• Hospital of Stomatology, WMU, Recognized as Grade A Tertiary Hospital
  • Author:School of Stomatology    Date:January 22, 2024
  • Recently, the Zhejiang Provincial Health Commission issued the Notice on the Announcement of the Evaluation Conclusion of the Level of the Seventh Batch of Comprehensive (Specialized) Hospitals in the Fourth Cycle. The Hospital of Stomatology affiliated to WMU has passed the review and is recognized as a Grade A tertiary stomatological hospital, marking a new stage of the hospital’s medical technology, service quality, and comprehensive management ability. It is an important milestone in the hospital’s development.

    The Hospital of Stomatology, Wenzhou Medical University was established in 2002. In the past two decades, the hospital has gotten off the ground, grown steadily in size and strength, and achieved leapfrog development. It is the first provincial-level specialized dental hospital in southern Zhejiang integrating preventive health care, clinical medical care, medical education, scientific research, and public health. The Hospital of Stomatology has adopted a 1+N urban layout with its Longwan headquarters and four sub-outpatient clinics, namely, Xueyuan Road sub-clinic, Guangchang Road sub-clinic, Ouhai sub-clinic, and Jiangbin sub-clinic. The hospital provides quality oral medical services for nearly 30 million citizens in southern Zhejiang, northern Fujian, and eastern Jiangxi, with its number of annual outpatient visits exceeding 500,000. The hospital is a sub-center unit, core unit, and member unit of the National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases, a national standardized training base for residents, one of the first batch of standardized training bases for residents in Zhejiang Province, a vice president unit of the Zhejiang Stomatology Association, and the president unit of the Wenzhou Stomatology Association.

    Since its establishment, the Hospital of Stomatology, WMU has always focused on the needs of the people, continuously raising medical quality, ensuring medical safety, improving medical services, innovating medical technology, and cultivating specialties with its own characteristics. It has now developed special clinical techniques such as aesthetic repair, refined root canal therapy, early orthodontic treatment, MDT for periodontal diseases, and comprehensive treatment of dental diseases in children under general anesthesia/sedation, with precise, minimally invasive, personalized, intelligent, and comfortable outpatient care. The hospital has been selected as the first batch of national-level "construction unit of standardized early orthodontic diagnosis and treatment projects for children". The Department of Prosthodontics has been selected as a key clinical specialty in Zhejiang Province and the Department of Stomatology listed as a construction unit of Wenzhou Regional Specialty Center. In 2023, the satisfaction rate of outpatient services reached 98.75% according to internal SMS surveys. The hospital also won first place twice in the public assessment of middle-level offices and grassroots units, which was led by the municipal government. Moreover, the hospital provides a primary category discipline master program in "stomatology", which is a key discipline of colleges and universities in Zhejiang Province and a first-class discipline in Zhejiang Province.

    Over the past two decades, the hospital has always adhered to its original mission and devoted itself to public welfare medical undertakings. It has carried out The Smile Project in various regions including Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan, and Xizang, benefiting more than 2,500 children. It was recognized as a Livelihood Project by the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee and won the "China Charity Outstanding Project Contribution Award" and the "Influential Team" by the World Wenzhounese Conference. It actively promoted the "White Teeth" project to provide oral health education and free clinics for the public, which has been listed as one of the top ten practical events of people's livelihood in Wenzhou for five consecutive years. Its medical vehicle, known as a "mobile dental hospital", offers free oral examination for 80,000 people in remote mountainous areas, army camps, islands, schools, and communities and has been awarded the outstanding volunteer service collective of Zhejiang Province… The Hospital of Stomatology has carried out public welfare events in depth and substance and practiced the benevolence of doctors with good deeds.

    As a newly recognized Grade A Tertiary Hospital, the Hospital of Stomatology, WMU will continue to adhere to the concept of "people first and life first", redouble its efforts to advance medical services, hospital connotation construction, characteristic specialty development, and discipline construction, and accelerate the construction of a high-level oral health service system that covers the whole life cycle and meets multi-level needs. The hospital will strive to bring itself to a higher level, make new contributions, and take new actions to protect the oral health of the people in southern Zhejiang, northern Fujian, and eastern Jiangxi and improve the level of oral medical services in the province.

    Text translated by Zhang Yi and reviewed by Sun You