Founded in 1974, the Dental School of Tianjin Medical University is the first institution of higher education to cultivate specialists in dentistry in Tianjin. The Dental Hospital of Tianjin Medical University, founded in 1988, is a Level 3, Grade A specialized hospital. The Dental School and the Dental Hospital are a combined system of school and hospital, which integrates medical treatment, teaching, research and prevention. Through continuous development, the discipline of dental medicine has become a brand specialty in Tianjin as well as a key subject of Tianjin Medical University. In 2013 it got the undergraduate teaching professional certification in the discipline of dental medicine by Ministry of Education. Additionally, the clinical dental medicine is a key development discipline of Tianjin municipal government.
In 1974, the Dental School of Tianjin Medical University started to admit undergraduate students and began to enroll graduate students of 7-year program in 2002. There are 7 teaching and research sections, 1 central laboratory with seven sub-laboratories and 3 teaching clinics. Oral anatomicophysiology and prosthodontics are the top-notch courses in Tianjin.
Since 1986, the school has been authorized to confer Master’s degree on students in clinical dental medicine. In 2003, it became the first-level discipline of dental medicine authorized to confer Master’s degree. In 2011, it was authorized to confer doctoral degree of dental medicine as a first-level discipline. Currently we have 5 doctoral supervisors and 34 graduate supervisors. 205 Master’s students have been successfully graduated by now.
The Dental Hospital of Tianjin Medical University has 12 clinical divisions, 6 medical technical divisions, with 50 beds and 110 clinical dental cart units. Every year, the hospital receives 300,000 outpatient visits. The hospital offers abundant training resources for the dental students, which receive s praises from the public.
The school pays great attention to the scientific research. It has undertaken more than 20 research projects at national level or above the provincial and ministerial levels. Until now it has won 20 science and technology awards above the provincial and ministerial levels. In recent years, about 600 academic papers and 20 monographs have been published domestically and internationally.
Hospital Website: http://dentistry.tmu.edu.cn/