Misinformation on Professor Randy Resnik Clarified Here (03-30-2023)
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It is great pride that I address you today in support of my friend and colleague Randy Resnik. I am truly troubled by the recent public statement that Dr. Craig Misch made about Randy and the accusatory charges that he decided to put out for all to hear, but not for Randy to rebut or even have the chance to challenge. Carl and Randy have served as my mentors over the past 23 years and over that timeframe, I have been immersed in expanding my understanding of the field of implant surgery and the restorative aspects of implantology. The Misch Institute provided me with the foundational tools that I use daily in my surgical practice and only through the tireless efforts of Carl and Randy have I developed an organized approach to planning and executing the delicate steps required for successful care of my patients.
I studied the field of implant surgery long before I met Carl and Randy, but only through their structured program was I able to successfully implement the level of clinical care needed for predictable results in this challenging field of Implantology. While Carl led the didactic portion of the program, Randy singlehandedly directed the “hands-on” education that provided students at the Institute the one-on-one instruction that ultimately led to confident and competent clinicians. This process required endless hours of work on both of their parts, and they always stood by each other, without question. I watched Randy’s role change as Carl’s illness progressed and, in the end, Randy was the driving force that saved the Misch Institute from becoming obsolete. Since the time of Carl’s death, Randy has devoted his full attention and time to expanding the quality of the Institute and the program has flourished. It is interesting to note that I never met Dr. Craig Misch while serving as a surgical faculty member of the Misch Institute for 23 years. That should point out the discrepancy in who was truly there for Carl, the Institute, and in the end, the students of the Misch Institute.
I have always taken great pride being a member of the Misch Team and I have never been ashamed of the actions or character of any of our team members or the Misch family. Unfortunately, the day has come for me to regret the actions of not only an experienced surgeon, but more importantly the “brother” of Carl Misch, who has made a spectacle of himself.
I ponder, what could have prompted Craig Misch to outwardly question the one person who stood by Carl and the Misch Institute through thick and thin and in the end, has kept vision of Dr. Carl Misch alive and healthy. It couldn’t have been because Randy has let the curriculum deteriorate, or that he has been neglectful in his dedication to providing optimal educational experiences to Misch graduates. It couldn’t have been because
Randy hasn’t improved the content and quality of the evidence-based curriculum that he has tirelessly developed since we lost Carl. I have concluded that his outcry came from the realization that the “family” simply lost control of the “Institute” when no one from the family was willing to step forward and participate in the arduous process that has been required to keep the Institute alive and make it what it is today. It all come too easily when Carl was there to take care of the whole family, but when he was gone, no one stepped up to take the rein.
As a Diplomate of the ICOI and a Diplomate of the ABOI, I have always trusted that the Board of Directors andparticularly the “Editor of the Journal” would fulfill their role in a respectable and professional manner. The Editor of any professional organization represents “All of the Members” of the organization and therefore does not have the luxury of using his role as editor to denigrate a colleague or to demean the general dental members of the ICOI. I have always felt that the role of the dental specialist is to serve as a teacher and facilitator in dental education and I feel our role ultimately is to help promote the “elevation of knowledge” in the general dental community. I would hope that Dr. Craig Misch would re-evaluate his feelings in respect to the ability of the general dentist to participate in the field of implantology. I would hope that he would redirect this frustration into a dedication to raising the bar in the field of implantology and supporting the entire dental community.
I have decided that I can no longer support the ICOI and its failure to remedy the egregious behavior of its editor. I will be submitting my resignation immediately and I would encourage all other ICOI members to follow suit if this has insulted them as much as it has me and my principles.
C. Stephen Caldwell, DDS, FACD
**C. Stephen Caldwell, D.D.S., F.A.C.D.
Dr. Caldwell is practicing periodontist with extensive experience in surgically focused care of patients with complex restorative and implant-based treatment plans. Dr. Caldwell has published numerous articles and portions of two textbooks related to bone regeneration in compromised implant cases. Dr. Caldwell is a Diplomate of the American Board of Implantology/Restorative Dentistry and a Diplomate of the International College of Oral Implantology. Dr. Caldwell’s contributions to the field of Dentistry were recognized by his peers when he was selected by the Texas Academy of General Dentistry as the “Texas Dentist of the Year” in 2010. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists.
iACD President Professor Peter Loomer was inducted as the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honorary Society on March 12, 2023 in Portland, Oregon USA.
