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.
Dr. Shimizu is a long standing member in dental professional organizations including:
and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry which awarded him the People's Choice Award, a Gold and Silver medal in the Smile Gallery competition achieved for the best in clinical cosmetic dentistry.
There are only 367 dental professionals worldwide 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.
"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 – stated Dr. Shimizu"
Members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 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.