Tsuga Kazuhiro

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Tsuga Kazuhiro
Hiroshima University
Ph.D.(Hiroshima University)
Research funding number


I am interested in prosthetic dentistry and functional oral examination/rehabilitation.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 1989
Sep 1991
Instructor, School of Dentistry, Hiroshima University
Oct 1991
Mar 1993
Dentist, Hiroshima Goudou-Chousha Clinic
Apr 1993
Oct 1994
Instructor, School of Dentistry, Hiroshima University
Oct 1994
Jul 2002
Assistant Professor, Dental Hospital, Hiroshima University
Aug 2002
Mar 2019
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University


Apr 1985
Mar 1989
Graduate School, Division of Dental Research, Hiroshima University
Apr 1979
Mar 1985
Faculty of Dentistry, Hiroshima University

Awards & Honors

Jun 2018
Watanabe Ikuma sho, Rohnen shikaigaku sho
Winner: Kazuhiro Tsuga, Mineka Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Oue, Yohei Okazaki, Hirokazu Tsuchioka, Mariko Maruyama, Mitsuyoshi Yoshida, Yasumasa Akagawa

Published Papers

Tsuga, K.; Maruyama, M.; Yoshikawa, M.; Yoshida, M.; Akagawa, Y.
JOURNAL OF ORAL REHABILITATION   38(9) 680-685   Sep 2011   [Refereed]
Tongue pressure measured with a disposable hand-held balloon probe has been used for assessing tongue function; however, no diagnostic standard for assessing other oral functions exists currently. In this study, to develop a method for multifactor...
Yoshikawa, Mineka; Yoshida, Mitsuyoshi; Tsuga, Kazuhiro; Akagawa, Yasumasa; Groher, Michael E.
DYSPHAGIA   26(3) 232-237   Sep 2011   [Refereed]
A new tongue pressure device consisting of a simple and safe disposable probe and manometer has been developed. This report describes a study that examined the validity of the new device, comparing it to a widely used tongue pressure manometer, th...
Dimensional measurement and finite element analysis of I-bar clasps in clinical use
Journal of Oral Rehabilitation   27 935-939   Apr 2000
An Analysis of Temporomandibular Joint Function and Dysfunction : Computer-based Evaluation of Electromyography and Kinesiography and Its Clinical Application
The Journal of Hiroshima University Dental Society   21(1) 44-59   Apr 1989
The influeuce of muscle fatigue on masseteric silent period.
Dentistry in Japan   (26) 65-69   Apr 1989

Books etc

Stomatognathic Function Analysis Basic Studies and Applications
Dental Diamond   1991   

Conference Activities & Talks

Effect of intermittent parathyroid hormone administration on osseointegration aspects in rabbit osteoporosis model.
Doi K, Kubo T, Oki Y, Makihara Y, Tsuga K
The 24th European Association for Osseointegration annual scientific meeting   25 Sep 2015   European Association for Osseointegration
Newly Identified FGFR2 Modulates FGF10-FGFR Signaling During Osteochondrogenesis.
Kagawa K, Yoshioka H, Okita S, Kuremoto K, Takei Y, Minamizaki T, Tanimoto K, Tsuga K, Yoshiko Y
The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 2015   9 Oct 2015   The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
A Novel isoform of FGFR2 Modulates FGF10-FGFR Signaling in Osteochondrogenesis
Yoshioka H, Kagawa K, Okita S, Kuremoto K, Takei Y, Minamizaki T, Tanimoto K, Tsuga K, Yoshiko Y
6th Hiroshima Conference on Education and Science in Dentistry   23 Oct 2015   
Intermittent parathyroid hormone administration enhances primary stability and osseointegration on glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis
Doi K, Kubo T, Oki Y, Makihara Y, Tsuga K
6th Hiroshima Conference on Education and Science in Dentistry   23 Oct 2015   

Research Grants & Projects

Project Year: 2014 - 2016
Project Year: 2011 - 2013    Investigator(s): YOSHIKAWA, Mineka
Healthy young people(21M, 7F, 22-26y) and ALS patients(9M, 9F, 38-70y)were participated. Liquid(0%), thin liquid(1%; same as Japanese cooking chu-no sauce), thick liquid (3% same as thousand island dressing) were used for VE in young people(5ml) a...
Project Year: 2011 - 2013    Investigator(s): TSUGA, Kazuhiro
To develop a handy method of functional oral examination for dementia elderly, the function of sucking a lollipop candy was evaluated quantitatively and its relation to other oral functions were studied. The results showed the sucking candy functi...
Project Year: 2008 - 2010    Investigator(s): TSUGA, Kazuhiro
It is thought to be important to measure the complex oral function precisely and use those results as evidences of decision-making for rehabilitating oral function of elderly people using prostheses. In this study, we developed methods for measuri...
Project Year: 2008 - 2010    Investigator(s): TAJI, Tsuyoshi
The clinical assessment of any residual dentition's occlusal support is an integral part of prosthodontic treatment planning. An index was developed to estimate the residual periodontal ligament support for individual teeth during treatment planni...