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Geriatric Oral Science

Introduction

Japan has the highest life expectancy in the world. Maintaining the quality of life (QOL) of the elderly is important for each individual and society. Our department conducts research on the molecular and cellular biology of bone and joint diseases (including the alveolar bone and the temporomandibular joint) that lower the QOL of the elderly. In addition, from the viewpoint of vascular biology and bone metabolism, we conduct basic and clinical research on caries and periodontal disease causing tooth loss.

Faculty configuration

  • Visiting Prof.
    Kenji Matsushita
  • Visiting Prof.
    Shumpei Niida

Topics of Research

  • The role and application of nitric monoxide to periodontal tissues.
  • Pathological analysis and control of periodontal disease as a vascular disease.
  • Exploratory research on new bone metabolism-related molecules.
  • Molecular-biological research on the resorption and destruction of hard tissue with aging.
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