PROFESSOR (MRS.) ALICE AIWEREYE UMWENI
Prof. (Mrs.) Alice Aiwereye Umweni, first elected female Dean, University of Benin, and former Head of Department is a Professor of Orthodontics in the Department of Preventive Dentistry, School of Dentistry, College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, Consultant Orthodontist, University of Benin Teaching Hospital.
She teaches Craniofacial Development, its relevance to Orthodontic management of Cleft Lip and Palate patients.
Professor Umweni’s research interest is mainly on the developmental anomalies of the orofacial region and also gender and dental education in Nigeria.
She has published over thirty journal articles chapters in books, conference papers, seminar presentations and she has been guest speaker at many local and international conferences.
Prof. (Mrs.) A. Umweni is the first female Professor of Orthodontics in Nigeria.
She has won several academic and professional awards, amongst which are; Oredo Local Government Bendel State Scholarship award 1973 – 1975, Bendel State Government Scholarship award 1977 – 1981, Dr. V.F.D. Oki Prize as the Best Student in Oral Surgery final Bachelor of Dental Surgery Examination in 1981, University of Ibadan, Long Service Award University of Benin Teaching Hospital in 2007, Award of Recognition of Academic achievement by Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN), Edo State Chapter in October 2011, Medical Noble International Award by Institute of Industrial Administration in October 2012, Award of recognition for contribution to the profession of Dentistry and Oral Health Care in Edo State by Nigerian Dental Association, Edo State Chapter in December 2013, Award of recognition of academic achievement as the first female elected Dean in University of Benin by Medical Women Association of Nigeria, Edo State Chapter in October 2013.
Prof. (Mrs.) A. Umweni is a Fellow of World Federation of Orthodontists, Fellow of Institute of Industrial Administration and also a Fellow of Human and National Resource. She is the current President of International Association of Dental Research (IADR), Nigeria Division.
Prof. (Mrs.) A. Umweni has been a resource person in clinical update, courses/workshops for Fellows and Postgraduate students organized by Faculty of Dental Surgery, West African College of Surgeons, External Examiner to West African College of Surgeons, and National Postgraduate Medical College. She is also an External Examiner to University of Nairobi, Kenya.
1. UMWENI A.A. OJO M.A. (1997).
The Frequency of Tooth Transposition in Nigerians, its possible Aetiologic factors
and Clinical Implications.
Journal of the Dental Association of South Africa 52, 551 – 554.
2. OJO M.A. UMWENI A.A. (1997).
Eruption Disturbances of Maxillary Central Incisors
Nigeria Quarterly Journal Hospital Medicine Vol.7. 338 – 341.
3. OJO M.A., MADUKWE I.U., UMWENI A.A., MAFENI J.O. (1997).
Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia with total Anodontia in a Nigerian child
A Case Report.
Nigerian Dental Journal Vol. II, 42 – 43.
4. OJO M.A., MADUKWE I.U. AND UMWENI A.A. (1997).
Psychogenic Disorder Presenting as oral ulceration and Dysgesthesia in Nigerians – Analysis of 38 cases. Nigerian Dental Journal Vol. II August. Pgs. 13 – 15.
5. UMWENI A.A. OJO M.A. (1998).
Analysis of 24 cases of connation seen in children at the Dental clinic of the
University of Benin Teaching Hospital.
African Dental Journal Vol. 12, 24-28.
6. OTUYEMI O.D., UMWENI A., DACOSTA O., FATUSI O. (2000).
Attitudes and Perceptions of Nigerian Children towards Orthodontic treatment.
Pediatric Dental Journal 10, 13-17.
7. UMWENI A.A. ADIBE N. (2002).
Bilateral connated Maxillary Central Incisors in a 7-year-old Nigerian male – Case Report.
Sahel Medical Journal. Vol. 5, 102 – 104.
8. UMWENI A.A, AKPATA O., MAFENI J.O., UFOMATA D, ADEKEYE,
OMIEGBE O. (2001)
Team Approach in the repair of An Adult Cleft Lip – A Nigerian Experience.
Nigerian Journal Clinical Practice. Vol. 4, 44 – 47.
9. UMWENI A.A. OSUNBOR G.E. (2002).
Non-Syndrone Multiple Supernumerary Teeth in Nigerians.
25 (99). 43 - 48.
10. UMWENI A.A OJO M. A (2002).
Treatment of unerupted Maxillary incisors. An update and comments on one case.
Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Research. Vol. 1, 42-45.
11. UMWENI A.A. OSUNBOR G. (2004).
Fluoride levels of major sources of drinking water in Edo State of Nigeria.
Nigeria Quarterly Journal Hospital Medicine. Vol. 14, 17 – 20.
12. SAHEEB B.D.O., UMWENI A.A, OBUEKWE O.N., FOLARANMI N.
Normal Values of Medial and Lateral Canthal Distances in 3 to 18-year old
West African Journal of Medicine Vol. 23, 156 – 161.
13. MADUKWE I.U, OJEHANON P.I, UMWENI A.A (2004).
Evaluation of Tooth Multiplication factor as a Biological Alternative Estimate to Electronic Apex locator in Endodontic Orthodontic practice in developing countries Journal of the National Academy for the advancement of Science (JNAAS) Nigeria Vol. 3, 158-163.
