Naoki Aiba

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 and conducted hands-on courses in more than 30 countries on ceramics, dental photography, and dentist-laboratory communications.  He also has published and exhibited his photographs around the world.  Mr. Aiba currently serves as a member of the editorial board for QDT, and as a technical advisory board member of the Monterey-Bay Salinas Study Club (a division of the Seattle Study Club).