The goal of the Kagoshima University Faculty of Dentistry is to embody the premise of the ideal human being: "Before being a good dental professional, be a good medical professional. Before being a good medical professional, be a good individual." The School is committed to producing outstanding dental professionals, who can provide holistic dental care and services to their community as well as be capable dental educators and researchers who are fully equipped with broad and complete knowledge and are able to maintain the highest standards of scientific creativity.

The School is the leading center of dental education and research in southern Kyushu. As the keystone of dentistry in the region, it trains and educates general practitioners, educators and researchers, who all make significant contributions to their community complete with deep insight and understanding of humanity.

The School is further committed to educating dental professionals, educators and researchers who are able to make distinguished contributions in dentistry on the global level. The curriculum is designed so that students are able to demonstrate their competency in the following areas during the 6 years course program:

  1. Students are able to demonstrate their competency in making integral decisions related to dental medicine by utilizing logical, scientific thinking supported by medical knowledge and data.
  2. Students are able to demonstrate their competency in making integral decisions related to human physical and mental behavior by logical and scientific thinking supported by knowledge and data in the human and social sciences.
  3. Students are able to demonstrate their competency in understanding oral-facial disorders as physical malfunctions and dysfunctions, and to offer primary care to patients with basic clinical capabilities supported by broad medical knowledge and data.
  4. Students are able to demonstrate their competency in understanding the necessity of offering patient-oriented holistic care to those they treat with complete knowledge of ethical and legal principles.
  5. Students are able to demonstrate their competency in understanding the need to obtain informed consents from patients through communication based upon an ideal patient-dentist relationship.
  6. Students are able to demonstrate their competency in their knowledge of medical error prevention and infection control, and the practical ability to exercise medical safety and emergency control.
  7. Students are able to demonstrate their competency in having communication skills to participate in group medical practices with other dental professionals and co-dental staffs.
  8. Students are able to demonstrate their competency in obtaining sufficient knowledge of oral disorders, prevention of dental malfunctions and dysfunctions, and promotion of dental health to become qualified dental professionals, educators and researchers in the regional communities.
  9. Students are able to demonstrate their competency in understanding the need for a lifelong and autonomous commitment to continuous learning to maintain their ability to provide qualified dental medicine supported by updated scientific knowledge.
  10. Students are able to demonstrate their competency in becoming leading researchers in the field of dental medicine by actively participating in the promotion of oral health on the global level.