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Liaison Center for Innovative Dentistry

Our Mission

The Liaison Center for Innovative Dentistry was established on April 1st, 2011 at the Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry with the trailblazing mission to bring advanced education, innovative research, clinical expertise, and social contribution into practice in collaboration with local and international organizations.

The Liaison Center for Innovative Dentistry consists of four interconnected divisions: the “Division for Advanced Education Development”, “Globalization Initiative”, “Interdisciplinary Integration” and “Regional Community Development”. Based on the idea of Interface Oral Health Science, a next-generation concept of dentistry proposed by the Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry, our activity goes beyond global education and research to promoting industry-academia-government synergy as well as joint research with local communities and integration of interdisciplinary research.

Director: Dr. Hiroshi Egusa, Professor


Division for Advanced Education Development
To provide world-leading education, the Division for Advanced Education Development is enhancing educational systems to groom dental professionals with pioneering spirit, and also introducing the developed systems into practice.

Division for Globalization Initiative
The Division for Globalization Initiative enhances international networks within the Graduate School of Dentistry and is responsible for international joint education and research. It also actively participates in the formation of an international hub for academia.

Division Chief: Dr. Guang Hong, Professor

Division for Interdisciplinary Integration
Based on the concept of Interface Oral Health Science, the Division for Interdisciplinary Integration unifies various advanced research areas and industry-academia-government collaborations in the field of dentistry so as to connect diverse areas of expertise and systematize them as dental science.

Division Chief: Dr. Hiroyasu Kanetaka, Associate Professor

Division for Regional Community Development
The Division for Regional Community Development coordinates regional cooperation and develops human resources to implement a community-based integrated care system. Specifically, it leads joint research performed with local communities and in turn shares the research outcomes back for their benefit. This division also oversees local education efforts such as extension courses and advocacy of evidence-based health policies.

Liaison Center for Innovative Dentistry

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