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INTRODUCTION Maxillofacial injuries are common among polytraumatized patients, and in Nigeria, the incidence seems to be on the increase. This probably is related to the drive of industrialization and the increase in the number of road traffic accidents. Delays in attending to severe maxillofacial injuries can be grave because of concomitant injuries that(More)
A study of 429 children age 0-15 years who attended the paedodontic clinic of the Department of preventive Dentistry for treatment from January 1995 to December 1995 with a view of assessing causes and pattern of tooth extraction was carried out. 51.52% of the children had extraction. Dental caries and its sequelae accounted for the highest indication for(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the influence of pre-existing dental anxiety and maternal anxiety on the behaviour of some Nigerian children during dental appointments. Two hundred and sixty children aged 2-15 years participated in this study. They were treated at the three government dental establishments in Ibadan, a city in South Western(More)
The goal of this study was to determine the frequency of occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens amongst Nigerian clinical dental students, their HBV vaccination status, and reporting practices. A cross-sectional study of all clinical dental students in the four Nigerian dental schools was carried out by means of an anonymous self-administered(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to document the beliefs and perceptions and emerging oral health care practices in parts of Nigeria. METHODS A descriptive study, based in four different locations that were selected to reflect urban-rural and geographical spread, was conducted. Focus group discussions and in-depth interviews were conducted among(More)
A five year review of 106 children aged less than 17 years who presented at the accident and emergency unit of UCH, Ibadan for an after hour dental emergency services is presented. More than 50% of the children were males. The dominant age group was 0-4 years and the most common aetiology was road traffic accident. Jaw fractures and soft tissue lacerations(More)
Asymptomatic hospital visits have been generally accepted as health behaviour that should be encouraged, although some factors have been identified as factors affecting compliance and attendance. A three years prospective study of the pattern of dental clinic attendance of children seen at the University college Hospital Ibadan was carried out between(More)
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and Acquired Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) have become a pandemic with about 40 million infected people world-wide. The virus attacks the immune cells resulting in a defective cell-mediated immune response thus exposing the host to opportunistic infections. Oral and peri-oral lesions are often seen in HIV(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the influence of socio-economic status on the utilization of orthodontic services and the uptake of orthodontic treatment in a Nigerian teaching hospital. MATERIALS AND METHOD Relevant information needed for the study had been previously recorded in the patient's case file. A total of 157 patients that presented from December 2002 to(More)
Child abuse is recognized globally as a major public health issue and in recent years, Nigerian communities have become increasingly aware of this problem. Numerous studies have revealed that the head and oro-facial region are common sites of trauma from child abuse. For this reason, dentists are in a strategic position to recognize and report suspected(More)