About Us

Making the world healthier through research and education

For over thirty years, Sunstar Foundation has been contributing to people's health through activities focused on the connection between oral and general health.

Our Mission

Sunstar Foundation's mission is to promote health, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation through education and research, focused on the connection between oral and general health. In doing so we contribute to the development of health, medical care and welfare in local, national and international communities.

President message Organization

A grant to foster multi-discipline understanding, and cooperation

Created in 2009, the Hiroo Kaneda Research Grant supports overseas research into the connection between oral and general health across dental and medical fields related to diabetes.

Hiroo Kaneda Research Grant

Prevention & Treatment

The two pillars of achieving and maintaining oral health


Promoting sustainable oral health through preventive care

Many people only visit the dentist once symptoms appear, resulting in longer treatments and greater costs. Through our preventive care activities, we aim to help everyone achieve and maintain oral health — keeping their natural teeth for longer and improving their quality of life.

Preventive Care


Providing specialized treatment of oral health issues

At the Senri Dental Clinic in Osaka, Japan, dentists and hygienists specialized in periodontal diseases, implants, pedodontics and other fields provide treatment to help over 30,000 people a year achieve and maintain health through oral care.

Senri Dental Clinic

Promoting better oral care since 1977

Founded in 1977 by Hiroo Kaneda to promote better oral health care among the general public, the foundation has been supporting academic research, social initiatives and funding grants for over three decades.


Our activities in full

  • Physical examination and health guidance related to dentistry or medicine
  • Dental health activity for medically affected persons or impaired persons
  • Holding of academic lecture meetings or dispatching lecturers for the promotion of health education
  • Grant or awarding of financial assistance or scholarship for encouraging researches and studies
  • Research and studies concerning health
  • Contribution of goods or money for supporting international health, medical and welfare activities
  • Publication and sale of books and brochures for education activities
  • Operation of auxiliary medical facilities or auxiliary health guidance facilities
  • Contracting for education and guidance to trainees at medical facilities
  • Contracting for clinical trials at medical facilities
  • Holding of workshops on health and dispatching lecturers
  • Contracting for researches and studies concerning health and disease control
  • Other businesses required to achieve the objectives of the Foundation