- Adjunct Instructor
- Ph.D., Utah State University
- Office: 4-North
- Phone: 313-494-6630
- Fax: 313-494-6643
Dr. Tanaka graduated from Hiroshima University Dental School in Japan. After her completion of the residency program in Endodontics and Periodontology at Osaka University, she served as full-time faculty. During her appointment, she worked in molecular biology at the University of Pennsylvania. (as an scholarship?) Dr.Tanaka earned certificates both in Oral Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania and in the fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tanaka received her DDS degree from the University of Detroit Mercy and has been teaching at UDM since 2007. She is also an adjunct Clinical Lecturer at University of Michigan since 2009.
Her research interests include oral manifestations of systemic diseases and orofacial pain.
Dr. Tanaka is a Dipromat of the American board of Oral Medicine and also a Fellow in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.