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Kentaro Ikeda, DDS MPH
Unit Chief, Oral Medicine
Assistant Professor
 
EDUCATION
 
   DDS – Tokyo Dental College, 1999
   Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship, Certificate  – Tokyo Dental College, 2001
   Oral Medicine Internship, Certificate – University of Pennsylvania, 2002
   Infectious Diseases Fellowship, – University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2003
   Special Needs Pediatric Dentistry, Certificate – Kanagawa Children’s Medical Center, 2005
   GPR, Certificate – Carolinas Medical Center, 2006
   Oral Medicine, Certificate – Carolinas Medical Center, 2008
   MPH – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010
 
Teaching Areas
 
Oral Medicine, particularly dentistry for medically complex patients, treatment and management of oral manifestation of systemic diseases, hospital dentistry, oral mucosal lesions, xerostomia and salivary grand disorders, special needs pediatric dentistry, and orofacial pain.
 
Biographical Information
 
Dr. Ikeda was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. He received his DDS from Tokyo Dental College in 1999.  After 1 year of private practice, he completed an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship at the Tokyo Dental College in 2001. After the one year experience in the hospital setting, Dr. Ikeda decided to receive training in Oral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and completed his internship in 2002. He then completed an Infectious Disease Fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2003. After his two post-doctoral training in the United States, he returned to Japan for a residency in Special Needs Pediatric Dentistry at Kanagawa Children’s Medical Center. He then completed General Practice Residency (2006) and Oral Medicine Residency (2008) at Carolinas Medical Center. He also received a MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010.
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