Shoji Kawabata was born in Kagoshima, Japan in 1976.   He grew up and received his primary education in Kagoshima, where he was certified as a dental Technician in 1997.  He completed the post-graduate ceramics course at the Osaka Ceramic Training Center in 2001.  During his program, he had overseas training at the Kataoka ceramic in Honolulu.

In 2002, Shoji came to the United States to accept a position at Cusp Dental Research, Boston as a ceramist specializing in implant frame work design and fabrication.

Four years later,  in 2006, Shoji started to work  with  Gerald  Cohen, DDS in Greenwich, CT,  as an in-house dental technician. During  that  period  he had the opportunity to treat  patients directly with Dr Cohen. Dr Cohen and Shoji tried to reconstruct lost tooth substance according to natural design.

In 2010,  Shoji  opened an esthetic dental lab called In-House  Dental Studio.  The name  symbolizes the hope that dentists and technicians will work together in order to  achieve highly naturalistic results.

Shoji regularly attends and participates in continuing education courses  throughout the world. He is committed to continued learning, as well as mentoring new technicians.