Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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Professor: Isamu Kodani
Associate professor: Rieko Doi
Junior Associate Professor: Takayuki Tamura
Assistant Professor : Tomoki Kataoka 
Assistant Professor : Nobuyuki Fujii
Assistant Professor : Takashi Narai
Assistant Professor : Yusei Harada

Features of the Division

The Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Biopathological Surgery focuses on education, research and treatment related to dental disease, cleft lip and cleft palate, tumor, injury, and inflammation affecting the oral and maxillofacial region. Treatment in the division seeks to maintain or recover mastication, swallowing and phonation abilities.

Research areas

  • Arterial infusion chemotherapy for oral and maxillofacial cancer
  • Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw
  • Carcinogenesis of oral and maxillofacial cancer
  • Osteogenesis from iPS
  • Mechanisms of gustatory receptor system of stress
  • Development of operation method and postoperative rehabilitation for cleft lip and palate
  • Clinical analysis of lymph node metastasis of oral cancer
  • Histological analysis of osteointegration  of implants
  • Histological analysis metastatic lymph node in mesenchymal and epithelial levels
  • Relationship between lymph node metastasis and the density of lymphatic vessels
  • Lymphatic metastasis of epithelial mesenchymal transition.