Takashi Komabayashi, D.D.S., M.Dent.Sc., Ph.D.
Dr. Takashi Komabayashi is a professor of the College of Dental Medicine at University of New England, located in Portland, Maine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He received a D.D.S. from the University of Hiroshima in 1998, a Ph.D. in dental material from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University in 2002 (“The Study of New Root Canal Filling Materials With Adhesiveness to Dentin”), a D.D.S. from the University of California at San Francisco in 2005, and his Certificate in Endodontics and M.Dent.Sc. from the University of Connecticut in 2008. He also holds a Master of Science in Clinical Science from the University of Texas, Southwestern supported by National Institutes of Health KL2 Award in 2011. He was a recipient of the AAE Foundation’s Endodontic Educator Fellowship Award and Henry M. Thornton/Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association Fellowship Award. He lists 52 abstracts and presentations, along with 55 publications. He is also a dental officer in the U.S. Army Dental Corps (Reserve).
University of New England College of Dental Medicine
716 Stevens Avenue
Goddard Hall 208
Portland, Maine 04103
Phone: 207- 221-4721
Innovative Pulp Capping Therapy
Topic: Pulp Capping
The conventional direct pulp capping for permanent teeth with a closed apex is currently a controversial issue. The development of a novel anti-inflammatory direct pulp capping material for caries exposed to the pulp would be of great interest. A new dentin-pulp complex could be regenerated through the use of such a material to increase the success rate of pulp capping and stimulate pulp regeneration at the capping site. This session will help to fill in some of the gaps of the knowledge in this important area. The session is available in both Japanese and English.
Nanomaterial and Adhesive Material for Endodontics
Topic: Endodontic Material
Nanotechnology and adhesive technology are promising sciences that will advance medicine and dentistry. The application of these state-of-the-art technologies to the clinical setting is the key to excellent patient care with new innovations and cost-effective products and procedures. However, this process is very slow. This session will focus on currently available, commercial nanomaterial and adhesive material for endodontics, and explain its clinical relevance to everyday endodontic care for both general dentists and specialists. The session is available in both Japanese and English.
Endodontic and Dental Education in the United States and Japan
Topic: Endodontic & Dental Education
This session features an analytic view of endodontic and dental education in American and Japanese institutions, including an analysis of the practice of each country. The presentation will illustrate both similarities and differences between the two practicing countries from a practitioner who has held practices in both countries. He will be drawing on personal experience and proven research, as well as his views. The session is available in both Japanese and English.
Dr. Komabayashi has no proprietary, financial and/or personal interest pertaining to his presentation to disclose.