WAEC and JAMB Subject for Dentistry and Dental Surgery

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This page contains 2019/2020 official WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Dentistry and Dental Surgery, including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering this Course, A level requirements and much more

 

Course Dentistry and Dental Surgery
Qualifications M.B.B.S., MB.B.Ch.B., B.D.S., B.Ch.D., Pharm.B, B.SC
Duration 3 – 4 Years
Suitability Science Students
Cut off mark Varies
Entrance Very Competitive
Related courses Dentistry and Dental Surgery related courses
Job Availability High and Competitive

 

On this page, I will guide you on the required O level subject combination to study Dentistry and Dental Surgery. if you are a returning visitor, you can skip reading repetitive paragraphs.

 

You must be a Science student for you to study Dentistry and Dental Surgery in Nigeria Universities, and that’s can only be possible if you meet admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to O level and A-level admission requirement.

That is the O level / WAEC subject combination (requirements), JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements), Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers) and the required screening documents for admission into Nigeria universities. In other to help you avoid having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that will be of benefit to you. You can always ignore!

 




WAEC subject combination (requirements) for Dentistry and Dental Surgery

You’re expected to have at least 5 credits on the required WAEC subject combination needed to study Dentistry and Dental Surgery in Nigeria universities. This subject combination is also applicable to other O’level exams such as NECO AND GCE. The O level requirement, that is, the required WAEC subject combination for Dentistry and Dental Surgery must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Physics
  3. Mathematics
  4. Chemistry
  5. Biology
  6. A trade subject

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These listed subjects are compulsory for anyone writing WAEC and other O level examinations. I will advise you to include a Language in your O level subjects. For the record, if you are one of those students seeking admission into any universities, college or polytechnics in Lagos State, Yoruba Language is compulsory for Dentistry and Dental Surgery. So now that you know the compulsory O level subject requirement to study Dentistry and Dental Surgery, let also look at JAMB UTME and Direct requirements.

 

JAMB UTME subject combination (requirements) for Dentistry and Dental Surgery

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions. Now I’m going to show you the compulsory JAMB subjects for Dentistry and Dental Surgery that you must register (English must be included because it is compulsory even though it may not be listed among the JAMB subjects below), and I will honestly advise you to aim for a score of 200 and above in JAMB UTME instead of 180 to be on a safe side because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider the College of Education or Polytechnic… Read how to answer and pass JAMB once.

Please note– If Mathematics is not listed among the Jamb subject on this post, then Mathematics is not compulsory for this course. JAMB is not the only option to gain admission into Nigerian Universities to study Dentistry and Dental Surgery. If you’re having troubles with JAMB UTME, maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND, HND or Predegree. JAMB UTME subject combination to study Dentistry and Dental Surgery must include:

  1. Chemistry
  2. Biology
  3. One Science subject

 




Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Dentistry and Dental Surgery

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Dentistry and Dental Surgery, you are expected to have Three ‘A’ level passes include Chemistry, Biology/Zoology and Physics.

 

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If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same with the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Dentistry and Dental Surgery, don’t give up. You should consider other Dentistry and Dental Surgery similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related courses.

You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please read useful guides on how to choose a course and university

These are the list of Universities offering Dentistry and Dental Surgery in Nigeria

  1. Bayero University, Kano
  2. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  3. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  4. University of Ibadan (UI)
  5. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  6. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  7. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  8. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  9. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  10. Ondo State University of Medical Sciences (OSUMS)
  11. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  12. The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN

I know some of you will start searching for the best university to study Dentistry and Dental Surgery. Listen, there is no such thing as best universities or top universities to study Dentistry and Dental Surgery in Nigeria. Nobody has that information. Although recommendations are allowed, don’t be deceived by the word “best”. Read why you should stop looking for the best University in Nigeria

 

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Cut-off Mark for Dentistry and Dental Surgery course

As you can see, more than one University offers Dentistry and Dental Surgery. This means the cut-off mark for Dentistry and Dental Surgery varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Dentistry and Dental Surgery is a good course and you can also check the top best science courses. This should not influence you. Follow your heart or seek my counsel.

 

Dentistry and Dental Surgery is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Dentistry and Dental Surgery at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Dentistry and Dental Surgery for four years. If you gain admission through direct entry, you will study this course for three years. And of course there is room for more years if you have extension; the aftermath of carryover courses.

