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Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by Mikolion87(m): 10:47am On Jul 25, 2019
It has become very imperative to point out to many unsuspecting prospective victims about many irregularities and academic/professional impersonations.

Some people parade themselves as "dentists" whereas they are allied dental or medical professionals who studied such courses as:
- Dental technology
- Dental therapy
- Dental nursing etc etc
Such courses are studied in either universities or schools of Technology e.g is the one in Enugu (School of Dental Technology and Therapy, Enugu).

They all are important segments of dental health but to parade themselves as dentists or "doctors", is illegal and a show of inferiority complex.

Another Misnomer is the "dentistry" Bsc course offered in ABSU which is a four years course. This is a great deception as these ones are not Doctors, not accredited, and cannot be inducted into the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria. Nowhere in the world is a Bsc awarded for Dentistry/dental surgery. It's a Surgical specialty (Dental surgery). Anyone opting for it should be aware of the consequences of going in for a fake course. I believe this misnomer will be corrected soon.

The Main Dentistry/Dental Surgery course is a 6-7 years course and involves rigorous Training in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS exams) and Dental surgery (BDS exams), and culminates in the award of the degree of BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery), and subsequent induction into the Medical and Dental council of Nigeria as a medical doctor/dental surgeon. It is only studied in a University and always affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine from where its students are also trained. Be well informed and armed with the right knowledge.

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Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by WinningEleven(m): 10:49am On Jul 25, 2019
Thanks for this great info sire shocked
Lalasticlala please move to the promised land
So someone might be out there thinking he/she is studying dentistry whereas he has been scammed shocked

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Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by Mikolion87(m): 11:05am On Jul 25, 2019
WinningEleven:
Thanks for this great info sire shocked
Lalasticlala please move to the promised land
So someone might be out there thinking he/she is studying dentistry whereas he has been scammed shocked

You're welcome. Many people are not well informed about Dental surgery hence the reason for the scamming. This is because there are very few universities offering Dentistry in Nigeria.

@Lalastica.. abeg, many need to be aware of this. Thanks

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Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by Akposy(m): 1:18pm On Jul 25, 2019
What then should we call them? Technologists?

I am tired of the over-respected term "Medical"

Thanks for the information though

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Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by ShitHead(m): 1:18pm On Jul 25, 2019
Some of them even use hammers to remove teeth.

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Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by chudez0147(m): 1:19pm On Jul 25, 2019
Ok O!
We've heard
Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by emmyt2: 1:20pm On Jul 25, 2019
Na so
Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by dalongjnr: 1:20pm On Jul 25, 2019
So true.
Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by Pharmoscandy(m): 1:20pm On Jul 25, 2019
Scammers everywhere
Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by ichidodo(m): 1:21pm On Jul 25, 2019
Since when did Africans nay Nigerians require dentists?
Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by LadySarah(f): 1:22pm On Jul 25, 2019
Stupid article
How then should the common man be able to identify which is which?Do they write their degrees on Their doors?

Thats how hammer was used to knock out a classmates's teeth then grin grin.

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Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by follock007(m): 1:23pm On Jul 25, 2019
some people think if they use planks and bricks to slam your head for years, your teeth and jaws would automatically fix their-selves...
Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by straighttalk(m): 1:23pm On Jul 25, 2019
ok
Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by Skykid1208(m): 1:26pm On Jul 25, 2019
Hmmmmm!
I knew a man who died as a result of tooth removal gone wrong, may God save us from these auxillary nurses forming doctors and surgeons

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Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by Aidejay(m): 1:27pm On Jul 25, 2019
Do we even have dentists in Nigeria
Hate doing this............the level of dental practice overseas is outstanding and we'll advanced it pales in comparison with Nigeria



Why did I even bother..
This is Nigeria
Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by DisGuy: 1:30pm On Jul 25, 2019
Mikolion87:


You're welcome. Many people are not well informed about Dental surgery hence the reason for the scamming. This is because there are very few universities offering Dentistry in Nigeria.

