Prosthodontics and Implantology

 Prosthodontics and Implantology was established in 1953 when Osaka University Dental Hospital was established as the first dental hospital attached to the national university in Western Japan. In order to elevate the medical expertise and to shift the paradigm from the disease-centered care to the patient-centered care, the clinic is operated by the ten clinical teams including two implant teams and TMD & Orofacial Pain team.

Vice HeadShoichi ISHIGAKI
Chief of Outpatient ClinicAtsushi MINE
Chief of Inpatient WardAtsushi MINE

■Treatment types

 Prosthodontists in our department are highly trained in state-of-theart tchniques and procedures for treating patients and restoring optimum function and esthetics. These include:

  • Crowns & bridges
  • Veneers
  • Complete and removable partial dentures
  • Dental implant-retained restorations
  • TMD & Orofacial pain problems
  • Therapies for occlusal problems
  • Allergy to the dental alloy
  • Traumatic injuries to the oral structures and/or teeth
  • Sleep disorders such as grinding
  • Oral reconstruction
  • Providing the second opinion


 Prosthodontics and Implantology totally support the predoctoral and postdoctoral education. The goal of our academic program is to provide an evidence-based dentistry through the clinical trials that is based on the clinical epidemiology.
Our department also serves as the accredited educational facilities of the Japan Prosthodontic Society, the Japanese Society for Temporomandibular Joint, the Japanese Society of Orofacial Pain, and the Japanese Society of Oral Implantology.

Recovery of oral function after implant therapy.
First visit (left) and after therapy (right).