International Academy of Contemporary Dentistry
• NYU College of Dentistry, Linhart Continuing Dental Education
• Shanghai Jiao Tong University College of Stomatology
• Fukuoka Dental College
• Meikai University School of Dentistry
• Taipei Medical University School of Dentistry
About iACD, the Symposium Sponsor
The International Academy of Contemporary Dentistry (iACD) is the first professional dental association in the world with the mission of providing culturally specific services from bilingual and bicultural Asian dental professionals. The iACD brings together researchers, practitioners, and industry professionals committed to advancing oral health among Asia-Pacific countries and throughout the world.
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.
Greetings from Prof. Wei-liu Qiu (邱蔚六教授 贺词)Distinguished Colleagues and Friends,
I feel very happy and congratulate to the establishment of the International Academy of Contemporary Dentistry (IACD) and the opening of the first annual Symposium held in Hong Kong.
Dentistry is developing very fast in Asia. This is an Academy which is mainly organized by Asian dentist. I believe this academy will enhance the communication between the Asian dental community and the world.
Meanwhile we should help the less developed area in Asia. Serve and repay the society.
I wish the first symposium success! And wish everyone healthy and successful. Thank you.
Greeting from Dean Ming-lun Hsu, Yangming University, School of Dentistry. President of South East Asia Association for Dental Education