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OAU DENTISTRY PROGRAM RANKED AMONG BEST 200 IN 2022 GLOBAL RANKING OF ACADEMIC SUBJECTS (GRAS).

OAU’s Dentistry program is ranked among the top 200 out of 5,000 Universities on the 2022 Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) list.

Each year Universities are assessed by several ranking bodies. These ranking bodies include Europe based Webometric, the Shanghai based ARWU & GRAS, the Times Higher Education (THE), the Nigeria University System Ranking body.

One of these bodies, the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) was first published in 2003. It uses six objective indicators to rank world Universities (ARWU-details-here). More than 2,500 Universities are ranked by ARWU each year and only the best 1,000 are published. Similarly, the Shanghai Global Ranking Of Academic Subjects (GRAS) uses a range of objective academic indicators and third-party data to assesses more than 5,000 Universities (GRAS-details-here).

Additional reports are available in the Punch, Tribune and Dailydispatch newspapers.

 

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Faculty of Dentistry Holds Cultural Evening, Invites All.

Faculty of Dentistry Holds Cultural Evening, Invites All.

The Faculty of Dentistry, as part of its 16th Faculty Conference program, invites the University and general community to its cultural evening at 300pm on the 27th of July 2022.


Access the cultural event online on youtube through this link: https://bit.ly/OAU-DENT-CONF-22-DRAMA.

Physical viewing possible at BOOC, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife.

Register for the conference using this link: https://bit.ly/OAU_Dentistry-16thfacultyconference.

Signed: Prof Morenike Oluwatoyin Ukpong,
Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

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Faculty of Dentistry's List of Upcoming Events

List of Events

20th-March-2022 - World Oral Health Day

7th April, 2022 - 16th Annual Faculty Pre-Conferenc-1

10th May, 2022 - 20th May, 2022 - Academic Lecture
27th and 28th July 2022 - Annual Faculty Conference

 

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OAU Law, Dentistry, Others Get Full, 100% Accreditation

The National Universities Commission (NUC), which has the statutory mandate to accredit academic programmes in all Nigerian Universities, has given full (100%) accreditation to all the academic programmes being run by the Faculty of Law, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Science of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Programmes being run by other Faculties were also accredited by the NUC while all programmes at the Postgraduate level were also fully accredited.

Commenting on the results, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, lauded the patriotic zeal of the Professor Abubakar Rasheed-led NUC, for giving in their best in ensuring that all academic programmes being run by the Nigerian Universities were of international standards and their products equipped with required intellectual arsenal to compete favourably with their counterparts anywhere in the world.

A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that the Vice-Chancellor also appreciated the Institutional Spirit of the University’s members of the Council led by Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, the Senate, Departmental, Faculty and National Alumni Associations whose commitment assisted, in much greater measure, in putting all necessary facilities in place which eventually culminated in the accreditation of all our Courses, particularly the programmes with initial outright denial or partial accreditation.  With the latest accreditation of 42 undergraduate programmes, all the 107 programmes in the university are now accredited.

Professor Ogunbodede, therefore, pledged that his administration would put in more effort in ensuring the sustenance of the high moral, academic and cultural standards which the University is noted for.

He, again, called on all stakeholders in the education sector to do all within their power and means to assist the university in putting in place more structure and infrastructure that would make “us fully realize and bring into fruition the dreams of the founding fathers”.
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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.

GUEST LECTURERS AND THEIR PROFILES

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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