Inspiration is vital to nurture the ever-present need to grow.
Periodontist and endodontist Dr. Fumihiko Kimura is relentlessly devoted to teaching other dental professionals how never give up on treating endo-perio lesion. Dr. Kimura is the kind of dentist who’s always full of beans and ready to show kids in the most entertaining way how their teeth work. In this short interview, you will also see how his practice is connected to reggae music.
What routines do you find most critical for maintaining proper oral health?
For a life to show itself in full potential, one should take care of her or himself on multiple levels – and not only I mean going for regular recalls and taking care of the mouth. Leading a healthy lifestyle also means to exercise, cook, read books, and even going to beauty salons. To be able to do all this, keeping ourselves motivated is a foundation for everything else.
What does the word prevention mean to you?
In my point of view, prevention means to extend the longevity and healthy life-time.
What is your “golden rule” or advice that you tell your patients often?
Inspiration is vital to nurture the ever-present need to grow and have quality life.
Welcome to the Billion Healthy Mouths Club
Proper routines in prevention are the future of dentistry – that’s why we at Curaden launched the Billion Healthy Mouths Club – a community of dental professionals committed to the idea of having proper routines in prevention and a holistic approach to dentistry. is one of those dental professionals who shares these values, and we proudly present his experience and thoughts with other like-minded people from the field. Keep reading our Gently magazine to discover more interviews with forward-thinking professionals from around the world.
What’s the biggest challenge of your job?
The biggest challenge for me is to establish new classification for endo-perio disease in cooperation with clinicians from all over the world.
What’s the thing that you like about your job the most?
In my daily practice, I often come up with many new things in terms of processes or approach which aren’t that universal yet. I love sharing my findings and views with other dentists around the world and seeing that I can contribute to a better preventive care.
What’s the most important thing in the terms of oral care routine from your point of view?
From my perspective, any dental professional has to find out what’s precisely going on with patient’s mouth and determine the diagnose correctly. To do that, us dentists also need someone trustworthy who can coach us.
What’s the biggest oral health myth that you fight against?
A false prognosis that endoperio disease cannot be cured. If you understand the strategy of preserving teeth, there is a good chance to save them.
Find out how to treat endo-perio lesions in the Curaden Academy webinar
Although the chances of saving a tooth suffering from an endo-perio lesion may seem slim, if you really understand how to preserve a tooth, you can save it. Dr. Fumihiko Kimura will guide you as to how, in the webinar by Curaden Academy.
Dr. Fumihiko Kimura
A graduate of Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) in Japan, periodontist and endodontist Dr. Fumihiko Kimura now leads a private practice, One Love Dental Clinic and All Smile Dental Clinic, in Yokosuka city. He is a member of the Japan Endodontic Association and a member of two periodontology academies. Recently, he published a book on strategies and methods on how to treat endo-perio lesions – and never give in. Besides dentistry, Dr. Kimura is an equally good reggae musician and so he combines these passions into a fun way of teaching oral care routines to kids. Thanks to his keen and lively nature, his One Love Dental Clinic in Japan not only thrives from its top-quality dental services, but its reggae vibes as well.