Dr. Katsushi Okazaki
Katsushi Okazaki, D.D.S., Ph.D., is a Clinical Assistant Professor of the Department of Endodontics at New York University College of Dentistry, operating a variety of clinical training programs as the course director and served as Director of Endodontics course in Linhart Continuing Dental Education program at NYU College of Dentistry. Furthermore, K. Okazaki is a Clinical Associate Professor of the Department of Endodontics at Tokyo Dental College, JAPAN, engaging dental education and research. Dr. Okazaki is also an Adjunct Faculty member, Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry, operating research activities. He is a co-author of the book chapter in the seventh edition of Ingle’s Endodontics and as the main author of the book chapter in Diagnosis of pulpal-periapical disease, In Endodontic Prognosis. K. Okazaki has received his DDS, earned a Ph.D. in Anatomy and Physiology and served as a Teaching Fellow in Oral Anatomy at Aichi Medical University in Japan. After Postdoctoral Research in the Department of Development and Surgical Sciences at the University of Minnesota, K. Okazaki completed Postgraduate Programs in Endodontics at New York University College of Dentistry in the USA. K. Okazaki received the Distinguished Educators Award in 2015, the Research Award in 2018, and the Outstanding Professional Distinction in 2019 from NYU. K. Okazaki lectured on various topics on Endodontics to post-graduate students, as well as pre-doctorate students.
Dr. Okazaki focuses on the cutting edge of 3D-guided Endodontic Microsurgery. K. Okazaki gave a speech at American Association of Endodontists (AAE) Annual Meeting in 2021 and 2023 on 3D-guided Endodontic Microsurgery and Extended Reality (XR) in Endodontic Education and Treatment Simulation, respectively. K. Okazaki actively supervised and conducted more than 30 research projects in Endodontics, including international research projects supported by the Japanese Government.
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