Plenary 5: Mitsuhiro Tsukiboshi, Helen Rodd

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Mitsuhiro Tsukiboshi “Transplant Before Implant” and Helen Rodd “The 'Trauma' of Trauma: Psychosocial Impacts of Dental Injury in Childhood”

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Transplant Before Implant

Dr. Tsukiboshi is a 1976 graduate of Osaka University School of Dentistry. He earned a PhD in dental materials from Kyoto University in 1980 and has been engaged in private practice since 1981. Dr. Tsukiboshi’s interest in dental traumatology and autotransplantation has led to extensive clinical involvement, course presentations and publications.

Dr. Tsukiboshi has lectured extensively around the world on dental trauma and autotransplantation. He has authored many articles and two textbooks, one on dental trauma in 1998 and one on autotransplantation in 2000. The texts have been published in multiple languages, including English. Dr. Tsukiboshi is a visiting lecturer at Osaka University and Loma Linda University, and is a Past President of the International Association of Dental Traumatology (2009-2010).

The ‘Trauma’ of Trauma: Psychosocial Impacts of Dental Injury in Childhood

Dr. Tsukiboshi was certified in 2012 as an adjunctive assistant professor at Western University in the United States and as a clinical professor at the dental school of Tohoku University in 2015.

Professor Rodd qualified with Honours from Bristol University, United Kingdom, in 1988. She completed higher training in Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Sheffield and was awarded Clinical Research Fellowships from both the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Medical Research Council. In 2006, she was appointed professor/honorary consultant in Paediatric Dentistry at the Sheffield Dental School. Professor Rodd has two major research interests, ranging from the laboratory to the patient experience.

Her earliest work was in the field of neuroscience, where she used the human tooth pulp as a model to gain greater understanding into mechanisms of inflammatory pain. More recently she became involved in child-centred oral health research with particular emphasis on the impact of dental or facial differences on children´s psychosocial status. Her research aims to improve the oral health and treatment experiences of children and young people through a combination of clinical and social scientific research strategies.

Professor Rodd has an active role in the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry and was recently the Scientific Program Chair for the 2015 Congress of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry in Glasgow, Scotland.