Collaborations with China
Peking University School of Stomatology in Beijing (MOU signed in 2010). Collaborations include the joint establishment of a stem cell research program as well as collaborative studies in the field and a special research symposium in 2012. Faculty members in China train their students on the use of the surgical microscope in endodontic practice using concepts they learned from three-month training modules provided by Penn Dental Medicine.
Fourth Military Medical University in Xi’an (MOU signed in 2010). Collaborative research with the Fourth Military University faculty is being conducted in the area of endodontics. Also, faculty members in China train their students on the use of the surgical microscope in endodontic practice using concepts they learned from three-month training modules provided by Penn Dental Medicine.
Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou (MOU signed in 2011).
Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Stomatology (MOU signed in 2013). In November 2014, a delegation of Shanghai Jiao Tong University professors visited Penn Dental Medicine to study the school’s curriculum and help them incorporate advanced dental education methodologies into their own curriculum.
In collaboration with Arrail Dental Group, China, Penn Dental Medicine’s Department of Endodontics hosted the Penn Global Endodontic Symposium in Beijing, with more than 600 dentists, academicians, and students in attendance. Through future symposia and continuing education programs, Penn Dental Medicine is committed to advancing ongoing dialogues with key academicians and clinicians in China regarding the teaching and practice of clinical dentistry.
Dental Student Exchange Program: Penn Dental Medicine DMD students have the option of completing their hospital externship requirement at Peking University, Fourth Military University, or West China School of Stomatology. Chinese dental students from all these dental schools, as well as Sun Yat-Sen University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Stomatology, can in turn apply to the exchange program at Penn Dental Medicine.