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Aya Hamao-Sakamoto, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Aya Hamao-Sakamoto, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Aya Hamao-Sakamoto, D.D.S., Ph.D.

  • Surgery - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Biography

Aya Hamao-Sakamoto, D.D.S., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Dr. Hamao-Sakamoto earned her doctor of dental surgery degree at Meikai University School of Dentistry in Japan, where she also completed her residency and a fellowship in oral and maxillofacial surgery. 

Certified by the Japanese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2007. 

Dr. Hamao-Sakamoto is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Asian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Japanese Cancer Association, and the Japanese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.  

She is passionate about research and has published nearly 75 peer-reviewed articles.

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Education & Training
  • Graduate School - Meikai University School of Dentistry (1996-2003)
  • Dental School - Meikai University School of Dentistry (1990-1996)
  • Fellowship - Meikai University School of Dentistry (2003-2004), Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (2018)
  • Japanese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Japanese Cancer Association
  • Asian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Books & Publications
Research
  • Oral and Maxiollofacial Pathology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery