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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 237-239

The faculty of general dental practice of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, Lagos; history, problems and development


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This article discussed the history, problems and development of General Dental Practice (GDP) Faculty. It also delves into the status of the Faculty of GDP of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN) Lagos from its inception in 1979 until it was declared moribund in 1988 and later suspended in 1989. It also discussed the history of the resuscitation of GDP Faculty, the training philosophy, conduct of examination and the role of individuals who made important contributions. The role of the writer in the resuscitation effort and his election as the Faculty secretary during the teething period is also highlighted. Finally appropriate recommendations are suggested to prevent future reoccurrence of the episode of nineteen eighties. Other recommendations are for the consolidation of the achievement so far made.

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