Renie Ikeda completed her orthodontic training at UCSF. She was born in Tokyo, Japan, where she grew up until she came to study in the US at the age of 12.
She went to a small boarding school in Minnesota, and then decided to move to a warmer part of the country. She attended UC Berkeley and graduated with a BA with Highest Distinction in Integrative Biology and obtained her DDS from UCSF.
Renie chose to pursue the specialty of orthodontics with the aspiration to treat her patients as if they are her family, and to provide them with improved occlusal function and long-lasting smiles they can be proud of. Out side of orthodontics, she loves learning to speak different languages and is fluent in Japanese and English and is working on mastering Korean and French.
She likes to travel and try different cuisines and learn about different cultures. She enjoys spending a relaxing time at home watching movies and baking (and eating the products), but also loves being outdoors hiking and during the winter time, snowboarding.