The oral medicine of Tongji Medical College of HUST originated from1952, and initialed the enrollment of undergraduate students with the establishment of the Department of Stomatology in 2003. In September 2020, it became today's School of Stomatology, Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
The School of Stomatology is growing rapidly and devoting itself to cultivate the “Top-notch innovative personnel in stomatology”. Now it’s authorized with the National First-class Undergraduate Specialty Construction Site, the First-level Discipline Doctorate Authorization for Stomatology, and possesses some top-class teaching and research platforms including the National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Base, Hubei Province Key Laboratory of Oral and Craniomaxillofacial Development and Regeneration. It also gainscertain honorary titles likeHubei Province Excellent Primary-level Teaching Organizations. In 2020, it ranked the 9th in the Shanghai Ranking’s Best Chinese subjects ranking (Stomatology); it also scored an average grade of A-(Stomatology)in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 by subject.
It serves as Standing Committee Member of Chinese Stomatological Doctor Association, Elect President of Chinese General Dentistry Society (CGDS), Vice President of Society of Chinese Dental Research Administration, Vice President of Chinese Orthodontic Society (COS), President of Hubei Stomatological Doctor Association, Vice President of Hubei Stomatological Association. Furthermore, it acts as Vice Editor-in-chief ofChinese Journal of Orthodontics, Editor-in-chief of Journal of Clinical Stomatolog yet al.
The School of Stomatologyhas a broad range of disciplines. At present, there are four academic divisions including orthodontics, oral medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery, prosthodontics and implant dentistry. As a famous scientific research center, our department carries out innovative research in five academic directions sponsored by national and provincial grants, including the regulation of growth, development and regeneration by biological rhythm, the interaction between oral diseases and systemic diseases, the occurrence, development and prevention mechanism of oral and maxillofacial head and neck tumors, the mechanism of bone metabolism and bone remodeling, and the development and application of oral biomaterials. Over 200 papers have been published. Some are famous journals such as PNAS, Circ Res, Adv Sci, ACS Nano, Cancer Res, Biomaterials etc. It has won many National Grants including National Innovation Competition Award in 2020, Chinese Young Female Scientist in 2019, Leading Scientist of National Ten Thousand People Support Program in 2018, Distinguished Young Scholar of NSFC in 2017, et al. It also won the First Prize of Science and Technology Progress in Hubei Province in 2017 and 2013, 3 Second Prize of Science and Technology Progress in Hubei Province in 2015 and 2020.
The school has always paid great attention to high-quality teachers and talents cultivation. There are currently 11 full-time professors and 24 full-time associate professors. 90% of the staff under the age of 45 have Doctor's degrees from prestigious universities. The School of Stomatology has many famous experts, including Special Allowance Expert of the State Council, National Outstanding Youth, National Excellent Youth, National BaoGang Outstanding Teacher, National Innovation Award, Chinese Young Female Scientist Award,Leading Scientist of National Ten Thousand People Support Program,Young and Middle-aged Science and Technology Innovation Leading Talents of the Ministry of Science and Technology et al. With the solid teaching resources, its employment rate reached 100% and a large number of graduates continue to study for postgraduates in prestigious universities, or pursue advanced studies in well-known universities such as University of Michigan,Radboud Universityetc. These outstanding alumni were awarded Young and Middle-aged Science and Technology Innovation Talents of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Top-notch Youth Talents of the National "Ten Thousand Talents Plan" and Young Talents of the China Association for Science and Technology.
Burgeoning are the international exchanges and cooperation of our department in recent years. The members of our discipline have a wide range of academic influences at home and abroad. So far it has established cooperative relationship with more than 10 well-known universities such as Harvard University, Columbia University, University of Michigan, and University of Torontoet al. The School of Stomatology has cultivated 81 international students from 20 countries including Spain, South Korea, Albania, Thailand, Nepal, etc. As the first batch of international medical cooperation demonstration unit, it has maintained close ties with the University of Birmingham. Under the framework of intercollegiate agreements, various exchanges and cooperation regarding joint-schooling, scientific research, staff and student mobility as well as talents fostering are performed. The School of Stomatology of TJMC HUST welcomes more international partners to set up more international platforms, to facilitate more practical international projects, and work for win-win outcome by drawing on each other’s strength.