iACD Press Release


Contact information: Kathreen E. Matsumoto, Executive Director


Dean Peter M. Loomer, B.S. c.; DDS, PhD., UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry has been elected President of the International Academy of Contemporary Dentistry
Houston US August 1, 2021.


Dean Peter M. Loomer was elected President at the International Academy of Contemporary Dentistry (iACD) Board Meeting July 1, 2021. He will serve a two-year term.

iACD is a prestigious international dental society spanning three continents and including over 2,000 members (dentists). Election to the organization requires service and dedication to the profession and academy with proof of high levels of administration, clinical, scholarly and research activities.

iACD was founded in 2016 in Hong Kong and chartered in Houston, Texas USA. iACD has held world congresses in Hong Kong, Shanghai, New York, Quindao, China and will hold their next international symposium in Hokkaido, Japan October 2-3, 2021.

Dean Loomer has participated in virtually all of the past world congresses and assumes the role of President formally in Hokkaido, Japan October 2, 2021.

Photo credit: iACD, Qingdao, China World Congress meeting. Dean Peter M. Loomer addressing over 1,200 dentists at the 2019 World Congress in Qingdao, China.

International Academy of Contemporary Dentistry
If you wish further information, you may contact Executive Director Kathreen E. Matsumoto


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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.

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.

Given the spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus as well as the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's message towards events' organizers, we regret to inform you that we decided to cancel the Hawaii Annual Congress which was scheduled on October 27-28, 2920.

Please accept our deepest apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

iACD president Prof. Jon Suzuki With IACD Chairman Dr. P.D.Miller speaking at AAP meeting in Boston. Sept. 8-12, 2017

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The 2017 iACD New York Symposium took place on May 5~7, 2017, at NYU College of Dentistry, New York City. More event photos at https://iacdentistry.org/2017-new-york-symposium/

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