West China Research Laboratory of
Stomatology, established in 1936, is the first research
laboratory of stomatology in China. The founder is Dr.
Ashley W. Lindsay who graduated from the Royal College
of Dental Surgeons in Toronto, Canada. The laboratory
has experienced several name changes: Dental Research
Department, West China Union University; Research
Institute of Stomatology, Sichuan Medical College; Key
Laboratory of Stomatology, Ministry of Health, Ministry
of Education and Sichuan Province and State Key
Laboratory of Oral Diseases. International Journal of
Oral Science issued in 2008 is the first English journal
with NSSN and ISSN in Chinese Stomatology. The journal
was indexed by Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
and PubMed(MEDLINE) database in 2010.