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14th Annual Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Dentistry | Enhancing Medical and Dental Practice through Entrepreneurship and Technology

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

The theme is “Enhancing Medical and Dental Practice through Entrepreneurship and Technology”.
Venue: Conference Centre, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Time: 8am daily

The agenda for the days includes Guest Lectures and Scientific Presentations

Day 1
Opening ceremony
Guest Lectures

a. Dr. Chukwuma Emeka
Chief Executive Officer, Odontoville Dental Clinics Lagos.
Topic: Entrepreneurship in Medical and Dental practice, a means to stemming mass
exodus of doctors from Nigeria

b. Dr. Cosmas M. Maduka, CON
President/Chief Executive Officer, Coscharis Group Limited Lagos
Topic: How to succeed as an entrepreneur in Nigeria -The Coscharis Group model
Scientific presentations

Day 2
Guest Lectures
a. Dr. Olusola Adojutelegan Osewa,
Private Practice, Lagos.
Topic: Relevance of Aesthetic medicine in Dentistry

b. Mr. Saidu Abdullahi
Head of Partnership, Next Billion Users, Sub Saharan Africa- Google
Topic: The Transformative Impact of Technology in Nigeria’s Health Ecosystem.


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 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. 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 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.
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