The Shanghai Dental Association (SDA)
The Shanghai Dental Association (SDA) is an academic voluntary organization formed by stomatological science technicians and dentists. As a non-profit organization, we work as a bridge that links the government with science and technology professionals in stomatology, to serve the public by advancing the art and science of dentistry, popularizing oral medicine knowledge and promoting oral health.
Under the leadership of Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning, and Shanghai Municipal Administration of Social Organizations, with the support of Shanghai Ninth People’s Hospital affiliated to Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Medicine, the Shanghai Dental Association was established on May 20, 2009 with the efforts of the seniors in Stomatology, including Academician Qiu Weiliu and Academician Zhang Zhiyuan.
The purpose of the Shanghai Dental Association shall be to comply with the Constitution, laws, regulations and national policies, abide by social ethics, unite the majority of stomatological science technicians, advance the art and science of dentistry, carry out various academic activities, promote the popularization of stomatological science and technology, provide opportunities for professional growth and development, and serve the public health.
The Shanghai Dental Association currently represents and serves more than 2,400 individual members and 150 unit members. Our focus is to cultivate the development of dental medicine. One of our daily responsibilities is to provide members with the newest information and resources that assist them in understanding and training in the latest oral medicine techniques. At present, 19 professional committees have been formed, including Prosthodontics, Preventive Dentistry, Orthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Pedodontics, General Dentistry, Private Dentistry, Periodontics, Endodontics, Preclinical Stomatology, Oral Implantology, Oral medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Head and Neck Oncology, Anesthesiology, Dental Material Science, Hospital Administration, Chinese and Western Integrative Medicine, Geriodontics and so on. We connect the government departments with member units and professional committees, transmitting information in timely and accurate manner.
Guided by the principles of ”Legality, Regulation and Democracy”, we compiled the “Rules and Regulations of Shanghai Dental Medical Association” and established the "Tripartite and One Office" organization. Tripartite, consisting of the Academic Department (International Exchange, Continuing Education and Conference Affairs), Organization Department (Member Development, Branch Management) and Finance Department, is responsible for formulating SDA work plans and providing suggestions for reference and approval by the Council. One office is responsible for Implementing the resolutions and the tasks assigned by the Council, and accomplishing our daily tasks.
Awards and Honors
While developing international relationships and national profession of dentistry, we also attach importance to the prevention of common oral diseases, which has contributed to the development of stomatology in Shanghai and to the promotion of the public oral health care. Through eight years of hard work, we have been widely recognized by the society and have been honored with several awards, including the "Shanghai Three-Star-Association of Science and Technology", the "Shanghai Assessment Organization of Science and Technology" and the “Shanghai Third-party Assessment Organization of Clinical Practice and Techniques".
Shanghai Ninth People’s Hospital
Shanghai Ninth People’s Hospital, formerly called Bethel Hospital, was established in 1920, and has a glorious history near 90 years. Now, it has been built into a comprehensive medical institution featured with stomatology, plastic surgery and orthopeadics, which conducts teaching and research while providing medical treatment.
The whole hospital covers 45.1 acres, with buildings covering 108，464 square meters, and possesses 1000 beds, 260 chairs for stomatological treatment, 33 clinical departments and 9 medical technician departments. Among the 2100 employees, over 300 are professors and experts with outstanding medical skills and noble medical ethics, including 3 Aacademicians of China National Engineering Research Institute and 1 National Chief Scientist, over 100 experts supported by program for Talented Person.
There are two Colleges in the hospital; one is College of Stomatology, which was founded in 1964. The other is Jiuyuan College of Clinical Medicine, founded in 1995. The two colleges own 49 Ph.D. Supervisors (11 Doctoral Sites) and 103 M.D. Supervisors (24 Master Course) which conduct near 100 doctors and masters every year.
The hospital has 3 National Key disciplines and 1 National Key training disciplines, 2 Shanghai Key disciplines and 3 Shanghai Key Laboratories. The hospital has achieved over 100 awards of Science and Technological Research in the latest 8 years, including 2 prizes of national Science and Technology Award and 1 prize of National Technological Invention Award..
In the past decade, the hospital has made brilliant achievements in clinics, education as well as scientific research. It has acquired good reputation both at home and abroad.