About Dr Tanaka

Clinical Professor at the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry, Department of Graduate Prosthodontics; private practice in prosthodontics in Chula Vista, California. Dr. Tanaka is the founder and director of the "TMD and Restorative Dentistry Study Groups" held at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, since 1982. He has published numerous articles and is widely recognized as a research anatomist and for his teaching of advanced restorative procedures. He is highly sought after as a speaker throughout the world, and is known for his exciting presentations and outstanding clinical skills. His educational videotapes on TM Dysfunction, Anatomy and Implants are used in over 80 medical and dental schools and surgery programs throughout the world.

Dr. Tanaka holds Fellowships in the Academy of Dentistry International, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and is a Master, Academy of General Dentistry, and is a Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain. He is a member of the Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists, American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, American Academy of Orofacial Pain and the American Equilibration Society, among others.

“I have presented many courses with Dr. Tanaka, and I know first hand of the excellent information he offers in the area of fixed prosthodontics. Terry provides the participants with insights that take the mystery out of restoring the dentition. He knows about TMD and how it may relate to restorative procedures. His anatomic dissections are the best in the world. Don’t miss the chance to learn practical and clinically relevant information from a master who has successfully done it for years.”
Dr. Jeffrey Okeson - Professor and Chair, Department of Oral Health Science; Director, Orofacial Pain Center
University of Kentucky College of Dentistry

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