The First Dean


1926  Dental Division was established in Osaka Prefectural
Medical School.
19310saka Prefectural Medical School became School of
Medicine Osaka Imperial University, and the Department of Dentistry was established in the following
19470saka Imperial University was renamed“Osaka University”
1950The Dental Department was established in the School
of Medicine.
1951Apr. School of Dentistry consisted in 6 departments (Oral Anatomy, Oral Pathology,Dental
Materials, Operative Dentistry, Oral Surgery and Prosthodontics) with 30 students.
Professor Shigeie YUMIKURA became the Dean.
1952Apr.Three departments of Oral Physiology, Pharmacology
and Orthodontics were added (a total of 9 departments).
1953Apr.Three departments of Preventive Dentistry, Endodontics and the Second Prosthodontics were founded (a
total of l2 departments).
1953Aug.Dental Hospital was established.
Clinics for Operative Dentistry, Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics, Orthodontics and Oral Hygiene
with 27 beds were established.
Professor Yasushi WATANABE was selected as Director-in-Chief of the Dental Hospital.
1954Mar.The first 10 students graduated with DDS degree.
The first part of the hospital construction started.
1955Jul.The 30-year special postgraduate program was
The Second Department of Oral Surgery was founded
(a total of 13 departments and 8 clinics).
1956Apr.The section C of the Hospital building was constructed(2,943 m2 ).
1959Apr.Department of Oral Biochemistry was founded(a total
of 14 departments).
1960Mar.Construction of the Section B of the Hospital building
was completed (3,311m2 ).
Apr.Enrollment of student increased to 40.
The Graduate School of Dentistry for Ph.D. course was
founded (31 students).
Dental Technician School was added to the School of
1962Apr.Pharmacy Division was founded.
1963Apr.Department of Oral Biochemistry and Oral Hygiene
were renamed to Department of Biochemistry and
Preventive Dentistry, respectively.
1964Apr.Department of Oral Microbiology was added(a total of 15 departments).
1966Apr.Enrollment of student increased to 60.
Number of beds increased to 40.
MayConstruction of the Section A of the Hospital building
was completed(5,034m2 ).
1969Apr.The Second Department of the Oral Anatomy was
founded (a total of 16 departments).
1970Mar.Extension of the Section B of the Hospital was completed (561m2 ).
1972MayDepartment of Oral Radiology was founded(a total of
17 departments).
Clinic for Oral Radiology was founded (a total of 9
1973Apr.The Division for Maxillofacial Disorders was founded.
1974Nov.The Central Research Laboratory was founded.
1975Oct.Clinic for Pediatric Dentistry was added(a total of 10
1976MayDepartment of Pediatric Dentistry was added(a total
of 18 departments).
Division of Nursing was established in the Dental
1978Oct.Clinical Laboratory was founded.
1981Apr.Department of Dental Anesthesia was added(a total
of 19 departments).
Student enrollment increased to 80.
1982Apr.Clinic for Dental Anesthesia was added(a total of 11
1983Aug.The School and the Hospital moved to the new buildings at Suita campus.
1984  Feb. The extension of the section A of the building was
completed(715m2 ).
1987Dec.Further extending of the section A of the building was
finished(89m2 ).
1988Apr.Division of Special Care Dentistry was founded in the
1989Mar.The extension of the section A building was finished(252m2 ).
The Facility for the High Dose Radiation Therapy was
completed(292m2 ).
1990Apr.The number of student enrollment decreased to 65.
1996Oct.Completion of MRI-CT building(225m2 ).
1997Apr.Division for Interdisciplinary Dentistry was newly-nominated.
1999Jun.The vice-director of the Dental Hospital was founded.
2000Apr.Following an establishment of the Graduate Schoo1,
all the Departments in the Dental School were
grouped into the two joint organizations in the Graduate School.
I. Course for Integrated Oral Sciences and Stomatology(with
31 graduate students)
Division of Pathogenesis and Control of Oral Diseases
Division of Oromaxillofacial Regeneration
Division of Functional Oral Neuroscience
Division of Diagnostic Dentistry(Cooperating Department)
Division of Craniofacial Development Biology (Affiliating
II. Course for Molecular Oral Biology and Dentistry (with 24
graduate students)
Division of Oral Infections and Diseases Control
Division of Oral Biology and Disease Control
Division of Oral Developmental Biology
Division of Community Dentistry and Informatics (Co-operating Department)
Following an establishment of the Graduate School,
all the Departments in the Dental School were re-categorized into 15 Departments in the Graduate School.
2001Apr.Eleven clinical Departments were re-grouped into
three Clinical Departments including Dental Diseases,
Division for Tooth and Supporting Tissues Disease
and Division of Prosthodontics and Orthodontics and
Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Disease.
2004Apr.National University Corporation Osaka University was
2006Dec.Construction of the Section E of the Hospital building
was completed (4,813m2 ).
Construction of the Section F of the School building
was completed (5,854m2 ).
2007Feb.Hospital Safety Management Section was founded.
Apr.General Dentistry Treatment Center was founded.
2009Aug.Research Center for Frontier Oral Bioscience was founded.
2010Apr.Center for Translational Dental Research was founded.
2011Apr.The number of student enrollment decreased to 53.
The “Challenge to Intractable Oral Diseases” Project
Jul.Center for Frontier Oral Science was officially affiliated
to the Graduate School of Dentistry.
2012Apr.Reorganization at the Graduate School of Dentistry 2
Courses were combined into a Course for Oral Sciences.
2013Mar.Main Entrance of Dental Hospital (652m2 )was renovated.
Apr.Center for Cleft Lip and Palate Treatments was founded.
2015Apr.Center for Global Oral Health was founded.
2016Sep.Administration Center for Dental Education was
2017Apr.. International station for Intractable Oral Diseases was
2018Apr.Center for Oral Cancer was founded
Center for Dental Implant was founded
Joint research chair : Advanced Functional Materials
Science was founded (until March 2020)
Office of Strategic Innovative Dentistry was founded
(until March 2023)
Jul.Joint research chair : Advanced Oral Environmental
Science was founded (until June 2021)