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Takashi Komabayashi

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

Clinical Professor

Location

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).

Credentials

Education

M.S.C.S.
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas Southwestern
2011
M.Dent.Sc.
Graduate Endodontic Program, University of Connecticut
2008
D.D.S.
School of Dentistry, University of California San Francisco
2005
Ph.D.
Graduate School of Dental Research, Tokyo Medical & Dental University
2002
D.D.S.
Faculty of Dentistry, Hiroshima University
1998

Board Certifications and Licenses

Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics (1470)

Post-Doctoral Training

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

Research

Current research

Project Title: Endodontic/Dental Biomaterials

Role: Principal Investigator/Faculty Mentor

Selected publications

Book:

T Komabayashi (editor): Clinical Cases in Endodontics.  Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, Inc., 2018.

https://dune.une.edu/cdm_facpubs/9/

Selected Publications:

Comprehensive review of current endodontic sealers.  

Komabayashi T, Colmenar D, Cvach N, Bhat A, Primus C, Imai Y: Dental Materials Journal, 2020; 39(5): 703–720

https://dune.une.edu/cdm_facpubs/14/

 

Current status of direct pulp-capping materials for permanent teeth

Komabayashi T, Zhu Q, Eberhart RC, Imai Y: Dental Materials Journal, 2016; 35(1):1-12

https://dune.une.edu/cdm_facpubs/2/

 

Lasers used for direct pulp-capping  

Komabayashi T, Ebihara A, Aoki A:  Journal of Oral Science, 2015; 57:277-286

https://dune.une.edu/cdm_facpubs/3/

 

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.

Komabayashi T, Spångberg LSW: Journal of Endodontics, 2008; 34(1): 94-98

 

Properties of a new injectable type of root canal filling resin with adhesiveness to dentin.

Imai Y, T Komabayashi T: Journal of Endodontics, 2003; 29(1): 20-23

 

A comparative study of oral health attitudes and behavior using the Hiroshima University-Dental Behavioural Inventory (HU-DBI) between dental students in Britain and China.

Komabayashi T, Kwan S.Y.L., Hu D-Y, Kajiwara K, Sasahara H, Kawamura M: Journal of Oral Science, 2005; 47(1): 1-7

Invited plenary presentation

ADA/FDI World Dental Congress 2019 (San Francisco, CA) - September 5-6, 2019

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
Endodontic sealer
Nanotechnology
Pulp capping
Sealing ability

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