The curriculum for this training was developed following several years of interaction with foreign trained dental students who were required to write medical qualifying examinations in Nigeria.

     The main focus of the training is to breach the gap between the curriculum training that exists between Nigeria and other foreign countries, thereby making it easy for students to pass the qualifying examination. In addition to general dental training, curriculum in Nigeria has a significant content of maxillofacial surgery as opposed to the foreign trained counterparts. Some schools abroad are limited in clinical exposure of students.

      The main focus of the training is to coach students on these deficiencies to make them better doctors capable of facing all the challenges of medical and dental practice in Nigeria, in addition to passing their qualifying examinations.

         The training will be in 2 parts:

  1. Didactic lessons and (b) Clinical Training.

International Craniofacial Academy (ICA) makes use of 2 facilities, QH Specialist Dental Clinics and Research Centre as well as Cleft & Facial deformity Foundation (CFDF). The 2 facilities provide the requisite clinical exposure expected of a dental student.

           We welcome our students.

  Below is a list of lectures to be covered, which are constantly being updated. Suggestion of topics of interest by students will also be accommodated in the course of training.

  1. RADIOLOGY IN DENTAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

  2. OVERVIEW OF FACIAL TUMOURS AND MANAGEMENT

  3. OVERVIEW OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM: CRANIAL NERVES, SPINAL NERVES, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, PERIHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM , AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM

  4. CLASSIFICATION  AND CLINICAL APPLICATION OF IMPRESSION MATERIALS

  5. DENTAL AMALGAM AND CLINICAL APPLICATION

  6. TOOTH COLOURED FILLING MATERIAL: COMPOSITE, GIC.

  7. DEVELOPMENT OF DENTITION ERUPTION SEQUENCE AND OCCLUSION

  8. DEVELOPMENT OF THE FACE AND OROFACIAL CLEFT

  9. FACIAL FRACTURES AND MANAGEMENT

  10. FIXED APPLIANCES

  11. DENTAL CARIES, SEQUELAE AND SPREAD OF INFECTION

  12.  LOCAL ANAESTHESIA NERVE BLOCKS IN ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL

  13. INTRODUCTION TO ORTHOGNATHICS

  14. INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL IMPLANTS

  15. ODONTOGENIC & NON-ODONTOGENIC CYSTS OF THE HEAD AND NECK

  16. REMOVABLE APPLIANCES

  17. REVIEW OF DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH PART  1 AND 2

  18. OVERVIEW OF PERIODONTAL DISEASES

  19. TEMPORO-MANDIBULAR- JOINT (TMJ) ANKYLOSIS

  20. THIRD MOLAR IMPACTION, SEQUALAE AND MANAGEMENT

  21. BEHAVIOURAL MANAGEMENT IN DENTISTRY

  22. ORAL ULCERS: CLASSIFICATION, PRESENTATION AND MANAGEMENT

  23. COMMON PAEDIATRIC ORAL ULCERS: HERPETIC GINGIVOSTOMATITIS, ANUG, CANCRUM ORIS (NOMA).

  24. SERIAL  EXTRACTION AND INTERVENTIONAL ORTHODONTICS

  25. FACIAL SPACE INFECTION: ANATOMY , CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND MANAGEMENT

  26. CLASSIFICATION OF ANTIBIOTICS

  27. BASIC DENTAL SURGERY: BASIC FLAPS AND SUTURING

  28. ANALGESICS USE IN DENTISTRY

  29. COMMON EMMERGENCIES IN DENTISTRY

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