Junji Tagami, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair Cariology and Operative Dentistry
Executive Vice President and Executive Director for Education and International Student Exchange
Tokyo Medical and Dental University
TMDU possesses the longest history as a national dental university in Japan. We have contributed to the progress of science and education through presenting a number of world leading graduates in the field of dentistry. Many of their achievements are now recognized as global standards in the field of dental research and clinical practice.
At Cariology and Operative Dentistry, we believe that the ultimate goal of the oral health care programs is to provide well-being of the patients. In order to achieve this goal, besides the clinical training that we offer to the licensed graduate students, high-caliber research projects are being carried out aimed at developing, enhancing and evaluation of the materials and techniques in dentistry; particularly for adhesives, caries prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and oral health maintenance.
Cariology and Operative Dentistry is a home to the late professor Takao Fusayama, who developed the “Caries Detector” for removal of the caries, and promoted “Total-etch technique” and other restorative techniques using adhesive resin composite for the minimally invasive caries treatment.
Our group, consisting of members of the faculty, staff and graduate students, is among the international leaders in the ongoing dental research. I would hereby like to extend an invitation to those fellows and prospect graduate students interested in perusing high-level research and gaining an insight into modern concepts to join our diverse international team of scientists.