Providing you the best staff for the best care
We have a compassionate, talented team and have worked together for many years. We are all lifelong learners and consistently work to improve. We mutually strive to accomplish our mission—to provide exceptional service and excellent dental care.
Dr. Kent K. Morikado was born and raised in Chicago. He attended the University of Illinois in Chicago and graduated with a Bachelor of Science with honors in biology. He then attended the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in Chicago where he received a Bachelor of Science in Dentistry and his Doctor of Dental Surgery.
After graduation he worked for the U.S. Public Health Service, Indian Health Service. He was a staff dental officer then chief dental officer on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana.
Dr. Morikado originally opened his practice in Des Plaines and moved to his current location in Arlington Heights in 2002. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society and Chicago Dental Society.
He is an enthusiastic student and has attended the Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education, in San Francisco CA, the University of Minnesota Esthetics Dental Continuum, and the Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education. He has completed hundreds of hours of continuing dental education.
Dr. Morikado resides in Arlington Heights with his wife Peggy and their two sons. He enjoys travel and photography.
Kent K. Morikado, DDS, PC
Chikako has been working with Dr. Morikado since 1996. Aside from the administrative work, she has been trained in dental assisting. Chikako is an adjunct professor in Speech Communication at Oakton Community College since 1997.
Jai has been working as a dental assistant since 2007. She is fluent in English, Korean, and loves to speak Japanese with our patients.
Grace has been our dental hygienist since August, 2013. Grace loves travelling and learning about different cultures. She still remembers her visit to Japan while growing up and hopes to return there in the near future.
Diana is the newest addition to our practice. She has been with us since July 2016 as a scheduling specialist and an insurance coordinator. She is tri-lingual in English, Japanese, and Korean.
Ikuko started working in our office in 2013 as a front office coordinator. She is now the flexible member who can fill in to cover both Front and Back Offices as needed.