Nihon University Dentistry at Matsudo
Matsudo, Chiba, JAPAN

Professor Yasuhiko Kawai is currently chief at the department of prosthodontics at Nihon University School of Dentistry at Matsudo since 2010. His major research interest is clinical epidemiology in the dental field, including randomized control trial (RCT). Yasuhiko holds a Master of Medical Science of clinical epidemiology (MMedSci) at The University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, and conferred Ph.D. at Nihon University, adjunct professor at McGill University.
He stayed at McGill University, Montreal for a 2-year sabbatical leave from 1999 to 2001 as a Visiting Professor, and run an RCT comparing simplified and conventional complete dentures focusing on patient-reported outcomes. He also completed micro-costing research and recently completed the 10-year follow up. He is currently working with multicenter RCT on denture adhesives, and he continues the interest in decision-making and predicting the prognosis from the evidence through the RCT.