Ayodeji Omobolanle Esan

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Background: The rate of total edentulism is said to be increasing in developing countries and this had been attributed mainly to the high prevalence of periodontal diseases and caries. Several reports have shown that non-disease factors such as attitude, behavior, dental attendance, characteristics of health care systems and socio-demographic factors play(More)
AIM This was to assess the possible impact of breastfeeding on the timing of eruption of the primary central incisors and the number of teeth erupted within the first 12 months of life. METHODS 1,016 children aged 3 to 12 months were recruited from the immunisation and out patients clinics, Ile- Ife, Southwest Nigeria. Mothers of the children were asked(More)
OBJECTIVE Caries is a major oral health problem children with efforts focused on promoting use of caries prevention methods. The aim of the study is to assess the effect of a school-based oral health education programme on use of oral self-care measures for reducing caries. METHODS A structured school-based oral health education programme was implemented(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this paper is to draw attention to the oral health needs of children in Nigeria, and promote the use of appropriate interventions for disease prevention in the population. It also evaluates the value of the ongoing twice-daily tooth brushing campaign, which focuses on promoting good periodontal health and its relevance for(More)
BACKGROUND To study the association between oral health behaviour of senior dental students in Nigeria and their gender, age, knowledge of preventive care, and attitudes towards preventive dentistry. METHODS Questionnaires were administered to 179 senior dental students in the six dental schools in Nigeria. The questionnaire obtained information on age,(More)
The conclusion does not answer the research objective; i.e. To study oral health behavior of senior dental students in Nigeria in relation to their, gender, age, knowledge of preventive care, and attitudes towards preventive dentistry Thanks for identifying this flaw. The conclusion has been revised to address the study objective. Introduction The(More)
The chemical properties of oil from arils of both ripe and unripe ackee (Blighia sapida) were evaluated with a view to investigating the variations in their domestic and industrial applications. The chemical analyses of ripe and unripe aril oils respectively in different locations showed the percentage yield of oil from 54.91±2.75 to 78.25±3.91; 37.78±1.51(More)
BACKGROUND Students' motives for studying Dentistry have been a subject of interest for years because of the potential for understanding the psychological makeup and subsequent job satisfaction for the dentist. It is also useful in identifying expectations of the profession. This study therefore tried to identify study motives and career preferences of(More)
The effect of microwave heating on the Fatty Acid Profiles (FAPs) of three Nigerian Vegetable oils (soya, groundnut and palm oils) was studied. Samples of the oils were separately heated for thirty minutes in a microwave oven. FAP of each oil was analyzed before and after microwave heating using gas chromatograph. Comparative study of the FAPs of the three(More)
Background: Students’ motives for studying Dentistry have been a subject of interest for years because of the potential for understanding the psychological makeup and subsequent job satisfaction for the dentist. It is also useful in identifying expectations of the profession. Objectives: To identify study motives and career preferences of dental students(More)
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