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Takako Imai Tanaka, DDS, FDS RCSEd

Takako Imai Tanaka, DDS, FDS RCSEd Dentist

Director, Oral Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Tanaka is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Takako I. Tanaka

Dr. Tanaka is a board certified Oral Medicine specialist who has a particular focus on working with patients with oral mucosal diseases including cancers, orofacial neuropathic disorders, and TMJ disorders. Dr.Tanaka is a full professor of Clinical Oral Medicine, and Director of theĀ Oral Medicine Residency Program.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Oral Medicine, 2012

Additional Certification:

  • Endodontics and Periodontology, 1995

Clinical Expertise:

  • Bone Graft Using Stem Cells
  • Cosmetic Jaw Surgery
  • Dental Bone Grafting
  • Dental Extractions
  • Dental Implant Surgery
  • Dental Infection
  • Dentoalveolar Surgery
  • Dentofacial Deformities
  • Facial Fracture
  • Jaw Injuries
  • Jaw Misalignment
  • Lefort Fracture
  • Maxillofacial Trauma
  • Maxillomandibular Advancement
  • Micrognathia
  • Osteonecrosis of the Jaw
  • Preprosthetic Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
  • Temporomandibular Joint Replacement
  • Wisdom Teeth
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Dental School: Hiroshima University School of Dentistry
Residency: Osaka University School of Dentistry
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Dental School: University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Tanaka is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.