Oral Diagnosis and Medicine

  • Related Key Words:
  • Oral medicine
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteomyelitis of The Jaw
  • Candidiasis
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome
  • Taste Disorder

 Oral and maxillofacial region is the entry of digestive and respiratory organs. The region has a crucial role in mastication, swallowing and articulation with contribution to quality of life.

Our department is the first institution as oral medicine in Japan. Our department develops basic and clinical researches of the relation between oral and systemic condition. We also continue studying of the minimally invasive treatment for functional preservation to several diseases. Moreover, we nurture the specialists of oral surgery and promote oral medicine and surgery.

1)The Study of molecular imaging
a)Evaluation of the biological status in oral cancer using PET imaging
b)Evaluation of the hypoxia in oral cancer using FMISO-PET imaging c)Pathological and clinical evaluation in osteomyelitis and osteonecrosis of the jaw using PET imaging

2)The study of oral candidiasis 3)The study of oral psychosomatic disorder 4)The molecular biological study of mucous membrane pemphigoid 5)The study of mastricatory muscle pathology 6)The study of regenerative therapy of oral mucosa and jaw bone 7)The clinical study of Burning Mouth Syndrome 8)The clinical study of taste disorder 9)The clinical study of herbal medicine (kampo) in effectiveness against oral diseases 10)The clinical study of oral health care 11)The pathological study of Sjögren’s syndrome 12)The pathological study of Behçet’s syndrome 13)The molecular biological study of tumor angiogenesis in oral cancer