The National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases is jointly granted by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the National Health and Family Planning Commission, the Logistics Department of the Central Military Commission and the State Food and Drug Administration since July 2016. The center was officially established in October 2017. Oriented by clinical application, aimed at prevention and control of oral diseases, focused on achievement transformation and supported by collaborative network, we expect to transform our center into a systematic, large-scale and integrated national science and technology innovation base.

Relying on the overall strength and advantages of Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital and College of Stomatology Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the stomatology and clinical medicines are organically crossed, integrated and shared. The center now has a strong talent team, including two academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the world-leading stomatology scientist (Professor Maurizoi S.Tonetti), two specially appointed professors of Yangtze River scholars of the Ministry of education, one young Yangtze River scholars, one in charge of innovation research group of NSFC, two National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, one National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars, one “Ten-thousand Talents Program” , and one Young and middle-aged leading talent in scientific and technological innovation, two Million Talents Project, two young and middle-aged experts with outstanding contributions from the National Health Commission, eight “Shanghai Leading Talents Training Program” and seven high-quality overseas talents.

Benchmarking tasks of the Ministry of science and technology, Focusing on the construction of central development system in the process of construction, the center has established General Office, Clinical Research Department, Basic Research Department, Biological Sample Bank, Data and Information and Quality Control Department, Department of Biometric statistics,and Committee of Experts and Management Committee. Focusing on the major scientific issues in the occurrence, development and outcome of major oral diseases, a number of multi-centers, large sample and high-quality clinical medical research were organized, and the "Chinese version" disease prevention and control plan and clinical guidelines which based on clinical research evidence were formulated. Giving full play to the advantages of docking with the achievement transformation chain, guiding cooperation between R&D institutions and enterprises, promoting the transformation and application of clinical research results, and focusing on strengthening the clinical evaluation research and product incubation of drugs, oral medical consumables and devices. The center is dedicated to optimizing and integrating the clinical and research resources of stomatology in East China, establishing a cross regional and interdisciplinary collaborative research network of stomatological disease prevention and transformation medicine, and accelerating the promotion and application of appropriate technologies and scientific and technological achievements. We will build a professional public service platform for oral clinical research, cultivate a number of leading talents for clinical research, build a two-way fast channel from the laboratory to the hospital bed, and exert the position and function of the "national team".