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Werner Harumiti Shintaku

Werner Harumiti Shintaku

Werner Harumiti Shintaku
Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Sciences and Oral Medicine
The University of Tennessee, Health Science Center, USA


Dr. Werner H. Shintaku is an Associate Professor and is the Director of Imaging Sciences of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Dentistry, Department of Diagnostic Sciences and Oral Medicine. Dr. Shintaku received his dental degree in 1998 and Master of Science (MS) degree in oral and maxillofacial radiology (OMFR) in 2004 from the University of Sao Paulo, School of Dentistry in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2009, he received a specialty degree in Oral Diagnosis from the Brazilian Dental Board. In 2004, he moved to the United States where he taught OMFR at the University of Southern California (USC), School of Dentistry in Los Angeles, California. In 2007, he joined the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology graduate program of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), Texas and received his certificate in 2009 and Master of Science degree in 2010. Dr. Shintaku is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. He has more than 20 years of experience in teaching and practicing OMFR. He has given several presentations and continuing education courses at national and international meetings and has published multiple articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Shintaku is the recipient of two awards given by the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology recognizing him as one of the best promising faculty/dental educator in OMFR. 

Research Interest

1. Structural and functional imaging modalities applied to Dentistry
2. Undergrad and Post-grad Education of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
3. Imaging modalities in the diagnosis of TMD, oro-facial pain and sleep apnea.