Naoki Aiba, CDT

Owner at Science Art, Inc.

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A ceramist and professional photographer, Mr. Aiba graduated from the Dental Technology Program at the Dental School of Aichi Gakuin University in Nagoya, Japan, in 1982. He completed the post-graduate ceramics course at the Tokai Dental Technicians School in 1986. He received the “Young Speaker of...

A ceramist and professional photographer, Mr. Aiba graduated from the Dental Technology Program at the Dental School of Aichi Gakuin University in Nagoya, Japan, in 1982. He completed the post-graduate ceramics course at the Tokai Dental Technicians School in 1986.

He received the "Young Speaker of the Year Award" presented by Dr. John McLean, OBE, of the International Society for Dental Ceramics in 1989. In 1992, Mr. Willi Geller selected Mr. Aiba to be a member of Oral Design. He has lectured, conducted hands-on courses, and published in more than 30 countries on ceramics, dental photography, and dentist-laboratory communications. He has published and exhibited his photographs around the world.

Mr. Aiba currently serves as a member of the editorial board for Quintessence Dental Technology (QDT) and the AACD Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry (JCD), and as a technical advisory board member of the Monterey-Bay Salinas Study Club.

He maintains his laboratory, Science Art, Inc., in Monterey, California. He is the founder of the Oral Design Center Monterey, where he offers the DENTSCAPE Continuum, the comprehensive two-year ceramic hands-on program, designed for experienced dental technicians.