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Duane K. Yamashiro

Duane K. Yamashiro, DDS

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

  • Assistant Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery

    Medical Director, Cleft and Craniofacial Program, Primary Children’s Hospital


    Dr. Duane Yamashiro is an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Utah and Medical Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Program at Primary Children’s Hospital. He was raised in Hawaii, graduated from Loma Linda University and University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. His pediatric dentistry residency was completed at Primary Children’s Medical Center and an Orthodontic residency with a Master’s degree at Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry in California.

    In addition to his clinical practice of craniofacial orthodontics at Primary Children’s Hospital, Dr. Yamashiro has served as Medical Director for the Pediatric Dental Residency and Medical Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Programs, and faculty of the Utah Regional Education in Neurodevelopmental Leadership (URLEND).


    Interests and passions include, boating, wakeboarding, competitive shooting, trail running and backcountry skiing. The transition from surfing to wakeboarding and skiing was an easy natural change.

    Specialties

    • Orthodontics
    • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery

    Medical Director, Cleft and Craniofacial Program, Primary Children’s Hospital


    Dr. Duane Yamashiro is an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Utah and Medical Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Program at Primary Children’s Hospital. He was raised in Hawaii, graduated from Loma Linda University and University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. His pediatric dentistry residency was completed at Primary Children’s Medical Center and an Orthodontic residency with a Master’s degree at Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry in California.

    In addition to his clinical practice of craniofacial orthodontics at Primary Children’s Hospital, Dr. Yamashiro has served as Medical Director for the Pediatric Dental Residency and Medical Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Programs, and faculty of the Utah Regional Education in Neurodevelopmental Leadership (URLEND).


    Interests and passions include, boating, wakeboarding, competitive shooting, trail running and backcountry skiing. The transition from surfing to wakeboarding and skiing was an easy natural change.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Surgery -Primary

    Education history

    Graduate Training Orthodontics - Loma Linda University M.S.
    Primary Children's Medical Center Resident
    Professional Dental University of the Pacific School of Dentistry D.D.S.
    Biology - Loma Linda University B.A.