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Faculty of Dentistry: Our history



1928 ~
The founding of Tokyo National School of Dentistry

October, 1928
Tokyo National School of Dentistry is founded.
December, 1930
Tokyo National School of Dentistry moves to its present address at Yushima. Tokyo National School of Dentistry affiliated Hospital, No.1 is also opened. The former hospital at Nishiki-cho is then re-named as Tokyo National School of Dentistry affiliated Hospital, No.2
  • Tokyo National School of Dentistry  (Nishiki-cho, Kanda ward, 1929).
    Tokyo National School of Dentistry (Nishiki-cho, Kanda ward, 1929).
  • The main gate to the Tokyo National School of Dentistry at Yushima. (1930)
    The main gate to the Tokyo National School of Dentistry at Yushima. (1930)
  • Tokyo National School of Dentistry afilliated Hospital, No.1 at Yushima (Ochanomizu area)
    Tokyo National School of Dentistry afilliated Hospital, No.1 at Yushima (Ochanomizu area)
  • Tokyo National School of Dentistry afilliated Hospital, No.2 at Hitosubashi (Nishiki-cho, Kanda ward)
    Tokyo National School of Dentistry afilliated Hospital, No.2 at Hitosubashi (Nishiki-cho, Kanda ward)
  • The entrance to Tokyo National School of Dentistry afilliated Hospital, No.2 at Hitosubashi (Nishiki-cho, Kanda ward)
    The entrance to Tokyo National School of Dentistry afilliated Hospital, No.2 at Hitosubashi (Nishiki-cho, Kanda ward)
  • View on the Holy Ressurection Cathedral, known as St. Nicolai's Cathedral, taken from Ochanomizu Bridge (1935: photo kindly provided by Mr. Shigekazu Uchiyama)
    View on the Holy Ressurection Cathedral, known as St. Nicolai's Cathedral, taken from Ochanomizu Bridge (1935: photo kindly provided by Mr. Shigekazu Uchiyama)
  • Photo taken at the campus of Tokyo National School of Dentistry showing students and their German teacher.
    Photo taken at the campus of Tokyo National School of Dentistry showing students and their German teacher.
  • Photo taken from Hijiribashi Bridge in 1935 showing newly-built the Main Building of Tokyo Medical and Dental University (now Building No.2)
    Photo taken from Hijiribashi Bridge in 1935 showing newly-built the Main Building of Tokyo Medical and Dental University (now Building No.2)
  • lecture given by Prof.Toru Shimamine
    lecture given by Prof.Toru Shimamine
  • Students practicing on mannequins at the Tokyo National School of Dentistry.
    Students practicing on mannequins at the Tokyo National School of Dentistry.
  • Practical course on histology given by Prof.Tsunetaro Fujita
    Practical course on histology given by Prof.Tsunetaro Fujita
  • Students clinical training in the main clinic
    Students clinical training in the main clinic

1944~
The founding of Tokyo Medical and Dental College

April, 1944
Tokyo Medical and Dental College, the School of Dentisitry is established.
August, 1944
Tokyo Medical and Dental College, the Faculty of Dentistry (old curriculum) and Preparatory Course are established.
  • November, 1947  Tokyo Medical and Dental College, Branch Hospital at Kondai (Ichikawa area, Chiba) is opened.
    November, 1947 Tokyo Medical and Dental College, Branch Hospital at Kondai (Ichikawa area, Chiba) is opened.
  • Teaching staff and students, photo taken in 1944.
    Teaching staff and students, photo taken in 1944.
  • Teaching staff at Tokyo Medical and Dental College
    Teaching staff at Tokyo Medical and Dental College

1951~
Founding of Tokyo Medical and Dental University(TMDU) (new curriculum)

April, 1951
Tokyo Medical and Dental University(TMDU) is formally approved, new curriculum is introduced. Affiliated School for Dental Hygienists is also founded.
April, 1952
Afilliated School for Dental Technicians is founded
  • View on the main building and main gate to the konodai campus where preclinical courses are held.
    View on the main building and main gate to the konodai campus where preclinical courses are held.
  • Aerial photograph taken in 1952,during the period of postwar reconstruction, showing the university buildings and Yushima area in the foreground
    Aerial photograph taken in 1952,during the period of postwar reconstruction, showing the university buildings and Yushima area in the foreground

