Foluso Owotade, BChD, PhD, FWACS

 Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and current Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He serves as a Consultant at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife (since March 1998) and was at various times Director of Clinical Services and Training (CMAC) January 2010-November 2013 and Acting Chief Medical Director, November 2013 to January 2014.

His broad education and professional training covers the fields of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine, Molecular Microbiology and Biostatistics/Clinical Research. His degrees are from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and University of California, San Francisco, USA where he was a Fellow in Oral Medicine and completed the Advanced Training Program in Clinical Research in 2006.

His current research interests are in the area of oral aspects of HIV infection, molecular epidemiology of oral Candida species and risk factors for mucosal diseases.