Kikuko Hirayama, DMD & Associates

Specializing in Pediatric Dentistry

 

Yumi Maeda, DMD, PhD

Dr. Yumi Maeda received her Doctor of Dental Surgeon (DDS) degree and PhD from Osaka University School /Graduate School of Dentistry in Japan in 1997 and in 2001. She began her postdoctoral training in oral surgery and general dentistry at Osaka University and its affiliated hospitals. She additionally completed a residency program in anesthesiology in Kochi University School of Medicine in Japan.

She moved to the USA in 2006 and performed research in chronic pain, focusing on the mechanism of chronic pain in the human brain. Following her research, she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Maeda is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) and Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

Dr. Maeda is a general dentist. She focuses on providing patients a relaxing and comfortable dental office visit as well as helping patients to achieve oral health and esthetics. She enjoys ice-skating, sailing, dance, and spending time with her family when she is not at work.

Jeanne Un, DMD

Originally from Wilmington, Delaware, Dr. Jeanne Un moved to Massachusetts to attend Tufts University as an undergraduate. Following graduation, she obtained a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree and enjoyed working as an intern with pediatric populations. With a desire to provide a greater scope of care, she decided to pursue a career in dentistry. Dr. Un received her DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. She is committed to providing excellent comprehensive care and ensuring a great, gentle dental experience. Having previous experience as a healthcare provider, her goal is to provide excellent dental healthcare with compassion. Dr. Un looks forward to working together with every individual to accomplish their dental health goals of having a functional, esthetic, and healthy smile. With a love of learning, she is an active participant in continuing education courses and hopes to use this knowledge to provide high quality dental care. Dr. Un is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society. In her spare time, Dr. Un loves to run, swim, spend quiet evenings at home with her family, and has always had a long-standing passion for the game of tennis.

Kikuko Hirayama, DMD

Dr. Hirayama has specialized in Pediatric dentistry since 1993, maintaining her offices in Belmont and Boston for several years. In 2011, she moved her Belmont practice to Boston in order to concentrate on prevention and maintenance programs aside from conventional pediatric dentistry treatments.

Dr. Hirayama is originally from Kobe, Japan. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgeon (D.D.S.) degree from Kyushu Dental College and practiced Pediatric dentistry in Japan for 8 years prior to coming to the U.S.

She then received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree as well as her Certificate of the Advanced Specialty Education program in Pediatric dentistry from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1992.

Dr. Hirayama is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Massachusetts Association of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and the Massachusetts Dental Society. Her passion in Preventative Pediatric Dentistry allows her to provide children pleasant experiences for their first dental visits. She treasures watching her patients grow from infants to young adults.

Dr. Hirayama enjoys traveling, playing golf, and spending time with her family.

Azin Tarifard, DDS

After graduating magna cum laude with a BA in biology, I pursued dental education at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, CA, receiving my DDS degree in 2006, and further completed a one year of AEGD residency. After few years of experience, I followed my passion for treating children and patients with special needs, and completed a combined pediatric dentistry residency and Master of Science in Dentistry at Tufts School of Dental Medicine in Boston. I am a diplomate of the board of American Pediatric Dentistry, and an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Massachusetts Association of Pediatric Dentistry and American Dental Association. Emphasizing on early prevention and minimizing dental anxiety, I look forward helping to put children and parents at ease and improve their oral health as well as their perception towards dentistry.