JACP President's Address

Tomoko Takeda
President, Japanese Academy of Clinical Periodontology

First, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to you for your continued support.

As you may already know, the 38th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Academy of Clinical Periodontology (JACP) will be held in Nagoya in 2020.

The city of Nagoya is famous for Atsuta-Jingu Shrine, which enshrines the deity of the sacred sword Kusanagi-no-tsurugi, which had been possessed by Prince Yamatotakeru-no-Mikoto. This attractive city has cultivated a unique culture, flourishing as the castle town of Nagoya Castle, built by Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, and as a post town located midway along the Tokaido connecting the east and west capitals of Japan.

It is largely due to the efforts of Dr. Takashi Murakami, Chief of the Chubu Branch of JACP, and Chubu Branch Executive Committee members that the annual meeting will be held in Nagoya. Taking this opportunity, I would like to express my appreciation to them for their cooperation.

Not only is the meeting’s venue attractive, but the meeting also offers a substantial program. Under the theme of “The Era of Coexistence! Natural teeth and Dental implants,” which fits my goal of offering implant treatment to preserve natural teeth and providing periodontal disease treatment to maintain implants, a special lecture will be delivered by keynote speaker Dr. Dennis. P. Tarnow, who is a renowned periodontist and the founder of the Department of Implant Dentistry at New York University. I hope that you will learn the essence of periodontal disease treatment through his lecture based on his long-term research. In addition, to further promote globalization of periodontal disease treatment, we plan to hold lectures by various other periodontists who are fellow pupils of Dr. Tarnow and are active in the periodontal field in various parts of the world. This lecture meeting will be held as an expanded version of the International Session, which was launched last time, inviting JACP members.

In a session for dental hygienists, Dr. Takashi Inoue will offer a clear explanation on periodontal and oral mucosa diseases in terms of pathology with a lighthearted tone. We have also invited Dr. Yoshiya Hasegawa from Toki Medical Clinic, who is conducting a study on the clinical conditions of and medical care for patients suffering from dementia in the super-aging society of Japan, focusing on the relationship with periodontal disease from a physician’s perspective. He also regularly disseminates information on his study to the media. I hope that this session will provide the opportunity to review the impacts on the whole body of periodontal disease, which is an infectious disease.

I believe that the program of the 38th Annual Meeting of JACP will be very useful for JACP members, who are sincerely engaged in periodontal disease treatment on a daily basis. I hope that many of you will participate in this annual meeting, which tackles the core of dental disease treatment.

I look forward to seeing you in Nagoya.