Departments of Program of Dentistry

Department Professor Research Keyword
Calcified Tissue Biology Yuji
Osteoblast-lineage cells, Epigenetics, Coupling factors, Skeletal and extraskeletal mineralization, Imaging mass spectrometry

Maxillofacial Anatomy and Neuroscience

Chronic pain, Neuropathic pain, Glial cells, Transcription factors, Trigeminal nerve
Physiology and Oral Physiology Makoto
Taste, Salivary secretion, Cystic fibrosis
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Chisa Shukunami Tendon, Ligament, Cartilage, Bone, Teeth, Dental pulp stem cells, Periodontal ligament, Synovial joint, Differentiation, Regeneration, Clock genes, Tenomodulin, Chondromodulin-1, Scleraxis, Sox9, DEC1, DEC2

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathobiology

Mutsumi Miyauchi Oral cancer, Molecular pathology, Periodontal disease, Tissue regeneration, Salivary gland tumor, Odontogenic tumor and histopathological diagnosis
Bacteriology Hitoshi Komatsuzawa Microbiome analysis, antibacterial agents, oral bacteria, drug resistance, infectious diseases
Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology   Autophagy, GABAA receptor signaling, Insulin secretion, Obesity (lipogenesis, lipolysis, and thermogenesis), Pain relief, Protection from bacterial infection


Biomaterials, Tissue engineering, Regenerative medicine, Protein engineering, Stem cell, Cell-based microarray

Mucosal Immunology

Ichiro Takahashi Mucosal immunity, Physiological inflammation, Intracellular symbiotic cohabitation, Rhizosphere environmental bacteria
Global Dental Medicine and Molecular Oncology Makiko
(basic research about cancer)oral cancer, mesothelioma, intracellular signal transduction, heavy ion radiotherapy, molecular target therapy
(social medicine)dual language education, e-learning

Periodontal Medicine

Hidemi Kurihara Tissue regeneration, Neurotrophin, Mesenchymal stem cell,Periodontal disease, Aggressive periodontitis, Susceptibility, Periodontal disease, Autoantibody, Prevention, Intercellular adhesion molecule, Diabetes, Rheumatism, Hepatitis, Halitosis

Molecular Oral Medicine & Maxillofacial Surgery

Tetsuji Okamoto Oral cancer diagnosis & therapy, Pulp cell-derived iPS cell biology, Regenerative & reconstructive oral maxillofacial surgery, Developmental disorders, Cell therapy for oral cancer

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  Gnathodiaphyseal dysplasia, Cemento-osseous dysplasia, Responsible gene, Oral cancer, Invasion and metastasis, Epithelial to mesenchymal transition, Oral mucosal diseases, Novel biomaterials, Regenerative medicine for jaw bone.

Advanced Prosthodontics

Kazuhiro Tsuga Prosthodontics, Oral Implant, Oral Function, Biomaterial, Rehabilitation, Aging

Orthodontics and Craniofacial Developmental Biology

Kotaro Tanimoto Orthodontic force, Craniofacial growth, Temporomandibular disorders (TMD), Amelogenesis imperfecta, Genetic diagnosis, Regeneration medicine

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

Oral and maxillofacial Radiology, Videofluoroscopic study, Videoendoscopic study, dysphagia, Screening, Osteoporosis, MRONJ(BRONJ), Radiation therapy and Interstitial brachytherapy for oral cancer
Biological Endodontics Hideki
Biological endodontics, Biological regeneration, Dentin/pulp complex, Dentin sialophosphoprotein, Pulp cells, Mesenchymal stem cells, Antimicrobial peptide

Pediatric Dentistry

Katsuyuki Kozai Dental caries in child, Early childhood caries, Mutans streptococci, Intrafamilial transmission, Dental traumatology, Periodontal disease in children, Child health

Dental Anesthesiology

Masahiro Irifune Mechanisms of general anesthetic action, Analgesia, Unconsciousness, Immobility, GABA, Glycine, Glutamate, Dopamine, Pain suppression system