Center for Oral Clinical Examination

The Center for Oral Clinical Examination assesses oral condition and function (bite force, chewing function, lingual pressure, taste, amount of saliva, moisture content in oral mucosa, number of oral bacteria, etc.) and diagnoses diseases, tests to determine preventive and treatment methods (patch tests for dental metal and elemental analysis, risk of dental caries, anaerobic culture systems for samples from root canals, serum antibody titers for periodontopathic bacteria, halitosis, pathological investigations, etc.), to support “dental practice based on scientific evidence.” Moreover, we respond to requests for tests from hospitals and dental clinics outside of Hiroshima University Hospital as well as requests from inpatients in medical departments for oral bacteria tests. We are a unique institution specialized in dental testing, which is quite few in number in Japan.