School of Dental Medicine and Graduate Graduate School of Dental Medicine have been aiming to contribute to a sustainable society even before the word SDGs was used. Among the 17 goals of the SDGs, "Good Health and Well-Being", "Quality Education", "Eliminate Inequality between People and Countries", "Decent Work and Economic Growth", and "Gender Equality". Let's achieve equality" is a part that is very much in line with School of Dental Medicine and Graduate School of Dental Medicine education.

Maintaining and improving health through an oral approach is a major goal of dental care, and it is also an issue that will continue to develop. For humans, “eating” is important for survival, and eating delicious food also helps us to achieve peace of mind. In addition, the importance of oral care, which is essential for preventing aspiration pneumonia in the elderly, has become well known. "Dentistry" is a study necessary to improve human health.

In School of Dental Medicine, the curriculum has been revised to enhance learning in a more sustainable and spiral manner. We aim to realize the SDGs by creating a learning system that allows students to take what they have learned in junior high school and high school in a more diverse, universal and practical way. Frontier courses offered in the 3rd and 5th years include professionalism, communication studies, community medicine, disaster medicine, public health, internships at companies, tours of research facilities, dispatch to hospitals and nursing homes, etc. In addition, we plan short-term overseas study programs in collaboration with Nitobe College, and provide various learning opportunities to acquire the ability to practice the SDGs throughout a lifetime.

In addition, School of Dental Medicine aims to provide learning opportunities based on the SDGs, such as setting up a “hands-on exhibition” at the Hokkaido University Museum and hands-on learning for elementary school students so that elementary and junior high school students will be interested in dental education. .