Assisting in the induction was Professor Jon B. Suzuki, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of Omicron Kappa Upsilon. It should be noted that Professor Suzuki has served in this position for 33 years continuous.
OKU is a prestigious honor dental society in which only the top 12% of the dental school graduating class is selected for membership. Achieving a national officer position in the organization requires service and dedication to the profession and society.
Brian J. Suzuki, Esq was awarded an Honorary Membership In Omicron Kappa Upsilon, National Honor Dental Society. Brian is entering his 10th year as Executive Director of the national USA and Canadadian Organization. IACD President and OKU President Professor Peter Loomer presented the Honorary Membership award to Brian and assisted by Immediate Past- President Dean Kenneth Chance. The ceremony took place on March 12, 2023, in Portland, Oregon USA.
Portland, Oregon USA Convention Center where Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Society met with delegates from 70 USA and Canadian Dental Schools.
Dr. Kenzo Nishiyama, international founder and director of iACD, passed away on June 9, 2022.
On June 10, 2022, Prof. Jon B. Suzuki and Prof. Peter M. Loomer extended their message of condolences to Mrs. Kiyoko Nishiyama.
Dear Mrs. Nishiyama:
We are deeply saddened by the sudden news that your son Dr. Kenzo Nishiyama, Director of iACD, has passed away. On behalf of the members and iACD board of directors, we would like to express my heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
While honoring the memory of Dr. Kenzo, who greatly contributed to the international dental education for iACD. We sincerely pray for the peaceful repose of the soul of Dr. Kenzo Nishiyama.
Jon B. Suzuki, Chairman of iACD
Peter M. Loomer. President of iACD
“The First International Postdoctoral Implant Symposium”
The First Place Award for 2021
Dr. Natacha Reis & Dr. Ludovic de Carle (New York University College of Dentistry)
The Second Place Award for 2021
Dr. Li Tzu Ying & Dr. Alqarni Abdullah (New York University College of Dentistry)
The Basic Science Award for 2021
Dr. Zheng Yang (Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology)
The Special Recognition Award for 2021
Dr. Phyu Lwin Htun (University of Dental Medicine, Mandalay Myanmar)
We would like to congratulate Dr. Jon Suzuki for his appointment to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Immunology Devices Panel and Medical Advisory Committee. This prestigious panel is responsible for evaluating the COVID-19 vaccine applications, interpreting the vaccine clinical trial data and ultimately approving the vaccines for use.
Prof. Suzuki is a world-renowned Immunologist. In addition, he is currently the Chairman of the Food and Drug Administration Dental Products Advisory Panel. Most recently, he has been at the forefront for the treatment regimens of peri-implant disease, especially with the
use of Nd:YAG lasers (Millenium).
Prof. Suzuki is one of the most published academicians in medicine and dentistry. He has published over 200 research papers, chapters, and symposia, abstracts, and 1 textbook in Medical Technology. Prof. Suzuki also holds Clinical Professorships at the University of Maryland, the University of Washington and Nova Southeastern University.
Prof. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus of Microbiology and Immunology (School of Medicine) and Professor Emeritus of Periodontology and Oral Implantology (School of Dentistry) at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. USA. He served as Chairman and Director of Graduate Periodontology and Oral Implantology, and Associate Dean for Graduate Education at Temple University. He also served as Dean, Chief of Hospital Dentistry, and CEO of the Faculty Practice Plan at the University of Pittsburgh, USA.
The iACD 2019 Qingdao Annual Symposium East Asia International Dental Forum was held Sept. 26 – 28, 2019 in Qingdao, China at the Qingdao Kunlun Seaview Resort Hotel and the Intercontinental Hotel. The iACD World Congress 2019 was support by Shandong Stomatological Association, Qingdao Oral Medicine Association, and the Qingdao Dentist Association. Over 1200 attendees, including Dentists, Specialists, Dental Hygienists, and Exhibitors were presented with the most current trends and clinical techniques in Dentistry.
The World Congress opened with Professor Xu Kan (China) “Problems and Consideration of Digital Technology in the Prosthetics Dentistry”, which represented cutting edge approaches for the new digital world in Dentistry. Dr. Shinichi Fukasawa (Japan) presented new concepts of combinations of clinical approaches in surgery and Orthodontics in “Speed Orthodontics Treatment – Cortical incision”.
