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.

Press Release

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.

Sincerely yours
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.

“Frontiers of Interdisciplinary Dentistry”

iACD New York Annual Symposium

New York University, College of Dentistry
May 5-7, 2017

The second annual congress of the International Academy of Contemporary Dentistry is planned for May 5-7, 2017 at New York University Continuing Education Auditorium. The Theme of the 2017 Congress, “Frontiers of Interdisciplinary Dentistry” embraces virtually all aspects of Dentistry and Dental Medicine, including multidisciplinary aspects of Oral Implantology.

Pre-Congress “New Speaker’s Podium” Section are being planned and will be supported by international universities from China, Japan, Guatemala. Speakers have been selected by Program Co-chairman Professor Preston Miller and Professor Jon B. Suzuki. A wide constellation of topics related to Dentistry, Medicine, including Otorhinolaryngology, and Implantology are confirmed. To date, Professor and Dean Christian Stohler, Professor Preston Miller, Professor Jon B. Suzuki, Professor Hai Zhang, Prof. Takashi Ono, Dr. Masao Yamazaki, Dr. Jonathan Abenaim, Dr. Kevin R. Suzuki, and Dr. David Chong have been confirmed. The iACD website will be forthcoming with headquarters hotel, registration, preliminary schedule, and gala events. We look forward to an exciting weekend in New York City, one of the greatest cities in the world for broad based clinical education, camaraderie, culture, fine dining, and collegiality.

Respectfully submitted,

Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD, MBA, FACD, FICD
President, iACD.

Christian Stohler
Preston Miller
Jon B. Suzuki
Hai Zhang
Jonathan Abenaim
Masao Yamazaki
David Chong
Kevin Suzuki
Newton Cardoso
Takashi Ono
Paul Yu
David Holems
Topics including:
  • 2020: Embracing and Adapting to the Emerging Oral Health Environment
  • Transrestal Approach Sinus Augmentation: Overcoming common vertical ridge deficiency in posterior maxilla
  • Contemporary Concepts in Designs and Fabrication of Removable Partial Dentures
  • Digital Dentistry Implants-Teeth-Printing-Milling and Everything In between!
  • Interdisciplinary management of complex restorative treatment
  • Aesthetic Dentistry and the Art and Science of Smile Design
  • Evidence-based orthodontic treatment strategy in the future society with longevity and low birthrate
  • The use of 3D printing for implant education

Download Speaker's topics and abstract (updated 2017/05/05)

Download Program Timetable (updated 2017/04/21)

Registration Fee
Before 3/31From 4/15/5 ~ 5/6
iACD Member$500$600$650
Student / Hygienist$150$200$300
Gala Dinner (5/6) $100 per person
Currency: USD
Special Hotel Rates

Available before March 23, 2017, first come first served

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Metropolitan - New York City
569 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA • Tel: +1-212-752-7000
Website: www.metropolitanhotelnyc.com

Available Dates: May 1~7 2017
One Queen Bed @ $269.00 plus taxes, per room per night (Single/Double)
Two Double Beds @ $309.00 plus taxes, per room per night (Double)
Rates are subject to 8.875% New York State Tax, 5.875% New York City tax and a $3.50 per room per night occupancy tax. Taxes are subject to change per government regulations

Hotel Booking Online
Group Discount Code: ACD

Telephone Reservations
Local Guests: 1-800-222-8733
International Guests: 001-212-752-7000
When calling, please reference the Group Discount Code: ACD

New Speaker Podium Competition

International Academy of Contemporary Dentistry created the iACD New Speaker Podium Series to encourage a rising generation of dentists to develop practical, innovative solutions to tackle the many medical challenges that dental professionals observe daily from their interaction with patients.

If you have an ongoing research idea or a clinical best practice to share, we want to hear from you [Read more detail...]

Download New Speaker Podium Application Form

Click here to see who are 2016 HK Symposium Winners

International Academy of Contemporary Dentistry (iACD) is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 9/1/2016 to 8/31/2018. Provider ID# 371681.

2016 HK Symposium Winners will be Awarded in 2017 NY Symposium

The 2016 iACD HK Symposium New Speaker Podium winners and Poster Presentation winners will receive their awards on May 5, 2017 at iACD New York Symposium in New York University College of Dentistry.

New Speaker Podium Winners

First Place

Presenter: Dr. Ye Shi
Institute: New York University College of Dentistry

Second Place

Presenter: Dr. Zhenyan Lin
Institute: Longgang District Central hospital of Shenzhen

Third Place

Presenter: DR. Ken Yoshida
Institute: IYI Study Club

Poster Presentation Winners

Frist Place:

First Presenter: Dr. Guei-Hua Grace Hu
Institute: New York University College of Dentistry

Second Place

First Presenter: Dr. Wataru Hatakeyama
Institute: Department of Prosthodontics and Oral Implantology, School of Dentistry, Iwate Medical University

Third Place

First Presenter: Dr. Kae Kakura
Institute: Fukuoka Dental College

The HK Symposium – A Report from the Executive Director

The inauguration of the International Academy of Contemporary Dentistry (iACD) and the First Greater China Symposium was held at the luxurious Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel on November 11-13, 2016. The Congress attracted over 450 Dentists from across Asia and the United States, which included over 225 Dentists attending the pre-congress hands on workshop courses the day prior to the meeting.

