WAEC and JAMB Subject for Dentistry and Dental Surgery

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WAEC and JAMB Subject for Dentistry and Dental Surgery
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This page contains 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…


  • JAMB officially classified this course under Faculty/School/College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Science.
  • Probable Degree type – [M.B.B.S., MB.B.Ch.B., B.D.S., B.Ch.D., Pharm.B, B.SC]


You must be a Science student with a good background in Science subjects for you to study this course 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 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.

The required subject combination must include:

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

The above WAEC subject combination is also applicable to other O’level examinations such as NECO and GCE. So now that you know the compulsory O level requirement to study Dentistry and Dental Surgery, let also look at UTME and Direct requirements and course descriptions.


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

Prepare yourself well so you can score above 200 in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just a piece of advice) because anything short of this score may deny you Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic

Please note – JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND or Predegree.

JAMB UTME subject combinations (subjects to write in jamb) to study Dentistry and Dental Surgery are

  1. Chemistry
  2. Biology
  3. One Science subject


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

(i)Three ‘A’ level passes include Chemistry, Biology/Zoology and Physics.


If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with this admission requirement that is the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider taking a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related course subject requirements. 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 consider

  • The Fees
  • The Distance
  • The Environment
  • The Degree Certificate
  • Vulnerability to Strike
  • Acceptable O Level and A-level Result
  • Academic Calendar

See useful guides on how to choose a course and university

List of Universities offering Dentistry and Dental Surgery in Nigeria include

  1. Bayero University, Kano Click to read conditions
  2. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  3. University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  4. University of Ibadan (UI) Click to read conditions
  5. University of Jos (UNIJOS) Click to read conditions
  6. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  7. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) Click to read conditions
  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

Cut-off Mark for Dentistry and Dental Surgery

As you can see above, there are over 12 Universities offering Dentistry and Dental Surgery. This means the cut-off mark for this Dentistry and Dental Surgery varies. You can check these universities JAMB UTME cut off marks here. Dentistry and Dental Surgery is a good course but not among 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?

Dentistry and Dental Surgery is a four to five years course


Dentistry and Dental Surgery is under which faculty?

Dentistry and Dental Surgery is under the Faculty/School/College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Science.


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 specialty, or choose dental nursing instead. Areas such as research and charity healthcare are also options.


Special Consideration

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 this course if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for this course 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, Anatomy, 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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