Dr. Kenzo Nishiyama (Japan) next expanded our knowledge of the difficult concept of Occlusion in “Advancing Conventional Occlusal Therapy”, while Prof. Lai Yongcheng (China) lectured on “The minimally invasive concept of immediate planting in the aesthetic area”.
The afternoon program saw the development of the similarities and contrasts in Dentistry in selected International areas of the world. Dr. Steven ZG Xue (US) presented “Dentistry in US” while Prof Hirofumi Kido (Japan) presented “The current state of Japan’s dentist” . Dr. David Shang-Ting Hsieh (Taiwan) illustrated with excellent quality clinical images of patients on the “Strategies for Premium Dentistry”
The second day of the program brought new insights into biological and clinical concepts of Dentistry and Medicine. Professor Jon B. Suzuki (USA) delivered his address as iACD Chairman and continued to present interrelations of Oral Health and Systemic Diseases in his topic “ Contemporary Clinical Periodontology and Oral Implantology ” Prof. Katsuhiro Horiuchi (Japan) showed outstanding treatment of difficult clinical cases for “ Guidelines for Ridge Augmentation in Severely Atrophic Esthetic Zone ” Prof. Haiping Lu (China) followed the iACD mission of “ Aesthetic – oriented multidisciplinary collaborative therapy…global thinking & orthodontic intervention opportunities ”
The final segment of the world congress concluded with Prof. Takahito Takeuchi & Dr. Hideo Kawahara (Japan) speaking on Clinical case of elderly Oral care – Body function return of the bed-ridden Patients ”
and Prof. Shohei Kasugai (Japan) speaking on “ Strategy for an effective, simple, safe and inexpensive bone augmentation.
The final day of the World Congress included presentations by: Dr. Marlon Becerra (Colombia) “Common Errors and Corrections in Aesthetics Dentistry” and How to Define Shapes and
Size of Incisors; Prof. Umberto GARAGIOLA (Italy) “3D Multidisciplinary approach in Orthodontics”
Dr. Hao-Wei Tsao (Taiwan) “ The Beauty of Digital – Esthetics Smile Rehabilitation with Biomimetics ” Prof. Wu Yonghe (Korea) “ How to solve the problem of severe periodontal disease ” ; Prof. Chen Faming (China) “ Periodontal regeneration therapy: strategy and prognosis ” Prof. Tan Jianguo (China) “ Acid erosion – the silent killer of the teeth ” ; and Prof. Xu Yan (China) “ Periodontal concepts of oral therapy in oral care ”
The iACD Board appreciates the contributions of all of our International Diverse Congress Main Podium Moderators:
Prof. Fuqiang Zhang, Prof. Zhengwei Huang, Dr. Yuming Wang, Dr. Chenghe Mao, Prof. Mao-Suan Huang, Prof. Shohei Kasugai, Dr. William W.T. Lee, Prof. Jon B. Suzuki, Prof. Peter M Loomer, Dr. Masao Yamazaki, Prof. Choung Min Lin, Prof. Hiroshi Kawazu, Prof. Fuqiang Zhang, Prof. Yongbo Gao and Dr. Zhongyu Chen.
A Special Program for Dental Hygienists was directed by Dr. Suguro Tsujimura and Dr. Yutaka Ikeda at the IDHA Conference. The theme “New Dental Care to Control the Microbiome” All dental hygienists attending learned about the importance of Microbiome and clinical management.
New Speaker Program ( Moderators: Prof. Shohei Kasugai and Prof. Umberto Garagiola) intended for Clinicians with developing clinical and speaking skills included, Prof. Luis Grisolía (Guatemala) “ Dental Implants in the Aesthetic Zone ” ; Dr. Rodrigo Cayarga (Guatemala) “ Sinus Augmentation Procedures / Where are we now and Dr. Xiaoqiang Liu (China) “Digital Esthetic Rehabilitation: Application of digital technologies in implant and Restorative management of anterior esthetics”
The Qingdao 2019 World Congress was extremely successfully and ended with a Yacht Cruise & Gala Dinner. The iACD Board and Chairman and Professor Jon B. Suzuki welcomes all current and future clinicians to the Hawaii 2020 World Congress in Honolulu, Hawaii USA October 27-28, 2020.