Prof. Obafunke O. DENLOYE

H.O.D

Department of Child Oral Health

 

 History
Departmental Philosophy
Staff List

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILD ORAL HEALTH

 

The Dental School, University of Ibadan was established in 1975 as a department with technical assistance from the Dental School of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.  By 1977, the first set of dental students began their clinical training with 4 full-time academic staff members and two associate lecturers.  Visiting lecturers were invited especially from abroad to teach in block postings – disciplines that had no full time lecturers.  The school was accorded full recognition in June 1978, following visitation by a Panel of the Nigerian Medical Council.  This single Dentistry department was split into four autonomous Departments in August 1981 and this was approved by the Senate on 23rd April 1985.  These autonomous Departments are:

 

  • Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Department of Preventive Dentistry
  • Department of Restorative Dentistry; and
  • Department of Oral Pathology

 

The Dentistry Programme was accorded a full Faculty status in April 2002 by the Nigerian Universities Commission (N.U.C).

 

Department of Child Oral Health

 

At inception, there was no department of Child Oral Health as academic members of staff were in the department of Preventive dentistry. The staff strength in the department of Preventive dentistry increased to eight (8) and this brought up the need for a split of the department of Preventive dentistry to ensure compliance with the normal academic structure the world over and as recommended by the N. U.C. minimum standards. The Senate University of Ibadan therefore approved the creation of the department of Child Oral Health in 2004 out of the department of Preventive dentistry and the department became fully operational in August 2005. The Faculty now has five (5) autonomous departments

 

 

 

 

The Department of Child Oral Health at the moment consists of 2 different disciplines/units namely:

 

  • Paediatric Dentistry
  • Orthodontics

 

The first acting Head of Department is Dr Obafunke Denloye who served from August 2005 – February 2008. Subsequently, the headship of the department has being on a rotational basis as follows;

 

  • Dr Olubunmi Bankole                    March 2008 – February 2010
  • Dr Abigail Adeyemi                       March 2010 – July 2011
  • Dr Obafunke Denloye                   August 2011 – date

 

 

Members of staff

At inception of the department in 2005, the department had two (2) non academic staff assisted by a third (1) staff from the University College Hospital. The number of academic staff at inception of the department was four (4).

 

Academic Staff at inception

 

  • Dr Obafunke Denloye
  • Dr Olubunmi Bankole
  • Dr Abigail Adeyemi
  • Dr C.O. Onyeaso

 

 

Current academic staff

                        Name                                     Unit

  • Dr Obafunke Denloye                   Paediatric dentistry
  • Dr Olubunmi Bankole           Paediatric dentistry
  • Dr Bukola O. Popoola          Paediatric dentistry
  • Dr Abigail Adeyemi             Orthodontics
  • Dr O.T. Temisanren            Orthodontics
  • Dr Joy Ifesanya                           Orthodontics

 

Non academic staff at inception

 

  • Miss V. Davies                             Typist  08/2005 – 05/2009
  • Mr A.O. Odedele                 Clerical officer   08/2005 – date
  • Late Mrs Opaleye               Secretary (University College Hospital Staff)

 

Current non academic staff

 

  • Mrs Janet F. Okunade                   Senior Personal Secretary    10/2010 – date 
  • Mr A.O. Odedele                 Chief Clerical Officer           08/2005 – date
  • Mrs Abosede M. Olabanji      Clerical Officer (University College Hospital Staff)
  • Mrs Adenike M. Mormah      Clerical Officer (University College Hospital Staff)
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                                PHILOSOPHY OF THE DEPARTMENT

    The University of Ibadan Dental School aims at providing training in dentistry comparable to the standard obtained in advanced countries of the world.  The philosophy is to offer a sound training that will ensure:

                 

    1. Establishment of a scientific foundation for understanding the principles of Pediatric and

        Orthodontic.  

    2. Acquisition of adequate knowledge, skill and clinical competence expected of a dental   surgeon in the community as well as a professional attitude and approach to solving problems.

    3. Development of a leadership qualities in the trainees to enable them direct and head a dental team.

    4. To have the ability to adapt to variation in local communities and working conditions and be innovative

Staff that have passed through the department

Academic

  • Professor O.D. Otuyemi       (Sabbatical appointment – from Obafemi Awolowo

University, Ile - Ife) 1st Febuary, 2007 – 1st

Febuary, 2008, extension granted for another year

1st Febuary, 2008 1st Febuary, 2009.

 

  • Dr O.O. Sanu                     (Sabbatical appointment – from University of

Lagos) 10th January, 2011 – 10th January, 2012

                  

Non academic staff

  • Mrs Funmilayo Suara          Confidential Secretary II    05/2009 – 10/2010
  • Mrs A.M. Falegan               Confidential Secretary       18/10/2010 – 20/10/2010

 

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Name                                                 E-mail Addresses                            Phone Numbers

 

Dr. Obafunke O. Denloye (Ag.        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                              08033240391

Head of Department)

 

Dr. Olubunmi O. Bankole               This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.             08033607853

 

Dr. Abigail T. Adeyemi                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.            08023234442

 

Dr. Bamidele O. Popoola                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                  08028999960

 

Dr. O.T. Temisanren                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.            08023595911

 

Dr. Joy U. Ifesanya                      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.               08055623129