Anatomy and Functional Restorations

Prof. Masato Kaku

【Research Keyword】
Bone metabolism, Oral function, Zirconia, Dental materials

【Recent highlights】
The recent study was to investigate the changes in tongue-palatal contact patterns using electropalatography (EPG) before and after sagittal split ramus osteotomy (SSRO) in patients with mandibular prognathism.
The effect of a compressive force on bone metabolism in the expression of cytokine is also improved.

Profiles of Faculty and Research Scholars

Tooth morphology, Practice on tooth carving, Basic oral science


  1. Effects of mechanical stress on bone metabolism and angiogenesis
  2. Tongue-palatal contact during articulation and swallow
  3. Composite materials for esthetic dentistry
  4. Clinical application of ceramic
  5. Assessment of 3D data for dental practice

Fig. 1: Electropalatography (EPG) and recording system (STARS)

Fig. 2: Effect of mechanical stress on bone metabolism