Have you been searching for the WAEC or JAMB subject combination for Dentistry and Dental Surgery? Or the admission requirement for Dentistry and Dental Surgery? Whichever you are looking for, you will find it here on this page.

In this article, you will find the proper subject combination for Dentistry and Dental Surgery for both WAEC candidates and UTME candidates. We will also list other admission requirements that you must meet to be qualified to study Dentistry and Dental Surgery at any University in Nigeria that offers the course. We will also include some of the special waivers and considerations by all the universities that will be listed below.

waec and jamb subject combination for Dentistry and Dental Surgery

Dentistry and Dental Surgery

So, if you are searching for what it requires to be qualified to study Dentistry and Dental Surgery at any University in Nigeria, then you have just landed on the right page. Below is all the information you need to know about Dentistry and Dental Surgery in addition to the list of Universities offering the course.

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JAMB UTME Subject Combination

If you are searching for the JAMB subject combination for Dentistry And Dental Surgery which happens to be under the Faculty of Medical, Pharmaceutical & Health Sciences in the list of Universities listed below (Where you can study the course), then below are the proper subjects.

JAMB Subject Combination for Dentistry And Dental Surgery:

There are only three subjects required in the JAMB UTME examination for this course, and they include the following subjects that are listed below:

1). Biology.
2). Chemistry.
3). Anyone (1) other Science subjects.

1). UI – Same as in Medicine and Surgery.
2). UNIPORT, UNIJOS, UNILAG, UNICAL, UNN, UNIBEN, and OAU require Physics as the other science subject.

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O’Level Subject Combination & Requirements

Please be informed that the term O’Level subject combination covers both NECO, GCE, etc., and even WAEC subjection and requirements for Dentistry And Dental Surgery. So, whether you have a WAEC result, NECO, GCE, etc, all that is required is for your result to contain the subjects listed below.

To study Dentistry And Dental Surgery, you are required to have at least five (5) credit passes in the following O’Level subjects:

1). English Language.
2). Chemistry.
3). Mathematics.
4). Biology.
5). Physics.


1). UNN requires its candidates to have ‘0’ level credit passes in English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics in addition to minimum entry requirements at not more than one (1) sitting.


  1. PSYCHOLOGY – (Admission Requirements).
  2. PSYCHOLOGY EDUCATION – (Admission Requirements).
  3. MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE – (Admission Requirements).
  4. MEDICINE AND SURGERY – (Admission Requirements).
  5. BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING – (Admission Requirements).
  6. BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY – (Admission Requirements).

Direct Entry Admission Requirement for Dentistry And Dental Surgery

All those candidates that would be applying for this course but not with UTME, should ensure that they meet the following Dentistry And Dental Surgery direct entry admission requirements listed below.

1). Three (3) ‘A’ level passes which must include Chemistry, Physics, and Biology/Zoology.


1). UNI-IBADAN as in Medicine and Surgery.

2). UNIPORT – No Direct Entry.

3). UNIBEN accepts B.Sc Second Class Lower in Biochemistry, Physiology, Zoology, Microbiology, Botany, Anatomy, Nursing, B.Sc or ND Optometry, B.Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy.

4). UNILAG accepts passes in three (3) JUPEB/’A’-level subjects: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

5). UNIJOS accepts passes in IJMB/‘A’ Level in Physics, Chemistry, and Zoology or Biology. The candidates must also ensure that he/she has no less than five (5) ‘0’ level credits passes in Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Zoology, Mathematics, and English Language.

6). UNN requires;
i). Direct entry candidates should also have three (3) ‘A’ level passes in Biology or Zoology, Chemistry, and Physics at one (1) sitting in addition to satisfying the UTME requirements.

ii). Accepts B.Sc in the related program for admission into the five (5) year standard program.

iii). MBBS may be admitted into the three (3) year clinical program in Dentistry.

7). OAU accepts B.Sc. with a minimum of second class Honours in the relevant program (Sciences).

Nigerian Universities Offering Dentistry and Dental Surgery

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

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Career/Jobs for Pople with a Degree in Dentistry and Dental Surgery.

  • Dentist.
  • Dental hygienist.
  • Dental therapist.
  • Dental technician.
  • Health service manager.
  • Higher education lecturer.
  • Health promotion specialist.
  • Medical sales representative.
  • Science writer.
  • Primary school teacher.
  • Secondary school teacher.
  • Teaching laboratory technician.

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