Welcome to the Dental & Maxillofacial Surgery Department at National Hospital, Abuja. We are committed to providing quality diagnostic and therapeutic services through excellence in dental care and hygiene and involved in training of resident doctors, as well as clinical research and development.
Head of Department: Dr. A.N ANOSIKE (2006)
BDS, FMCDS (2006): Consultant Orthodontist
Miss Elizabeth Eromosele
Brief History of Dental Department
The Department of Dental & Maxillofacial Surgery started as a third phase development of the Hospital. The department started with two units, the Oral Surgery Unit and the Restorative Unit. However, the department has been in existence since the inception of the hospital in 1999. The pioneer HOD was Dr. A.A. Olaitan up till 2006. He was succeeded by Dr. (Mrs.) Agboghoroma from 2003 – 2009, while the current HOD is Dr. (Mrs.) A.N. Anosike. The department has been involved in training of resident doctors, as well as clinical research.
It occupies the upper floor of the H-block, directly on top of the emergency department, and opposite the Eye Clinic that shares the same floor.
Updates on Services Rendered In the Dental Department
The Dental Department of the National Hospital, Abuja is situated on the first floor of the hospital (Block H). It boasts of a clean and warm environment facilitated by courteous professionals working with the best materials and modern equipment for the good of the patients and profession. It is majority an out-put Clinic operating a timed appointment schedule. Most of its attendees are walk-in patients, referrals form GOPD, Emergencies and other hospitals within the FCT environs and beyond.
However, an active inpatient service through the Maxillofacial Unit exists whereby lesions of the head and neck and Road Traffic head and neck injuries are dealt with. Here again we have referrals from GOPD, within the FCT environs and beyond, direct referrals from other colleagues and walk-in patients.
Often patients are booked on presentation following a diagnostic review at the Oral diagnosis Unit, at the respective specialty clinics for their definite treatment appointments except in cases of emergency where they are seen as they present. The clinics apart from operating timed schedule, profer the best in materials and equipment in an ambient environment where sterility is ensured.
It comprises of four (4) major units- Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery, Restorative, Orthodontic and Oral Diagnosis which are further complemented by two support units- Dental Therapy and a fully functional Prosthetic Laboratory.
All units are functional and headed by Consultants with a team of Resident Doctors, Dental surgery Assistants ably supported by the Dental Therapists and Technologists as the case may arise.
The Dental department of the National Hospital, Abuja, presently has the following manpower strength:
DR ONONIWU CHARLES Head of Department
DR. A.N. ANOSIKE. BDS, FMCDS (2006)
Consultant Orthodontist –
DR. A.A. OLAITAN. BDS, FWACS (1992), FMCDS (1989)
Chief Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon
DR. N.G.O. AGBOGHOROMA BDS, FWACS (1999), FMCDS (2000)
Chief Consultant Restorative Surgeon
DR. B. ALUKO-OLOKUN BDS, FMCDS (2007)
Consultant Facial Surgeon
¦ DR. O.O. LOJEDE,
Principal Medical Officer
¦ DR. EKPA PAUL
¦ DR. IROWA ALFRED BDS (2006), Registrar
¦ DR. AKINYEMI BDS (2005), Registrar
¦ DR. BOLARINWA BDS (2006), Registrar
¦ DR. OBARO BDS (1995), Registrar
¦ MR. PAUL ANCHE M.sc, B.sc (Studying Overseas):
Chief Dental Technologist
¦ MR. CHRISTIAN OZIOKO CDT (1997) Senior Dental Technologist
¦ MR. STEVEN UKEJE CDT (1998) Dental Technologist
¦ MAGDALENE OYONGHA HND (2000) Dental Technologist
¦ ONYEBUCHI NZEKWE HND (2005) Dental Technologist
¦ MRS. EJEAGHA I.V. HND (1993) Principal Dental Therapist
¦ ASHAFA MUSA YUSUF HND (1997) Senior Dental Therapist
DENTAL SURGERY ASSISTANTS
¦ MRS. SENIMOTU AUDU NCE (1984) Principal Dental Assistant I
¦ MRS. AMIN YULIA Cert. (1996) Diploma (1993) Principal Dental Assistant II
¦ MR. SAM GBAYAL Cert. (1977, 1990) Senior Dental Surgery Assistant
¦ MRS WILLIAMSON FEYI Diploma (1997) Dental Surgery Assistant
¦ MR. ISAAC PADA Diploma (1998) Dental Surgery Assistant
¦ MRS. NKECHI ERUADA RN (1994) RM (1996) Nursing Officer I
¦ GARBA LAWAL
¦ OJIKE UCHENNA