Faculty of Orthodontics
Faculty of orthodontics has been well known as the earliest base established for carrying out orthodontics treatment，professional teaching and training. It is also the most influential orthodontics professional disciplinary with the longest history in China. In 1917, the course of orthodontics was started to be presented to students here in West China and Dr. Harrison J. Mullett is the first teacher who initiated the orthodontics education in China. The faculty of orthodontics was founded in 1949 and the first chairman was Professor Zhou Shaowu. In our faculty, the Master Degree Program has been granted to students after they complete all requirements of courses since 1978, Doctoral Degree Program since 1981 and Post-doctoral Program sincew1991. In 1996, the faculty was granted Key Clinical Disciplinary of Ministry of Health; Key Disciplinary of Sichuan Province in 1999; National Key Disciplinary of Stomatology in 2000 and in 2007. And in 2008 course of orthodontics was awarded the National High Quality Curriculum in China. Our faculty member including 5 professors and PhD mentors, 4 associate professors, 8 lecturers and the rest clinicians aim to offer the best clinical care, high quality teaching and research to patients.
The primary job of orthodontic faculty is to treat adolescent and adult malocclusions. The orthodontic morphologic and functional analysis rooms were set up for diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of difficult cases. Also, the use of digital technology in X-ray cephalometric analysis and facial analysis greatly enhanced the development of orthodontic diagnosis and treatment plans making. In clinic, modern standard Edgewise technique, straight wire appliance, Tip-Edge appliance, self-locking brackets appliance, lingual apliance, non-bracket invisalign appliance, micro-implant anchorage techniques and functional orthopedic therapy are put in routine clinical use and carried out, while the orthodontic faculty of West China College of Stomatology played an important role and conducted great contributions in the promotion of these appliance and techniques over China, especially in the area of functional orthopedic techniques’ clinical research and application. Over years’ development, besides routine conventional orthodontic treatment, the faculty has also carried out early prevention and interdiction for child malocclusion. Furthermore, team work consultation has also been carried out with partner departments for combined treatments such as surgical-orthodontic therapy, orthodontic-cleft lip and palate therapy, orhodontic-TMD therapy, orthodontic-periodontal therapy and orthodontic-prosthodontic therapy, and so on.
Faculty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Faculty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of West China College of Stomatology, Sichuan University, founded in 1917, is the first oral and maxillofacial surgery faculty established in China. It is the main base for diseases control, research and training of oral and maxillofacial surgery in China. As a national key disciplinary, it is now consisted of four sub-departments: cleft lip and palate surgery, trauma and plastic surgery, head and neck tumor surgery, and orthognathic and TMJ surgery, with joint work with anesthesiology, ICU, operating room, outpatient oral surgery clinic, speech therapy room and a teaching and research section. There are 200 beds, 8 operating rooms for patients in four inpatient wards. We have 9 professors, including 7 doctoral mentors, and 11 associate professors including 11 master mentors working in our faculty. Our medical treatment, teaching and academic research have strong power in reaching a leading level in China and in the world. in this field.
Cleft lip and palate surgery focuses on the pathogenesis and prevention of oral and maxillofacial congenital malformations, especially the congenital cleft lip and palate, and change rules of growth and development of cleft lip and palate, as well as the research of new technologies and new methods of clinical treatment of cleft lip and palate. The missions of the trauma and plastic surgery are emergency treatment, treatment and rehabilitation of maxillofacial soft and hard tissue damage as well as the research of mechanism of healing and fixation technology of jaw fractures. Head and neck tumor surgery mainly undertakes the research of tumor etiology and prevention, especially the hyperthermia, chemotherapy and surgical treatment based comprehensive treatment, in addition to reconstructive surgery of various kinds of tissues and organs deformity or defect in oral and maxillofacial region. Orthognathic and TMJ surgery carries out the diagnosis and treatment of acquired craniofacial dentofacial deformity，besides studies of epidemiology, diagnosis, surgical endoscopic and surgical treatment of temporomandibular joint disease.
