WERNER H. SHINTAKU, D.D.S., M.S., M.S., D.O.M.F.R.

Associate Professor
Diplomate American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Director of Imaging Sciences
Department of Diagnostic Sciences and Oral Medicine

Office: DUNN DENTAL BUILDING
875 UNION AVENUE
MEMPHIS TN 381632110
Tel: (901) 448-2845
wshintak@uthsc.edu

Education

  • M.S., University of Texas at San Antonio, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  • D.D.S., University of Texas at San Antonio, Dentistry
  • Board Cert., American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Certificate, University of Texas at San Antonio, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Specialty, Brazilian Dental Board, Oral Diagnosis
  • M.S., University of Sao Paulo at Sao Paulo, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  • D.D.S., University of Sao Paulo at Sao Paulo, Dentistry

Biosketch

Dr. Werner H. Shintaku is an Associate Professor and is the Director of Imaging Sciences of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Dentistry, Department of Diagnostic Sciences and Oral Medicine. 

Dr. Shintaku received his dental degree in 1998 and Master of Science (MS) degree in oral and maxillofacial radiology (OMFR) in 2004 from the University of Sao Paulo, School of Dentistry in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2009, he received a specialty degree in Oral Diagnosis from the Brazilian Dental Board. In 2004, he moved to the United States where he taught OMFR at the University of Southern California (USC), School of Dentistry in Los Angeles, California. In 2007, he joined the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology graduate program of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), Texas and received his certificate in 2009 and Doctor of Dental Surgery and Master of Science degrees in 2010.

Dr. Shintaku is the only Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology affiliated to an educational institution in Tennessee.

He has more than 20 years of experience in teaching and practicing OMFR. He has given several presentations and continuing education courses at national and international meetings and has published multiple articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals. 

Dr. Shintaku is the recipient of two awards given by the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology recognizing him as one of the best faculty/dental educators in OMFR.