Dr. Shimizu graduated from Loma Linda University in California in 1997 after 7 years of practice in Japan and continued his advanced post graduate training in Prosthodontics, a specialty in the restoration and replacement of teeth. He has helped many patients to improve the appearance and the functionality of teeth, gums, and or bites. His dental treatment style is to save as much as the teeth structure while improving dental aesthetics in color, position, shape, size, alignment, and smile appearance.
Dr. Shimizu also holds the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry accredited member status. "I received my Accredited Member status in Boston of May 2011. There are only 6 accredited dentists in the Houston area that have achieved this status. It was a long and tedious process but well worth the investment to ensure my patients get the best treatment and latest technologies in cosmetic dentistry," Dr.Shimizu said.
Members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) belong to the world's largest international cosmetic dental organization. The AACD and its members are dedicated to advancing excellence in the science and art of cosmetic dentistry. The AACD and its membership demonstrate the highest standards of ethical conduct and patient care by always practicing responsible esthetics.
Through AACD publications, scientific sessions, lectures, and workshops, these dental professionals are constantly apprised of the newest techniques and materials used to advance cosmetic dentistry, and stay on the cutting edge of ever-improving technology. AACD member professionals care enough to research this information and bring it to their patients.
There are 417 accredited cosmetic dentists world-wide who have achieved this prestigious honor, having reached this achievement after completing a rigorous credentialing process including a written examination, oral examination, and the submission of clinical cases for peer-reviewed evaluation.
Dr. Shimizu is a long-standing member in dental professional organizations including: