Yoshihisa Yamashita is the Chairman of the Section of Preventive and Public Health Dentistry, Division of Oral Health Growth and Development, Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University, Japan. He received his D.D.S. (1982) and Ph.D. (1986) degrees 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 the Department of Preventive Dentistry, Kyushu Dental College from 1987 to 1993. During this period, he had postdoc experience in the Howard Kuramitsu Laboratory at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX, USA, for two years and learned genetic recombination technique. In 1993, he took a position of an Associate Professor in Kyushu University and in 2000 he became Chairman of the Department of Oral Health Science in Nihon University, Japan. 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 he is progressing research projects involving both bench work of molecular biology and epidemiology. His research interests include effect of oral floral condition on oral and general health; effect of periodontitis on general health condition; establishment of criteria for evaluating health status.
Biography Updated on 2 September 2012