Shanghai Jiao Tong University College of Stomatology, formerly known as the Dental School of Aurora University, was founded in 1932. In September 1952, St. John's University School of Medicine, Tongde Medical College and Aurora University School of Medicine were merged to establish Shanghai Second Medical College, and its Department of Dentistry was renamed Shanghai Second Medical College Department of Stomatology, one of the first four stomatology departments established in China since 1949. In October 1987, the Department of Stomatology was renamed Shanghai Second Medical University College of Stomatology. In July 2005, Shanghai Second Medical University merged with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and in October of the same year, it was renamed Shanghai Jiao Tong University College of Stomatology.

The Stomatology Specialty of Shanghai Jiao Tong University belongs to the first batch of national key disciplines, 211 project, peak disciplines of Shanghai, the project "Double First-Class disciplines", and high-level disciplines of Shanghai universities. The Clinical Stomatology is a national key specialty, and the Basic Science of Stomatology is recognized as a national key (cultivation) specialty, and a key specialty, key clinical specialty of Shanghai. In addition, disciplines of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Periodontics, Orthodontics and Oral Mucosal Disease are listed as the national key clinical specialties. The Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine Mucosal Pathology is a recognized key discipline of the National Bureau of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Additionally, the Stomatology specialty is China’s first-class undergraduate specialty approved by the Ministry of Education. Currently there are 61 doctoral supervisors and 60 master's supervisors at the College.

The College owns National Center of Stomatology, National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases, National Research Center of Tissue Engineering, National Demonstration Center of Experimental Teaching, and International Cooperation Base of Science and Technology. It’s one of China’s core centers for R&D, transformation and application of key scientific and industrial frontier leading technologies in stomatology. Also, it’s home to Shanghai Clinical Stomatology Center and Shanghai Top Priority Clinical Medicine Research Center. The College has Shanghai Institute of Stomatology, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Stomatology, Shanghai Material Testing Center of Stomatology, Shanghai Clinical Quality Control Center of Stomatology, Shanghai Advanced Technology and Material Engineering Technology Research Center of Stomatology. The College also runs the training base for oral and maxillofacial surgeons awarded by the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the only training center in China authorized by the Edinburgh Royal College of Surgeons for oral, maxillofacial, head and neck tumors, the Craniomaxillofacial Asia Pacific Training Center of the International Society for Endoprosthetics, the only training base in China authorized by the Edinburgh Royal College of Surgeons for orthodontists, the examination base of the Edinburgh Royal College of Surgeons for orthodontists in China and the training and examination center of the Edinburgh Royal College of Surgeons for oral implantologists and prosthodontists. It gets prize as the “Chinese style of oral and maxillofacial surgery”. The College is a vice-president organ of the International College of Prosthodontists, and it has bid successfully for the first International Congress of Prosthodontics to be held in China. Keeping on delivering “China’s voice” and sharing “China’s experience”, the College is of vital importance in the international academic system of stomatology.

The College is the only one of its kind that has two academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering (Qiu Weiliu and Zhang Zhiyuan). It has one top international dental expert (Prof. Maurizio Tonetti ), two National Outstanding Youth Fund recipients, two National Excellent Youth Fund recipients, two distinguished professors of "Changjiang Scholars", one "Young Changjiang Scholar", two young and middle-aged experts with outstanding contributions from the National Health Commission, two national candidates for the "New Century Talents Project", one from the New Century Talents Program of the Ministry of Education, and one head of an innovative research group from the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

During the thirteenth Five-Year Plan, the College undertakes 198 national scientific research projects, including 7 national key R&D projects, 1 innovative research group project of NSFC, 2 Distinguished Youth Fund projects of NFSC, 2 Outstanding Youth Fund Projects of NFSC, 2 key projects of NSFC and 2 key international collaborative research projects. Additionally, it has published more than 1,200 SCI-indexed scientific papers, including 38 in journals with an impact factor greater than 10. The college has received 32 science and technology awards at the national, provincial, ministerial level and from all kinds of industry associations, including 2 second prizes of National Science and Technology Progress, 3 first awards and 1 second award of Shanghai Science and Technology Progress, and 1 first prize and 3 second prizes of Science Research Famous Achievement Award in Higher Institution. It has established 1 Shanghai Engineering Technology Research Center and 3 Shanghai Professional Technical Service Platforms, which are all "excellent" during previous evaluations.

As a training base for high-level stomatology professionals, the College has National Teaching Demonstration Training Center, Shanghai Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center, and also a Demonstration Base for Postgraduate Practice of Stomatology Degrees in Shanghai. Adhering to the principle of "building morality and cultivating people", and with the goal of cultivating excellent innovative stomatology talents featuring both morality and talent, scientific spirit and craftsmanship, international vision and soul, the College has trained a multitude of leading figures in Stomatology with both morality and talents for China. The scientist's spirit of having the motherland in mind, serving the people and daring to be the first has been passed on and carried forward from generation to generation in the College, and the overall development of somatology in China has been promoted. The College will continue to carry out the fundamental task of building morality and cultivating people. By implementing a featured post-undergraduate education with serving the needs of China at its core and improving the quality as the main line, the College is committed to cultivating innovative professionals in stomatology who harbor national mission, social responsibility, patriotism, humanistic quality and scientific spirit.

At present, the College runs programs including five-year stomatology, 5+3-schooling stomatology, seven-year stomatology, eight-year stomatology, master’s and doctoral programs. The teaching base of the college is mainly the Ninth People's Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, with 506 sets of comprehensive dental treatment chairs and 323 beds.

