Faculty of Dentistry

 


Students in dental lab

The Faculty of Dentistry comprises the School of Dentistry and the School of Oral Health and Welfare. The School of Dentistry aims to foster dentists with common sense and proper medical ethics, who hold respect for life in the highest regard, and who master a broad range of knowledge including the latest medical technologies, pursuing dentistry with a research mindset.

The School of Oral Health and Welfare aims to foster personnel with warm-heartedness and empathy, who have the specialist knowledge and skills to contribute to team medicine, and who will play a leading role in promoting health and longevity from the viewpoint of specialists in oral health and welfare.


 

School of Dentistry

The School of Dentistry is a six-year course with a capacity of 43 students. Graduates are awarded a bachelor’s degree (dentistry), and are qualified to take the examination for nationally registered dentists.

The educational aim of the School of Dentistry is to foster dentists with strong medical ethics, the greatest regard for life, and a researcher’s mindset.

The Tokushima University Hospital supports clinical training with the latest facilities for diagnosis and treatment.

In addition, we offer comprehensive education from general to specialist education. In the 1st year freshman course and 3rd year introduction to research seminar, students are assigned to a laboratory to experience actual research. Furthermore, 5th and 6th year students can elect to be assigned to a clinical practice department to develop their capacity for independent research. With this curriculum, the School of Dentistry seeks to establish an organic link between basic education and clinical practice. In this way, we aim to foster dentists with the latest treatment techniques, as well as broad knowledge of subjects beyond dentistry.


 

School of Oral Health and Welfare


Practical training for dental hygienist

The School of Oral Health and Welfare is a four-year course with a capacity of 15 students. Graduates are awarded a bachelor’s degree (oral health), and are qualified to take the examination for nationally registered dental hygienists. Furthermore, by studying for additional credits, students are qualified to take the examination for nationally registered certified social worker. The pass rate for both these national examinations is very high, and the school is highly regarded nationwide.

The educational aim of the School of Oral Health and Welfare is to foster personnel with compassion and empathy, who have the specialist knowledge and skills to contribute to team medicine, who will play a leading role in promoting health and longevity from the viewpoint of specialists in oral health and welfare.

We offer unique educational activities through coordination with the School of Dentistry and accept international students through international cooperation as one of our many proactive educational programs.