1960~
50 years of the Faculty of Dentistry

October, 1978
The Faculty of Dentistry is celebrating its 50th anniversary
  • Entrance to the Dental Hospital
    Entrance to the Dental Hospital
  • Aerial view on Yushima Campus (1952)
    Aerial view on Yushima Campus (1952)
  • The clinic located in the Building No.4, at the Faculty of Dentistry (a part facing Ochanomizu site)
    The clinic located in the Building No.4, at the Faculty of Dentistry (a part facing Ochanomizu site)
  • Tokyo Medical and Dental University double scul team, the members of National Japanese Team at The Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964
    Tokyo Medical and Dental University double scul team, the members of National Japanese Team at The Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964

1980~
Construction of the Dental Science Building is completed

April, 1999
Tokyo Medical and Dental Universty, Graduate School is established.
April, 2004
Tokyo Medical and Dental Universty is transformed into an independent
administrative institution. The School of Oral Health Care Sciences is established
October, 2008
The Facutly of Dentisitry celebrates its 80th anniversary
April, 2010
Educational Media Development was established.
March, 2011
Department of Center for Education and Department of Research in Oral Health Care were abolished.
April, 2011
School of Oral Health Care Sciences (two courses) was established in Faculty of Dentistry (Course for Oral Health Care and Course for Oral Health Engineering).
April. 2012
Department of Lifetime Oral Health Care Sciences, Department of Oral Care for Systemic Health Support, Department of Preventive Oral Health Care Sciences, Department of Oral Health Care Sciences for Community and Welfare, Department of Oral Health Care Education and Basic Sciences of Oral Health Care were established in Course of Medical and Dental Sciences and Technology.
April. 2013
Department of Gerodontology was reorganized by unifying Department of Complete Denture Prosthodontics and Gerodontology.
March. 2014
School for Dental Technicians was closed.
April. 2015
Basic Oral Health Engineering, Oral Biomaterials Engineering, and Oral Prosthetic Engineering were established in Course of Medical and Dental Sciences and Technology.
April. 2018
Health Sciences and Biomedical Engineering (Master’s Program) was reorganized by integrating Medical and Dental Sciences and Technology (Master’s Program) and Biomedical Laboratory Sciences (Doctoral Program [Master’s Course]).
April. 2019
Department of Dysphagia Rehabilitation was established in Course of Medical and Dental Sciences.
November. 2019
Department of Pediatric Dentistry / Special Needs Dentistry was reorganized by unifying Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities and Pediatric Dentistry.
March. 2020
Department of Behavioral Dentistry was integrated with Department of General Dentistry.
April. 2020
Department of Dysphagia Rehabilitation was established in Course of Medical and Dental Sciences.
  • Briefing given at the auditorium before the pracitcal course on conservative dentistry
    Briefing given at the auditorium before the pracitcal course on conservative dentistry
  • The view of the clinic before being moved to the new wing of Dental Hospital Building
    The view of the clinic before being moved to the new wing of Dental Hospital Building
  • Photo showing the clinic at the Faculty of Dentistry. Over 100 dental chairs placed in a spacious room
    Photo showing the clinic at the Faculty of Dentistry. Over 100 dental chairs placed in a spacious room
  • 1982, Construction of the Faculty of Dentistry (University Hospital Building) is completed
    1982, Construction of the Faculty of Dentistry (University Hospital Building) is completed
  • 2002, Construction of the Building No.10 (former Research/Education Building) is completed
    2002, Construction of the Building No.10 (former Research/Education Building) is completed
  • Clinical Training
    Clinical Training
  • Building at The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences located in Chiba Prefecture (Ichikawa, Konodai)
    Building at The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences located in Chiba Prefecture (Ichikawa, Konodai)
  • The main gate of the The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    The main gate of the The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • View of a TMDU Dental Hospital Lobby
    View of a TMDU Dental Hospital Lobby
  • The University Library, Information Center for Medical Sciences and Center for Education Research in Medicine and Dentistry were combined leading to the formation of Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Institute for Library and Media Information Technology
  • Photo of fully-equipped clinic at Dental Hospital (2000)
    Photo of fully-equipped clinic at Dental Hospital (2000)
  • 現在の大学全景
    Panoramic view of Tokyo Medical and Dental University (at present)

