Awards and Achievements


Major Achievements

Federal College of Dental Technolgoy and Therapy, Engu is a training Institution for Dental Technologists and Therapists as well as other professionals. It also provides Clinical Services for Oral Health related problems in the area of preventive, Curative and Restorative Dentistry.

The school was transformed from Diploma awarding to Higher National Diploma (HND) awarding institution in 1998 after a successful accreditation exercise by the National Board for Technical Eduction (NBTE) and further received the federal government approval to operate as Degree Awarding in 2018. Many developments took place after the accreditation and the underlisted were some of the innovations recorded from the institution in the last two decades.

  • The nomeclature of the Chief Executive Officer changed from Principal to Rector
  • Admission into the School is through Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Examination (MPCE, JAMB)
  • The curriculum was expanded to accomodate the basic sciences and other relevant courses that will make graduates ofthe school compete favourably with their counter parts in the health sector
  • More students are offered admission into the school
  • More teaching facilities are provided especially for students practical work, e.g Phantom Heads, Trimming Machines, Fish Pond, Computer, Overhead Projector etc.
  • The institution was properly departmentalized and qualified professionals employed especially in the area of academic.

Research & Output

At FEDSDTTEN we engage in research activities both in the laboratories and community levels. Some of the outstanding results of our research activities are the following products;

  • Recycling of used gypsum products (Stones and Plasters)
  • Local fabrication of silica bonded investment material
  • Propounding herbal toothpaste
  • Local production of mouthwash with Garcinia Cola (Bitter Kola)
  • Local production of Curing Bath etc

The school is duly recognized for Bio-prospective and Biotechnological Research.

The College has received a good number of recognitions within and outside of the state in the last three years of robust administration, these includes:
i. Northern Achievers International Magazine award of Most Innovative Top Best Viable College in Nigeria – 2017
ii. African Students Union Parliament- Award of Pan-African Cooperate Mandate Service Delivery – 2018
iii. Arewa Youth Publications event Company- Award of Distinguished service – 2018
iv. Nigerian Youth Initiative for Peace and Good governance- Award of Vote of Confidence – 2019
V. Best institute on Medical mission and  intervention to communities; The College in an attempt to give back to society have gracefully engaged communities with Health care outreaches within and outside of Enugu. Communities such as Nsukka, Igbo Eze South, Agbor Ukana and Okpatu all in Enugu are not left out, whilst Etinan, Nsit Ubium, and Nsit Ibom Local Government Areas in Akwa Ibom all are beneficiaries of the Dental and Medical outreach carried out by the College in the last three years.
The success story on corrective dental surgeries ranges from 120 and above across these states and distribution of tooth brushes and pastes currently stands at over 10,000 persons. The College Medical Team made up of Dental Surgeons, Dental Therapist, Dental Technologist, Dental Nurses, Biomedical Engineers and Social Workers remain resolute in providing excellent and free healthcare delivery to communities mapped by the College authority for intervention.