Wow. Faculty of Dentistry conference! It is another opportunity to visit Ile-Ife-the cradle of Yoruba race. I am always excited each time the name OAU Ile-Ife is mentioned, not only because i graduated from the institution, but the fact that what OAU Ile- Ife stands for is something I am cut out for in life- diligence and excellence amid cultural nourishment. One can’t be a graduate of Ife and not be cultured and excellent.

The greatness of OAU Ife is not in the gigantic edifices in the university or in the sophistication of the city, but it is in the spirit of unwavering doggedness and unparalleled consciousness exhibited by its people in the face of challenges and whenever there is need for a dynamic change.

Now, the Dean,Prof. F.J.Owotade and the entire members of staff of the Faculty of Dentistry, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife are pleased to invite us to the 14th Annual Faculty Conference scheduled to hold on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th of September 2019.

OAU dental school established in 1975, is the third oldest dental school in Nigeria. It has produced dental surgeons for over four decades. Read more about the school here http://dentistry.oauife.edu.ng  and other dental schools in Nigeria here https://dentalchannel.com.ng/2017/11/13/dental-schools-nigeria/

WHAT ABOUT THIS 14TH ANNUAL FACULTY SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE? 

In this era of continued brain drain among doctors and considering various challenges of doing business in Nigeria. It is an impressive task that the Faculty of Dentistry, OAU, Ile-Ife, through this 14th edition of the annual scientific conference is looking into how to address the issue with the conference theme “Enhancing Medical and Dental Practice Through Entrepreneurship and Technology”

STRUCTURE OF THE CONFERENCE

Invited keynote speakers would give talks of up to 45 minutes followed by 15 minutes of discussion, on carefully thought-out topics that can help bring fluidity to intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship. Subsequently, overcome the problems facing us as a nation in the medical and dental practice, bearing in mind that entrepreneurs must seek to take advantage of human needs to create wealth for themselves.

OAU FACULTY OF DENTISTRY CONFERENCE
  • Venue: Conference Centre, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  • Time: 8am daily 
  • DAY 1 EVENTS
    • Opening ceremony 
    • Guest Lectures
      1. Dr. Chukwuma Emeka
      , a Nigerian-based, successful dental surgeon and Chief Executive Officer Odontoville Dental Clinics Lagos would be passionately dissecting the topic “Entrepreneurship in Medical and Dental practice, a means to stemming mass exodus of doctors from Nigeria”.
    • 2. Dr. Cosmas M. Maduka, CON, a popular and seasoned investor and President/Chief Executive Officer, Coscharis Group, one of Nigeria’s leading conglomerates  who was recently recognised as the numero uno investor of the year 2017 in Nigeria would be doing justice to the topic “How to Succeed as an entrepreneur in Nigeria – The Coscharis Group model”.
    • Scientific presentations: Researchers present their results in two forms; papers and posters.

DAY 2 EVENTS

  1. Dr. Olusola Adojutelegan-Osewa, a seasoned, experienced dentist and aesthetics practitioner who has carved a niche for herself in the dental world, would be illuminating the audience on the topic “Relevance of Aesthetic Medicine in Dentistry”
  2. Mr. Saidu Abdullahi, Head of Partnership, Next Billion Users, Sub Saharan Africa-Google would be using his expertise in Info tech, Project Management, and Business Analysis to do justice to the topic “The Transformative Impact in Nigeria’s Health Ecosystem”. PROFILES OF GUEST LECTURERS
DR COSMAS MADUKA, CON

Dr. Cosmas Maduka, CON is a Nigerian businessman and philanthropist, the Founder, President and Chairman of the Coscharis Group, an indigenous conglomerate with diverse interest in Manufacturing, ICT, Petrochemical, Auto care and Auto Components, Automobile Sales and Services, Agric and Agro Allied business sectors. Dr. Maduka is famous for Coscharis Motors, a leading automobile sales and servicing company. In addition to other brands of cars such as Range Rover, Ford and Jaguar, In 2015, Coscharis Motors became the sole distributors of the BMW in Nigeria and the first company to build an Assembly Plant of Ford Ranger in Nigeria and won the Auto Brand of the Year at the Marketing World Awards held in Ghana. 
In 2016, Anambra State approved 5000 hectares of land for Coscharis Farms to cultivate rice, the project has been reported to generate 3000 jobs. Dr. Maduka sits on the board of several reputable companies and organizations. He served as a Director in Access Bank Plc. for 12 years. He was featured in Forbes Africa TV Series and has also appeared on CNN Marketplace Africa interview. 
In 2003, he received an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration (PhD) University of Nigeria, Nsukka, he is also a Harvard Business School Alumnus. Dr. Cosmos Maduka was honoured with the National Honours of the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) in 2012. 
He is a biker, who also loves playing and watching football. He has served as the President/Chairman of the Nigerian Table Tennis Federation. He has keen interest in investing in youth development and a priority agenda for attending the conference. 

