Dr Ikechukwu Clem Mba
B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD (Nig.) LBIST, FC&G (Lond.)
Dr Ikechukwu Clem. Mba is a Registered Dental Dental Technologist with Dental Technologists Registration Board of Nigeria (DTRBN). He was appointed a temporary lecturer into the Department of Dental Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) in 1st November 2016. He has a combined total of over twenty years of Clinical Dental Technology practice and lecturing.
Dr.Mba holds the intermediate as well as the Final City and Guild of London (IC&G and FC&G, (Lond) in Dental Technology, a Licentiate Diploma of the British Institute of Surgical Technologists (LBIST) in Dental Prosthetics, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Psychology from ESUT and UNN respectively and a PhD in the same field from the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Ikechukwu participated actively in the processes that led to the successful outcome of National Universities Commission’s (NUC) accreditation visitation to the Department of Dental Technology in 2017. He was also a member of the SOHT Deanship Election Committee that successfully saw to the emergence of the incumbent firebrand Dean of SOHT by the creditable execution of its assignment in 2017.
Ikechukwu’s lecturing career preceded his appointment at FUTO; rather he started with his first appointed as Lecturer II into the Department of Dental Technology of the Federal College of Dental Technology and Therapy (FCDT&T) Enugu in 2011. He was promoted to Lecturer I in 2014. Thereafter, in 2015, he was appointed Director of the School of General Studies of the FCDT&T. A position he held until he left the College and joined FUTO in 2016.
Ikechukwu had had some stints with the public civil service as well as corporate engagement. He was a Dental Technologist with the Dental Department of Military Hospital, Kaduna, Senior Dental Technologist, Military Hospital, Port-Harcourt and Assistant Chief Dental Technologist, 13 Motorized Brigade, Calabar. Dr Mba served briefly in the same capacity at Military Hospital, Enugu before delving into the corporate enterprise. He was Co-Director/ CEO at Precision Dental Laboratory, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
Dr Mba is the Immediate Past President, Association of Dental Technologists of Nigeria (ADTN), Enugu Zone. He is the current National Financial Secretary of ADTN.
A member of the Rotary Club of Nsukka, District 9140 of Rotary International since 2005, and was the President for Rotary for the 2010-2011 Rotary year. Also a member of the University of Nigeria Alumni Association
Dr Mba has mentored several dozen student interns and students on Industrial Work Experience; for instance, He is a regular resource person for graduating students of Dental Technology and inductees of DTRBN. He has presented several papers related to Dental Technology practice, the motivation of the youths, mentoring and mentoring relationships as well as attitude matters. He has also supervised over 25 undergraduate thesis/dissertations and 30 seminars papers.