Masahiro Kuwata must have seemed special to his teachers, for after completing his graduate education at Aishi College in 1962, he was sent to the USA on scholarship, charged with the mission to acquire skills and knowledge that the Japanese dental society could benefit from. He worked with Sigmund Katz at Ceramicast in New Jersey, researching and developing ways to improve the bond, strength and appearance of porcelain fused to metal restorations. In the years that followed, he mentored with some of the great names of dentistry: Ronald Goldstein. Clyde Shuyler, George Staussberg, R. Sheldon Stein, Peter K. Thomas and Peter Dawson.
When his scholarship ended, Mr. Kuwata returned to Japan and in 1972 founded the acclaimed Kuwata College, a school of Post Graduate Dental Technology, where licensed dental technicians could further hone their skills and knowledge.
In 1976 he returned to the USA and opened our laboratory in Livingston, NJ. Between 1977 and 1988 he authored three important books:
Theory and Practice for Ceramo Metal Restoration and
Color Atlas of Ceramo-Metal Technology, volumes 1 & 2
Published in several languages, these textbooks are still referenced by many dental schools today.