Conservative and Prosthetic Dentistry is one of four Thematic Units of Department of Dental Sciences. The unit's operations started in 1995 when the now Department of Dental Sciences was founded as a Faculty from the previous Department of Dental Surgery.
Conservative & Prosthetic Dentistry is one of the four Thematic Units in Department of Dental Sciences. The unit evolved from the Division of Conservation, which had existed since 1984 in the then Department of Dental Surgery. The units operations started in 1995 when the now Department of Dental Sciences was founded as a Faculty from the previous Department of Dental Surgery. Since then, it has grown in Staff establishment, teaching and facilities and research.
In conjunction with three other clinical thematic units namely, Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Periodontology/Community & Preventive Dentistry and Oral/maxillofacial Surgery, oral medicine/Pathology and oral/maxillofacial Radiology it acts as a referral centre for patients with decayed teeth, partially or totally lost teeth structures as well as teeth discolourations from all parts of the nation of Kenya, Eastern Africa and the Great Lake Regions.
The Bachelor of Dental Surgery students spend 60% of their time in this Thematic Unit, which makes it the busiest in the Department of Dental Sciences. In 2007 the unit took a leap in meeting needs of advanced oral rehabilitation and lack of specialists in the region and mounted a Master of Dental Surgery Degree in Prosthodontics.
- Division of Conservative Dentistry
- Division of Prosthetic Dentistry