General Studies

A caring educational environment to build firm foundations for learning

Today’s world requires dentists not only to have specialized skills but also to have an awareness based on care and kindness so that they constantly question their special knowledge and techniques.

Therefore, the major aim of general studies at Matsumoto Dental University is to enable students to approach problems based on their own understanding so that they are able to acquire a high level of culture and learn the basics of specialized knowledge and to always question the correctness of their judgments.

Introduction to Statistics
Introduction to Business Administration
Introduction to Dentistry
Introduction to Dentistry Practice
Introduction to Life Science I
Introduction to Life Science II
Dental and Medical History
International Culture
English Writing
Physical Education
Computer Literacy
English I
English II
Introduction to Mathematics and Physics for the Sciences I
Introduction to Mathematics and Physics for the Sciences II
Basic Chemistry
Natural Organic Chemistry
Introduction to Biocompatible Materials
Cell Biology
Human Biology
Health Management
Sports Physiology
Open Seminar I
Open Seminar II
Chemistry Lab
Biology Lab
Molecular Biology
English conversation

Specialized Studies

To understand basic medical science in preparation for clinical dentistry

Students study the functions and systems of the human body and thoroughly learn basic medical science through the study of basic subjects during the fi rst half of specialized studies, with the purpose of developing their ability to make appropriate judgments and to provide prompt treatment.

Dental Anatomy
Anatomy Practice
Oral Histology
Histology Practice / Oral Histology Practice
Oral Physiology
Physiology Practice / Oral Physiology Practice
Oral Biochemistry I
Oral Biochemistry II
Biochemistry Practice / Oral Biochemistry Practice
Oral Bacteriology
Bacteriology Practice / Oral Bacteriology Practice
Dental Pharmacology
Pharmacology Practice / Dental Pharmacology Practice
Oral Hygiene
Hygiene Practice / Oral Hygiene Practice
Oral Pathology
Pathology Practice / Oral Pathology Practice
Dental Materials
Dental Materials Practice
Complete Denture Prosthodontics
Complete Denture Prosthodontics Practice
Removable Partial Denture Prosthodontics
Removable Partial Denture Prosthodontics Practice
Crown and Bridge Prosthodontics
Crown and Bridge Prosthodontics Practice
Tooth Crown Sculpting
Restorative Dentistry
Restorative Dentistry Practice
Pediatric Dentistry
Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Basic Practice
Oral Surgery
Dental Anesthesiology
Oral Radiology
Endodontics Practice
Periodontology Practice
Internal Medicine
Social Dentistry
Forensics Odontology
Special Needs in Dentistry
Geriatric Dentistry
General Oral Medicine Policy
Medical Interview Training
Adjacent medicine I
Adjacent medicine II
Clinical Practice Seminar
Comprehensive I
Comprehensive II
Clinical Lectures
Comprehensive III
Comprehensive Lecture Exercises
Clinical Practice I
Clinical Practice II

Clinical Practice

Learning to be a dentist under conditions similar to those of actual practice

Specialized studies in dentistry require specialized training. Students train under conditions very similar to those in the actual workplace using life-sized models and specimens, as well as actual medical equipment used for treatment, in order to incorporate the knowledge they learn during lecture.

Clinical training, the final stage of dental study, is provided from the latter half of the fifth year to the first half of the sixth year in the university's own hospital. Students participate in the actual treatment of patients under the supervision of specialized instructors. Training covers treatment in periodontics, restorative dentistry, prosthetic dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics, dental radiology, pediatric dentistry, special dentistry, and dental anesthesiology.