Joy Ucheonye Ifesanya

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A previous Nigerian study had reported high incidence of periodontal disease in young Nigerians though global studies show the contrary. Aim: To determine the periodontal status and treatment needs of adolescents attending private and public secondary schools in Ibadan, south-western Nigeria. Methods: One thousand, five hundred and twenty two secondary(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The need to attain and maintain good oral hygiene among pregnant women cannot be over emphasized as periodontal diseases in pregnancy have been linked with poor pregnancy outcomes. This study assessed the variables that affect oral hygiene status among pregnant women in a south-western Nigerian locality. METHODOLOGY Four hundred(More)
AIMS Conjoint analysis of orthodontic patients using the Subspinale (A-point) Nasion-Supramentale (B point) (ANB) angle and the Wits appraisal is popular in many practices. This study aimed to present reference values for the Wits appraisal among Nigerians using three horizontal reference planes namely the bisected occlusal plane (BOP), the functional(More)
BACKGROUND Delay in surgical treatment is a source of distress to patients and an important reason for poor outcome. We studied the delay before carrying out scheduled operative orthopaedic procedures and the factors responsible for it. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective study was carried out between March 2011 and December 2012. Temporal details of(More)
INTRODUCTION Accurate age determination is important in paediatric dentistry, orthodontics, forensic identification of deceased persons, among other reasons. In developing countries where accurate birth records are lacking, scientific methods of accurately assessing patients' ages are relevant. Many methods for age determination using the dentition exist(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM There has been an increase in medical and dental knowledge in the world today. More and more people are getting to know their rights and cases of medical and dental liability is on the increase. Hence a proper approach towards obtaining informed consent in dental practice has become necessary. This study assessed dentists' perception on(More)
BACKGROUND Interdisciplinary collaboration in the management of patients offers several advantages especially for children with chronic illnesses who are often at risk for other health conditions. Diseases in other parts of the body can be detected by a physician and lead to subsequent referral to the appropriate managing team. This study assessed the(More)
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