Dean’s Message

The goal of National Yang-Ming University is to cultivate excellent personnels to be either a dentist, researcher or educator with advanced knowledge, modern technique and a global mind. We get together to seek better achievement for oral health and exchange internationally to enhance our abilities.

There are two institutes in the School of Dentistry. One is the Department of Dentistry, which is composed of undergraduate (D.D.S), and graduate courses which include Master of dentistry and Ph.D programs. The other one is Institute of Oral Biology, which also includes Master of Science and Ph.D programs. The students in the institute of oral biology are equipped with dentistry knowledge and have research abilities in such fields as oncology, biochemistry, biomechanical engineering, and material science, while all students of Department of Dentistry have expertise in basic or clinic dentistry. Most of the faculty of School of Dentistry have overseas study experience. They have either got the Ph.D degree in countries in North America and Europe or received special training program abroad. Since National Yang-Ming University is research-oriented, the School of Dentistry is equipped with advanced research facilities. Digital Dentistry is the future trend of clinical dentistry. Students of the School of Dentistry are educated to be familiar with advanced digital technology. Several further education courses of digital dentistry are open to the clinicians from both domestic and abroad.

The School of Dentistry at National Yang-Ming University put strong emphasis on international exchange. We have sister-link agreement interns of MoU with more than forty schools of dentistry global-wide. We believe that by means of this international collaboration, we can enhance the exchange of scientific information and advance the clinical skill, which will help both countries in the improvement of oral health and better quality of life, especially for a geriatric society facing the challenge of the so-called Silver Tsunami.

Last but not least, School of Dentistry National Yang-Ming University possesses a leading position in the dental education not only at home but also in the Asia Pacific Region. We are willing to share our experiences in dental education with every school of dentistry across the nations to improve the dental education for future needs.