Naoki Aiba, CDT, Oral Design

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

He received the “Young Speaker of the Year Award” by 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. Mr. Aiba currently serves as a member of the editorial board for QDT.

He is also an award winning landscape photographer. His photography has been featured in books, calendars, travel brochures, magazines, catalogues, and TV shows around the world.

He maintains his laboratory, Science Art, Inc., specializing in high-esthetic ceramic works in Monterey, California. He instructs comprehensive hands-on program, DENTSCAPE Continuum, designed for experienced dental technicians and dentists at his teaching facility, Oral Design Center Monterey.


Dental School of Aichi Gakuin University in Nagoya, Japan, 1982
Tokai Dental Technicians School, 1986