MATTHEW M. KIKUCHI, DMD
Dr. Kikuchi is a specialist in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a caring surgeon with a gentle chair-side manner who believes every patient should be treated as if they were family. He is committed to providing the highest quality, skillful and personal service that one deserves. His extraordinary commitment to patient care from the moment of first contact throughout the patient’s life is extremely rare.
Dr. Kikuchi completed his specialty and residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital and College of Dental Medicine in Augusta, Georgia. Prior to residency Dr. Kikuchi graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. He completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree with an emphasis in sculpture.
During his residency Dr. Kikuchi trained under nationally recognized leaders in the speciality, becoming highly skilled in facial reconstructive surgery, dentoalveolar surgery, dental implants, orthognathic surgery, facial cosmetic surgery, TMJ surgery, maxillofacial pathology and general anesthesia. He was a clinical instructor in the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery department for certification courses in IV sedation for dental professionals, and a lecturer in the department of Periodontics on emergency protocols in sedation. Dr. Kikuchi served on the Head and Neck Tumor Board, a multidisciplinary council that assesses the diagnostic and treatment decisions for debilitating cancers of the head and neck region, and acted as Chief resident operating on patients with life-altering facial trauma at a Level-1 Trauma Center.
Dr. Kikuchi is a member of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is certified in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support. He holds an active license in the state of Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and Colorado.
Las Vegas is where he calls home with his beautiful family. Dr. Kikuchi enjoys spending time outdoors, meeting new people, being involved with local church and civic activities. Dr. Kikuchi recreationally enjoys bronze/marble sculpting, fishing, cooking, and taking family road trips.
Dr. Ringer, oral surgeon in Southern Nevada, graduated from Utah State University in 1978 and obtained his DDS from The University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 1981. After completing a General Dentistry Residency at Palo Alto California, he relocated to Iowa City, Iowa to train in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. At The University of Iowa he received a Master’s Degree and his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery certificate in 1985. Dr. Ringer and his family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada that year where he has been in a private practice for the past 20 years. As a result of timing and training Dr. Ringer was the first oral surgeon to place oral implants, of the type currently used, in Nevada.
Dr. Ringer is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Nevada Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, for which he has served as past president for the Southern Nevada Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in 1987. Dr. Ringer attends numerous lectures and continuing education seminars to keep informed of the latest surgical advances in his field. He has traveled to the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador, Dominican Republic, three times to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador where he has treated underprivileged people on dental service missions.
- Diplomat, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 1987
- American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons since 1985
- Delegate, Southern Nevada Dental Society, 1985-1994
- Past President Southern Nevada Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- American Dental Association
- Nevada Dental Association
- American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- American Society of Dental Anesthesiology
- Academy of Osseointegration
- Western Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons