Dental Laboratory Work in University Hospital and Education
鴨居, 浩平 ,
清水, 裕次 ,
永尾, 寛市川, 哲雄
Journal of Oral Health and Biosciences
48 , 2018-02-02 , 四国歯学会
Program of Oral Health Science, Course of Oral Engineering, School of Dentistry, Hiroshima University was established as the first four-year course for dental technicians in Japan at 2005. The significance and future value of dental laboratory work were discussed on the standpoint of a unique dental technician, who graduated from the university and have engaged in Tokushima University Hospital as a dental technician. The digital technology and collaboration between dental and medical fields are getting important, and the university hospital, which has three important functions of clinic, education, and research, needs dental laboratory works for medical field as well as dental field. It concludes that the dental laboratory work requires extensive knowledge and culture to create the future value of dental laboratory technology committing to improving medical care, and depends on the four-year university education.