in UNTH, Enugu.

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