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Dean's Welcome

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KEUN WOO LEE , D.D.S., Ph.D.

Modern dentistry was first introduced to Korea in 1915 by Dr. W.J. Scheifley, who established the Department of Dentistry in Severance Union Medical College. In the early
years, treatment of patient was undertaken in the Severance Hospital building. The second Director of Department of Dentistry, Dr. J.L. Boots, aspired to build a separate building for the Dental Health Center. After five years of fund raising from the States, the first modern dental health center in Korea was built next to Severance Hospital in October 1931. After the merger of Severance Union Medical College and Yonhee University in 1957, the Department of Dentistry in Severance Union Medical College was moved to the Yonsel University Campus in 1962.

Based on this historical background, the establishment of Yonsei University College of Dentistry (YUDC) was authorized by the Ministry of Education in 1967, and the first 40 freshmen were recruited in the predental course in 1968. In 1971, a three-story-building was built for Dental College and was reconstructed to a five-story-building in 1977. Thereafter, Yonsei University College of Dentistry continued to reform and develop as a leader of dentistry and dental education. Yonsei University College of Dentistry has been the best dental school providing the highest quality of education and training. Yonsei University College of Dentistry has developed several education programs such as Problem Based Learning (PBL) and Individualized Specific Education to give the various opportunities to students.

In 1996, Yonsei University College of Dentistry was nominated as the Best Dental School of Korea by Korean Council for University Education (KCUE) in the categories of best dental education and research, and has been making its mark as the leading dental school in Korea.

Thank you for your continued support of our College of Dentistry.

KEUN WOO LEE, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Dean of Yonsei University College of Dentistry

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