Dr. Yatabe is native from Brazil. She received her D.D.S. degree from S√£o Paulo State University, Ara√ßatuba/SP - Brazil in 2006. She obtained her Certificate in Orthodontics in 2010 from the Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies, University of S√£o Paulo, Bauru/SP - Brazil. She then continued her post-graduation programs to receive her Master's, PhD and Post-Doc degrees in 2013, 2016 and 2017, respectively.
Dr. Yatabe joined the University of Michigan, Orthodontic Department in July 2017 as a Craniofacial Fellow, and in July 2018 as a Clinical Assistant Professor. Her research interests are interdisciplinary treatment of patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate and/or Craniofacial anomalies, and 3D imaging analysis.
Dr. Yatabe works directly with graduate students and Craniofacial Fellow as a didactic and clinical instructor at the Dental School and at the Mott Children's Hospital for Orthodontic care of patients with Craniofacial anomalies. She also sees patients in the faculty practice.