Past and Present Heads of Department

S/NO NAME DEPT. RANK  Telephone/ E-mail
1 Dr. Christopher Ikeokwu Udoye Res. Dent Snr Lect. 8037519722
2 Dr. Linda Oge Okoye Res. Dent Snr. Lect 8068424848
3 Dr. Mathew Asizide Sede Rest. Dent Visiting Lect 8023332446
4 Dr. Olabisi Abiodun Arigbede Rest. Dent Visiting Lect  7055736436
5 Izuogu, Kenneth Chhukwunyere Rest. Dent Prin. Conf. Sec. I 7033723366
6 NwaogwugwuEric Rest. Dent Snr. Dental Tech. 8056788228
7 Ani, Hyacinth Ogechukwu Rest. Dent Dent. Tech. I 7063017461
8 Aneke,  Chineye Ifechukwu Rest. Dent Dent. Tech I 7030911270
9 Ogbonna,Ngozi Ebele Rest. Dent. Dent. Tech I 8033826049
10 Chiama,Chinedu Sunday Rest. Dent. Dent. Tech I 7031323255
11 Chiama ,Ebere Rest. Dent Dent. Tech I 7031589990
12 Udemezue,Vincent Rest. Dent Executiv Officer 8183006314




Dr. S. N. Maduakor


2004 - 2005




Dr. (Mrs) L. O. Okoye


2007 - 2010

Dr. C. I. Udoye


2005 – 2007

2010 till date


The Department of the Restorative Dentistry is one of the four departments that make up the Faculty of Dentistry and which came on board as a brand new department in 2004.  The department is previously headed by Dr. S.N. Maduako (2004 – 2005) Dr. C.I. Udoye (2005 – 2007 and 2010 till date) and Dr. (Mrs.) L. O. Okoye (2007 – 2010).



Our mission is to enthrone excellence in teaching, learning and the practice of Restorative dentistry in a friendly environment, where the hunger to seek knowledge in all frontiers of dentistry prevails.  Our objectives are twofold, which are:


(i)                 to produce undergraduate students who have the requisite competence to provide excellent restorative care, and

(ii)               to produce specialists in Conservative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, with knowledge and skills for effective and efficient Restorative patient management.

 The pattern of growth and development of the department, from inception to date, is encouraging.  Currently, there are two full time Senior Lecturers and two Visiting Senior Lecturers, six technologists and Admin staff who provide learning environment that encourages high standards, and performance of scholarly activities.  In all, teaching and learning are towards the provision of rational restorative dental care.

 The Department mounts the following foundation preclinical courses in Dental Material Science, Operative technique, Prosthetic technique and simple Endodontics, while for clinical students, Operative dentistry, Prosthodontics (fixed and removable), Endodontics and Cosmetic dentistry are offered.  Furthermore, students are exposed to all contemporary Restorative treatment modalities.

 In addition to their primary role, the lecturers double as consultants at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), where they render specialized Restorative dental care to patients and also, train doctors with a degree in dentistry in a wide variety of fields of Restorative Dentistry.  Despite these achievements, there are still room for improvement in the areas of academic staff needs, infrastructural facilities and equipment.


 As the Faculty runs a non classified BDS degree programme, the department does not have an independent curriculum and academic regulation.


Though there are yet no departmental grants, currently there are ongoing researches by the academic staff and some with foreign collaborators.


There is no existing programme of such for now, and the departmental strategic plan is presently under development.