Centers & Services

Aggressive Periodontitis Center

What is aggressive periodontitis center?

Aggressive periodontitis was also called juvenile periodontitis in the past. Unlike general periodontal disease (chronic periodontitis) which is common in middle age and later, it may develop from early childhood and childhood as early as it is characterized by early and rapid progression.
Also, since it often occurs in familial, genetic factors are also suspected to be involved. Therefore, at this center, we focus on Department of Periodontics & Endodontics to which the JSP Board-certified Periodontist (specialist) belongs, mainly in Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Pediatrics, and Department of General Medicine, as the main 4 departments for diagnosis and treatment. In addition, we work together with collaborative departments, and provide a wide range of medical dental collaboration including care of the mind.
【Established May 1, 2017 (Heisei 29)】

The status of patients with aggressive periodontitis in the Department of Periodontics & Endodontics so far was as follows. Although the number of patients is small, there are potentially more young patients.

  • Number of new patients: Less than 10 patients / year (1.87% of first visit: 536 first visits last year)
  • Number of patients treated: approximately 40 people / year
  • In recent years, the number of new cases of periodontal disease has decreased by about 10%, and the number of new cases of second opinion-like response from other hospitals is increasing.
  • In the referrals, the patients are recommended to use dental implants and other prosthodontic treatments after teeth extraction by their family/primary dentists. Thus, the patients ask us second opinion-like consultations because they are too young to accept these treatments. Furthermore, these dentists occasionally refer us the patients because the lesion is extensively severe.
  • In addition, it often occurs in childhood, but there were few referrals uo to now. This suggest that the patients with localized-type aggressive periodontitis may be treated using dental implants or other prosthodontics, or that they are possibly not undergone specialized periodontal treatment.

Management System

Director: Professor Shogo Takashiba (Department of Endodontics & Endodontics)
Vice-director: Professor Michiyo Nakano (Department of Pediatric Dentistry)
Vice-director: Senior Assistant Professor Tadashi Yamamoto (Department of Endodontics & Endodontics)

Constituent Departments

Main Clinical Department (Center)

  • Department of Periodontics & Endodontics

Main Clinical Department

  • Department of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Department of General Medicine

Collaborative Departments:

  • Department of Oral Diagnosis & Dentomaxillofacial Radiology
  • Neuropsychiatry Department
  • Department of Child Neurology
  • Department of Orthodontics
  • Crown Bridge Prosthetics & Oral Implantology Department
  • Occlusal & Oral Functional Rehabilitation Department
  • Department of Preventive Dentistry
  • Department of Nursing
  • Division of Dental Hygienist
  • Biobank

Medical Staff

Physicians, Dentists, Nurses, Dental hygienists, Dental technicians

Management Policy

We perform comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of patients with aggressive periodontitis, maintenance and management after treatment, by comprehensive medical-dental collaboration centered in the specialists for periodontal treatment (i.e., JSP Board-Certified Periodontists).
We aim to contribute to improvement of comprehensive education and research on aggressive periodontitis and enhancement and development of regional medical care. Ultimately, through the Japanese Society of Periodontology, we will endeavor to enhance the treatment of aggressive periodontitis throughout Japan.
Administration of this Center is conducted by the director based on consultation of the department chiefs of the Main Clinical Departments under the cooperation of the Collaborative Departments.

Team Medical Services

We conduct diagnosis by periodontal and physical examinations, periodontal treatment and maintenance after treatment, in collaboration with the Main Clinical Departments.
Collaborative Departments provide comprehensive support including diagnostic imaging, dental rehabilitation, mental support, and preservation of test samples for research.