Dr. Arigbede Abiodun Olabisi


Senior Lecturer


Quality of life of patients with the surgically acquired maxillary defect and or missing teeth as it relates to aesthetics, mastication, speech, oral comfort and psychological well being diminishes significantly as the size of defect increases and or number of missing teeth increases, but this could be reversed following rehabilitation with maxillary obturator or denture respectively. Dr AO Arigbede research interest revolves around the impact of prosthetic treatment on oral functionality and comfort. He also focuses on properties of dental materials and their biocompatibility.


Recipient of IADR Toshio Nakao Fellowship Award (2007) for training in dental materials science at the University of Manchester Biomaterials Research Group Laboratory

Membership of professional bodies

  • Fellow West African College of Surgeons, 2004
  • Fellow National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, 2004
  • Fellow Institute of Industrial Administration of Nigeria, 2011


  • Arigbede, AO, Dosumu, OO, Shaba OP, Esan TA. Evaluation of Speech in Patients with Partial Surgically Acquired Defects: Pre and Post Prosthetic Obturation. The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice. 2006; 7: 1-9. (International).
  • Arigbede AO, Dosumu OO, Esan TA, Akeredolu PA. Acceptability of maxillary major connectors in removable partial dentures. African Health Sciences. 2006, 6: 113-117. (International).
  • Arigbede AO, Dosumu OO, Shaba OP. A self-assessment pilot study of facial aesthetics following prosthetic obturation in patients with surgically acquired partial maxillary defect. Port Harcourt Medical Journal. 2006; 1: 9-11.
  • Dosumu OO, Arigbede AO, Owoaje ET. Acceptability and interest of Nigerian dental resident doctors In prosthetic dentistry: problems and suggestions for a positive change. Nigerian Quarterly Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2006; 16:109-113.
  • Dosumu OO, Arigbede AO, Ogunrinde TJ. Sectional removable partial denture design for the treatment of partial mandibulectomy patient: a case report. African Journal of Biomedical Research. 2007; 10: 197-201.
  • Arigbede AO, O.O. Dosumu OO. Decline in complete dentures patients’ turn- out in dental schools: Experience at UCH, Ibadan, Nigeria. Nigerian Medical Practitioner 2007; 52: 60-63.
  • Arigbede AO, Okoisor FE. Knowledge,beliefs and experiences of a cross section of mothers in Port Harcourt about teething. Port Harcourt Medical Journal. 2008; 2:130-135.
  • Arigbede AO, Adedigba MA, Adeyemi BF, Omitola OG. Implication of antibiotics and oral contraceptives interaction: knowledge and practice of dental surgeons. Nigeria Postgraduate Medical Journal 2008;15:179-184.
  • Arigbede AO. Bilaterally impacted supplemental premolar: A case report and review of the literature. Nigerian Journal of Medicine 2008; 17: 363-365.
  • Arigbede AO, Ajayi DM, Akeredolu PA, Onyeaso CO. Attitudes and perception of Nigerian dentists about shortened dental arch therapy. Tropical Dental Journal (Odonto-stomatologie Tropicale). 2009 Jun; 32 (126): 13-19. (International).
  • Arigbede AO, Esan TA, Dosumu OO, Akeredolu PA. Effect of major connector design on speech and masticatory performance. World Applied Sciences Journal. 2009; 6(6): 849-854. (International).
  • Arigbede AO, Adeyemi BF, Ajayi DM. Dental anxiety investigative and management techniques often employed in a cross section of Nigerian specialist dental clinics. Port Harcourt Medical Journal. 2009 May; 3: 272-277.
  • Arigbede AO. Cross-infectivity of HIV infection: Assessment of behaviour of patients attending a University Dental Centre. The Internet Journal of Dental Science 2009; 8(1). (International).
  • Adeyemi BF, Kolude BM, Arigbede AO. Knowledge and self-perception of breath odour among house officers at the university college hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. Nigeria Postgraduate Medical Journal. 2009 Sep; 16(3): 193-197.
  • Arigbede AO, Esan TA, Dosunmu OD, Akeredolu PA. The impact of removable partial dentures on the gingival health of the periodontium. Nigeria Journal of Health Sciences. 2009: 26-28.
  • Arigbede AO,. Dosumu OO. Opinions of Nigerian dental consultants on ideal content current quality and attitudes to referrals. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice. 2010; 13(1): 70-73.
  • Arigbede AO, Ajayi DM, Onyeaso CO. Knowledge and practice of Nigerian dentists about shortened dental arch therapy (SDAT). Brazilian Research in Pediatric Dentistry and Integrated Clinic. 2010; 10(2): 141-144. (International).
  • Arigbede AO, Dosumu OO. Characteristics of impacted denture cases in Nigeria. Tropical Dental Journal (Odonto-stomatologie Tropicale). 2010;March; 33(129): 17-22. (International).
  • Arigbede AO, Dosumu OO. A review of occlusion in Nigerian Dental Schools’ curriculum and assessment of students understanding of the subject. Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2010;6(1): 41-46
  • Arigbede AO, Baroudi K, Watts. Microhardness and depth of cure of a spectrum of light-cure composite resins: A comparative study. Nigeria Postgraduate Medical Journal. 2010; 17(4): 277-282.
  • Omitola OG, Arigbede AO. Prevalence and Pattern of Pain Presentation among patients Attending a Tertiary Dental Centre in a Southern Region of Nigeria. Journal of Dental Research, Dental Clinics, Dental Prospects. 2010; 4(2):42-46. (International).
  • Arigbede AO, Dosumu OO, Shaba OP. Ozone Therapy and Restorative Dentistry: A Literature Review. Nigeria Dental Journal. 2010; 18(1): 2-6.
  • Osagbemiro BB, Akadiri OA, Arigbede AO. Patients’ attitude towards anterior teeth extraction and prosthetic replacement at the UPTH Dental Centre, Port Harcourt. Nigerian Journal of Medicine. 2011; 20 (1): 52-56.
  • Arigbede AO, Ogunrinde TJ,Okoje VN, Adeyemi BF. HIV/AIDS and Clinical Dentistry: Assessment of Knowledge and Attitude of Patients Attending a University Dental Centre. Nigerian Journal of Medicine. 2011;20 (1): 90-95.
  • Arigbede AO. Need for immediate restructuring of Restorative Dentistry curriculum and practice in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice. 2011; 14(1): 118-120.
  • Accepted Publication
  • AO Arigbede, Osagbemiro BB, Kolude B. Periodontitis and systemic diseases: A literature review. Indian Journal of Periodontics.
  • Omitola OG, Arigbede AO. Prevalence of dental caries among adult Patients attending a tertiary dental institution in South-South Region of Nigeria. Port Harcourt Medical Journal.
  • Arigbede AO, Taiwo JO. Pattern of Demand for Removable Partial Denture (RPD) in the City of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The Nigerian Health Journal.
  • Arigbede AO, Ocheke BO, Solanke IMF. Assessment of current cross- infection control practices among dental technologists in Nigeria. International Journal of Biomedical and Health Sciences.
  • Ajayi MD, Arigbede AO. Barriers to oral health care utilization among adults in Ibadan, South West Nigeria. Africa Health Sciences.
  • Arigbede AO, A case of quackery and obsession for midline diastema resulting in avoidable endodontic therapy. African Health Sciences.
  • Arigbede AO, Ajayi MD, Adeyemi BF, Kolude B. Dental anxiety among patients visiting a university dental centre. Nigerian Dental Journal.

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