Oral and Craniofacial Sciences Faculty

Laura Iwasaki, D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D.





















Dr. Laura Iwasakiis an Associate Professor and the Leo A. Rogers Chair of the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, with a joint appointment in the Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. She is engaged in research in the areas of biomechanics of the human craniomandibular complex with special interests in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the muscles of mastication, and the movement of teeth. Her responsibilities include clinical and didactic teaching in the advanced education and dental programs in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and research supervision at the pre-doctoral and graduate levels. Dr. Iwasaki is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (2002) and has been involved in the clinical practice of orthodontics for several decades. Before joining UMKC, she was a full-time faculty at the College of Dentistry, University of Nebraska Medical Center (1996 - 2006) and before that, at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Manitoba (1992 -1996). 
To pursue her research interests, Dr. Iwasaki collaborates with a number of colleagues at different institutions, including UMKC, University at Buffalo, Medical College of South Carolina, and University of Zurich in Switzerland.

Laura Iwasaki, D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D.Associate Professor

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