Phone: 06-6856-7484 
3-555, Hotarugaike-Nishimachi
Toyonaka-city, Osaka 560-0036
Our goal is to offer dental care that will give the patients a sense of reassurance for the future and make them happy.
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Prior to the treatment Regular treatment
Dental counseling
Detailed intraoral examination
Complete dental checkup
Tooth cleaning/checkup
Orientation
Tooth restoration
Endodontic treatment
Periodontal treatment
Oral surgery
Pediatric dentistry
Tooth replacement (dentures, bridges)
Preventive dentistry State-of-the-art dentistry
Self-care guidance
Plaque control program
Preventive maintenance
Autogeneous tooth transplantation
Regenerative therapy
Implants
Cosmetic dentistry
Whitening
Orthodontics
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Located in Osaka International Airport
We provide emergency treatments to airline passengers and regular dental care to airport workers. Many neighborhood residents also visit our clinic.
@As a rule, we provide dentistry services on an appointment basis, but emergency patients are accepted at any time. Please note that because we give priority to passengers who have checked in and flight crew members who need emergency dental treatment, non-emergency patients might be asked to wait even though they have an appointment.
Patient-centered dental care that respects the expectations and rights of the patients
In dentistry, treatment methods vary greatly according to views, techniques and materials used. Even though the treatment performed is first-rate academically or very expensive, it will count for nothing unless the treatment makes the patient happy. This is why our clinic places primary importance on the process before the actual treatment starts.
@We have in-depth discussions with patients to identify their trouble and treatment goals. After a thorough examination and diagnosis, we take ample time to explain our treatment policy and plan, until the patient gains a full understanding and feels completely satisfied.
@Our clinic aims to offer dental care that gives patients a sense of reassurance for the future and makes them happy.
Preventive maintenance treatment provided by dental hygienists
Does treatment of tooth decay and periodontal diseases end when a cavity is filled or loose teeth are stabilized by splinting teeth together? Ifm afraid such symptomatic therapy wonft work.
@Unless the causes of tooth decay or periodontitis are identified and the process that led to these conditions is improved, you canft call it causative therapy, or treatment in a true sense, nor is it possible to prevent the recurrence of the conditions.
@At Nitta Dental Clinic, we search for the underlying causes of dental diseases and develop an individualized preventive program for each patient, so that any future recurrence may be prevented. In many cases, each of our patients is assigned to a specific dental hygienist, who helps the patient maintain a good oral environment before, during and after the treatment.
Thorough examination and diagnosis
In traditional dentistry, diseases and disorders of individual teeth were generally treated separately. At Nitta Dental Clinic, we regard the whole mouth as a single entity. We think it most important to identify all oral problems through a thorough examination of the mouth as a whole, in order to achieve and maintain oral health.
@This is why we take enough time for an exhaustive oral examination before starting the treatment.
@Our examination consists of the following:
EGeneral examination
(tooth decay, condition of restoration, condition of the oral mucosa)
EExamination of occlusion
EExamination of periodontal tissue
ECreation of a study model (a dental model)
EIntraoral digital photograph
EDigital x-ray photograph
ECounseling
Accurate dental treatment using a magnifier
One of the features of our clinic is gmeticulous dental treatment using a magnifying glass.h
@Only doctors and dentists who have used a magnifying glass would know this, but when seen through a magnifier, the surface of the human body, not to mention teeth and gums, shows you a completely different world, invisible to the naked eye.
@For accurate examination, diagnosis and treatment, dentists use several different loupes with magnifications ranging from 3x to 5x, depending on their needs.
@Dental hygienists also use a magnifying glass. When tartar is removed, the instrument may leave on the tooth surface scratches that are too fine to be observed by the eyes, which roughens the surface and makes it susceptible to stains. To prevent this, dental hygienists use a magnifying glass.
