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Why Is Dentistry With Medical Council In Nigeria by Cetacean419: 3:44pm On Feb 19, 2021
I was talking to my younger brother who's currently in 200 level in Dentistry. The kid Insulted me by saying that I studied engineering but now I am an Agriculturist.
I laughed but deep down I was upset. So I asked him why they admit very little in the course. I even noticed it is only Nigeria that have the two professions as a council together. He just lashed out at me.
I for give am slap I swear because I no be im mate at all.
To learned people in Nairaland my question is
1. Is it that the course will not thrive if government is not the larger employer?
2. I don't know how true it is but do they receive the same salary as medics in Nigeria considering it is less risky?
3. Why are they together as an association?
Moderator move to front page since you know too like to publicise education .

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Re: Why Is Dentistry With Medical Council In Nigeria by Emary(f): 4:03pm On Feb 19, 2021
We train together and we are all medical doctors. A dentist is a doctor of the structures of the oral cavity including the teeth and jaws. They are not necessarily paid less as some dentists are extremely successful. It's just that people are less interested in preventive health here and are often unwilling to part with money for their teeth unless they are in pain.

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Re: Why Is Dentistry With Medical Council In Nigeria by Cetacean419: 4:07pm On Feb 19, 2021
Emary:
We train together and we are all medical doctors. A dentist is a doctor of the structures of the oral cavity including the teeth and jaws. They are not necessarily paid less as some dentists are extremely successful. It's just that people are less interested in preventive health here and are often unwilling to part with money for their teeth unless they are in pain.
But why are you people in the same association?
Re: Why Is Dentistry With Medical Council In Nigeria by Emary(f): 4:32pm On Feb 19, 2021
Cetacean419:

But why are you people in the same association?

I just explained that we are all doctors despite the difference in names. Dentists, Paediatricians, Surgeons, Gynaecologists, etc, are all doctors despite the different names so we are all one body.

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Re: Why Is Dentistry With Medical Council In Nigeria by Cetacean419: 6:57pm On Feb 19, 2021
Emary:


I just explained that we are all doctors despite the difference in names. Dentists, Paediatricians, Surgeons, Gynaecologists, etc, are all doctors despite the different names so we are all one body.
But it is not Same in the us,uk, canada,ghana,egypt,south africa. Those countries have separate councils unlike Nigeria .
Re: Why Is Dentistry With Medical Council In Nigeria by Emary(f): 7:11pm On Feb 19, 2021
Cetacean419:

But it is not Same in the us,uk, canada,ghana,egypt,south africa. Those countries have separate councils unlike Nigeria .

I'm aware but it's all formalities. Essentially, we do all basic courses together here and only separate for clinicals. Even then, we still have many shared courses.

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Re: Why Is Dentistry With Medical Council In Nigeria by Cetacean419: 7:54pm On Feb 19, 2021
Emary:


I'm aware but it's all formalities. Essentially, we do all basic courses together here and only separate for clinicals. Even then, we still have many shared courses.
I could say that of podiatry but guess Dentistry in Nigeria is just so dependent on medicine. The profession in Nigeria can't live up to expectations like other climes.
Re: Why Is Dentistry With Medical Council In Nigeria by Emary(f): 9:01pm On Feb 19, 2021
Cetacean419:

I could say that of podiatry but guess Dentistry in Nigeria is just so dependent on medicine. The profession in Nigeria can't live up to expectations like other climes.

We don't study with podiatrists but you're entitled to your opinion.
Re: Why Is Dentistry With Medical Council In Nigeria by Cetacean419: 11:21pm On Feb 19, 2021
Emary:


We don't study with podiatrists but you're entitled to your opinion.
I mean podiatry is a specialise kind of Medicine of the feet which has been carved like dentistry over the years but Both are in separate associations independent of Medicine but here in Nigeria Dentistry depends so much on medicine. Ok ma please answer my question on number of admitted. In my Bro class there are only 36
Re: Why Is Dentistry With Medical Council In Nigeria by Emary(f): 2:59am On Feb 20, 2021
Cetacean419:

I mean podiatry is a specialise kind of Medicine of the feet which has been carved like dentistry over the years but Both are in separate associations independent of Medicine but here in Nigeria Dentistry depends so much on medicine. Ok ma please answer my question on number of admitted. In my Bro class there are only 36


I'm aware of what podiatry is, sir. We don't have a separate school for them here. All the medical students admitted for the same set will eventually split up into so many specialties after graduating.

The low number of admissions is a function of the school's capabilities to train the students. Dentistry is very hands-on, patients to properly practice on are few because we generally don't prioritize our oral health in Nigeria, and again, the dental chairs which patients sit in cost millions of naira each so they are few to train with.

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