@Lalastica.. abeg, many need to be aware of this. Thanks

So basically a registered university in Nigeria ABSU is scamming students and the Medical board is just looking

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Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by Babalegba(m): 1:31pm On Jul 25, 2019
The o.p should do something about my generator repairer who calls himself engineer Seyi.

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Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by EduTechTainMent: 1:32pm On Jul 25, 2019
LadySarah:
Stupid article
How then should the common man be able to identify which is which?Do they write their degrees on Their doors?

Thats how hammer was used to knock out a classmates's teeth then grin grin.

Quite easy Ms. Na dem dey feel the need to show off and assert themselves at every given opportunity. Just look around and be inquisitive, you go definitely see one indicator to show the unsuspecting public that they are healthcare workers. A very common one is hanging of stethoscopes in cars. Lolz.

That being said, they are however learned colleagues. Without them, the core medics would surely hv a hard time. Shout out to the technologists in the house!!!

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Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by TONYE001(m): 1:38pm On Jul 25, 2019
The craze for titles.
Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by keandre: 1:39pm On Jul 25, 2019
DisGuy:


So basically a registered university in Nigeria ABSU is scamming students and the Medical board is just looking

There's no course like dentistry in ABSU.

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Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by wakes: 1:43pm On Jul 25, 2019
Anyone opting for it should be aware of the consequences of going in for a fake course. I believe this misnomer will be corrected soon
Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by Joystark(f): 1:49pm On Jul 25, 2019
ShitHead:
Some of them even use hammers to remove teeth.

Lol. Them don use hammer remove ur teeth bfr
Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by gadgetsngs: 2:45pm On Jul 25, 2019
And you failed to include ur DROPPED OUT colleagues who majorly are the impostors. Do well to include them. Most of them were shown the way out either in part 4 or 5, and so they know quite a lot about DENTISTRY already which makes them parade themselves as DENTISTS. I am a technologist, and a PROUD one at that, never will I parade myself as DENTIST. I saw technologist weeks back on social media pretending to be a dentist but was quick to call him out for that.

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Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by sureboykris(m): 3:21pm On Jul 25, 2019
Important information. Thank you . I know one dental therapist that runs a dental clinic..Everyone sees him as a dentist .

Same thing happens with :

Opticians
Optometrists
Ophthalmologists

Many people do not know the difference

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Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by sureboykris(m): 3:27pm On Jul 25, 2019
gadgetsngs:
And you failed to include ur DROPPED OUT colleagues who majorly are the impostors. Do well to include them. Most of them were shown the way out either in part 4 or 5, and so they know quite a lot about DENTISTRY already which makes them parade themselves as DENTISTS. I am a technologist, and a PROUD one at that, never will I parade myself as DENTIST. I saw technologist weeks back on social media pretending to be a dentist but was quick to call him out for that.

I'm proud of your type. Hope your colleagues learn from you

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Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by sureboykris(m): 3:29pm On Jul 25, 2019
LadySarah:
Stupid article
How then should the common man be able to identify which is which?Do they write their degrees on Their doors?

Thats how hammer was used to knock out a classmates's teeth then grin grin.
The article is not stvpid
Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by acebolted: 3:50pm On Jul 25, 2019
DisGuy:


So basically a registered university in Nigeria ABSU is scamming students and the Medical board is just looking
Please can you unban my bro @davidkking.....he was banned on nairaland travel section for 2years for mistakenly posting a WhatsApp link to help undergraduate students
Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by Bbbwings(m): 3:51pm On Jul 25, 2019
Thanks for this article.
Re: Beware Of Fake "Dentistry Course Or Dentists". by Dentalgist: 3:58pm On Jul 25, 2019
Akposy:
What then should we call them? Technologists?

I am tired of the over-respected term "Medical"

Thanks for the information though

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