OKA Kyoko DDS Ph.D

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Associate Professor
Section of Pediatric Dentistry
Department of Oral Growth and Development
Division of Clinical Dentistry

Dr. Kyoko Oka received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 1997 and got awarded Ph.D. in 2001 from Kyushu University. She worked as a post-doctoral research associate at University of Southern California (2004-2007). After returning from the US, she worked at Kyushu University Hospital, Nihon University and came to Fukuoka Dental College in 2009.
At clinics she takes charges of pediatric dentistry in general and she also takes care of educational part of pediatric dentistry.
Her research work is primarily concerned with Maxillofacial Embryology. She currently focuses on molecular mechanism of palate embryogenesis. Her goal is to find a new approach in order to unfold translational research.

Research work by OKA Kyoko