Takashi Komabayashi

Takashi Komabayashi, D.D.S., M.Dent.Sc., Ph.D.

Clinical Professor


Portland Campus
On campus
Eligible for Student Opportunities

Dr. Takashi Komabayashi is a Clinical Professor at the University of New England College of Dental Medicine and a Dental Officer of the United States Army Reserve. He received a D.D.S. degree from the University of Hiroshima in 1998, a Ph.D. in dental material from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University in 2002, a D.D.S. from the University of California San Francisco in 2005, and a Certificate and M.Dent.Sc. in Endodontics from the University of Connecticut in 2008. Dr. Komabayashi served as a student member of the American Association of Endodontists Research and Scientific Affairs Committee. He was a recipient of the Endodontic Educator Fellowship Award and the Henry M. Thornton/Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association Fellowship Award. He is a John and Joyce Ingle Fellow in Endodontics. His previous positions include Associate Professor and Director, Postgraduate Endodontic Program, West Virginia University School of Dentistry (2012-2015), and Assistant Professor, Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry (2008-2012).



Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas Southwestern
Graduate Endodontic Program, University of Connecticut
School of Dentistry, University of California San Francisco
Graduate School of Dental Research, Tokyo Medical & Dental University
Faculty of Dentistry, Hiroshima University

Board Certifications and Licenses

Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics (1470)

Post-Doctoral Training

Residency, Graduate Endodontic Program
University of Connecticut (Farmington, Connecticut)


Current research

University of New England College of Dental Medicine
Role: Faculty Mentor/Investigator
Project Title: Endodontic/Dental Biomaterials
"Clinical Application of S-PRG filler containing new endodontic material: in vitro study using human extracted teeth"

University of New England College of Dental Medicine
Role: Faculty Mentor/Investigator
Project Title: Dental Education
"Correlation between clinical competency exams and didactic exams in Simulation Endodontic Clinic course for 2nd year dental students"

Selected publications

Comparative analysis of the particle size and shape of commercially available mineral trioxide aggregates and Portland cement: a study with a flow particle image analyzer.
T Komabayashi, LSW Spångberg. Journal of Endodontics 34 (1), 94-98

Cross-cultural differences of self-reported oral health behaviour in Japanese and Finnish dental students.
M Kawamura, E Honkala, E Widström, T Komabayashi. International dental journal 50 (1), 46-50

Properties of a new injectable type of root canal filling resin with adhesiveness to dentin.
Y Imai, T Komabayashi. Journal of Endodontics 29 (1), 20-23

A cross-cultural comparison of dental health attitudes and behaviour among freshman dental students in Japan, Hong Kong and West China.
M Kawamura, HK Yip, Y Hu, T Komabayashi. International dental journal 51 (3), 159-163

Comparison of United States and Korean dental hygiene students using the Hiroshima University-Dental Behavioural Inventory (HU-DBI).
M Kawamura, A Spadafora, KJ Kim, T Komabayashi. International dental journal 52 (3), 156-162

Invited plenary presentation

Mid-Coast Dental Society Spring Meeting (Thomaston, ME) - May 30, 2017

Reunión Dental de Provincia - Ver. 2016 (Mexico) - April 29, 2017

17th International Congress of Iranian Association of Endodontics (Iran/via Satellite) - July 27, 2016

Reunión Dental de Provincia - Ags. 2016 (Mexico) - May 19, 2016

Okayama University School of Dentistry (Japan) - November 25, 2015

Osaka University School of Dentistry (Japan) - November 24, 2015

Research topics

Education Technology

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