Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

Introduction

The department is composed of two sections: Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. These sections work hand in hand in order to meet the departmental objectives which are in accordance to the university’s which is to pursue excellence in teaching, research and outreach.

The department in tandem with the Department of Clinical Services offers specialized paediatric dental and orthodontic care. We are committed to community service and care for the undeserved evidenced by the COBS primary prevention outreach program to schools and children’s homes that runs regularly.

Vision and Mission

Vision

To excel internationally in education of oral health, oral health service promotion and research.

Mission

To contribute to knowledge, provide services and produce oral health professionals with practical and intellectual skills able to provide quality oral health service, create, preserve and disseminate knowledge, and interact with other professions and undertake quality research.

Core Functions

  • To pursue excellence in teaching, research and outreach
  • To produce well informed practical and self-reliant graduates capable of contributing to development in a variety of contexts.

Services

Preventive services:

  • Diet counseling
  • Oral prophylaxis
  • Fissure sealants
  • Fluoride therapy

Curative services:

  • Restorative care
  • Endodontic therapy
  • Management of dental trauma
  • Stainless steel crowns
  • Resin retained bridges
  • Microabrasion

Orthodontic services:

  • Interceptive orthodontics
  • Removable appliances
  • Fixed appliances (braces)
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