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Nigeria Needs 300,000 Dental Surgeons to Boost Oral Healthcare – Don

Nigeria Needs 300,000 Dental Surgeons to Boost Oral Healthcare – Don

Dental Health, NEWS
Prof. Felix Chukwuneke, a renowned oral and maxillofacial surgeon, on Monday said the country needed no less than 300,000 dental surgeons to boost oral health care. Chukwuneke, who is the Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) said the number was at least the minimum to cover the 36 states and Abuja. The don, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu Campus of the institution, advocated for more dental surgeons to ensure the oral health of Nigerians. He said that the current number of dental surgeons in the country was inadequate to take care of a population of about 190 million people. “For now, the number of oral and maxillofacial surgeons is inadequate considering the importance of oral health to the life of any person. “When you