Schools offering Dental Therapy in Nigeria

These are people trained to alleviate immediate pain and do minor procedures like BASIC extractions, cleaning and very basic fillings.

Not trained to diagnose no treat major dental issues.

Schools offering Dental Therapy in Nigeria
A dental therapist

This article is found students and young school leavers who are interested in becoming dental therapists and the schools offering dental therapy as a course of study in Nigeria.

SSCE Requirements for dental therapy:

The WAEC/NECO/O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Dental Therapy;

You require; Five O’ level credit passes to include.

1. English language,
2. Mathematics,
3. Biology,
4. Chemistry
5. Physics

All schools take require you WAEC or NECO results to not be more than 2 sittings.

Direct Entry Requirements

These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Dental Therapy, if you don’t intend to use UTME.

You require; SICHSTMAKARFI: requires five ‘O’ credits in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics (WAEC OR NECO)

FEDSDTTEN: may require five SSCE credit passes in not more than two sittings.

Subject Combination in UTME / JAMB UTME Requirements

As usual in UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for all courses including this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Dental include:

1. Mathematics,

2. Chemistry,

3. Physics,

4. Biology/Health Sciences or Food and Nutrition

Look at the UTME bronchure to be sure of the subject combination requirements of your chosen institution. Please do to avoid costly errors.

Schools offering Dental Therapy in Nigeria

Dental Therapy can be studied under the Medical and Health Sciences in the following Nigerian Universities;

1. Federal School Of Dental Technology And Therapy, Enugu (FEDSDTTEN)

2. Shehu Idris College Of Health Science & Technology, Makarfi (SICHSTMAKARFI)

3. Ogun State College of Health Technology (OGCOHTECH)

4. Nigerian Army School of Medical Sciences, Ojo Lagos.

5. Rivers State College of Health Science and Management Technology,Port Harcourt

6. Some teaching hospitals like University of Uyo Teaching Hospital also offer dental therapy as a course.

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