WHO Collaborating Centre for Translation of Oral Health Science Japanese English
WHOCC Progress Annual Report 2015
Title
WHO Collaborating Centre for Translation of Oral Health Science
Institution Name
Department of Oral health Science, Division of Preventive Dentistry, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences
City and Country
Niigata, Japan
Country ID
JPN-75
Terms of reference
Activity 1
Title;
To assist WHO to initiate epidemiological studies and promote standardisation of data collection for oral diseases (in particular periodontal diseases) to provide quality information to the WHO Global Oral Health database.
Responsible person;
Hideo Miyazaki, Misuzu Sato and Noboru Kaneko
Description;
1.
Update country-based epidemiological information regarding periodontal disease and information on prevalence rates of common risk factors based on reviewing scientific reports. These data are inserted into the WHO database of the new design of the WHO Global Infobase.
2.
Implement "Oral health surveys: basic methods - 5th edition" to conduct epidemiological study.
3.
Translation of "Oral health surveys: basic methods - 5th edition" into Japanese.
Concrete expected outcome;
Surveillance data systems for evaluation of global, regional, and national programmes for oral health promotion and disease prevention.
Links with WHO activities;
Support the implementation of the WHO Global Oral Health Programme
Source of funding;
Niigata University
Dissemination of findings;
Database
Details;
Information and data collecting for update has continued according to the scientific paper review as well as WHO global network.
Publication:
Ogawa H, Miyazaki H: "Oral health surveys: basic methods - 5th edition" Japanese Edition. Oral Health Association of Japan, February 2016.
Others:
1)
The centre sent Miyazaki H to WHO Collaborating Centre for Education, Training and Research in Oral health, Malmö (Sweden), to discuss the data handling and role sharing of CAPP database, June 15-18, 2015.
2)
The centre translated a part of "Oral health surveys: basic methods - 5th edition" into Japanese.
Activity 2
Title;
To support WHO in dissemination of the evidence on interrelationships oral health-general health-quality of life to strengthen oral health components into public health programmes.
Responsible person;
Hideo Miyazaki and Misuzu Sato
Description;
Scientific evidences about the relationships between oral and general health through Niigata elderly cohort study have extensively supported to strengthen WHO oral health promotion based on NCD prevention. NCD prevention strategies are designed with emphasis on common risk factors intervention. Opportunities and barriers for promotion of oral health are identified on the basis of experiences from the successful national campaign "Healthy Japan 21" and the enactment of "the Oral Health Promotion Law" in Japan. Through these experiences, support WHO to develop the strategy for driving oral health programmes.
Concrete expected outcome;
Assistance to public health administrators in formulation of policies and planning of oral health programmes, particularly in WPRO countries, supported by "Healthy Japan 21" and "the Oral Health Promotion Law" in Japan.
Links with WHO activities;
Oral diseases as part of the NCD burdens and mapped for target population groups at global level to describe the oral disease burden
Source of funding;
Niigata University
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Japan
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan
Dissemination of findings;
Various: conferences, research papers
Details;
Lectures:
1)
Yoshihara A: Relationship between oral disease and systemic condition, The Research Seminar, Universitas Gajah Mada, Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi, July 3, 2015.
2)
Miyazaki H: Lifestyle factors and oral health in the elderly: Modern Lifestyle, Diet and Oral Health, FDI 2015 Annual World Dental Congress, Bangkok (Thailand), September 21-25, 2015.
Research Papers:
1)
Iwasaki M, Sato M, Minagawa K, Manz M, Yoshihara A, Miyazaki H: Longitudinal relationship between metabolic syndrome and periodontal disease among Japanese adults aged ?70 years: the Niigata Study. J Periodontol, 86(4): 491-498, 2015.
2)
Damrongrungruang T, Ogawa H, Hori-Matsumoto S, Minagawa K, Hanyu O, Sone H, Miyazaki H: Correlation between SNP genotypes and periodontitis in Japanese type II diabetic patients: a preliminary study. Odontology, 103(2): 233-240, 2015.