The College was approved as a PhD conferral unit in 1981 and as a postdoctoral research station in 1991. It has 59 supervisors for doctoral students and 54 supervisors for master students in Stomatology. Among its courses, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Mucosal Pathology and Oral Anatomy are national quality courses, Orthodontics is a national all-English teaching demonstration course, Oral Surgery is one of the first national offline courses, and the teaching team of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is at the national level. In addition, Prosthodontics, Preventive Dentistry, Oral Pathology, Oral Immunology and Periodontology are excellent courses of Shanghai, Oral Histopathology and Oral Craniomaxillofacial Surgery are demonstration courses in Shanghai with full English teaching, Oral Mucosal Pathology, Prosthodontics, Oral Anatomy, Oral Histopathology, Orthodontics, Preventive Dentistry, Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Head and Neck Oncology and Oral Mucosal System Integration Course are key courses of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission. Among other things, Microsurgical Reconstruction of Oral and Maxillofacial-Head and Neck Tumors, Temporomandibular Joint Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery and Digital Orthodontics Invisible Orthodontics Basic Course are Shanghai model courses for international students taught in English. 3D Digital Root Canal Preparation Technology and Evaluation Virtual Simulation Experiment is the first virtual simulation experimental teaching project in Shanghai, and 3D Digital Root Canal Preparation Technology and Evaluation is a national virtual simulation experimental teaching project.

The College has also compiled a number of dental textbooks winning the first and second prizes of excellent teaching materials among national higher medical schools. In the aspect of teaching performances, Construction and Practice of Innovative Ability-Oriented Training Mode for Stomatology Students has won the second prize of the National Teaching Achievement Award in 2018, the first prize of Shanghai Teaching Achievement Award in 2017, and the Construction and Practice of Progressive Full-Cycle Dental Virtual Simulation Teaching Model has won the Special Prize of Teaching Achievement Award of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2019.

The College has published 3 Chinese academic journals and 1 English academic journal. Shanghai Oral Medicine is a Medline indexed journal, Chinese Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the official publication of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Committee of Chinese Stomatological Association, and Journal of Oral Materials and Instruments is the bulletin of the Oral Materials Committee of Chinese Stomatological Association. The English academic journal Frontiers of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine was founded in May 2019.

In recent years, the College has signed collaboration agreements with more than 40 universities and institutions globally, including Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston School of Dental Medicine, Karolinska School of Dental Medicine, Osaka University of Dentistry, and Fukuoka University of Dentistry. It has held successfully many international academic conferences and enjoys reputation globally.


Shanghai Jiao Tong University College of Stomatology,formerly known as Dental School of Aurora University, was founded in 1932. The college enjoys a remarkable history of 90 years. It was first established by Le goaer, a French dentist doctor, in 1932. Located in the former Guangci hospital (now Ruijin Hospital), it is one of the earliest dental schools in China. In 1940, Shen Guozuo was appointed as the first Chinese Dean of the Dental School.

In 1952, St. John's University School of Medicine, Tongde Medical College and Aurora University School of Medicine were merged to set up Shanghai Second Medical College, and the Faculty of Dentistry was renamed as the Faculty of Stomatology of Shanghai Second Medical College. Professor Xi Yingzhong was appointed as Dean of Faculty of Stomatology. In 1953, when the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Ward was founded by Professor Zhang Xize, the “Chinese Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery” was merely sprouting.

The mid 1950s witnessed the expansion of the Faculty of Stomatology. Outstanding talents from well-known domestic stomatological schools made all contributions to the newly built Faculty of Stomatology of Shanghai Second Medical College. Stomatological subdisciplines sprung up like mushrooms during that period.      

In December 1965, the Faculty of Stomatology moved from the headquarters of Shanghai Second Medical College and Guangci hospital to Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital. Stomatology has been further developed, Oral Materials Science led by Professor Qiu Lichong, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery led by Professor Zhang Disheng and Professor Zhang Xize, Oral Mucosal Diseases led by Professor Xu Guoqi and Microbiology of Dental Caries led by Professor Wu Aiju and Professor Shao Jiajue developed vigorously. In 1979, Professor Zhang Xize became the new Dean of Faculty of Stomatology Shanghai Second Medical College. In the same year, the Faculty of Stomatology was approved to be one of the nation’s first Doctorate and Master Degrees Awarding Units.

In October 1987, the Faculty of Stomatology of Shanghai Second Medical College was rebranded as Shanghai Second Medical University College of Stomatology. In July 2005, Shanghai Second Medical University merged with Shanghai Jiao Tong University; In October, Shanghai Second Medical University College of Stomatology was renamed as Shanghai Jiao Tong University College of Stomatology. Stomatological disciplines then entered the stage of leap-forward development. Under the leadership of a batch of academic leaders and lifelong professors, such as Academician Qiu Weiliu, Academician Zhang Zhiyuan, Professor Liu Zheng, Professor Xue Miao, Professor Zhou Zengtong and Professor Zhang Fuqiang, a large number of national talents were gathered, pushing forward the leapfrog development of scientific research, talent training, social service and others.

The College of Stomatology was one of the advanced training bases of the Ministry of Health in the early 1980s. The college features a sound teaching system, state-of-the-art teaching facilities and methods, and a high-caliber faculty. It was among the first batch of characteristic specialty construction sites of higher learning institutions by the Ministry of Education in 2007. In 2006, Stomatology won the title of Shanghai high-level characteristic construction project. In 2008, it was recognized with the third phase construction project of Shanghai undergraduate teaching highland.

At the end of 2019, as a secondary college, the College of Stomatology reformed its organizational system to further promote the construction of the Stomatology Discipline of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Now, on the moment of the 90th birthday of Stomatology, the disciplines will start to flourish on a new journey.