Nigerian Polytechnics Offering Dental Therapy 2023

Dental therapists are primary oral health care providers who are educated and trained to provide basic clinical dental treatment and preventive services in a variety of practice settings.


Dental therapists maintain and improve health by providing restorative dental treatment, disease prevention, and oral health promotion programs.


The following is the list of polytechnics that offer Dental Therapy as a course:

  • Federal School Of Dental Technology And Therapy, Enugu
  • Ogun State College Of Health Technology, Ilese-Ijebu, Ogun State
  • Shehu Idris College Of Health Sciences And Technology, Makarf

Entry Requirements

Subject Combination/UTME Requirements

Those who wish to apply for Dental Therapy are to apply for the following courses as their UTME subject combinations during Jamb registration.

  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology/Health Sciences or Food and Nutrition

O’Level Requirements

The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Dental Therapy include Five O’ level credit passes in the following subjects:

  • English language, 
  • Mathematics, 
  • Biology, 
  • Chemistry 
  • Physics


Dental therapists are important members of the dental team who provide various types of dental treatment to patients either directly or through a dentist’s prescription.

Working as a therapist in a dental practice allows you to be independent without having to take on the full responsibility of running a practice.

We believe this article will be useful to any students considering a career in Dental Therapy. Your academic success is still in RealMina’s best interests.


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