Section of Orthodontics

The undergraduate orthodontic program is very unique, including basic studies of orthodontics, clinical lectures, practical training by using models, and the simulative medical interview.
In the postgraduate course, residents learn orthodontics by exclusive instructors with basic and clinical programs. Residents also learn cooperation with Pediatric Dentistry and treatment of patients those have congenital anomalies and jaw deformities.

Research Activity

  1. Assessment of orthodontic treatment outcome using Dental Aesthetic Index (DAI), Peer Assessment Rating Index (PAR Index), and General Oral Hearth Assessment Index (GOHAI, one of the index of oral hearth-related quality of life).
  2. Genome-wide association study (GWAS) to identify susceptibility genes of mandibular prognathism.
  3. Analysis of masseter muscle oxygenation and assessment of individual mastication ability using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS).
  4. Development of predictable systems for individual maxillo-facial growth and orthodontic treatment effect using self-organizing map (SOM).
  5. Analysis of change in dento-alveolar morphology of cleft lip and palate patients with pre-surgical orthopedic treatment.
  6. Research for mechanism of wound healing using tissue reconstruction system in three-dimensional cell culture.
  7. Determination of promotion of diabetic nephropathy by expression of toll-like receptor attribute to periodontal disease.
  8. Biological research for regulation of formation of elastic fibers in cell culture system.
  9. Role of splicing valiant amelogenin in chondrocyte cell differentiation.
  10. Assessment of risk factors to cause tooth formation anomalies in chemotherapy of paediatric cancers.