To meet recent changes in the oral health sciences, general science, and social needs, the guidelines for the dental curriculum were revised by the Japanese Deans Meeting in 1994. This new program addresses the need to modify both undergraduate and postgraduate dental education in Japan. Lifelong education for dentists has been also modified recently. Reforming of dental education is pushed forward with the concept of continuity and flexibility. In this report, an overview of dental education and the most recent dental curriculum in Japan is briefly discussed.