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HISTORY

HISTORY

Morinosuke Chiwaki (left) and Hideyo Noguchi (right) (1922)

Morinosuke Chiwaki (left)
and Hideyo Noguchi (right)
(1922)

The Takayama Dental School was founded as the first educational institution of dentistry in Japan in 1890 in Isarago, Shiba, Tokyo by Kisai TAKAYAMA, a pioneer of modern western dentistry.  His successor, Morinosuke CHIWAKI established Tokyo Dental School in Ogawa-cho, Kanda, Tokyo in 1906 and the following year,  Tokyo Dental School was authorized by law as a Higher Special School. The first dean, Morinosuke CHIWAKI devoted his energy to educate gifted people such as Hideyo NOGUCHI, Tsurukichi OKUMURA, Kazuo SATO, and Kanae HANAZAWA.

In 1946, Tokyo Dental College became a seven-year college with a preparatory school (pre-dental course over 3 years) and a faculty was established under the University Law,  In December, 1946, Ichikawa General Hospital was established in Ichikawa, Chiba prefecture near the Tokyo metropolitan area and it has been playing an important role as a medical educational institution since.

The present Tokyo Dental College was authorized in 1952 under the Fundamental Law of Education by Japanese Government.  In 1958, Tokyo Dental College Graduate School, the first graduate school among the dental universities and colleges in Japan, was also authorized and the new wing of the faculty building was completed. The Chiba campus was completed in July, 1981 aided by the endeavors of many people related to the College.  In March, 1990, the Suidobashi school building (TDC building) was completed as one of the Centennial Anniversary projects. Another key project of the Centennial Anniversary was the con- struction of the new Ichikawa General Hospital, which was also completed and opened in June 1992.

As a commemorative project for the 120th anniversary of its founding, the main campus was moved to Suidobashi in Tokyo in 2010. The Saikachizaka School Building and Suidobashi Annex were completed in 2012 and 2013.

The reconstruction of Chiba campus has been started as the new project for 130th anniversary. New Chiba Dental Center, the former Chiba Hospital is to open in 2021.

1890 Establishment of Takayama Dental School
The Takayama Dental School (1890)
The Takayama Dental School (1890)
1906 Dr. Chiwaki's Dental Office (1906)
Dr. Chiwaki's Dental Office (1906)
1907 Establishment of Tokyo Dental School
1923 Reconstruction after earthquake (1923)
Reconstruction after earthquake (1923)
1929 Tokyo Dental College building at Misakicho, Tokyo (1929-1986)
Tokyo Dental College building at Misakicho, Tokyo (1929-1986)
Completion of new school building at Suidobashi
1946 Renamed Tokyo Dental College / Establishment of Ichikawa Hospital
1958 Establishment of Tokyo Dental College Graduate School
1981 Completion of Chiba campus / Establishment of Chiba Hospital
Completion of Chiba campus / Establishment of Chiba Dental Center(1981)
Completion of Chiba campus / Establishment of Chiba Dental Center(1981)
1990 Completion of Suidobashi school building
Completion of Suidobashi school building(1990)
Completion of Suidobashi school building(1990)
1992 Completion of new building of Ichikawa General Hospital
Completion of new building of Ichikawa General Hospital(1992)
Completion of new building of Ichikawa General Hospital(1992)
1996 Establishment of Oral Health Science Center
1999 Establishment of Laboratory of Brain Research
2001 Establishment of Cornea Center, Eye Bank
2006 Establishment of Oral Cancer Center
2012 Dedication of the Saikachizaka School Building
2013 Dedication of the Suidobashi Annex to School Building
2016 Dedication of The Suidobashi West Building
2017 Opening of the Tokyo Dental Junior College for Dental Hygienists
2019 Establishment of Visiting Nursing Station SUGANO