Graduate School ofDental Science

  • Doctor of Philosophy / Dental Science / Clinical Dentistry
  • Dentists and researcher
  • Dental Science
  • Molecular Cell Biology and Oral Anatomy, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Aging Science and Pharmacology, Oral Neuroscience, Oral, Brain and Total Health Science Preventive and Public Health Dentistry, Pediatric and Special Need Dentistry, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthodontics, Biomaterials, Endodontology and Operative Dentistry, Periodontology, Fixed Prosthodontics, Implant and Rehabilitative dentistry, Oral Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Oncology, Dental Anesthesiology, General Oral Clinic , Geriatric Dentistry and Perioperative Medicine in Dentistry
  • Research StudentsApril Admission: Around December, 2022
    October Admission: Around July, 2022
  • Doctoral ProgramApril Admission
    1st Application Period: August-September, 2022
    2nd Application Period: December, 2022 - January, 2023
    October Admission: May-June, 2022


Since the establishment of the Faculty of Dental Science in 2000, we have been working to enhance education, research and dental care under the philosophy of "Overall Well-being through Oral Health". Our graduate school international course was established in 2010, and so far, 40 students, mainly from China, Southeast Asia and Middle East, have obtained a Ph.D. degree with us. To nurture students with an international perspective and to increase our international presence, we will sign a double degree agreement with Yonsei University in Korea and are working towards establishing networks with former JICA trainees and with our graduate International students. On the research side, we established the Oral Health/Brain Health/Total Health (OBT) Research Center in 2016, based on the idea that maintaining oral health leads to brain and overall health. Furthermore, a new Dent-craniofacial Development and Regeneration (DDR) Research Center was established in 2021 to promote further research and clinical trials for the development of regenerative medicine in the oral field. From now on, we plan to focus on the research conducted at these two research centers and share our research results with the world, and ultimately, we aim to be a “Global Hub for Dental Science”.

Student’s Voice

What is your research about?
Enrolling at the Graduate School of Dental Science, Department of Endodontology and Operative Dentistry was the dream that came true for me. Our department focuses on regeneration of dental tissues using various stem cell types including induced pluripotent stem cells iPSCs. Engaging in such pioneer research came with some challenges, but my supervisor was very supportive and his kind guidance helped me a lot to get through these difficulties. My colleagues too were friendly and cooperative. Thanks to them, my life in Kyushu University became fascinating.
What is an advantage of Kyushu University?
Kyushu University offers great deal of support and courses to learn Japanese for all levels. The teachers are very kind and their classes are interesting and essential for daily life. Advanced courses for Business Japanese are available to help students with job hunting. Teachers’ kind support for international students helped us to overcome language difficulties and cultural barriers.
(From Syria)



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