Duane Yamashiro, D.D.S.

Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (URLEND)
Primary Children's Medical Center
100 No. Mario Capecchi Drive, Suite 3575
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Phone: 801-588-2670
Email: Duane.Yamashiro@imail.org
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Last Updated: July 31, 2012

Duane Yamashiro

Discipline Coordinators: Dentistry/Pediatric Dentistry
Discipline(s): Dentistry-Pediatric
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership


Duane K. Yamashiro, DDS


Orthodontics, MS, 1984, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA

Pediatric Dentistry, Certificate, 1981, Primary Children's Medical Center

Dentistry, D.D.S, 1979, University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry

Biology, BA, 1975, Loma Linda University, La Sierra Campus,

Riverside CA.

Recent Professional Experience:

1994-present: Medical Director, Pediatric Dentistry, Primary Children's Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT

1984-present: Staff Orthodontist, Orofacial and Craniofacial Programs, Primary Children's Medical center, Salt Lake City UT

1997-present: Member, Maternal Child Health Committee, Department of Health, State of Utah

1990-1997: Member, Governor's Advisory Committee-Dental Care for Disabled Patients, Salt Lake City, Utah

1997-present: Medical Director, Orofacial/Craniofacial Program, Primary Children's Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

1989-present: Assistant Clinical Professor, Plastic Surgery (Dental), University of Utah, School of Medicine, Salt Lake city, Utah


Hospital Affiliations:

1990-present: Courtesy Staff, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah

1984-present: Active Staff, Primary Children's Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

Research Activities:

1996: Co-investigator, Size and Location Effects on Speech Resulting from Sustained Palatal Fistula Obturation, American Cleft Palate Association, Scientific Session

1997: Co-investigator, Velopharyngeal Dysfunction: Hyper-nasality treatment using a Team Approach, Annual Meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, Florida

1998: Master's Thesis, Temporomandibular Joint Relations: A CT Study, Loma Linda University

1999: Resident project, Pediatric Local Anesthesia Technique, Primary Children's Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah


Selected Presentations and Papers:

2000: Presenter, Cleft Palate and Orthodontics Speech, Brigham Young University, Provo Utah

1998: Presenter, Board of Trustees, Primary Children's Medical Center, State of Pediatric Dentistry

1996: Pediatric House Staff Conference, Pediatric Dental/Orofacial Concerns, Primary Children's Medical Center

1997: Co-author, brief communication, Use of Soft Liner as a Protective Dressing for Alveolar Bone Grafting, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

1995: Presenter, Current Concepts in Cleft Management-An orthodontist's perspective, Truman Medial Center, Kansas City, Missouri