Prof. Kenji Takada
National University of Singapore,
Republic of Singapore
Dr. Kenji Takada is Japanese-born and grew up in a city 10 miles west of Osaka. He received his D.D.S. and Ph. D. degrees (Dental Science) from Osaka University in 1973 and 1981, respectively. After serving as a junior investigator and later a clinician at Osaka University Dental Hospital, he joined the Osaka University faculty in 1980 and was dispatched to the University of British Columbia from 1981 to 1983 as a Visiting Assistant Professor at national expense. Since 1996, he has served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in the Graduate School of Dentistry at Osaka University, a top school in the Japanese hierarchy of universities. From 2005 to 2007, he served as Dean of the School of Dentistry and of the Graduate School of Dentistry at Osaka University, serving as a Board Member of the Management Council at Osaka University until March 2007. He served as a Board Member of the University’s International Relations Office from 2007 to 2010. He has also served as board member on two cardinal councils of the national government, the Medical Ethics Council from 2001 to 2013 and the Council for University Chartering and School Juridical Person from 2007 to 2010, both of which exercise strong administrative powers in dental education and the practice of dental medicine in Japan. In the beginning of July 2012, he honorably left Osaka University and moved to the Faculty of Dentistry at National University of Singapore from which he had been offered a position of a Visiting Professor. At the same time, he was granted a title of Professor Emeritus from Osaka University to his distinguished achievements. From the 1st of July, 2013, he has been promoted to a full Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at NUS.
Motion controls in chewing and during facial expression 3D facial morphology with a particular relevance to dentofacial esthetics Decision-making modeling in clinical dentistry Kinetics of dexterity in dental practice