Interface Oral Health Science 2007

Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium for Interface Oral Health Science, Held in Sendai, Japan, Between 18 and 19 February, 2007

  • Makoto Watanabe
  • Osamu Okuno
  • Keiichi Sasaki
  • Nobuhiro Takahashi
  • Osamu Suzuki
  • Haruhiko Takada

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Plenary lectures

  3. Host—parasite interface, from oral biofilm to host response in oral mucosa

  4. Biomaterials: Novel dental biomaterials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Chongyun Bao, Hongyu Zhou, Wei Li, Yunfeng Li, Hongsong Fan, Jinfeng Yao et al.
      Pages 85-94
  5. Biomaterials: Scaffolds for oral tissue regeneration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Wei-Yuan Yu, Paul Sharpe
      Pages 117-127
    3. Masato Hirata, Takashi Kanematsu, Akiko Mizokami
      Pages 129-137
    4. Fumio Watari, Atsuro Yokoyama, Michael Gelinsky, Wolfgang Pompe
      Pages 139-147
  6. Biomechanical-biological interface

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159

About this book


Since 2002, the Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry has proposed “Interface Oral Health Science” as a major theme for next-generation dental research. That theme is based on the innovative concept that healthy oral function is provided by biological and biomechanical harmony among three systems: (1) oral tissues including the teeth, mucosa, bones, and muscles (host); (2) parasitic microorganisms of the oral cavity (parasites); and (3) biomaterials. The concept posits that oral diseases such as dental caries, periodontal disease, and tempo- mandibular disorders should be interpreted as interface diseases that result from disruption of the intact interfaces among these systems. The uniqueness of this concept rests on the fact that it not only encompasses the entire ? eld of dentistry and dental care, but also expands the common ground shared with many other ? elds, including medicine, pharmaceutical science, agriculture, material science, and engineering. Our Graduate School of Dentistry aims to promote advances in dental research and to activate interdisciplinary research with related ? elds by putting interface oral health science into practice. On this basis we organized the First International Symposium for Interface Oral Health in February 2005, with productive discussions stimulated by two special lectures, three symposia, and poster presentations. A monograph titled Interface Oral Health Science that s- marized the contents of the symposium was published in the autumn of 2005 (International Congress Series 1284, Elsevier, Amsterdam). The Second International Symposium was the most recent.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Makoto Watanabe
    • 1
  • Osamu Okuno
    • 2
  • Keiichi Sasaki
    • 3
  • Nobuhiro Takahashi
    • 4
  • Osamu Suzuki
    • 5
  • Haruhiko Takada
    • 6
  1. 1.School of DentistryTohoku University GraduateSendaiJapan
  2. 2.Division of Dental BiomaterialsTohoku University Graduate School of DentistrySendaiJapan
  3. 3.Division of Advanced Prosthetic DentistryTohoku University Graduate School of DentistrySendaiJapan
  4. 4.Division of Oral Ecology and BiochemistryTohoku University Graduate School of DentistrySendaiJapan
  5. 5.Division of Craniofacial Function EngineeringTohoku University Graduate School of DentistrySendaiJapan
  6. 6.Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyTohoku University Graduate School of DentistrySendaiJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-76689-6
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-76690-2
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