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Gordon J. Christensen - Practical Clinical Courses® Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.  Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.  6/1/24 to 5/31/27.  Provider ID# 208521

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Gordon J. Christensen - Practical Clinical Courses® is an ADA CERP recognized provider.  ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Optimal Perio Techniques for the General Practice

Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD, MBA

Dr. Jon Suzuki has a Presidential Appointment as Professor of Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine and Professor of Periodontology and Oral Implantology in the School of Dentistry at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. USA.  He also serves as the Chairman and Program Director of Graduate Periodontology and Oral Implantology at Temple University. He has been Dean of the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, CEO of the faculty dental practice plan, and Chief of Hospital Dentistry.

Dr. Suzuki received his D.D.S. from Loyola University of Chicago and Ph.D. in Microbiology from the Illinois Institute of Technology.  He completed an N.I.H. Fellowship in Immunology at the University of Washington in Seattle, and a Clinical Certificate in Periodontics at the University of Maryland. His MBA with am emphasis on  International Affairs is from the Katz Graduate School of Business of the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Suzuki is the immediate past-Chairman and current panel member of the Food and Drug Administration Dental Products Panel, Wheaton, MD.  He is on the faculty of the US Navy National Naval Medical Command, Bethesda, MD, and also holds Professorships at Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, the University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD and Maimonides University, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He served as Chairman of the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs, Chicago, and continues to serve as a consultant to the Scientific Council, Practice Management Council, and Commission on Dental Accreditation. Dr. Suzuki served on the National Institutes of Health National Dental Advisory Research Council, Bethesda, MD. Dr. Suzuki has current hospital appointments at the Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, PA and the Veterans’ Affairs Medical Centers.

He is a fellow of the American and International College of Dentists, a Boarded Specialist Microbiologist and former Board Examiner of the American College of Microbiology, a Diplomate and current Board Examiner of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

Dr. Suzuki is the current Executive Secretary/Treasurer of the Supreme Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national Honorary Dental Society, and has served in this position for over two decades.

His honors include being named “Alumnus of the Year”, Loyola University of Chicago, “Alumnus of the Year”, Illinois Wesleyan University, “Recognized Alumnus in Biological Sciences”, Illinois Institute of Technology, and “Faculty of the Year”, University of Maryland. Dr. Suzuki won 1st place, Orban Prize Competition of the American Academy of Periodontology and won 1st place in the ADA/Dentsply SCADA Table Clinic Competition.

He is in private practice limited to hospital periodontics in Philadelphia.

Dr. Suzuki has published over 150 papers, chapters, and symposia, 200+ abstracts, and 1 textbook in Medical Technology.