3)
Iwasaki M, Kimura Y, Yoshihara A, Ogawa H, Yamaga T, Takiguchi T, Wada T, Sakamoto R, Ishimoto Y, Fukutomi E, Chen W, Imai H, Fujisawa M, Okumiya K, Manz MC, Miyazaki H, Matsubayashi K: Association between dental status and food diversity among older Japanese. Community Dent Health, 32(2): 104-110, 2015.
4)
Hirotomi T, Yoshihara A, Ogawa H, Miyazaki H: Number of teeth and 5-year mortality in an elderly population. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 43(3): 226-231, 2015.
5)
Minagawa K, Iwasaki M, Ogawa H, Yoshihara A, Miyazaki H: Relationship between metabolic syndrome and periodontitis in 80-year-old Japanese subjects. J Periodont Res, 50(2): 173-179, 2015.
6)
Yoshihara A, Sugita N, Iwasaki M, Wang Y, Miyazaki H, Yoshie H, Nakamura K: The interaction between beta-3 adrenergic receptor and PPAR gamma gene polymorphism to periodontal disease in community-dwelling elderly Japanese. J Periodontol, 86(8): 955-963, 2015.
7)
Takiguchi T, Yoshihara A, Takano N, Miyazaki H: Oral Health and Depression in older Japanese people. Gerodontology, in press, 2016.
8)
Iwasaki M, Minagawa K, Sato M, Kaneko N, Imai S, Yoshihara A, Miyazaki H: Serum antibody to Porphyromonas gingivalis in metabolic syndrome among an older Japanese population. Gerodontology, in press, 2016.
9)
Iwasaki M, Yoshihara A, Ito K, Sato M, Minagawa K, Muramatsu K, Watanabe R, Manz MC, Ansai T, Miyazaki H: Hyposalivation and dietary nutrient intake among community-based older Japanese. Geriatr Gerontol Int, in press, 2016.
10)
Iwasaki M, Kimura Y, Yoshihara A, Ogawa H, Yamaga T, Sato M, Wada T, Sakamoto R, Ishimoto Y, Fukutomi E, Chen W, Imai H, Fujisawa M, Okumiya K, Taylor GW, Ansai T, Miyazaki H, Matsubayashi K: Oral health status in relation to cognitive function among older Japanese. Clin Exp Dent Res, in press, 2016.
11)
Iwasaki M, Kimura Y, Yoshihara A , Ogawa H, Yamaga T, Wada T, Sakamoto R, Ishimoto Y, Fukutomi E, Chen W, Imai H, Fujisawa M, Okumiya K, Manz MC, Ansai T, Miyazaki H, Matsubayashi K: Low dietary diversity among older Japanese adults with impaired dentition, J Dent Oral Hyg, 7(4): 71-77, 2015.
12)
Sato M, Iwasaki M, Yoshihara A, Miyazaki H: Association between periodontitis and medical expenditure in elderly people: a 33-month follow-up study. Geriatr Gerontol Int, in press, 2016.
13)
Iwasaki M, Sato M, Yoshihara A, Ansai T, Miyazaki H: Association between tooth loss and medical costs related to stroke in healthy elderly aged over 75 years in Japan. Geriatr Gerontol Int, in press, 2016.
14)
Iwasaki M, Yoshihara A, Kimura Y, Wada T, Sakamoto R, Ishimoto T, Fukutomi E, Chen W, Imai I, Fuzisawa M, Okumiya K, Taylor GW, Ansai T, Miyazaki H: Longitudinal relationship of severe periodontitis with cognitive decline in older Japanese. J Periodont Res, in press, 2016.
15)
Wang Y, Sugita N, Yoshihara A, Iwasaki M, Miyazaki H, Nakamura K, Yoshie H: PPARγ gene polymorphism, C-reactive protein level, BMI and periodontitis in post-menopausal Japanese women. Gerodontology, in press, 2016.
