Welcome To TMDU Student Chapter of OSA!




Tokyo Medical and Dental University Student Chapter of OSA belongs to a student group involved in biomedical imaging at TMDU, and mainly from Cariology and Operative Dentistry.


General Information


Our student chapter was established with 6 members in 2010 under supervision of Dr. Alireza Sadr in the division chaired by Prof. Junji Tagami, and now we have reached over 20 members. We are mainly researching the applications of lasers and optical devices in dentistry with a dedicated focus on Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscope, Transmission Electron Microscope and Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography.


Our Objectives:

• To develop interest of TMDU students in the field of dental optics and its relating fields.

• To facilitate activities where subject matter experts from the industry can share knowledge and experiences with TMDU student chapter members.

• To open career building opportunities for students and promote their management skills.

• To bring together people sharing the same interest in academia as well as industry and getting to know each other.


Our School:

Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) is a prestigious national school, and among the top 10 universities in Japan (according to the THE). Our school is the number one school in Asia in terms of publications impact. While several departments at TMDU are involved with biomedical optics research and clinical applications ranging from molecular imaging to laser tissue surgery, our biomedical optics research group at cariology and operative dentistry has focused on promotion of optical coherence tomography in dentistry.

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Why a chapter at OSA?

Student chapters are a great way to introduce students to the benefits and valuable career-building opportunities of the society. Within the six technical divisions of OSA we fall in the Bio-Medical Optics Division. In fact, the formation of this chapter has been a successful experience for our PhD students, whose primary degree was in the field of clinical dentistry while their current main study focus is on the translational research in the field of biomedical optics. The core members of the chapter hold biweekly session on Fridays to discuss the progress in their research and present their latest findings. We have also hosted several guest speakers in the past 3 years from academia and industry.