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Division of Community Oral Health Science


Progress of low fertility, high life expectancies and nuclear family tendency facilitates to reduce connectivity between members in a local community and family, and then to bring about a deterioration of functions for community. This weakened community function leads us to construct a sustainable health support system. Our division aims at clarifying a factor influencing to maintain and promote the oral and general health, based on a large-scale genome cohort study providing health, medical and genomic information of human as well as microbiome in the human body.

Faculty configuration

  • Akito TsuboiProf.Akito Tsuboi

Topics of Research

  • Construction of an oral health support system and program for the community
  • Elucidation of oral health factors related to general health
  • Genomics for oral health maintenance and promotion

Recent Performance

  1. Tsuboi A, Sakurai T, Watanabe M. Difference in water accumulation patterns between solid and closed hollow obturators under a thermal cycle. J Craniofac Surg. 2012 Sep;23(5):1535-9.
  2. Suzuki O, Tsuboi A, Tabata T, Takafuji Y, Sakurai T, Watanabe M. Response properties of temporomandibular joint mechanosensitive neurons in the trigeminal sensory complex of the rabbit. Exp Brain Res. 2012 Oct;222(1-2):113-23.
  3. Kawashima J, Nakajo K, Washio J, Mayanagi G, Shimauchi H, Takahashi N. Fluoride-sensitivity of growth and acid production of oral Actinomyces: comparison with oral Streptococcus. Microbiol Immunol. 2013 Dec;57(12):797-804.
  4. Shiraishi N, Anada T, Honda Y, Masuda T, Sasaki K, Suzuki O. Preparation and characterization of porous alginate scaffolds containing various amounts of octacalcium phosphate (OCP) crystals. J Mater Sci Mater Med. 2010 Mar;21(3):907-14.

Laboratory Contacts

TEL&FAX: 81-22-717-8396
E-mail: tsuboi*m.tohoku.ac.jp (Please change * to @.)