Staff and specialities

Professor:  Gaku YAMAMOTO
   Osteobioscience, Oral oncology, Fluoride research
Assistant Professor:  Tomoki HIGO
Assistant Professor:  Shinya KOSHINUMA
Assistant Professor:  Takuya MURAKAMI

Outline of the department

The department provides general treatment at an out-patient clinic and some 
types of specialized treatment. Specializations are temporomandiburar joint 
(TMJ) diseases, malocclusion and dentofacial deformities, dental implant, 
maxillofacial trauma, and for minor surgery related to oral and maxillofacial
There are approximately 1,300 new out-patients a year. The department has 10 
beds in the university hospital, and approximately 120 in-patients are 
admitted a year. In addition, over 100 major operations are carried out. Of 
the affiliated hospitals in Shiga and Kyoto prefectures, there are twelve with 
oral and maxillofacial clinics affiliated with this department.

Our research is directed toward stomatology and dental medicine, as well as 
oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS). The current on-going projects are:

1) Osteobioscience reconstructive technology for dento-alveolar bone defect.
2) Clinical studies of the treatment of dentofacial deformities.
3) Clinical studies of the diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint 
   (TMJ) disorders. Histopathological studies of osteoarthrosis of TMJ.
4) Oral implantology  
5) Studies of the relationship between dentofacial morphology and mandibular 
6) Studies of fluoride with nano-analysis of biological samples including 
   total blood and serum protein. There are also studies of fluoride metabolism 
   with respect to public health and preventive dentistry.
7) Studies in and contributions to forensic dental and maxillofacial diagnosis.