Dentist in Lake Oswego is dedicated to healing
As the older sister, Manami Yamaguchi naturally assumed a care-giving function early in life. Growing up in Osaka and Kyoto Japan, cities steeped in culture, she developed an appreciation for art. Those traits of tenderness and artistry remain vital elements in her practice of dentistry.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at Portland State University, and became Dr. Yamaguchi, with Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) credentials from Oregon Health Sciences University. She gained a great deal of clinical experience in corporate dental care, before moving into private practice in Lake Oswego.
Truly committed to dentistry as a healing profession, Dr. Yamaguchi’s perspective began to change. She recognized an ethical duty to do more for her patients than fix teeth. She grew into the role of gatekeeper for their overall wellness, administering dentistry using the safest and healthiest available techniques and materials.
When the opportunity arose to become a practice owner, Dr. Yamaguchi embraced it. As owner of Dental Arts & Wellness, she is at liberty to structure care in the best interests of her patients. The practice is known for its core values of professionalism, attentiveness, and quality.
Dr. Yamaguchi is passionate about ongoing learning, taking many annual hours of continuing education. Her post-doctorate advanced training includes Bioesthetics, Chao training, Kois Center, Las Vegas Institute, and Implant Study Club. She maintains active membership in these professional associations:
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- American Academy for Oral Systemic Health
- Academy of Bioesthetic Dentistry
- American Academy of Facial Esthetics
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Dentistry has provided Dr. Yamaguchi with delightful opportunities to meet wonderful people, travel, and share ideas. She feels privileged to be involved in the field.
When the mask and lab coat come off, you might find Dr. Yamaguchi hiking the trails in Oregon and Washington with her husband and three rescued dogs, spending time with friends, or digging razor clams and sipping Japanese sake.