16)
Iwasaki M, Taylor GW, Sato M, Nakamura K, Yoshihara A, Miyazaki H: Cystatin C-based estimated glomerular filtration rate and periodontitis. Gerodontology, in press, 2016.
17)
Yamamoto N, Shimada M, Nakagawa N, Sawada S, Nishimuta M, Kimura Y, Ohashi M, Asai H, Miyazaki H, Lee I-M, Blair SN, Yoshitake Y: Tracking of pedometer-determined physical activity in healthy elderly Japanese people, J Phys Act Health, 12(10): 1421-1429, 2015.
Presentations:
1)
Sato M, Iwasaki M, Yoshihara A, Miyazaki H: The effects of periodontal disease on diabetes-related medical expenditure. IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition, Boston (USA), March 11-14, 2015.
2)
Sasajima M, Yoshihara A, Fujii K, Yamaga T, Miyazaki H: Effects of Oral Exercises on Physical Performance in the Potentially Dependent Elderly. IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition, Boston (USA), March 11-14, 2015.
3)
Sugita N, Yoshihara A, Hanai Y, Iwasaki M, Miyazaki H, Nakamura K, Yoshie H: Variants in uncoupling protein genes associated with severe periodontitis in postmenopausal Japanese women. Europerio8, London (UK), June 3-6, 2015.
4)
Hanai Y, Sugita N, Yoshihara A, Iwasaki M, Miyazaki H, Nakamura K, Yoshie H: Relationships between genetic polymorphisms of inflammatory cytokines, CRP levels and periodontitis. Europerio8, London (UK), June 3-6, 2015.
5)
Kuroki A, Sugita N, Yoshihara A, Kobayashi T, Yoshie H: Association of periodontal parameters and γ-glutamyl transpeptidase in Japanese adults. Europerio8, London (UK), June 3-6, 2015.
6)
Che Y, Sugita N, Yoshihara A, Wang Y, Hanai Y, Iwasaki M, Miyazaki H, Nakamura K, Yoshie H: The effect of macrophage erythroblast attacher (MAEA) gene polymorphism on the relationships between periodontitis and bone mineral density in postmenopausal Japanese women. Europerio8, London (UK), June 3-6, 2015.
7)
Sato M, Iwasaki M, Yoshihara A, Miyazaki H: Association between periodontitis and cardiovascular disease-related medical expenditure. The 64th General Meeting of Japanese Society for Oral Health, Tsukuba (Japan), May 27-29, 2015.
8)
Sato M, Iwasaki M, Yoshihara A, Miyazaki H: The association between periodontitis and medical expenditure in elderly type 2 diabetes patients. The 63rd Annual Meeting of Japanese Association for Dental Research, Fukuoka (Japan), October 30-31, 2015.
Others:
1)
Miyazaki H, Iwasaki M, Yoshihara A, Ando Y: Nutrition- Dental/oral health and nutrition, The current evidence of dental care and oral health for achieving healthy longevity in an aging society 2015, Japan Dental Association, Loyal Planning Co., Ltd., Tokyo, 190-202, 2015.
2)
The Centre sent Miyazaki H to provide technical advices for the result of the Jogjakarta elderly study, Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), December 6-9, 2015.
3)
The Centre sent Miyazaki H to the WHO Kobe Centre (Japan) for the meeting about the consultation of Universal Health Coverage, December 14, 2015.
4)
The Centre sent Miyazaki H to WHO Collaborating Center for Oral Health Education and Research, Bangkok (Thailand), for the meeting of WHO Global Consultation on Early Childhood Caries, January 25-29, 2016.
Activity 3
Title;
To assist WHO in application of the evidence on school oral health promotion through primary prevention.