Faculty of oral medicine
Faculty of Oral medicine is one of the main parts of clinical stomatology. It includes departments of Cariology, Endodontology, Periodontology, Oral medicine, Geriatric dentistry, Pediatric dentistry and Preventive dentistry. The aim of oral medical therapy is to conserve natural teeth, maintain the health of periodental and mucosal tissue. Oral medicine is the base and premise of prosthodontis, orthodontics and other oral therapeutic science. In the Faculty of oral medicine, there are 63 staff of 16 professors including 11 doctoral mentors and 15 associate professors including 14 master mentors. All of our young teachers was awarded doctoral degree or master degree.
The faculty of oral medicine is a multidisciplinary department undertaking tasks of clinical care for patients, medical teaching and academic research. It was authorized to grant master degree in 1978 and doctoral degree in 1982. The faculty of oral medicine has six sub-departments: hard tissue and pulp disease discipline, periodontics discipline, mucosal disease discipline, geriatric discipline, pediatric discipline and preventive discipline. Each of them is specialized in the diagnosis and therapy of caries, non-caries dental hard tissue diseases, pulp-periapical diseases and periodontal, mucosal diseases, geriatric oral diseases, pediatric oral diseases and preventive treatment.
Faculty of Prosthetic Dentistry
The Faculty of Prosthetic Dentistry is one of the most important clinical faculties of the West China College of Stomatology consisted of three sub-departments: The department of Prosthodontics, the department of dental Implantology, and the department of dental technology. The faculty was established in 1919 right after the founding of West China College of Stomatology, Sichuan University 100 years ago. The faculty focused on offering high standards of educations, high level of clinical care and high quality of academic research for patients. In 1989, prosthetic dentistry was approved as the national key disciplinary, the only one in China at that time. 1n 1992 and 1999, it was granted the post doctoral fellowship program and was honored to enter into National “Yangtze River Scholar” Project. We have 61 staffs, 13 of them are professors and 14 are associated professors including 9 doctoral mentors and 13 master mentors to work in our faculty. Most of them have experiences and backgrounds with high level of research and education.
The faculty of prosthetic dentistry aims to provide patients with reliable and high standards dental care and treatments that includes restoration and rehabilitation of tooth defects, maxillofacial hard and soft tissue defects as the following: Removable prosthetics: such as complete dentures, complex removable partial dentures, cast framework RPDs, immediate dentures, space retainer, etc; Fixed prosthetics: such as metal-ceramic crowns and bridges with precious or non-precious metal substrate, all-ceramic crowns and bridges, post-core crowns, resin-bonded restorations, laminate veneers, etc; Fixed-removable prosthesis: as dentures with precision attachments, telescopic dentures, dentures retained with magnetic attachments, etc; Implant prosthesis: such as fixed/removable implant partial dentures, implant retained/supported complete overdentures, etc; Oral maxillofacial prosthesis: such as orbital prosthesis, auricle prosthesis, nasal prosthesis, facial prosthesis, prosthesis for maxillary and mandible defects, etc; Esthetic dentistry: esthetic and individualized restoration of stained teeth, displacement, diastema, or defects of anterior teeth with esthetic resin or all-ceramic veneers, partial or full veneered crowns, inlays and onlays, et al; Prosthetic treatment of periodontal diseases: periodontal splints, fixation of movable teeth, prosthetic treatment of food impaction, etc.
The faculty is the first base to introduce dental implantology into China. Numerous implant cases have been successfully accomplished. Dental Implant has been widely employed and developed in clinical practice of prosthetic dentistry. The Dental Technology Center of West China College of Stomatology, as a key component of the prosthetic faculty, has a professional team with nearly 100 highly qualified dental technicians to work perfectly here. It can provide variety of dental prosthesis fabricated from high quality dental materials over China and in the world. It promotes convenient and close dentist-technician communication, supports the dentists and serves the patients with excellent while high-quality prosthesis and services.