Osaka University Dental Hospital is a designated institute for “Advanced Clinical Training” by the Minister of Health and Welfare. The term “Advanced Clinical Training” designates the clinical training which is performed by foreign medical practitioners and foreign dental practitioners under the permit of Japan’s Minister of Health and Welfare. Under Japanese law, one who does not hold a Japanese medical or dental license, even if his or her purpose of immigration is training in medical or dental treatment, may engage only in observation-study or in the training of the operation of medical instruments in a hospital setting without patients. However, once the foreign practitioner has been granted the permit for Advanced Clinical Training, he/she may engage in clinical training which includes diagnosis and treatment of patients. Advanced Clinical Training at Osaka University Dental Hospital is the training which is performed,
The Conditions of the Permit for Advanced Clinical Training
The conditions to be met in order to obtain the permit for advanced clinical training are as follows:
|1.||(A)||Those who have already arrived in Japan with the purpose of the mastery of knowledge and skills related to dental treatments
A copy of any one of the following items must be submitted.
|Certificate of Residence
Certificate of Eligibility for Resident Status
|*||Those who weren’t able to get the above status of residence by the time
they entered Japan, and later get the status of residence related to medical
clinical training, must also submit their statements for the residence
status and the documentation of circumstance cited in support of the statement.
(e.g. a certificate issued by a Japanese language school)
|(B)||Those who are planning to arrive in Japan with the purpose for the mastery
of knowledge and skills related to dental treatment. A Certificate of Eligibility
for Resident Status must be submitted.
|2.||Applicants must have the dentistry knowledge and skills required to be engaged in the dental professions. (They must have been trained in Western medicine for over five years with at least four year’s training at a dental school)|
|(1)||The applicant must submit the copy of his/her dentist’s license.|
|(2)||Applicants from countries which don’t issue medical licenses must submit the following:|
|･||A document which proves he/ she is a dentist.
(e.g. a graduation certificate from a dental school)
|･||A document by public authorities which certifies the country doesn’t issue
medical licenses. (e.g. some legal basis)
|3.||Applicants must have over three years’ experience in dental practices after
receiving the dental license or its equivalent in their home countries.
Applicants must submit a certificate issued by a medical institution where he/she worked. If there are multiple institutions, certificates from all institutions are required.
|4.||Applicants must have sufficient means to compensate for any damages inflicted on a patient.
The applicant is required to submit copies of Liability of Insurance Contract and Clause which have maximum amount of 50 million yen per accident and a five-year out of practice collateral covenant.
Alternatively, the applicant can submit any one of the following items.
|A copy of Certificate of Insurance Contract
Pledge of obtaining Liability Insurance
Pledge of the director of the hospital that certifies hospital shall compensate for damages to patients on behalf of applicant.
|(Insurance companies are limited to the ones who can pay compensation in
|5.||The applicant is required to submit a medical certificate issued by a medical practitioner described following matters:|
|To not be deaf, mute, or blind. A medical certified is required.
To not be mentally deranged, or addicted to a narcotic, marijuana, or opium.
|*||The medical certificate can be issued by a person who has a foreign equivalent to a Japanese medical license. The person cannot be himself or herself.
|6.||The applicant is required to submit a written consent provided by the head instructor of a hospital where the applicant is to have advanced clinical training as well as the training plan which clearly mentions the following:|
|(1)||The name of the hospital where the applicant is to have Advanced Clinical Training|
|(2)||The field which the applicant is to have Advanced Clinical Training|
|(3)||The period of the Advanced Clinical Training|
|(4)||The name of the instructor|
The Term of Permit
The term of permit is the period which has been designated by the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare as necessary to complete the advanced clinical training; it is confined to two years.
Documents to be submitted for the permit for Advanced Clinical Training
|1.||Application for Permit for Advanced Clinical Training(Revenue stamps in the denomination of 15,300 yen and one photograph must be affixed to the application form in the designated space)|
|2.||A copy of any one of the following items; (1)Certificate of Residence (2) Passport (3) Resident Card (4) Certificate of Eligibility for Resident Status|
|3.||A copy of dental practitioner license. (If the applicant is from a country which does not issue dental license, the applicant shall submit a document which proves he or she is a dentist such as a diploma from a dental school)|
|4.||An original or a copy of documentation proving at least three years’ clinical experience (It must be issued by the director of the hospital in which applicant used to engage. Personal statement is not acceptable)|
|5.||Any one of the following items；|
|･||Copies of Liability Insurance Contract and Insurance Clause|
|･||A copy of Certificate of Insurance Contract|
|･||Pledge of obtaining Liability Insurance|
|･||Pledge of the Director of the hospital that certifies the hospital shall compensate for damages to patients on behalf of the applicant.|
|6.||A Medical Certificate issued by a medical practitioner.|
|7.||Documentation regarding program of advanced clinical training and written consent.|
|8.||Two photographs (full-faced and without a hat, 3 cm x 2 cm, taken not more than six months prior to the date of application).|
Available Training Fields
The following specific fields are available in Advanced Clinical Training.
Preventive Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Endodontology, Periodontology, Prosthodontology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Oral Radiology, Special Care Dentistry
General Affairs Section, General Affairs Division
Graduate School of Dentistry Osaka University
Address: 1-8 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, JAPAN
TEL:+81-6-6879-2831 FAX: +81-6-6879-2832
Osaka University Dental Hospital belongs to the faculty of dentistry. Here, we provide education and we study dental medicine through treatment. Given our purpose, I would ask our patients for their understanding and cooperation.
Director Mikako Hayashi
1-8 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 Phone (main): +81-6-6879-5111 (extra hours): +81-6-6879-2848