Meet Tracy Takenaka DDS
Dr. Tracy Takenaka was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Molecular and Cell Biology with a Minor in Music from the University of California at Berkeley, she left the East Bay for the Big Apple and received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 2004. She completed a General Practice Residency program while on active duty in the United States Navy at Naval Medical Center San Diego in 2005. After a three-year tour overseas as a general dentist in Yokosuka, Japan, she returned to America in 2008 to begin her specialty training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Washington. She successfully completed her residency in June 2010, earning a specialty certificate and a Master’s of Science in Dentistry.
Dr. Takenaka is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also a member of numerous local and national dental societies, including the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, Pierce County Dental Society, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Washington State Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry. She is committed to pursuing a wide range of continuing education to enable her to provide the best possible care for her patients.
In her spare time, Dr. Takenaka enjoys giving back to the local community. She is a proud supporter of Chloe Clark Elementary PTA, Cherrydale Primary School, Pioneer Middle School, Steilacoom High School, and is a team sponsor for the Patriot Athletic League in Dupont.
Dr. Takenaka met and married her husband while they were both dental school students in New York. They are strong believers in animal rescue and second chances. They have a cat named Gorgeous George that they adopted from an animal rescue group in California. They enjoy hiking, riding their bikes, reading English mystery novels, and going on long car drives to fun destinations throughout the United States.
Call Children's Dentistry of DuPont at (253) 244-9778 for more information.