YOU & YOUR DENTAL HEALTH DURING THIS COVID-19 PANDEMIC”

It is no news that there is a global menace called COVID-19, which has been spreading like a wildfire. This has necessitated the Nigerian government (both at the Federal and State level) to give an order of compulsory "Stay-at-home" to her citizens, to help nip it in the bud.

14th Annual Scientific Conference Of The Faculty Of Dentistry, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

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...

NDA: NIGERIAN DENTISTS ELECT NEW OFFICIALS

The Nigerian Dental Association on Thursday held its Annual General Meeting at which new members of its Executive Council were elected. The AGM was attended by leaders of the Association and all members from all over the country. The opening ceremony was on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 at Swiss D'Palms Airport Hotel, Ajao Estate,...

437 Foreign-Trained Doctors Tackles MDCN, Demand Fresh Exams

The 437 foreign-trained doctors, who failed the November 15 induction examination by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, have alleged that the council’s assessment was fraught with a lot of shortcomings. Three of the affected doctors, who spoke with our correspondent at a briefing in Abuja, said they were “hastily labelled as failures...

Human Mouth Useful For Detecting Early Signs Of Endemic Diseases

Abuja – The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has revealed that the mouth is the gateway to the body since it serves as a useful tool in detecting early signs and symptoms of endemic diseases such as HIV/AIDS, measles, syphilis and diabetes. He made this known at a press briefing to commemorate the 6th...

Don’t Wait Until Complications Before Seeing Dentists, Experts Urge Nigerians

Dental health experts have advised Nigerians never to wait until they have major health complications before visiting dentists or hospitals for oral checkup. This advice was given on Monday in Abuja by officials of the Ministry of Health, dental health association and partners at a media briefing ahead of the National Oral Health Week. The 2017...

Former Miss Tourism Sensitises Children On Dental Health

To ensure an improved oral health care among school children, former Miss Tourism, Ms. Tomi Salami, has called on Nigerian children to always brush twice daily even as she donated tooth brushes, pastes and dental floss to secondary schools in Surulere area of Lagos. Salami described tooth ache as the most common cause of oral...

Nigeria To Establish Control Programme To Tackle Noma Disease

With over 25,000 children reported to have Noma disease in Nigeria, the federal government is collaborating with partners to establish a national control programme with the goal to eradicate the disease from the country. Noma, also known as Ciwon Noma in Hausa, is an infection which eats off the soft tissues of the mouth, face...

NMA Raises Alarm As 900 Doctors Resign From UCH, Lagos Hospitals

The Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos State Chapter on Thursday said the exodus of doctors from Nigeria had reached an alarming proportion and called for improved health sector funding to discourage it. The Chairman, Dr Olumuyiwa Odusote, said in Lagos that more than 40,000 of the 75,000 registered Nigerian doctors, were practising abroad while 70 per...

Tobacco Free Campaign: Nigerian Government Launches 2 Powerful Ads targeting second-hand smokers and raising cancer awareness (WATCH)  

NO SMOKING! NO SMOKING! NO SMOKING! For healthy living and for healthy mouth. What affects your dental health is not only what you eat and drink. DIRECT EFFECTS ON THE TEETH: Tobacco smoke produces black or brown stains on the tooth surface, which are caused by the tar products of tobacco consumption.  Oral Hygiene: It has been...
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