Welcome to Metro West Dental Specialty Group. Since 2010, Metro West Dental Specialty Group has provided patients with the most advanced and appropriate Orthodontic, Periodontal and Dental implant care in a warm and comfortable environment. Metro West Dental Specialty Group is committed turning itself into a change agent to better-serve you a lifetime of optimum oral health and strive to foster patient-doctor relationships based on mutual trust, respect, extraordinary service, and evidence-based dental treatment care.
We believe that a well-conceived vision has three components: Core purpose, Core Values and Guiding Principles. Each component is defined clearly below in Metro West Dental Specialty Group and illustrated how it helps a team unified and engaged to better serve you and enhance our practice performance to make our treatments predictable for you.
Takanari MiyamotoDDS PhD CAGS MSD MBADiplomates of the American Board of PeriodonticsTarrson Fellow, American Academy of Periodontology Foundation Dr. Miyamoto received his dental degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry, Master of Science degree from Boston University, & Ph.D degree from Nihon University and completed the summer institute of Clinical Research Methods, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University Washington and Johns Hopkins University. He furthered his knowledge of Clinical Periodonctics & Implantology during his time at the Boston University, where he completed three years specialty training in Periodontics. Following the completion of his training, Dr. Miyamoto became an assistant professor at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine where he maintained a practice limited to Periodontics & provided surgical periodontal & oral surgery related therapies. Dr. Miyamoto serves as Creighton's Associate Professor and Department Chairman and adjunctive faculty member at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, College of Dentistry. Dr Miyamoto has a private practice limited to Periodontics and Dental Implants in LaVista and is a recipient of the Bud and Linda Tarrson Fellowship. The fellowship, offered through the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation, is the most prestigious career development award offered to the periodontists early in their careers. Since 1998, the fellowship has been awarded annually to only one U.S. dental school faculty member showing great potential in research and teaching. Furthermore, he is named as an "Evidence-Based Champion" by the American Dental Association and received the Educator Award of Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Periodontics from American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) twice in 2008 and 2013. He has also served on the Omaha District Dental Society Board, is a Delegate to the Nebraska Dental Association House of the Delegates and an editorial board for the Journal of Oral Science & a member of Honor Dental Society – Omicron Kappa Upsilon & is diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Miyamoto published over 20 peer review articles & lectures nationally & internationally including, Switzerland, Japan, Houston and Boston both to the dental and medical communities on the topics of periodontics and dental implants. He is a co-founder of private dental implant institutes named Anatomy and Dental Implant Institute and Perio Health Institute Japan. Current Publications: 1. Chang Hee-Yung, Kwon Taek-Ka, Nunn ME, Miyamoto T, Lee Kwang-Won, et al. (2014) Feasibility Analysis of Autogenous Tooth-based Bone Graft Material after Guided Bone Regeneration Technique. J Case Rep Stud 1: 604 2. Response to letter to the editor, "Retained asymptomatic third molars and risk for second molar pathology". Nunn ME, Fish MD, Garcia RI, Kaye EK, Figueroa R, Gohel A, Ito M, Lee HJ, Williams DE, Miyamoto T. J Dent Res. 2014 Mar;93(3):320-1. 3. Coronally advanced flaps (CAF) plus connective tissue graft (CTG) is the gold standard for treatment of Miller class I and II gingival defects. Nunn ME, Miyamoto T. J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2013 Dec;13(4):157-9. 4. Retained asymptomatic third molars and risk for second molar pathology. Nunn ME, Fish MD, Garcia RI, Kaye EK, Figueroa R, Gohel A, Ito M, Lee HJ, Williams DE, Miyamoto T. J Dent Res. 2013 Dec;92(12):1095-9. 5. Predoctoral dental implant education at Creighton University School of Dentistry. Parrish L, Hunter R, Kimmes N, Wilcox C, Nunn M, Miyamoto T. J Dent Educ. 2013 May;77(5):576-80. 6. The combination of a nylon and traditional partial removable dental prosthesis for improved esthetics: a clinical report. Ito M, Wee AG, Miyamoto T, Kawai Y J Prosthet Dent. 2013 Jan;109(1):5-8. 7. Quantitative determination of lysophosphatidic acids (LPAs) in human saliva and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) by LC-MS/MS. Bathena SP, Huang J, Nunn ME, Miyamoto T, Parrish LC, Lang MS, McVaney TP, Toews ML, Cerutis DR, Alnouti Y. J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2011 Sep 10;56(2):402-7. 8. Concept of dental research in private practice. McGuire MK and Miyamoto T, Journal of Dental Outlook , August Issue, 2011 9. Data analysis and interpretation in dental research. Nunn ME and Miyamoto T, Journal of Dental Outlook , August Issue, 2011 10. Compliance as a prognostic indicator: Part 2 Impact of patient's compliance to the individual tooth survival. Miyamoto T, Kumagai T, Lang MS, Nunn ME. J Periodontol. 2010 Sep;81(9):1280-8.