@In the dental technical lab, magnifying glasses are used in making crowns and inlays so that fitting accuracy may be raised to the highest degree possible. As a result, when the crown is put in place, it wonft leave minute height differences (a place most likely to collect bacteria) where the crown is cemented to the tooth.
Comprehensive multidisciplinary dental care plan and treatment
For Example
Before the treatment After the treatment
@This example represents one of our patients, who had various problems including chewing difficulty, appearance-related problems (left-right asymmetric tooth and gum alignment, lower front teeth are quite hidden, the spring element of the denture is visible, metal is visible, the metal joint at the base of the front teeth is visible, etc.) and pus coming from the gums.
@Our treatment achieved the result shown above, with which the patient expressed deep satisfaction. In a case like this, cosmetic dentistry alone doesnft resolve the problems. Successful treatment would not be possible without in-depth knowledge across a wide range of fieldsperiodontal dentistry, oral surgery, intraoral dentistry, dental materials science, restorative dentistry, occlusion theory, prosthetic dentistry, esthetic dentistry and many moreas well as the skill to carry out the treatment plan accurately and teamwork that keeps the patient motivated.
@The dental treatment described above, which utilizes specialized knowledge and expertise in a diverse range of fields to achieve the best possible result, is called gcomprehensive dental treatment.h This is the area to which Nitta Dental Clinic is devoted.
Treatment know-how accumulated over many years
Celebrating its 47th year of practice in 2007, Nitta Dental Clinic has treated many cases using diverse techniques and without being confined to stereotypical thinking. Its know-how in the field of dentistry has been handed down without interruption through the years until today.
Institution for clinical training for dentists
In October 2006 our clinic was designated by the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare as an institution for clinical training, which offers clinical training and instruction to young dentists. Designated by the Ministry of Health, Labor and WelfareFDesignated institution number 060109
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Hours Weekdays 09:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 17:15
Saturdays@09:00`12:30
Closed Sundays and national holidays
We operate on an appointment basis.
To make an appointment,call@06-6856-7484
Emergency patients are given priority.
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Nitta Dental Clinic is on the 1st floor of the Central Terminal of the Osaka International Airport.
Please take the passage between the post office and information booth and enter the clinic through the entrance lobby beside the police station.
Entrance
Reception desk
Waiting room
Treatment room 1
Treatment room 2
X-ray room
Sterilization room
We put particular emphasis on the prevention of nosocomial infections.
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Clinic Director
Nitta Tomohiro, D.D.S.
Brief personal history
1985 Graduated from Osaka Dental University
Joined Nitta Dental Office.
2004- Present Opened Nitta Dental Clinic and has been
practicing dentistry.
Qualifications and memberships
EInstructing dentist for clinical training for dentists
(designated by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare)
EClinical instructor of Osaka Dental University
EDentist registered with the Japan Association for Diabetes Education and Care
EDoctor registered with Toyonaka Municipal Hospital
ESchool dentist for Toyonaka City Daijuichi Junior High School
EOne of directors of JACID ( Japan Association of Clinical Implant Dentistry)
EMember of the Kobe Clinical Dental Research Group
EMember of the Toyonaka Dental Study Group
EMember of the Japanese Society of Oral Implantology
EMember of the Academy of Cosmetic Oral Care
EMember of the Academy of Photofunctionalized Biomaterials
What I consider to be a good dentist is one who satisfies the following requirements:
Is able to understand well the expectations, feelings and situation of the patient.
Is able to be sincere with the patient and acknowledge honestly the reality in front of his/her eyes.
Is able to make an accurate diagnosis and explain an appropriate treatment plan to the patient.
Has a strong sense of ethics in the practice of medicine.
Has excellent judgment and ability to get things done.
Is equipped with high-level professional skills and well-acquainted with the latest medical findings.
Is aware of onefs limitations and able to perform proper medical management.
Is deeply committed to improving his/her abilities.
In my daily work at the clinic, I enjoy the challenge of enriching my humanity through cultivation of the above-mentioned requirements.
