School of Dental Medicine

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Kentaro Ikeda, DDS, MPH

Unit Chief, Oral Medicine
Assistant Professor

3132 Ledyard E. Ross Hall

Board Certifications
GPR-Carolinas Medical Center, 2006, Oral Medicine- Carolinas Medical Center, 2008, Special Needs Pediatric Dentistry, Kanagawa Children's Medical Center, 2005

Infectious Diseases, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2003

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tokyo Dental College, 2001, Oral Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2002

MPH - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010
DDS - Tokyo Dental College, 1999

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 one 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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