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Restorative Dentistry

This is a specialized unit of Dentistry that is involved in providing fixed prosthesis, Removable partial and full dentures, endodontic procedures and tooth restoration. The Department receives patients referred to the Unit usually from the Oral Diagnosis Clinic and any of the other dental Specialities as well from outside the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital.

Currently, the Department has 3 subspecialties of Removable Prosthodontics and Implantology, Endodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry. Beyond the Clinic, the Department has two Laboratories where Removable prosthesis and Fixed Prosthesis are fabricated. The Doctors, Dental Technologists, Dental Surgery Technicians (DST) and Laboratory Assistant interrelate in a seamless way to ensure efficient delivery of service to the patients. The Department is a specialty unit and thus does not see patients first hand. Patients are usually referred from the Oral diagnosis Unit of The Department of Oral Diagnosis and Oral Pathology as well as from other specialties of Dentistry specialties.

Brief History

The Department of Restorative Dentistry started in 2005 with the employment of Dr. A.O. Arigbede as a lecturer in the University of Port Harcourt and his appointment as Honorary Consultant in the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital. He was appointed Head of Department in 2008. Dr. O.A. Arigbede who is a Prosthodontist by Specialty was joined in 2011 by Dr. A.U. Umanah, a Specialist in Conservative Dentistry. Thereafter, another Consultant Prosthodontist, Dr. S.A. Bamigboye was appointed in 2017 which has increased the number of Consultants in the Department to three. In 2014, the department employed her first set of Resident Doctors for training following accreditation by both National Post Graduate College of Nigeria and West Africa College of Surgeons.

Staff Strength

A: Consultants

S/N Name Qualifications with dates Area of specialization
1 Dr. A.O. Arigbede BDS(UI) 1997, MSc (UI) 2012, FWACS (2004), FMCDS( 2004) Prosthodontics
2 Dr. A.U. Umanah BDS (BENIN)2000, FWACS ( 2010) Conservative Dentistry

B: Resident Doctors

S/N Name Qualifications with dates Area of Interest
1 Dr. P. Igwedibia BDS (2003) Conservative Dentistry
2 Dr. N. Dirisu BDS (2004) Conservative Dentistry
3 Dr. C.C. Obiajunwa BDS (2014) Prosthodontics

C: Other Staff

S/N NAME DESIGNATION
1. Osaji, Anthony A. CHIEF DENTAL TECHNOLOGIST
2. Atuegbu, Chiwendu Nneka PRINCIPAL DENTAL TECHNOLOGIST I
3 Njor, Ngozi Nwobiareri PRINCIPAL DENTAL TECHNOLOGIST I
S/N Name Designation
1 Mrs. Margaret Woko Dental Surgery Technician
2 Ms. Faith Chukwure Dental Surgery Technician
3 Mrs. Constance Miniare Dental Surgery Technician
4 Mrs. C. Wokoma Dental Surgery Technician
5 Ms. Margaret Allison Gladstone DENTAL LABORATORY ASSISTANT

For more details on the scope of work see UPTH Service Charter.
For Protocol of service; see UPTH Service Charter.

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