Our Doctors and Staff

Our Doctors

Dr. Takanari Miyamoto

Board Certified Periodontist

DDS, PhD, CAGS, MSD, MBA

Dr. Takanari Miyamoto received his D.D.S. and M.B.A from Creighton University. In addition, Dr. Miyamoto obtained his M.S. from Boston University and a Ph.D. from Nihon University. Dr. Miyamoto serves as a tenured Professor of Periodontics at Creighton University. He is also an adjunctive faculty member at the College of Dentistry – University of Nebraska.

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Dr.Takanari Miyamoto
Dr. Taera Kim

Dr. Taera Kim

Dr. Taera Kim

Practice Limited to Orthodontics

DMD, CAGS, MSD

Dr. Kim grew up in California and received a B.S. in Biochemistry at UCLA. She received her dental degree from Boston University and graduated with high honors. She completed her residency training in Orthodontics and received her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Orthodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry in the Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research at Boston University.

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Dr. Melissa Lang

Board Certified Periodontist

DDS, MS

Dr. Melissa Lang is a Board-Certified Periodontist who graduated with the Highest Distinction from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. In 2007, she received a Certificate in Periodontics and a Master of Science in Oral Biology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry.

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Dr. Melissa Lang

Our Staff

MEtro WEst Team Approach : Growth of ME = Growth of WE

ME(tro) WE(st) Team Approach is a unique growth model we embrace at Metro West Orthodontics & Periodontics. Our strength is at the core of the individual growth of our team members. The Collective Growth of each person adds synergistic growth of the practice in our pursuit of excellence in dental care.

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  • Amy

    Amy is the Insurance Coordinator at Metro West Orthodontics and Periodontics.

    Amy Murillo
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  • Becki

    Becki is a Dental Hygienist at Metro West Orthodontics and Periodontics.

    Becki Cole
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  • Clarissa

    Clarissa is the new Director of First Impression at Metro West Orthodontics & Periodontics.

    Clarissa Jacinto
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  • Gillian

    Gillian is a Marketing Director, Dental Assistant, and Metro West Seminar’s Coordinator at Metro West Orthodontics & Periodontics.

    Gillian Smithson
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  • Jesus

    Jesus is part of the Dental Team at Metro West Orthodontics and Periodontics.

    Jesus
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  • Kanoe

    Kanoe is the Lead Periodontal Assistant at Metro West Orthodontics and Periodontics.

    Kanoe Sakamoto
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  • Kassie

    Kassie is the Lead Orthodontic Assistant at Metro West Orthodontics and Periodontics.

    Kassie Tolle
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  • Krin

    Krin is a Dental Hygienist at Metro West Orthodontics and Periodontics.

    Krin Solanki
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  • Tami

    Tami is the Office Manager at Metro West Orthodontics and Periodontics.

    Tami Paass
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12225 W. Giles Road La Vista, NE 68128

Mon 9:00 am - 19:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am - 19:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am - 17:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 19:00 pm
Fri-Sun Closed