Oral Health and Medicine

Dr. Shigeru Watanabe (Hon. Editor-in-Chief)


Shigeru Watanabe is a professor of Department of Human Development & Fostering, Division of Pediatric Dentistry School of Dentistry, Meikai University. After graduating from Asahi University School of Dentistry, he served as a pediatric dental associate professor at the University Of Health Sciences University Of Hokkaido, and then he served as a visiting professor at the University of Manitoba in Canada (Oral Biology, Professor C. Dawes) for two years and then entered his current position in 1995. His research theme is research on pediatric health, research on dental treatment of impaired and afflicted children, and research on saliva and dental caries.

He activities at each academic society: Auditor of the Japanese Society of Child Health, Director of the Japanese Society of Child Science, Director of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Dentistry (Vice President 06 - 8), Director of the Japanese Society of Oral Therapeutics and Pharmacology, Director of Japanese Society of Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Director of Japanese Society for Disability and Oral Health, Chairman of Japanese Dental Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.

He served as a national examination committee member of the Japanese Dental Physician National Exam and a judge member of the Science Research Fund of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, spring, Science and Technology for a long time.

He wrote more than 150 papers, reviews, and reports on special lectures and symposia at many academic conferences. He also writes many pediatric dental-related textbooks and also writes a book of Japanese translation of Saliva and Oral Health (M. Edgar, C. Dawes and D. O' Mullane(ed.)), Dental Caries (O. Fejerskov and E. Kidd (ed.)).

Shigeru Watanabe was awarded the Prize of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Dentistry.