The Nigeria Association of Dental Students (NADS) is thrilled to announce the commencement of its 2024 Essay Writing Competition, an exceptional opportunity for dental students across the nation to showcase their insights and contribute to the discourse on oral health. This competition is designed not only to highlight the academic prowess of Nigeria’s future dental professionals but also to foster a culture of oral wellness through community-based approaches.

This year’s theme, “Cultivating a Culture of Oral Wellness: Community-Based Approaches to Lifelong Health,” invites participants to delve into innovative strategies that can promote oral health and wellness within communities. It’s an opportunity to explore how dental professionals can extend their influence beyond the clinic and into the community, fostering habits and interventions that support lifelong oral health.


The NADS Essay Writing Competition highlights the association’s dedication to promoting academic quality and creative thinking among dentistry students by providing considerable prizes:

  • First position: N100,000.
  • Second position: N75,000
  • Third Position: N50,000
  • Consolatory Awards: N25,000 for fourth through tenth place

These awards show off the sharpest brains in the area of dentistry studies and provide cash incentives in addition to acknowledging the contestants’ diligence and inventiveness.


  • Enrollment: You must be a dental student currently enrolled in a dental school that is recognised and registered under NADS.
  • Social Media Engagement: Ensure you are following NADS on all their social media platforms to stay updated with the latest news and announcements regarding the competition.

Method of Application

To submit your entry, follow these simple steps:

  1. Prepare your essay, ensuring it does not exceed 1,000 words. Your submission should be formatted as a PDF document.
  2. Email your essay to Please include details such as your Dental Student Association (DSA)class, and full name to ensure proper identification and association with your submission.

If you have any questions or need further information, please call NADS at +23491 6130 4730. The organization is happy to help and provide you with any further information you may want.

Application Deadline: March 11, 2024.