Professor & Chairperson, Section of Preventive and Public Health Dentistry
Kyushu University, Japan
Dr. Yoshihisa Yamashita is a Chairman at Section of Preventive and Public Health Dentistry ,Division of Oral Health Growth and Development, Kyushu University Faculty of Dental Science. He received his DDS 1982 and PhD 1986 in Dentistry from Kyushu Dental College. The thema of his thesis is alkaline phosphatase in mammal. He worked in the project of cariogenic bacteria with Prof Tadamichi Takehara in Department of Preventive Dentistry Kyushu Dental College from 1987 to 1993. During this period he had postdoc experience in the Howard Kuramitsu laboratory at Texas University Health Science Center at San Antonio for two years and learned genetic recombination technique. In 1993 he took a position of Associate Professor in Kyushu University and in 2000 he became a Chairman of Department of Oral Health Science in Nihon University. Finally in 2003 he moved to Kyushu University and took the present position. Now he is interested in relationship between oral health status and general health and is progressing research projects involving both bench work of molecular biology and epidemiology.
Effect of oral floral condition on oral and general health. Effect of periodontitis on general health condition Establishment of criteria for evaluating health status.