Welcoming New Faculty – Kentaro Ikeda, DDS, MPH, FDS RCSEd

Please join us in welcoming Kentaro Ikeda, DDS, MPH, FDS RCSEd, as a new faculty member in the Department of Surgery.

Kentaro Ikeda, DDS, MPH, FDS RCSEd
Associate Surgeon, Division of Oral Medicine
Clinical Director, Division of Oral Medicine

Dr. Ikeda received a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Tokyo Dental College in Japan. He completed an infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, followed by a special needs pediatric dentistry residency at the Kanagawa Children’s Medical Center in Yokohama, Japan. Dr. Ikeda then completed a general practice residency and an oral medicine residency at the Carolinas Medical Center. He also holds an MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Global Public Health.

Dr. Ikeda is a member of various professional organizations, including the American Academy of Oral Medicine, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Oral Medicine and a fellow of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.  

Before coming to the Brigham, Dr. Ikeda was an assistant professor of diagnostic and biological sciences/oral medicine and family medicine at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. At the Brigham, he will also serve as clinical director of the Division of Oral Medicine. In this role, he will lead clinical improvement projects, advise regarding opportunities to promote clinical service, work with clinic managers to ensure adequate scheduling, develop clinic policies and practice guidelines, coordinate division clinical rounds and monitor faculty and staff compliance.

Dr. Ikeda’s clinical and research interests include diagnosis and management of oral mucosal diseases, orofacial pain and oral complications of systemic diseases and their management/treatment.