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Eklund Foundation scholarship recipient lectured at TePe

TePe has had the honour of welcoming Dr Yohei Jinno, who was granted the 2018 Eklund Foundation Scholarship for the promotion of odontological research.

Dr Jinno was recently awarded a scholarship of approx. EUR 15,000 for his project on custom-made bone regeneration at the Faculty of Odontology at Malmö University. Together with his supervisor Dr Becktor, Dr Jinno came to introduce his research to a group of eager listeners at TePe Oral Hygiene Products, and kindly answered our questions about his life and work.

Dr Jinno, what do you hope to achieve with your research?

My research focuses on a special technique of regenerating missing bone for implant placement, using a plastic material (PEEK). Today, bone augmentation is a difficult and expensive technique which requires a high-skill surgical level. It also has insufficient evidence and long treatment periods. I hope to be able to change this for the better – to make clinical bone augmentation with implants cheaper, easier and more predictable, and to shorten the overall treatment. The ultimate goal is to help people with jaw defects.

What brought you into the field of odontology?

I come from a family of dental professionals – my grandfather and father are both dentists, and my younger brother is an oral surgeon who is also married to a dentist. My father’s dental practice and our home are located in the same building. From when I was a child, I hoped to become a dentist.

What does this scholarship mean to you?

I am very pleased, as it gives me the opportunity to continue my research in Malmö for two more years.

What made you choose Sweden and Malmö University?

There is a lot of experience within implantology in Malmö. I came to the oral prosthetic department in Malmö five years ago, when professor Ann Wennerberg was a professor here, to conduct my postdoctoral research. I am a big admirer of senior professor Thomas Albrektsson (Malmö University) and professor Ann Wennerberg (currently at Gothenburg University). Since 2016, I am a member of the research group at the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery still working on different research projects in the field of oral implants, together with the head of the department, associate professor Jonas Becktor.

How do you like living and working in Malmö?

I do a lot of productive work here, but I also have time for my family. My three children attend the international school in Malmö, and they speak Swedish, which I don’t, unfortunately. We all like living here. However, the winter weather is nicer in Japan.



The Eklund Foundation scholarship was instituted to promote odontological research with a focus on oral health at the Faculty of Odontology at Malmö University. It has been distributed by the Eklund Foundation since 2017.

Dr Jinno's project, Development of a custom-made Guided Bone Regeneration technique for implant placement using CAD/CAM fabricated PEEK (poly-ether-ether-ketone) material, is conducted under the supervision of Dr Jonas P. Becktor at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral Medicine at Malmö University.

In Japan, Dr Yohei Jinno is an assistant professor at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan’s 4th oldest university and also one of the country’s most prestigious seats of learning.


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