14. MADUKWE I. U UMWENI A.A (2005).
Root Dilacerations, a Biological Anomaly-Analysis of 2665 extracted Molars Tropical Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Vol. 8, 1 – 3.
15. UMWENI A.A BANKOLE O. (2006).
Gender and Dental Postgraduate Education in Nigeria.
The Benin Journal of Social Sciences. Vol. 14, 156-165.
16. IZE-IYAMU I.N UMWENI A.A (2006).
Assessment of Malocclusion in Preschool Children in Benin City using the incisor Classification of Malocclusion.
African Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences. Vol. 35, 325 – 328.
17. UMWENI A.A EHIKHAMENOR E. E. (2006).
Women in Academic Dentistry in Nigeria.
Knowledge Review. Vol. 13, 20 – 26.
18. UMWENI A.A (2006).
Van Der Woude Syndrome – A report of two cases.
Annals of Biomedical Sciences. Vol. 5, 77 – 82.
19. UMWENI A.A. OKEIGBEMEN S.A. (2009).
Gender issues in parenting Cleft Lip and Palate Deformities in Southern Nigeria.
Journal Early Child Development and Care. Vol. 179, 81-86.
20. UMWENI A.A. (2007).
Apert Syndrome: An uncommon Craniofacial Anomaly- A Report of two cases.
Annals of Biomedical Sciences. Vol. 6, 53-60.
21. KOLAWOLE K.A. OTUYEMI O.D., JEBODA S.O. UMWENI A.A. (2008).
Awareness of Malocclusion and desire for orthodontic treatment in 11 – 14 years old
Nigeria school children and their parents.
Australia Orthodontic. Journal Vol. 24, 34 – 38.
22. UMWENI A.A., OJO M.A. UTI O. (2007).
Undergraduate Dental Education in Nigerian Universities: Students Enrollment,
Graduation & Gender Influence On dental Health Education.
African Journal of Studies in Education. Vol. 3, 36-48
23. KOLAWOLE K.A., OTUYEMI O.D., JEBODA S.O., UMWENI A.A. (2008).
The need for orthodontic treatment in a school and referred population of Nigeria using
the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN).
Tropical Dental Journal Vol. 31, 325-328.
24. IDU M., UMWENI A.A., ONARO T. L., OJELEDE L. (2009).
Ethnobotanical plants used for oral health care among the Esan tribe of Edo State,
Ethnobotanical leaflets Vol. 13, 548 – 68.
25. UMWENI A.A. (2009).
Barriers to Promotion for Women Dental Scientists in Nigerian Universities.
African Journal of Studies in Education. Vol. 4 & 5. 222-2235
26. UMWENI A.A., UWADIAE C., EHAFONA K. (2009).
Dental Implication of Domestic Violence against Nigerian Women: A Pilot Study.
Gender and Behaviors. Vol. 7, 2184-2194.
27. OKEIGBEMEN S.A., JEBODA S.O., UMWENI A.A. (2009).
Prevalence and Severity of Dental Caries among Pensioners in Benin City, Nigeria.
Tropical Dental Journal Vol. 32, 11-16.
28. UMWENI A.A., AGBONTAEN K.A., EHAFONA, HARTWIG SAUTER (2009).
Social Analysis of Cleft Lips and Palate Abnormality in Nigeria.
Journal of Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences. Vol. 3.1 – 19.
29. OKEIGBEMEN S.A., UMWENI A.A. (2010)
Awareness and Attitude of Nigerian Dentists towards HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis:
Sahel Medical Journal. Vol. 13(1). 35-40.
30 UMWENI A.A. (2011)
Medial and Lateral Canthal Distances in Unrepaired Cleft Lip and Palate Nigerians.
Journal of Dentistry & Oral Hygiene. Vol. 3(4), 53-56.
31. UMWENI A.A AJAYI E.O. (2006).
The Role of the Orthodontist in the management of patients with Cleft Lip and Palate;
Orofacial clefts: Team Approach to Management. Edited by Umweni A.A. and Ojo
M.A. 51 – 76.
32. UMWENI A.A IZE-IYAMU I.N. (2006).
Management of feeding difficulties in Cleft Lip and Palate children; In Orofacial Clefts.
Team Approach to Management: Edited by Umweni A.A and Ojo M.A. 77 – 88.
33. CHUKWUMAH N. M., FOLARIN M.O., OZIEGBE E.O., UMWENI A.A. (2015)
Impart of Dental Caries and its treatment on the quality of life of 12 – 15 year old
children in Benin City, Nigeria.
International Journal of Paediatic Dentistry. Epub ahead of print. 12 – 14 – 4597. R1.
1. Access to Laboratory and Barrier to Promotion for Women Dental Scientists in Nigeria.
82nd General Session and Exhibition of the IADR. Honolulu, Hawaii Islands, U.S.A., March 10– 13, 2005.
International Association for Dental Research. (IADR).
2. Gender and Dental Education in Nigeria.
5th Annual Faculty Scientific Conference. Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria. 7th – 9th March 2006.
3. Orthodontic Practice in a Developing Country like
Nigerian Association of Orthodontics 1st Scientific Conference and AGM Meeting. 10th October 2007.
4. Team Approach to the Management of Cleft Lip and
The Maiden Health Week and Scientific Conference of the Nigeria Dental
Association (NDA), Delta State, 2008.