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Medical and Dental Sciences

Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences Division of Comprehensive Prosthodontics

Welcome to the homepage of our division!
The aim of gComprehensive Prosthodonticsh is to reconstruct the clinical system of the prosthodontic dentistry into the rehabilitation medicine for improving eating ability. We are developing the novel approach of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of chewing and swallowing disorders. Collaborative researches with medical technology, food science and rehabilitation medicine are welcome.

Chief Professor: Takahiro Ono, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Staff Members

Chief Professor: Takahiro Ono, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor: Hiroshi Kobayashi, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Lecturer: Mikako Tanaka, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professors: Naoki Sakurai, D.D.S., Ph.D., Koh Kaneda, D.D.S., Ph.D., Naoko Satoh, D.D.S., Ph.D., Haruka Kon, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Clinical Staff: Emi Mikami, D.D.S., Ph.D., Hiromi Kaneko, D.D.S., Ph.D., Yoshio Yamaga, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Graduate Student: Hitomi Koizuka, D.D.S.
International Student: Simonne Salazar, D.D.S.

Clinical Practice

  • Fixed and removable prosthodontics
  • Maxillofacial prosthetics
  • Dental implants
  • Diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder
  • Stomatognathic examinations


  • Removable prosthodontics and oral rehabilitation
  • Stomatognathic function
  • Geriatric dentistry


  • Motion and biomechanical analysis of chewing and swallowing
  • Evaluation system of masticatory performance
  • Relationship between oral health and cardiovascular diseases
  • Early detection system of osteoporosis using alveolar-bone microstructure images
  • gE-learningh and gTelemedicine and Telecareh over the Internet

Contact Information

Division of Comprehensive Prosthodontics
Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences
2-5274 Gakkocho-dori, Chuo-ku, Niigata, Japan 951-8514
Phone: (+81)-(0)25-227-2891@@FAX: (+81)-(0)25-229-3454