Responsible person;
Hideo Miyazaki, Akihiro Yoshihara, Kumiko Minagawa and Misuzu Sato
Description;
Surveillance of oral health of children participating in different school health programmes in Japan is carried out in order to explore the efficiency of oral disease prevention and health promotion. Special focus will be on identification of high-risk groups of children and the experiences from different intervention schemes. In addition, the relationship between oral health and nutrition are important and "Shokuiku" -Food and Nutrition Education in Japan- is also key action for school health promotion in Japan. Dissemination of classroom based fluoride administration and systematization of oral health-nutrition science are important to continuous development of the WHO school health initiative.
Concrete expected outcome;
Assessment of the effectiveness of school oral health promotion activities have great relevance to WHO work for strengthening national capacity in oral health of children worldwide. Continuous assistance is offered in translation of such experiences to WPRO countries and at global level.
Links with WHO activities;
Support the implementation of the WHO Global School Health Initiative
Source of funding;
Niigata University
Local Government (Niigata City)
Dissemination of findings;
Various: research paper and seminars
Details;
Presentations:
1)
Yagi M, Yonezawa D, Nogami Y, Osabe M : Cross-sectional survey of factors associated with caries in deciduous dentition. IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition, Boston (USA), March 12, 2015.
2)
Yonezawa D, Yagi M, Fukushima A, Yoshihara A: Prevalence of caries in young adults with fluoride mouth rinsing experience. IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition, Boston (USA), March 13, 2015.
3)
Nogami Y, Yoshihara A, Ohuchi A, Takahashi H, Yagi M, Iwase Y, Kagoshima A, Hayasaki H: Oral characteristics of maltreated or neglected children. IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition, Boston (USA), March 14, 2015.
4)
Ogawa H: The smoking history and factors to start smoking among elementary school students in Madagascar, The 30th Japan Association for International Health Congress, Kanazawa (Japan), November 21, 2015.
Lecture:
1)
Miyazaki H: National and community oral health promotion and disease prevention programs: Niigata-Japan experience, (Indonesia), January 7-11, 2016.
Others:
1)
The centre provided technical seminars to implement fluoride mouth rinsing programme for one nursery school, one kindergarten and 13 elementary schools in Niigata city, Japan.
2)
The centre supported to make a lecture DVD to extend school fluoride mouth rinsing programme.
3)
The centre provided a mother's class to give a lecture about prevention of dental caries for cleft palate children.
Activity 4
Title;
To expand linkages with dental public health institutions in WPRO countries and to provide post-graduate training courses in oral health promotion and disease prevention.
Responsible person;
Hideo Miyazaki, Yoko Ishida and Misuzu Sato
Description;
Undergraduate student exchange, postgraduate training, sending interns to WHO HQ and acceptance of oral health professionals from various countries are provided on global oral health promotion and public health science in order to develop capacity of researchers in organization of community based oral health intervention and adjustment of oral health systems in accordance with policies of the WHO Global Oral Health Programme. Training is particular offered to candidates of developing nations in WPRO countries.
Concrete expected outcome;
Successfully trained health researchers/ PhD in global oral health science with relevant skills in community medicine and survey methodology. The Course in Human Resource Development for Global Oral Health Science is designed that, after completing the basic studies in the Course for Oral Life Science at the Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, graduate students will participate in global networks through externships.
Detail of the PhD course is available in the link below:
http://www.dent.niigata-u.ac.jp/hrdpii/en/course_international_health/
Links with WHO activities;
Support the implementation of the WHO Global Oral Health Programme
Source of funding;
Niigata University
Dissemination of findings;
Various: Foreign academic staff acceptance, lectures, etc.
Details;
Foreign academic staff acceptance:
1)
Dr. Erik Idrus and Dr. Nina Ariani (University of Indonesia) have appointed as an assistant professor of the Department of Oral Health Science, Niigata University, conjunct with WHOCC for Translation of Oral Health Science.
