A Professor of Orthodontics, Faculty of Drugs, College of Lagos, Prof. Ifeoma Utomi, has known as on the Federal Authorities to extend funding to universities and educating hospitals in order to coach extra dentists.
Utomi made the decision in her inaugural lecture, titled, ‘Magnificence, braces and being: Restoring the smile, reworking the life,’ which she delivered on the College of Lagos on Wednesday.
She additionally known as on the federal government and different stakeholders to create consciousness on malocclusion, which is an anomaly that causes disfigurement of the association of the enamel and jaw.
She mentioned, “Authorities and non-governmental companies ought to help in spearheading programmes to extend consciousness and likewise allow screening programmes for early detection of malocclusion.
“This might result in early detection of those circumstances and assist to scale back the demand for complete orthopaedic remedy later in life, particularly as there is no such thing as a commensurate improve in specialist orthodontic manpower.
“I enchantment to the Federal Authorities to extend funding to universities and educating hospitals in order to coach extra dentists within the specialty of orthodontics so as to restore the smile and remodel the lives of numerous our individuals with malocclusion.”
The Vice-Chancellor of UNILAG, Prof. Toyin Ogundipe, who gave a abstract of the lecture described it as wonderful.
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