The Federal College of Dental Technology and Therapy, Enugu is a Federal tertiary institution that was established by the Colonial Government in 1952 and commenced operation in 1955 at No. 1 Broad Street in Lagos as a Centre of Excellence in Africa. The Government of Alhaji Shehu Shagari decided in late 1970s to relocate some Federal Institutions away from Lagos to other parts of the country to enable equitable spread of federal presence in the country. In that light, our college was relocated to Enugu in 1982. The College has been re-established by Nigerian law viz Act No.8 of 2018 and granted the power to award degrees based on the urgent need to transit the programmes from HND to degree in order to enhance the career progression of these professionals and retain them in hospitals. The institution by law is to be supervised jointly by the Federal Ministry of Education and the Federal Ministry of Health as stipulated by the said Act.

The College at the moment is regulated by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and awards National Diploma and Higher National Diploma in:

  1. Dental Technology;
  2. Dental Therapy;
  3. Dental Nursing;
  4. Biomedical Engineering;
  5. Social Development and;
  6. Prosthetic and Orthotics.