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弘岡秀明

Dr. Hideaki Hirooka, DDS, MS

Specialist in Periodontology
Professor, Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry


The Sweden Dental Center was established 1996 specializing in the treatment of periodontics and implants. The Center serves the Japanese and foreign communities. The bilingual staff is familiar with the latest standards of care in Europe and North America, and provides the highest level of treatment. The office was named the Sweden Dental Center because Dr. Hirooka received his advanced training in periodontology from Gothenburg University in Sweden, having studied there from 1988 to 1993.


As the first stage of the digestive system, the oral cavity plays an essential role in the smooth functioning of the subsequent digestive processes in the stomach and intestines.

Accurate knowledge of the care and treatment of the oral tissues is necessary for protecting the dental health of ourselves and our loved ones.

After graduating from dental school, I spent ten years practicing dentistry in Japan and then another five years studying periodontology (the study of gum disease and implantology) in Sweden.

As a postgraduate student I received considerable clinical training in the Department of Periodontology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, which is world-renown in this field. I came to learn state-of-the-art dentistry, was able to instruct students from around the world, and engaged in basic research. I was also able to investigate the effects of government programs had on the prevention of tooth decay and other dental diseases.



I learned much about how Sweden had been successful in preventing dental disease in the population. I have used this knowledge to keep Japanese doctors updated about treatment methods and scientific approaches by giving frequent lectures.

Training in the field of periodontology emphasizes that dental caries and periodontal disease, which are the two main diseases of the oral cavity, are caused by bacterial infection. Like other diseases, although treatment is of course important, prevention is far better as it allows the individual to avoid the problem.

The advantage of prevention is that the individual avoids getting sick in the first place. Even after the disease is cured, it is still important to practice continuous preventative maintenance to keep a healthy oral environment. This also is a form of prevention.

In order to achieve this goal, it is important to increase the individuals awareness of the importance of dental health and hygiene.

Through a successful public education program, Sweden has been able to dramatically reduce the incidence of dental disease. There is no reason why Sweden's achievements cannot be realized in Japan.


Profile


1978

Graduated from Kyushu Dental College
1980 Director of the Hirooka Dental Clinic
1988-1991 Research Fellow at the Gothenburg University Department of Periodontology
1990 Study Abroad at the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, University of Zurich
1991 Clinical Staff at Gothenburg University
Graduated from Gothenburg University with a Certificate in Clinical Periodontology
1993 Received the degree “Odont. Licentiate” and returned to Japan.Tom
1995 Started the Hideaki Hirooka Periodontology Course
1996 Opened the Sweden Dental Center
1999 Lecturer, Department of Conservative Dentistry, Niigata University
2007 Executive Director, Japanese Academy of Clinical Periodontology
2009 Lecturer, Tokyo University of Agriculture
2007 Executive Director Japanese Academy of Clinical Periodontology
2009 Lecturer, Tokyo University of Agriculture
2010 Lecturer, Graduate School of Tokyo Medical and Dental University
2012  Professor, Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry,
Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Division of Fixed Prosthodontics

affiliated academic society

European Federation of Periodontology
Scandinavian Society of Periodontology
Swedish Society of Periodontology
European Association for Osseointegration
Fellow of the Japanese Society of Periodontology
Board Certified Senior Member of the Japanese Society of Periodontology
Fellow of the Japanese Academy of Clinical Periodontology
Board Certified Senior Member of the Japanese Academy of Clinical Periodontology



dissertation

Hirooka, H. (1993) Metronidazole in the treatment of periodontal disease. Thesis. Gothenburg University. Mentor: Prof. J. Lindhe, Prof. J. Wennstrom Opponents: L. Heijl, B. Klinge, M. Wikstrom



staff



Back row from left Front Row from Left
Yasuhiko Shime,
Dental Technician,

(English Speaking)
1986 Graduated from the Nippon Dental University
Dental Technician’s Course
1996- to present Sweden Dental Center
Hatsuhiko Kaji, Orthodontist
(English Speaking)
1983 Graduated from Kyushu Dental College
1986 Received a Master of Science Degree from West Virginia University
1988
-1993
Director of the Hirooka Dental Clinic
1992 Opened the Kaji Orthodontic Clinic
1992
-2005
Part-Time Instructor at Tokyo Dental College
1996 Locum Doctor at the Sweden Dental Center
1997 Opened the Kaji Orthodontic Clinic
Akira Muramtsu, Dental Hygienist
1992 Graduated from Miyagi Advanced Dental Hygienist College and worked at the same clinic
2008 Locum hygienist at the Sweden Dental Center
Board Certified Hygienist of the Japanese Society of Periodontology
Board Certified Hygienist of the Japanese Academy of Clinical Periodontology
Hideaki Hirooka, Director
(English Speaking)
Kumiko Kawabata,
Dental Hygienist

2006 Graduated from Kanto Dental Hygienist School
2008 Sweden Dental Center
Hirohisa Sato, Dentist
2003 Graduated from Showa University
2006 Sweden Dental Center
Certificate of Accreditation in Periodontology by the Japan Periodontology Society
Nori Kato, Dental Hygienist
(English Speaking)
1982 Graduated from Omiya Dental Hygienist School, and worked in a dental clinic
1997 Sweden Dental Center
Board Certified Hygienist of the Japanese Society of Periodontology
Board Certified Hygienist of the Japanese Academy of Clinical Periodontology
Takashi Sugawara, Dentist
(English Speaking)
2003 Graduated from Showa University
2007 Received a PhD in Dentistry from Showa University and became Assistant Professor at Showa University
2008 Lecturer at Showa University
2011 Sweden Dental Center
Nami Kinoshita, Dental Hygienist
2001 Graduated from Kitahara Gakuin Dental Hygienist School
2001
-2004
Worked in a dental clinic
2001
-2008
Sweden Dental center
2010 Worked in a dental clinic
2009- Locum hygienist at the Sweden Dental Center
Board Certified Hygienist of the Japanese Society of Periodontology
Kyoko Wada, Receptionist
(Speaks Italian and French)
2007- 2007-present Sweden Dental Center

Access

Sweden Dental Center
Hirooka Denatal Clinic


director :Hideaki Hirooka

Postal code 〒100-0011
Address Hibiya-Kokusai Building 3F
2-2-3, Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Phone 03-3503-4188
FAX 03-3503-4189
Email info2@swedentc.com
Operation
hours
Monday ~ Friday
9:30〜13:00 / 14:00〜18:00

・Kasumigaseki Station, Exit C4, on the Hibiya Line, Chiyoda Line and Marunouchi Line, 3mins walk
・Shinbashi Station on the Ginza Line, Exit Hibiya-Guchi 5 mins walk
・metropolitan Subway Mita line Uchisaiwai-Cho Station, Exit A6, on the Mita Line, 1 min walk
・metropolitan Subway Asakusa line Shinbashi Station on the Asakusa Line, Exit Hibiya-Guchi,
 5 mins walk
・JR Shinbashi Station, Exit Hibiya-Guchi, 5 mins walk



Scine of the clinic



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03-3503-4188 info@swedentc.com
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