Meet ADENUGA-TAIWO OLUGBENGA ADETOKUNBO, an Academic Staff of Lagos State University.




Senior Lecturer


Restorative Dentistry


At the Restorative Dentistry department office

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Research Interest

Topic: Pattern Of Tooth Loss And Its Impacts On Oral Health Quality Of Life Among Patients In LASUTH, Ikeja Lagos State

Description: Tooth loss result to deteriorating diet which can cause both functional and aesthetic impairements, and ultimately affect the oral health quality of life of an individual.Caries and periodontitis are the most common oral diseases that have tooth loss as their final stage of disease progression.The objectives of this study was to determine the impact of tooth loss on oral health -related quality of life of patients. Methodology: An observational study which consisted of structured questionnaire and clinical examination. An instrument was used to assess OHRQoL and obtained OHIP-14 scores from score values which are dichotomised into low, moderate and high impacts. Results: Loss of premolars and molars were significantly associated with a high negative impact on OHRQoL p&0.01 . Females are made up of higher proportion of respondents presented with tooth loss. Tooth loss is predominately seen in the maxilla than the mandible, and dental caries was the most common cause of tooth loss. The most frequent high oral impacts were in the domains of self-consciousness due to missing teeth, embarrasment and discomfort on chewing . No socio-demographic variables was significantly associated with tooth loss. Conclusion: Analyses showed that OHRQoL gradient was consistent with type of tooth loss with high impacts on oral function and pain experience. This demonstrates importance of masticatory inefficiency and chewing difficulties related to tooth loss. In the society, oral health promotion strategies were used to prevent tooth loss and to replace missing teeth .


# Certificate SchoolYear
1. M.Sc (Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Manchester.UK 2015

Current Research


Research Details

Background: When fabricating a removable dental prosthesis, clear and sufficient communication between the dentist and dental laboratory technologist is crucial to ensure a successful outcome.Objectives: To evaluate the quality of communication between dentist and dental laboratories via work authorizations for fabrication of removable prosthesis across the six geographical zones in NigeriaMethodology: The cross-sectional study was conducted among the dental technologists. A 22-item questionnaire was developed using a modified questionnaire used in a previous study. An online survey questionnaire was sent to all the participants through their respective states national dental technologist association and at national level. A total of 62 participants was recruited from the institutions across the six geographical zones in the country.Data Analysis: Data was collected and analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences SPSS, IBM version 23.0. Data presentation was done using frequency distribution and tables. Associations between variables was assessed using Chi-square and Fischer exact. P-value &0.05 was assumed to be significant at 95% CI.Results:Majority of the respondents 13 76.5% who were single admitted that the authorization card has all information needed for the fabrication of removeable prothesis. All those who reported non response across the zones reported that the card does not have all information needed. The highest majority of the respondents who fabricated above 7 RPD in a year stated that the card contains all needed information for the fabrication of removeable prothesis. There was a statistically significant association between the marital status, Geopolitical zone, number of RPD fabricated yearly, Level of education and respondents view on quality of information P 0.05 Contributions to the society: Materials and work authorizations provided by the dentists are less than adequate and leave much decision-making to the laboratory technician.


ADENUGA-TAIWO OLUGBENGA is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Restorative Dentistry

ADENUGA-TAIWO has a M.Sc in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry from Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Manchester.UK

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