Takashi Hanioka currently works as the Director of the Division of Public Health & Human Sciences, and Professor in the Department of Preventive and Public Health Dentistry, Fukuoka Dental College, Fukuoka, Japan. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Faculty of Dentistry, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, in 1981, with a thesis entitled ?Evaluation of hemoglobin concentration and oxygen saturation of hemoglobin in inflamed gingiva by tissue reflectance spectrophotometry.? During 30 years of his research career, he published 98 books and reviews and 141 original articles. Major areas of his expertise include oral physics, behavioral science, preventive dentistry, and oral epidemiology. His recent publications include, for example, the following: Ojima M., Hanioka T., Tanaka H., ?Necessity and readiness for smoking cessation intervention in dental clinics in Japan,? the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2012, 22: 57-63; Hanioka T., Ojima M., Tanaka K., Yamamoto M., ?Does secondhand smoke affect the development of dental caries in children? a systematic review.? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2011, 8: 1503-1519; Hanioka T., Ojima M., Tanaka K., Matsuo K., Sato F., Tanaka H., ?Causal assessment of smoking and tooth loss: a systematic review of observational studies.? BMC Public Health 2011, 11: 221.
Biography Updated on 2 January 2013