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Oral Pathology, Medicine, Radiology

Takako I. Tanaka, DDS, FDS RCSEd

Adjunct Associate Professor

Division of Oral Pathology/Medicine/Radiology
Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
1011 N. University Ave Rm #G018
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078
734-764-1543   |
Recent Publications


1993 - DDS, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan
1995 - Certificate, Periodontology & Endodontics, Osaka University , Osaka, Japan
2006 - Certificates, Oral Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, PA
2006 - Certificates, Hospital dentistry, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, PA
2009 - DDS, University of Detroit Mercy, MI

Honors and Awards

2012- Diplomate of the American Academy of Oral Medicine
Fellow of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)

Research Interests

  • Orofaical manifestations of systemic diseases
  • Orofacial neuropathic pais
  • Tempolomandibular joint disorders
  • Emergency dental visits

Recent Publications

Geist SM, Tanaka TI, Oral lichen planus in a dermatomyositis patient that resolved after intravenous immunoglobulin therapy. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. Accepted on June 20, 2014.

Tanaka TI, Taylor CD. Osteonecrosis of the jaw in a cancer patient taking once-yearly infusion of 5mg zoledronic acid. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine 2 (9):535-537, 2013.

Tanaka TI, Chan HL, Tindle DI, MacEachern M, Oh TJ. Updated Clinical Considerations for Dental Implant Therapy in Irradiated Head and Neck Cancer Patients. J Prosthodont. 2013. Aug;22(6):432-8. Epub 2013 Feb 6.

Tanaka TI, Geist SM. Dermatomyositis: a contemporary review for oral health care providers. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2012 Nov; 114(5):e1-8. Pub 2012 Oct 1.

Prévost N, Woulfe DS, Tognolini M, Tanaka T, Jian W, Fortna RR, Jiang H, Brass LF. Signaling by ephrinB1 and Eph kinases in platelets promotes Rap1 activation, platelet adhesion and aggregation via effector pathways that do not require phosphorylation of ephrinB1. Blood 103: 1348-1355, 2004.

Prévost N, Woulfe D, Tanaka T, Brass LF. Interactions between Eph kinases and ephrins provide a novel mechanism to support platelet aggregation once cell-to-cell contact has occurred. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci 99: 9219-9224, 2002.

Shimauchi H, Takayama S, Imai-Tanaka T, Okada H. Balance of Interleukin 1 beta and Interleukin 1 receptor Antagonist in Human Periapical Lesions. J. of Endod. 24(2): 116-119, 1998.

Kawamura M, Sasaki T, Imai-Tanaka T, Yamasaki Y, Iwamoto Y. Services-mix in general dental practice in Japan: a survey in a suburban area. Aust Dent J. 43(6): 410-416, 1998.

Shimauchi H, Miki Y, Takayama S, Imai T, Okada H. Development of quantitative sampling method of practical exudates from human root canals. J.of Endod. 22:612-615, 1996.

Shimauchi H, Takayama S, Imai-Tanaka T, Okada H. Interleukin 1 beta and Interleukin 1 receptor Antagonist in human periapical lesions and clinical symptom with periodontitis. J. of Osaka Univ. Dent. Soc. 39: 393-394, 1994.