DR CHUKWUMA EMEKA

Dr. Chukwuma Emeka obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife Nigeria in 1990. He holds a Master of Science degree in Restorative Aesthetic Dentistry from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. 
He ventured into private dental practice in 1994 and founded one of the nation’s leading private dental organizations, Odontoville Dental Clinics. Dr. Emeka attended the prestigious Lagos Business School from where he obtained the OMP certificate in business management in 2004. He is a diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), and a fellow of the International College of Dentists (ICD).
He has pioneered the set up and management of several dental clinics and serves as a mentor in the business and practice of dentistry. As an alumnus, he is committed to improving oral health practice in the Faculty of Dentistry and supporting its vision for improved students training and private-public-partnership initiatives. 

DR OLUSOLA OJUTELEGAN-OSEWA

Dr. Osewa Adojutelegan Olusola graduated as a Dental Surgeon from the prestigious University of Ibadan, Oyo state and later proceeded to Europe. Dr. Osewa seeing the trend in medical tourism of Nigerians, especially among women on aesthetic issues undertook a postgraduate course in Aesthetic Medicine, making overall distinction at the renowned Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom. 
As an Aesthetic Practitioner, Dr. Osewa can perform non-invasive aesthetic techniques like Botox (antiwrinkle treatment), Chemical Peel, Hydro Peel, the use of lasers and lights to treat hyperpigmented conditions, facial rejuvenation, epilation and skin tightening. Dermal fillers and many more. 
She enjoys gardening, sewing and cooking. Dr. Osewa is presently setting up a private clinic in Lagos where she lives with her family. 

MR SAIDU ABDULLAHI

Mr Saidu Abdullahi is the Head of Partnerships, Next Billion Users, Sub Saharan Africa Google. He graduated with a degree in Computer Science from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in 1999. 
He has expertise in Information Technology Sales, Project Management, and Business Analysis, with cross-functional experience across Finance, Supply Chain Optimization, Operations and Trade Marketing. He was previously the Public Sector Technology Sales Director at Oracle, Industry Marketing Development Manager at Microsoft, Head of IT Kraft foods (Cadbury), Head of IT Virgin Nigeria Airways, Area IT Service Delivery Manager British American Tobacco. He has direct experience with SAP, Siebel and Oracle implementation, Wide Area Network deployments and Data Center Setup and Management. 
Mr. Abdullahi is skilled in General Management, Sales (Technology & Consumer), Public Sector & Technology Intersection, Enterprise Information Technology Management, Turnaround Strategy Management, and Business Process Re-engineering. 
He is an alumnus of the TURN, Turnaround Management Strategy of the Harvard Business School and an Eisenhower Fellowship Global Fellow 2019.

  • The faculty of dentistry Ile-ife has created a conference Web site through which a call for papers was made and it has started electronically accepting paper and abstract submissions which would close on September 7th, 2019.
  • An important advantage of presenting data at a conference in comparison to publishing them in a journal paper is that feedback and critical evaluation can be given immediately.
  • Participants have also been registering through it.

To read more about the conference click http://facdentconf2019.oauife.edu.ng/index.php/facdentconf2019/facdentconf2019

DENTAL CHANNEL NIGERIA

You can click here for registration details in case you have not registered before now http://facdentconf2019.oauife.edu.ng/index.php/facdentconf2019/facdentconf2019/schedConf/registration

Finally, do not forget to book your accommodation for relaxation and rest. Thanks

Accommodation

Centre for Energy Research and Development (CERD) Guest House, OAU, Ile-Ife – Nine (9) Rooms available at ₦6,500.00 each

Best Friend Hotels Ltd, Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Road, Ile-Ife

Twenty (20) Rooms available

Price range from ₦4,000.00 to ₦10,600.00

e-mail: bestfriendhotels@yahoo.com

website: www.bestfriendhotels.com

Contact Phone Number: 09037458986

Hotel De Treasure, Ibadan Road, Ile-Ife – More than 50 Rooms available

Executive Comfort 9,500.00

Super Executive Comfort 11,500.00

Executive Royal 13,500.00

Super Executive Royal 16,500.00

Presidential Suite 50,000.00

Contact Phone Number: 08032031438

Kris Court, Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Road, Ile-Ife – Seventeen (17) Rooms available

Standard (3) – ₦20,000.00

Deluxe (10) – ₦23,000.00

Superior (2) – ₦30,000.00

Executive (2) – ₦33,000.00

Contact Phone Number: 08033137401

Alumni Guest House, OAU, Ile-Ife – Six (6) rooms available @ ₦7,500.00

Contact phone number: 07034357418

If for any reason you are unable to attend the conference, click here to view the presentations made at the conference http://facdentconf2019.oauife.edu.ng/index.php/facdentconf2019/facdentconf2019/schedConf/presentations

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