Takahiro Ogawa, DDS, PhD


Dr. Takahiro Ogawa is widely recognized as an expert in designing and creating novel titanium and zirconia surfaces, implant biologic research, and photoenergy-mediated activation of implant materials, known as UV-photo-activation. Dr. Ogawa is a Professor in the Division of Advanced Prosthodontics and Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology at UCLA School of Dentistry and a leader of Team Surface. He has published more than 180 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals with a total impact factor of over 450. Dr Ogawa is a recipient of IADR/AADR William J. Gies Award, American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) Clinician/Researcher Award, International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) Ralph V. McKinney, Jr Award, and Academy of Osseointegration (AO) William R. Laney Award, and IADR Distinguished Scientist Award. He is a former president of IADR Prosthodontic Group.


Overcoming 30 years of stagnation of implant surfaces

Unfortunately, implant surfaces, regardless of dental or orthopedic surgical implants, have not improved significantly in the past 30 years.  Our research team called Team Surface focuses on science and technology of implant surfaces. Witness a part of our works here and do not miss the Ogawa Lab Surface Science and Technology page and our own website.