Welcome to The Japanese Society of Conservative Dentistry Home Page.

The Central Office is located at:
The Japanese Society of Conservative Dentistry,
c/o Oral Health Association of Japan (Koku Hoken Kyokai),
Komagome TS Bldg., 1-43-9 Komagome, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0003, Japan
TEL: +81-3-3947-8891, FAX: +81-3-3947-8341

About The Japanese Society of Conservative Dentistry


The Japanese Society of Conservative Dentistry, founded in 1955, is made up of specialists from all dental schools in Japan. Our members also include private and hospital dental practitioners. We remain the only dental society that covers the whole area of conservative dentistry, i.e., operative dentistry, endodontics and periodontology, in Japan.


The society had 4,496 members including 76 honorary members as of 31 January 2021

General assembly

General Membership Meeting is held once a year in conjunction with the spring scientific meeting. Extraordinary Membership Meeting may be held in conjunction with the autumn scientific meeting.

Executive members (Term: 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2023)

Nobuyuki TANI-ISHII ,Kanagawa Dental University
Chiaki Kitamura ,Kyushu Dental University
Mikako Hayashi ,Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry
Immediate-Past president:
Junji Tagami ,Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences,Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Directors: 76
Standing directors: 18
Auditors: 2
Managers: 4

Executive meetings

Directors' meetings are held twice, and Standing directors' meetings and held four times per year, for the discussion of academic activities, budgets, committees' proceedings, etc.

Standing Committees

The Editorial Committee, chaired by Hideki Shiba
The Public Relations and Insurance Committee, chaired by Toru Nikaido
The Dental Educational Committee, chaired by Yoichiro Nara
The Academic Committee, chaired by Takashi Saito
The Long-range Planning Committee, chaired by Hidefumi Maeda
The Terminology Committee, chaired by Masahiro Furusawa
The Negotiation Committee, chaired by Ryuji Sakagami
The International Relation Committee, chaired by Masashi Miyazaki
The Accredited Specialists Committee, chaired by Masaru Igarashi
The Dental Hygienist Examination Committee, chaired by Yuichiro Noiri
The Election Administration Committee, chaired by Soh Sato
The Ethics Committee, chaired by Mikako Hayashi
The COI Committee, chaired by Mikako Hayashi
The Constitution and By-laws Committee, chaired by Chiaki Kitamura
The Awards Committee, chaired by Chiaki Kitamura
The Publicity Committee, chaired by Kazuyo Yamamoto

Scientific meetings

Scientific meetings are held biannually in spring and autumn.


"The Japanese Journal of Conservative Dentistry" is issued in February, April, June, August and October.
English journal "Operative Dentistry, Endodontology and Periodontology (ODEP)", will start publishing from December 2021.
The Journal publishes original research articles, review articles and case reports related to operative dentistry, endodontics and periodontology.

Japanese Journal

English Journal

Research trends

  1. Operative Dentistry
    • Early caries detection
    • Adhesion to tooth structure
    • Esthetic restorative materials
    • Durability of restoration
    • Minimal intervention
  2. Endodontology
    • Pulp biology
    • Endodontic biomaterials
    • Rotary root canal instrumentation
    • Endodontic application of cone beam CT
    • Root canal irrigation
    • Endodontic microbiology
  3. Periodontology
    • Etiology and epidemiology of periodontal diseases
    • Immunology of periodontitis
    • Periodontal tissue engineering
    • Mucogingival and alveolar bone plastics
    • Periodontal micro flora
    • Supportive and sustainable tissue management
  4. Interdisciplinary topics
    • Dental tissue regeneration
    • Clinical application of Lasers

Dental specialist system

The system for accredited specialist has been continued since 1991, to improve the quality in the area of conservative dentistry.

International exchange

The Japanese Society of Conservative Dentistry (JSCD) signed a friendship agreement with the Korean Academy of Conservative Dentistry (KACD) on 1997. According to this agreement, international joint meetings are held every year, alternately in Japan and Korea.

For more information, please mail to gakkai5@kokuhoken.or.jp

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