Professor Jon B. Suzuki, newly installed First President of iACD opened the Congress outlining the mission and objectives of the embryonic Asian dental organization. Professor Jon B. Suzuki described new trends for contemporary dentists who wish to further understand the relationship between oral health and systemic diseases and conditions.

A growing body of evidence supports bi-directional and synergistic mechanisms between periodontal diseases and Myocardial Infarction, Cardiovascular Accidents, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Diabetes, Pancreatic, renal, and oral cancers, Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia, among others.

New York University, College of Dentistry co-sponsored pre-congress hands on workshops. Maxillary Sinus Lift Surgery complications were presented by Dr. Stephen Wallace and Maxillary Sinus Augmentation was presented by Dr. Paul Yu, Italy. Prof. Shohei Kasugai (Tokyo Medical and Dental University) moderated the Young Implantologist Podium. The young speakers from US, Japan, Taiwan and China delivered innovative presentations.

Professor Preston Miller, Program Director in Periodontics at University of South Carolina, USA, showed video periodontal mucogingival and plastic surgeries, with predictable root coverage. Professor Perry Klokkeveld, Program Director in Periodontics at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA, described immediate loaded implants in the Esthetic Zone.

After an elaborate mixed Japanese and Chinese luncheon buffet, Professor Edmond Bedrossian, University of the Pacific, San Francisco, CA USA demystified the zygomatic implant placement and treatment plan, while, President – elect Professor Steven Shen, China, concluded the first day of the Congress on Reconstructive Precision Surgery for Oral and Craniomaxillofacial deformities.

Opening the second day of the Congress, Dr Jun Shimada, Japan, presented principles of predictable long term implant success in Maxillary Sinus grafted sites. The second speaker of the morning session, Dr. Paul Chang, presented on Digital Innovations is Esthetic Implant Dentistry. Dr. Joseph Kan, Loma Linda University, California, USA gave his usual outstanding 18 year + experience with Immediate Tooth Replacement in the Esthetic Zone.

The afternoon closed with outstanding speakers Dr. Ruong Chuan Cheng, China, on CAD/CAM and Dr. Paul P. Lin on Soft Tissue Management of Esthetic Implant Complications. Frequent Conference Coffee and Refreshment breaks throughout the Congress allowed all participants to visit the exhibitors who lined the corridors and exhibit hall. At the end we received the closing remarks from Pro. Hirofumi Kido (Fukuoka Dental College).

The Dinner Gala attended by over 400 Participants and guests took place in the Harbour Room, Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel. Professor Jon B. Suzuki and Dr. Steven ZG Xue along with Dr. Bor-Jia Kuo, served as Masters of Ceremonies for the delightful stage entertainment.

This young, energetic Asian Dental Organization has a bright future for meetings planned for New York University, New York May 5-7, 2017 (program co-chairman Professor Preston Miller and Professor Jon B. Suzuki) and Shanghai, China May 25-28, 2018 (program co-chairman Professor Steve G.F. Shen and Professor Jon B. Suzuki).

Respectfully submitted,

K. Matsumoto
Executive Director

Click to view the photo gallery and two slideshows of the HK event

iACD membership benefits are fitting your need

With different interests and backgrounds our members enjoy the many and varied benefits of iACD membership.

iACD membership provide the highest quality continuing education programs both in English and your languages like Chinese, Japanese and more languages will be adding in to iACD Education system.

  • Discounted registration fees to iACD Annual Meetings
  • Discounted International universities’ certificate program tuition
  • Full access to iACD’s international expert faculties online Education programs, Participate in online lectures that present step-by-step guides on a variety of procedures in Implant dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Oral Maxillofacial surgery and more
  • Complimentary subscription to The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry’s Multiple language e-journal (start from 2018)
  • Accessible to iACD online resources, discounted registration fee to iACD’s live, basic interactive webinars, advance webinars program; iACD Webinar Programs engage in discussions focused on classroom strategies, Teaching methods, and uses of technology to achieve success in learning. To join, select your area of interest or discipline group, choose an event from the list provided, and complete the registration form
  • Discounted registration fee to Continuing Education opportunities at iACD’s regional and international affiliate organization meetings
  • iACD membership certificate for display in your office
  • Eligibility to receive the iACD Credentialing Certificate in Interdisciplinary Dentistry (2 levels)
  • Membership outreach and communications – Academy on line News, the iACD members’ newsletter, keeping members up-to-date with timely news of academy’s international affiliation activities
  • Online patient referral program – a global search engine that helps patients seeking dental information and treatment find the right dentist or specialist in their geographic area
  • Discounts on patient education brochures to share with your patients
  • Networking opportunities with world-renowned interdisciplinary leaders
  • Networking and educational programs for young clinician and residents