Professor Eisaku Kanazawa
Department of Anatomy
Nihon University School of Dentistry at Matsudo
Sakaecho Nishi 2-870-1, Matsudo, Chiba, Japan
Office Phone and Fax: 81-47-360-9317
Education and Training
Bachelor of Agricultural Science, University of Tokyo, 1971; Master of Agricultural Science, Veterinary Medicine, University of Tokyo,1973; Doctor of Medicine (PhD), Keio University 1980
Previous Professional Appointments
Assistant of Anatomy, Kitasato University School of Medicine, 1973; Lecturer of Anatomy, NUSDM, 1978; Professor of Anatomy, NUSDM, 1992
Professional Activities and Teaching
Research Fellow, Leiden University, The Netherlands, 1981-83; Visiting Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA, 1985-86; Dental Anthropology Survey in South Pacific Countries, 1994; Dental Anthropology Survey in Yunnan Province, China, 1998; Member of the Committee of Anthropology and Ethnology in Science Council of Japan, 1998-2002.
Membership of the Scientific Societies
Anthropological Society of Nippon, Japanese Society of Anatomists, Japanese Society of Dental Sciences, Japanese Sciety of Primatology, Japanese Society of Orthodontics, Dental Anthropological Society (USA), Secretary General of International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences 2002, Tokyo, President of Anthropological Society of Nippon from 2009.
Main Research Interest and Discourses
Dental anthropology, especially metrical study of Pacific and Asian dentition; Metrical study of cranial characters; Three dimensional measurements of the teeth and skulls.
- Three-dimensional changes of the dental arch form and the inclination of the first molars: Comparison between crowding-improvement and crowding-aggravation groups. Orthodontic Waves vol. 65, no. 1, pp 21-30, 2006.
- Size relationship among permanent mandibular molars in aboriginal Australians and Papua New Guinea Highlanders. Am. J. Human Biology, vol.17, 622-633,2005
- Secular Trend of the Size of the Human Maxillary Sinus with the use of CT Images, Abstract of XVth International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Florence, Italy, 2003
- Morphological study of the dentino-enamel junction of the upper first deciduous molar, Anthropological Science 110(4), 349-363, 2002
- Tooth size of people in Wabag, Papua New Guinea Highlanders and its comparison with Pacific Peoples. Anthropological Science, 108:169-181, 2000
- Comparative study of vertical sections of the Jomon and modern Japanese mandibles. Anthropological Science, 106: supplement, 107-118, 1998.
- Anomalous tubercles on the occlusal table of upper first molars in nine populations including Pacific populations, in Craniofacial Variation in Pacific Populations, University of Adelaide, 1992.
- A quantitative investigation on irregular cusps in upper permanent molars. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 83:173-180, 1990.