Takashi Komabayashi

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

Clinical Professor


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)
Maine Dental License #DEN4438

Post-Doctoral Training

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


Current research

Project Title: Endodontic/Dental Biomaterials

Role: Principal Investigator/Faculty Mentor

Selected publications


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

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


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


Lasers used for direct pulp-capping  

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


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
Pulp capping
Sealing ability

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