A 13 year old girl with 12 extra teeth get reprieve in Iwere Ile, Oke-Ogun in Oyo State.


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Victoria Jimmy

Adedokun Florence (not real name), a 13 year old JSS 2 student presented with a shocking appearance of multiple teeth at the maternity centre, venue of the free dental service carried out in Oke-ogun recently. This is part of the free dental services carried out by Cleft and Facial Deformity Foundation in the 10 local government areas of Oke-ogun Oyo state.

Adedokun Florence hailed from Gbogi compound in Ilaji-ile in iwajowa local government area of oke ogun. According to professionals, 12 extra teeth were found in Florence mouth. Dr Osaro Eke, the dentists in charge stated that these teeth are referred  to as retained  deciduous  teeth.  He  however acknowledged  that Florence’s presentation is rare because the common occurrence of such teeth are usually from 1-3. Timothy (not Real name), the elder brother of Florence had a different story.

According to him, the multiple teeth referred to as ‘Adipele’ usually occur as a result of somebody cutting yam in the mouth. This traditional belief was corroborated by Pa Ogunkunle, a community leader, as a common belief in the environment. However Dr Osaro dismissed this belief as a pure superstition.

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The young girl has since been relieved of the abnormality as 12 extra and abnormal teeth were extracted during the free surgery Program. Also,  Dr Seidu Bello,  the director of the foundation and also an Oke-ogun born dentist promised that effort will be made to follow up on the development of the young girl.

5 Response Comments

  • Aduke mafe  April 14, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    Well done Oga Bello and the team,More grace to you

  • Titilayo A Salami  April 14, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Dental disparities is a critical problem to human health. We should always be conscious of dental hygiene because whatever we inject into our body through mouth may affect our body system if oral care is neglected. Having dental issue also lower self esteem. Such people might become object of ridicule in the public. Thanks to our own son from Ago-Are Dr. Bayo seidu Bello and his team for making a great impact in the life of this young lady. The dental procedure will remove her shame among peers, and it will build her confidence in public speaking. Well done.

  • ADEPOJU OLUDARE ISRAEL  April 14, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    This is a very welcome development and a step in a good direction. We seek other foundation take up other areas that affects society, it may be in the educational sector and or other areas in health sectors.

    God bless Dr Bello on this wonderful and great development…

  • Nik Kantaputra  April 15, 2019 at 1:31 am

    I could sequence the genes and find out the causes of multiple extra teeth
    Please contact me

    Professor Piranit Nik Kantaputra

  • Dimeji  April 19, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    May the good Lord bless you richly. May God prolong your usefuless and grant you long life to enjoy the fruits of your labour.


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