Language has traditionally been a barrier that prohibits many innovative dentistry professionals in the East from sharing their experiences and breakthroughs with the rest of the world. iACD recognizes the importance of facilitating the flow of ideas in a scientifically, linguistically as well as culturally inclusive manner. Through providing professional multilingual resources in Asia-Pacific where academics and practitioners can present their work in a contextualized setting, iACD is the first oral health education organization to dismantle the language barrier and establish a conduit for the East-to-West sharing of ideas.
We believe that an exceptional and progressive dentist not only focuses on dental treatments, but also understands the relationship between dental care and overall health. Current research shows that periodontal disease can cause detrimental effects to health by exacerbating pre-existing diabetes, heart disease, and allergies. Additionally, it has been shown that good oral health may decrease a patient’s risk for post-operative infection. Also more research shows that the chewing function (occlusal contact area and occlusal force) have an influence on brain function activation.
Our mission at iACD is to provide a multidisciplinary oral health education platform for dentists with the desire to better the quality of life of their patients by improving both their oral care and their long-term physical health.
The iACD Founding Chairman is a world-renowned periodontist Dr. P.D. Miller. He is the former President of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the proponent of the “A classification of marginal tissue recession”. The iACD’s first International President is Dr. Jon B. Suzuki, the former Chairman of the American Dental Association (ADA) Scientific Council and current Chairman of the FDA Dental Products Panel. And the President elect is Prof. Steve G.F. Shen, the Vice Chairman of Chinese Stomatological Association and Dean of Shanghai Jiao Tong University College of Stomatology.