Stomatognathic Function and Occlusal Reconstruction

Main research and clinical subjects of the department of stomatognathic function and occlusal reconstruction are the restoration and maintenance of occlusion and the jaw function. We also have education course of fixed prosthodontics (crown and bridge) for undergraduate students of the dental school.


Tel: +81-88-633-7350

Fax: +81-88-633-7391


  • Yoshizo Matsuka, Professor
  • Masamitsu Oshima, Associate Professor
  • Kazuo Okura, Lecturer
  • Maki Hosoki, Lecturer
  • Yoshitaka Suzuki, Lecturer
  • Mayu Miyagi, Assistant Professor
  • Miho Inoue, Assistant Professor
  • Nami Goto, Resident
  • Rika Hayama, Graduate Student
  • Shaista Afroz, Graduate Student
  • Takuma Iwasa, Graduate Student
  • Mio Naritani, Graduate Student
  • Resmi Raju, Graduate Student
  • Motoo Kawahara, Graduate Student
  • Yuehui Zhang, Graduate Student
  • Yasutomo Yoshihara, Graduate Student
  • Junhel Dalanon, Graduate Student
  • Arief Waskitho, Graduate Student
  • Huijiao Yan, Graduate Student
  • Tomoko Ogura, Technical Official



  • Undergraduate
    • Fixed Prosthodontics
      Lecture, laboratory and clinical training The objective of this clinical training course is to learn basic procedures of Fixed Prosthodontics treatment through experience.
      The laboratory work for porcelain restorations is placed an order outside professions. But students have to make prosthetic products with their patient’s working model as a basic training after finishing their cases.
    • Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders
      Lecture and observation study
    • Sleep bruxism and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
    • Dental Metal Allergy
      Lecture and observation study
    • Dental Implant
      Lecture and observation study


  • Postgraduate
    Postgraduate students take part in researches about occlusion and jaw functions. Development of a new six-degrees-of-freedom jaw tracking device is one of the main technical subjects in our researches. As skill of computer programming technique is essential to conduct the study of jaw function analysis, students are trained in computer technology. Students also take instructions for making scientific presentations and research theses.


Research Projects

  1. Three dimensional analysis of jaw movements and occlusion
  2. Sleep bruxism
  3. Basic and clinical research for temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain
  4. Basic and clinical research for tooth and tissue regeneration
  5. Metal allergy
  6. Clinical epidemiological research for prosthodontic treatment


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