Chinese Medical Sciences Journal ›› 2022, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (2): 98-102.doi: 10.24920/004121

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Transformation and Prospects of Dentistry Innovations in China

Songlin Wang*()   

  1. Beijing Laboratory of Oral Health, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100069, China
    Laboratory for Oral and General Health Integration and Translation, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100070, China
    School of Basic Medical Sciences, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100069, China
  • Received:2022-06-10 Accepted:2022-06-13 Published:2022-06-30 Online:2022-06-30
  • Contact: Songlin Wang E-mail:slwang@ccmu.edu.cn.
The burden of dental diseases is increasing in the Chineese population. However, the development of the dental industry falls behind the average development level of medical industry in China. The emergence of digital dental technologies has created significant opportunities for the development of the dental industry in China. This article explores the innovative development background of the Chinese dental industry, describes the current innovation status in Chinese medical colleges and enterprises, highlights key problems faced by the nation, enterprises, and hospitals, proposes solutions to theseissues, and puts forwards a new concept of building an open and collaborative service system, a transformationpath, and a whole-chain support system for innovations in dentistry.

The burden of dental diseases is increasing in the Chinese population. However, the development of the dental industry falls behind the average development level of medical industry in China. The emergence of digital dental technologies has created significant opportunities for the development of the dental industry in China. This article explores the innovative development background of the Chinese dental industry, describes the current innovation status in Chinese medical colleges and enterprises, highlights key problems faced by the nation, enterprises, and hospitals, proposes solutions to these issues, and puts forwards a new concept of building an open and collaborative service system, a transformation path, and a whole-chain support system for innovations in dentistry.

Key words: dentistry, stomatology, dental technology, innovation, translational medicine

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