Lecture:
1)
Miyazaki H: Human Resource Development for Global Oral Health Science - Niigata University, The 30th Japan Association for International Health Congress, Kanazawa (Japan), November 21, 2015.
Others:
1)
The centre provided following seminars and presentations for postgraduate students as part of lectures on WHO Global Oral Health;
1.
The global burden of oral diseases and risks to oral health
2.
The effective use of fluorides in public health (Systemic)
3.
The effective use of fluorides in public health (Topical)
4.
Tobacco and oral health
5.
Oral health through Health Promoting Schools (HPSs)
6.
Oral cancer
7.
Diet, nutrition, physical activity and oral health
8.
Common risk factor approach
2)
The centre provided following lectures for post graduate students as part of basic course for research and statistics in Global Oral Health
1.
Aim/study design
2.
Method/eligible criteria
3.
Sample allotment, endpoint
4.
Evaluation
5.
Statistical analysis
3)
The centre provided following lectures for undergraduate and postgraduate exchange students from Asian countries and areas including Thailand, Indonesia, and Taiwan.
1.
"Oral Health Promotion --Dental caries, Periodontal diseases, Oral cancer/precancer, Oral?systemic health linkage"
2.
"Systemic health --the dentists role"
4)
The centre sent Miyazaki H to WHO Collaborating Center for Oral Health Education and Research, Bangkok (Thailand), for the meeting of WHO Global Consultation on Early Childhood Caries, January 25-29, 2016.
Activity 5
Title;
To assist WHO in establishment of World Directory of Dental Schools.
Responsible person;
Hideo Miyazaki and Misuzu Sato
Description;
Dental education should ensure oral health professionals are equipped with the necessary skills to meet the social needs. Investigate dental education systems that should all result in the graduate being competent to perform nationally or internationally agreed basic clinical competence.
Concrete expected outcome;
The electronic database on which the directory is based provides additional information relevant on dental curricula, educational approaches, the assessment of students, the availability and use of facilities and equipment, staff activities, continuing education the mutual recognition of qualifications, and the evaluation or accreditation of dental school programmes. The database will provide information on the status and trends of dental education worldwide and support development of policies of the WHO Global Oral Health.
Links with WHO activities;
Support the implementation of the WHO Global Oral Health Programme
Source of funding;
Niigata University
Dissemination of findings;
Database
Details;
The centre has been supported to make a questionnaire of World Directory of Dental Schools.
Collaboration between WHO HQ and Regional Offices
1)
The centre sent Miyazaki H to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Japan for the meeting of personnel exchange between WHO, universities, and ministry, April 24, 2015.
2)
The centre sent Miyazaki H to the WHO HQ to report the activities of the centre and to discuss the future action plan, June 19-21, 2015.
3)
The centre sent Miyazaki H to the Meeting with WHO CCs on Oral Health and Regional Focal Points, provided a lecture about "Report of WHOCCs activities", and discussed WHO ORH's current objectives and an integrated structure for activities conducted by Collaborating Centres. November 5-6, 2015.
4)
The centre sent Miyazaki H to the WHO Kobe Centre for the meeting about the consultation of Universal Health Coverage, December 14, 2015.
Collaboration between WHOCC, others
1)
The centre sent Miyazaki H to WHO Collaborating Centre for Education, Training and Research in Oral health, Malmö (Sweden), to discuss the data handling and role sharing of CAPP database, June 15-18, 2015.
2)
The centre sent Miyazaki H to the Meeting with WHO CCs on Oral Health and Regional Focal Points, provided a lecture about "Report of WHOCCs activities", and discussed WHO ORH's current objectives and an integrated structure for activities conducted by Collaborating Centres. November 5-6, 2015.
3)
The centre sent Miyazaki H to WHO Collaborating Center for Oral Health Education and Research, Bangkok (Thailand), for the meeting of WHO Global Consultation on Early Childhood Caries, January 25-29, 2016.