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Ichiro Takahashi Last modified date:2019.06.18

Professor / Division of Oral Health, Growth and Development
Department of Dental Science
Faculty of Dental Science


Graduate School
Undergraduate School


E-Mail
Academic Degree
DDS, PhD.
Field of Specialization
Section of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Outline Activities
Managing the research, education and clinical activities of academic and clinical orthodontic field in the Section of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Kyushu University Faculty of Dental Science.

The basic and clinical research projects are as follows:
1. Molecular biology in maxillofacial, oral and dental development
2. Molecular mechanobiology in cartilage and bone cells
3. Molecular mechanisms of alteration in tissue structure and physiological function during orthodontic tooth movement
4. Integrated analyses of interaction between function and morphology in maxillofacial and oral organs
5. Advanced orthodontics for craniofacial anomalies and jaw deformities
6. Three-dimensional and/or genetic analyses for maxillofacial morphology, growth and development
7. Development of orthodontic appliances and their performance assessment

Dental education course in orthodontics are as follows:
Undergraduate dental education
1. Lecture courses:
(1) Craniofacial growth and development
(2) Orthodontic diagnosis and treatment
(3) Ethics in dentistry
2. Practical courses
(1) Basic practice for orthodontic diagnosis
(2) Basic practice for orthodontic treatment
(3) Clinical practice for orthodontic diagnosis and treatment
Postgraduate dental education
1. Resident course for advanced clinical orthodontics
2. Specialty education for orthodontic specialist
3. PhD course in orthodontics

Clinical activities in orthodontic clinics are as follows:
1. Managing the orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning
2. Managing the treatment outcome in the orthodontic clinic
3. Clinical trials for advanced orthodontic treatment for jaw deformities and use of implants for orthodontic anchorage
4. Free consultation for orthodontic needs of citizens
Research
Research Interests
  • Development of orthodontic appliances and their performance assessment
    keyword : Friction, Bracket, Orthodontic wire, Multi bracket system
    2009.04Development of orthodontic appliances and their performance assessment.
  • Dynamic/static, esthetic and social, two- and three-dimensional and/or genetic analyses for maxillofacial morphology, growth and development
    keyword : Genetic analysis, Three-dimensional analysis, Facial esthetics, Treatment goal
    2009.04Three-dimensional and/or genetic analyses for maxillofacial morphology, growth and development.
  • Advanced orthodontics for craniofacial anomalies and jaw deformities
    keyword : Distraction osteogenesis, Implant orthodontics, Orthognathic surgery, Bone regeneration, Tissue engineering
    2009.04Advanced orthodontics for craniofacial anomalies and jaw deformities.
  • Integrated dynamic and static analyses of interaction between function and morphology in maxillofacial and oral organs
    keyword : Jaw movement, Masticatory function, EMG, MKG, Occlusal force, Lip pressure, Tongue pressure
    2009.04Integrated analyses of interaction between function and morphology in maxillofacial and oral organs.
  • Molecular mechanisms of alteration in tissue structure and physiological function during orthodontic tooth movement
    keyword : Periodontal ligament, Fibroblast, Osteoblast, Bone formation, Bone resorption, Osteoclast, Distraction osteogenesis, Root resorption, MMPs, TIMPs, Collagens, Cytokines, Growth factors
    2009.04Molecular mechanisms of alteration in tissue structure and physiological function during orthodontic tooth movement .
  • Molecular mechanobiology in cartilage and bone cells
    keyword : Chondrogenesis, Osteogenesis, Chondrocyte, Osteoblast, Mechanical stress, Cell-ECM interaction, Cell-cell interaction, tension, compression, intracellular signaling, MAPK, cytoskeleton
    2009.04Molecular mechanobiology in cartilage and bone cells.
  • Molecular biology in maxillofacial, oral and dental development
    keyword : artilage, Bone, Teeth, Transcriptional control, epitherial -mesenchymal interaction, Growth factor signaling, Mandibular morphogenesis, MicroRNA
    2009.04Molecular biology in maxillofacial, oral and dental development.
Academic Activities
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japanese Association for Oral Biology
  • Japanese Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  • The Tohoku Orthodontic Society
  • International Association for Dental Research
  • Japan Orthodontic Society
  • Japanese Cleft Palate Association
  • The Japanese Society for Jaw Deformities
  • The Kyushu Orthodontic Society
Educational
Educational Activities
In charge of lectures for mechanisms of human maxillofacial and dentoalveolar growth and development. Managing lectures and practical training for orthodontic diagnosis and treatment in undergraduate dental education before clinical practical training at 6th grade. Provide a clinical practical training for orthodontic diagnosis and treatment in undergraduate dental education course for 6th grade. Managing immediate postgraduate resident course of orthodontics for general dentist and orthodontic specialty course for postgraduate students for a certified orthodontist of Japanese Orthodontic Society. Opening a wide range of postgraduate PhD course for basic and clinical orthodontics regarding molecular mechanisms of maxillofacial and dentoalveolar growth and development, molecular mechanisms of response of cells to mechanical stimulation, and morphological and functional assessment of maxillofacial and dentoalveolar complex.