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1. I donft understand Japanese, so I feel uneasy about receiving dental treatment.
@The following may be the most common anxieties among patients who donft understand Japanese:
(1) Will the dentist be able to accurately understand my main problem, as well as my requests and feelings?
(2) Will the dentist explain to me in understandable terms the diagnosis, the method of treatment, its length and its cost prior to the start of treatment?
(3) Will I be able to go through administrative procedures, such as filling out the consultation application form and making an appointment, without difficulty?
@The foreign language service offered at Nitta Dental Clinic is limited to English, but we spare no effort in taking ample time for explanation and consultation until the patient becomes satisfied, not to mention in addressing the areas of concern (1) to (3) above. We also make the consultation application form, treatment plan and receipts available in English. If you need more information or have questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
2. Ifm worried if the treatment will be painful.
@We use local anesthesia whenever we judge treatment without anesthesia will be painful, thereby making the entire dental procedure virtually pain-free. Also, we have developed expertise in the painless administration of local anesthesia. So, therefs nothing for you to fear.
3. Doesnft dental technology in Japan lag behind that of Europe and the U.S.?
@Given that we now live in an information society and that Japan boasts a highly developed distribution system, there is little chance that a particular state-of-the-art technology, information or materials will be monopolized by certain developed countries for a long period of time. Though Japan can be said to be rather advanced in terms of diagnostic and therapeutic devices, biological materials for use in regenerative medical treatment are not widely used here because of rigorous approval standards required by the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law, as set out by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. Nitta Dental Clinic is continuously gathering information about the worldfs latest technology in dentistry, medical ethics and dental materials, in an effort to select highly safe and reliable dental technologies and use them in clinical practice. As for dental materials that have proved safe and have an excellent track record in Europe and the U.S. but have not yet been approved for use in Japan, we obtain import approval from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare on a case-by-case basis and use them.
4. Does your clinic have in place reliable preventive measures against nosocomial infections, such as sterilization and disinfection?
@Under the concept of gstandard precautionh and in strict adherence to the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the U.S., we make sure to use sterilized instruments when treating patients, while paying careful attention to the prevention of nosocomial infections, so that patients may receive worry-free dental treatment. For more information on this subject, please see the gNDC Safety Management Systemh section of this site.
5. How do I pay treatment fees?
@If you have the Japanese National Health Insurance (NHI) card, you are entitled to the same health insurance coverage as the Japanese.
@For the treatment provided under the NHI scheme, please pay the copayment amount at the reception desk.
@You will be liable for full costs for treatment not covered by the NHI. If you donft have the NHI card, you are required to pay the entire costs of the treatment. In a case where a patient is required to pay the costs in full, we will inform him/her in advance how much the treatment will cost. We proceed to provide treatment only when the patientfs consent has been obtained. The payment may be made either at the receptionist desk or by bank transfer.
@If you have a medical insurance policy with a company with whom our clinic has a contract, we will directly bill that company for payment.
@If you plan to file a reimbursement claim with a health insurance provider upon return to your country, please ask for a receipt in English. We will make one available.
6. I would like to give my family dentist in my country a detailed account of the dental treatment I received in Japan.
@At the request of the patient, we copy the patientfs x-rays and intraoral photos taken during the treatment onto a compact disk and give it to the patient. Also, we can prepare a doctorfs certificate, progress report and other information-providing documentation in English. Please note that there will be a fee charged for the CD and the documents.
This application form should be filled out and given to the receptionist when you come to Nitta Dental Clinic for your first consultation.
If you prefer, you may print out the form, fill it out and bring it with you to the clinic.
Alternatively, you may obtain the form at our office and fill it out before your consultation.
This form is a pdf file and Adobe AcrobatR Reader is required to print it. If you do not have Adobe AcrobatR Reader software, please click here to download it.
Nitta Tomohiro, Clinic Director
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