We are thrilled to have Dr. Yumi Ogata, Periodontist join the Smile Brookline team as our lead Periodontist.
Dr. Ogata’s Periodontal Treatments include:
Gum Grafts and Cosmetic Gum Contouring
Extractions, Bone Grafts and Sinus Augmentation
Scaling and Root Planing (SRP)
Crown Lengthening Surgery (CLS)
Dr. Ogata’s father has practiced dentistry in Japan for many years, and she watched him serve the local residents to improve their oral health. He taught her the value of hard work, which helped her make a career decision in dentistry as she grew older. She went on to graduate from Kagoshima University School of Dental Medicine, Kagoshima, Japan. Later, she would also graduate from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Ogata’s philosophy when it comes to dentistry is to treat her patients as if they were her family members or close friends. Her goal is to deliver high-quality patient care in a friendly atmosphere. She strives to provide treatment options and recommendations based on the best available scientific evidence and the individual needs of the patient. Dr. Ogata greatly enjoys the privilege to see happy patients with improved oral health, function, and self-confidence after dental care.
Outside of the office, Dr. Ogata is very involved in the industry. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontology at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM). She is actively involved in clinical research and mentoring research projects for periodontal residents and dental students. Her research has focused on testing and enhancing procedures for hard tissue regeneration, including guided bone regeneration (GBR), ridge preservation, and sinus augmentation for implant therapy. She is also a Visiting Professor at Tokyo Dental College in Japan.
An experienced periodontist, Dr. Ogata has won many accolades and awards. Most recently, she received the Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics, from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) in 2019. She is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), Cochrane Oral Health Group (COHG), American Dental Education Association (ADEA), Japanese Academy of Clinical Periodontology, and the Japanese Society of Periodontology.
When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Ogata enjoys traveling, reading, playing games, watching movies, cooking, and going to the park with her husband and children. Originally from Japan, Dr. Ogata now resides in Brookline, MA. She is fluent in both English and Japanese.
Please give us a call to schedule your next periodontal appointment with Dr. Yumi Ogata.
Your preventative & restorative dentist in Brookline.
"I became a dentist because going to the dentist was always a very positive experience for me as a child. Hearing stories of others' dental fears inspired me to go to dental school so I could help patients have positive experiences and make a difference in their lives."
✓ Founder of Smile Brookline
✓ Over 25 years of experience in cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dental care
✓ Named one of "America's Top Dentists" in the Guide to America’s Top Dentists 2008-2018
"We always have time to get to know our patients. It’s really nice to get to know the whole person, not just the dentistry portion. I especially love seeing entire families. Making that connection and knowing them as a whole enhances their experience."
✓ Graduate of the Columbia School of Dental & Oral Surgery
"Growing up I had a dentist who I loved, but I know that not everyone has had the same good experiences. I’ve just always had a vision that I would help make people less anxious and more comfortable with the dentist so they can have healthy smiles. It’s turned out to be such a rewarding career because not only do I get to help people learn how to maximize their oral health, but I get to meet and interact with so many people each day."
✓ Advanced training through general practice residency at Havard School of Dental Medicine
✓ Focus on link between oral and overall systemic health
✓ 2010 presenter at the World Health Care Congress
We tell our patients: "We don't want just to fix the problem you have; we want to figure out what caused it so we can prevent future problems from occurring. Our team is passionate about preventative care."
- Dr. Sara Stock