Department of Dentistry of Zhongshan Hospital is a modern oral medicine diagnostic and treatment center integrated with medical practice, research and oral health education.

The department was set up in 1979. With great support from hospital and the unremitting effort of generations, the department has developed into a comprehensive Dentistry department with basic service of dental and pulp diseases, periodontal disease, orthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery and special service of dental implants and dental repair. The team has 32 dentists, 7 nurses and 3 technicians. One of them has a senior professional title, 7 have associate senior professional titles, 26 have junior and primary professional titles. The team has 4 PhDs and others have master’s degree or are master’s degree candidates. Six dentists have studied overseas for at least half a year and 10 have been visiting scholars to foreign countries. The department is equipped with 33 comprehensive dental treatment chairs, and many other advanced devices such as dental implant machines, dental core beam CT, computer assisted navigation system for implants, implant mobility measurement system, high frequency electric knife, piezosurgery equipment and root canal microscope.

The department boasts one PhD student supervisor and two master’s supervisor. The department is also responsible for undergraduate and graduate students and visiting dentists. The department is one of the first standardized training bases of resident dentists and a training ground of dental specialists. The department has received funds from the National Natural Science Foundation, projects from Shanghai Science and Technology Committee Key Disciplines, Shanghai Magnolia Talent Foundation and projects from Shanghai Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning. The department staff has published over 100 academic papers over the past 5 years including about 30 SCI articles. The department has been responsible for multiple national and provincial continuing education projects. The national refresher workshop “New Development in Bone Grafting for Dental Implants”has been held in consecutive four years and has attracted over 1000 trainees all over China.