The first Principal and the first President/Deans/Directors of Dental Hospital

The first Principal and the first President

  • Toru Shimamine

    The first Principal and the first President/Deans/Directors of Dental Hospital

    Toru Shimamine

    March 1928 - February 1945

  • Masaru Nagao

    The second Principal and first President of Tokyo Medical and Dental College

    Masaru Nagao

    April 1946 - June 1961

Chronological list of Deans

  • Rinzo Higaki

    Rinzo Higaki

    April 1949 - March 1959

  • Heizo Nakamura

    Heizo Nakamura

    April 1959 - March 1960

  • Shinjiro Takahashi

    Shinjiro Takahashi

    April 1960 - March 1962

  • Isamu Nakazawa

    Isamu Nakazawa

    April 1962 - March 1965

  • Tasuku Mimura

    Tasuku Mimura

    April 1965 - March 1968

  • Tadao Kirino

    Tadao Kirino

    April 1968 - March 1971

  • Goro Ishikawa

    Goro Ishikawa

    April 1971 - March 1983

  • Hideaki Ogura

    Hideaki Ogura

    April 1983 - March 1994

  • Yoshio Nakamura

    Yoshio Nakamura

    April 1994 - March 1997

  • Kazuhiro Eto

    Kazuhiro Eto

    April 1997 - March 2005

  • Junzi Tamgami

    Junzi Tamgami

    April 2005 - March 2014

  • Keiji Moriyama

    Keiji Moriyama

    April 2014 - March 2017

  • Takashi Okiji

    Takashi Okiji

    April 2017 - March 2019

  • Tetsuro Watabe

    Tetsuro Watabe

    April 2019 - March 2020

  • Tetsuya Yoda

    Tetsuya Yoda

    April 2020 -

Chronological list of Directors of Dental Hospital

  • Heizo Nakamura

    Heizo Nakamura

    May 1949 - June 1950
    May 1953 - March 1956

  • Shinjiro Takahashi

    Shinjiro Takahashi

    June 1950 - March 1953
    April 1956 - March 1960

  • Tadashi Ueno

    Tadashi Ueno

    April 1960 - March 1966

  • Takeo Murai

    Takeo Murai

    April 1966 - June 1967

  • Hiroshi Yamashita

    Hiroshi Yamashita

    June 1967 - January 1969

  • Toshiro Ishikawa

    Toshiro Ishikawa

    January 1969 - September 1969

  • Yasuya Kubota

    Yasuya Kubota

    September 1969 - January 1970

  • Toshio Hayashi

    Toshio Hayashi

    January 1970 - January 1973

  • Kensaku Suzuki

    Kensaku Suzuki

    January 1973 - January 1976

  • Fujio Mimura

    Fujio Mimura

    January 1976 - January 1985

  • Imao Sunada

    Imao Sunada

    January 1985 - January 1988

  • Hiroyasu Hosoda

    Hiroyasu Hosoda

    January 1988 - March 1993

  • Takashi Oyama

    Takashi Oyama

    April 1993 - March 2002

  • Norimasa Kurosaki

    Norimasa Kurosaki

    April 2002 - July 2005
    April 2007 - March 2008

  • Iwao Hayakawa

    Iwao Hayakawa

    August 2005 - March 2007

  • Masahiko Shimada

    Masahiko Shimada

    April 2008 - March 2017

  • Noriyuki Wakabayashi

    Noriyuki Wakabayashi

    April 2017 - March 2020

  • Noriyuki Wakabayashi

    Syunsuke Minakuchi

    April 2020 -