iACD President Professor Peter Loomer was inducted as the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honorary Society on March 12, 2023 in Portland, Oregon USA
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
JICD Best Oral Presentation Award 2021.2.27
“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)
Professor Jon Suzuki Appointed to the FDA Immunology Devices Panel
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.
Report from iACD 2019 Qingdao Annual Symposium
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.