 

Dentistry and Dental Surgery is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Dentistry and Dental Surgery is under the Faculty/School/College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Science but may be under a different faculty in some universities in Nigeria.

 

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Can a science or art student study Dentistry and Dental Surgery?

No! If you are a Commercial or Art student, you can’t study Dentistry and Dental Surgery at the university. This is a pure science course. But if you are good with Science subjects, you can take your chances I won’t discourage you provided you have the required subjects combination in your O level result. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects to fit your desired course during WAEC registration because some schools may go against it.

Also, during WAEC or NECO registration make sure you know which subjects are been registered for you because some secondary schools are ignorant about the importance of O level requirements for university courses. Another alternative way to register the required subject combinations for Dentistry and Dental Surgery is through GCE.

 

What is Dentistry and Dental Surgery course all about: 

So you want to study Dentistry and Dental Surgery. This decision goes beyond knowing the waec or jamb subject combination. Anyway, being in medicine is superb – people will be impressed if you are successful in a long and challenging degree. To put it simply, dentistry makes you popular. But it isn’t just ripping out people’s teeth you know.

Dentistry is the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease and disfigurement in the mouth and oral area. Although primarily associated with teeth among the general public, the field of dentistry or dental medicine is thus not limited to odontology (the study of the structure, development, and abnormalities of the teeth.) Generally, it is the study of the mouth, its disorders and diseases…

It requires you to solve a lot of problems – is there something wrong with a patient If so, what What is the solution If you’re the type who likes a puzzle, dentistry is one of the most complex puzzles of all. Dentistry, like any other medical degree or profession, has the feelgood factor. You are changing people’s lives for the better, learning how to keep people in good health.

 

Where can I work with a Degree in Dentistry and Dental Surgery 
Dentistry has a huge Graduate Prospects rating – if you want a job as a dentist, then a couple of months after graduating you will get one. Particular job areas include, as well as being a dentist, you can begin in private practice speciality, or choose dental nursing instead. Areas such as research and charity healthcare are also options.

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Special Consideration

Now I am confident that you know the compulsory subjects needed to study Dentistry and Dental Surgery in WAEC. But note this — Some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results.

You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for Dentistry and Dental Surgery below if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for Dentistry and Dental Surgery had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar….

Special Consideration

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Dentistry and Dental Surgery
(i) The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires (a) Direct entry candidates in addition to satisfying the UTME requirements should also have 3 Advanced Level papers in Biology or Zoology, Chemistry and Physics in London GCE in one sittings. (b) The Faculty accepts B.Sc degree in related field of study for admission into the Five year standard programme. (c) Holders of MBBS may be admitted into the three year clinical course in Dentistry

(ii) University of Ibadan (UI) as in Medicine and Surgery.

(iii) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) accepts B.Sc. Degree First Class/Second Class Upper in Medical related fields. Also accepts Three ‘A’ level papers.

(iv) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) – No Direct Entry.

(v) University of Benin (UNIBEN) accepts B.Sc Biochemistry (Second Class Lower) Microbiology, Zoology, Botany, Dentistry and Dental Surgery, Physiology, Nursing, B.Sc or OD Optometry, B.Pham or Doctor of Pharmacy.

(vi) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts .Sc. with a minimum of Second Class Honours in a relevant discipline (Sciences).

(vii) University of Jos (UNIJOS) accepts passes in IJMB, GCE Advanced Level or Higher School Certificate (HSC) all in Physics, Chemistry and Zoology or Biology. Such candidates must also have obtained five credits at Ordinary level in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Zoology, English Language and Mathematics.

(viii) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts very good passes in three JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE, Special Consideration to study Dentistry and Dental Surgery
The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) requires candidates in addition to minimum entry requirements the entrance candidates are expected to have credit passes in English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics in SSCE at the O’ level in not more than one sittings.

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration to study Dentistry and Dental Surgery
(i) University of Jos (UNIJOS), University of Calabar (UNICAL), University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), University of Benin (UNIBEN), University of Lagos (UNILAG) and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU) require Physics as the other science subject.

(ii) University of Ibadan (UI) – As for Medicine and Surgery


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4 thoughts on “WAEC and JAMB Subject for Dentistry and Dental Surgery”

  1. I wrote agric as my last science subject alongside chemistry and biology for dentistry in UI..I’ve been invited for post utme but will I get the admission

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