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DDS(Osaka U)
PhD (Osaka U)
Certificate of Orthodontics
(Jpn Orthod Soc)
Mentor of Orthodontics
(Jpn Orthod Soc)
Professor Emeritus (Osaka U)


General Dental Certification - National Dental Examining Board of Japan 1973
Registered Dentist for the Promotion of Medical Care 1982 - National Certificate as a qualified orthodontist for the treatment of cleft lips and/or palates.
Certificate of Dental Practitioner Conducting Advanced Clinical Training of Foreign Dental Practitioners, 1988.
Certified Orthodontist, Japanese Orthodontic Society 1991.
Certified Mentor of Orthodontics, Japanese Orthodontic Society 1991. 

Membership of Associated Professional Bodies
International Association for Dental Research
Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists (North Atlantic Component)
European Orthodontic Society
Japanese Orthodontic Society

Research Interests
Motion controls in chewing and during facial expression
3D facial morphology with a particular relevance to dentofacial esthetics
Decision-making modeling in clinical dentistry
Kinetics of dexterity in dental practice

1981-1983 Japanese Ministry of Education for Abroad Research Fellowship Grant
1984 Best Poster Prize, 17th Image Technology Conference sponsored by the Institute of Image Information Engineers & Television
1989 British Council Fellowship Grant
2000 T. C. White Bequest Fund, Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow, U. K.
2002 Ali Java Best Award, World Automation Congress 2002. With Yagi, M., Shibata, T.
2005 Excellent Poster Presentation Award, The 64th Annual Meeting Jpn Orthod Soc., With Yamashiro,T. et al.
2007 Excellent Presentation Award, The 66th Annual Meeting Jpn Orthod Soc. with Abe,N. et al.


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