Okayama University


International Dental Center opens in Hai Phong University of Medicine and Pharmacy

June 09, 2014

Okayama University Dental School and Hai Phong University of Medicine and Pharmacy (Hai Phong, Vietnam) opened the International Dental Center in Hai Phong University Hospital, with the opening ceremony held on May 30.

The center was established to play not only the role of providing an advanced dental care center for the drastically increasing Japanese people living in the northern part of Vietnam due to the advancement of Japanese companies, but also as an organization to lead the education and research for students and dentists at Hai Phong University of Medicine and Pharmacy and other institutes. Approximately a hundred people, including the first secretary of the embassy of Japan in Vietnam, Yoko Tsuruya; Counsellor and Medical Attache Teiko Nakai; Dean of Okayama University Dental School, Takuo Kuboki; Research Scholar, Ryu Nakajima; Rector of Hai Phong University of Medical and Pharmacy, Pham Van Thuc; and the Dean of School of Odonto-Stomatology, Pham Van Lieu, attended the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening. From now on, it will be recognized as an international dental care center in northern Vietnam not only for Japanese living in Vietnam but also for a wide variety of people who desire high quality dental care.

Japanese dentistry equipment manufacturers supported the opening of the center in many ways, and it is expected to be a good model for industry, academia and government cooperation to export high-tech Japanese medical services.