Meet Dr. Kevin Suzuki
- Diplomate American Board of Periodontology
- Diplomate International Congress of Oral Implantology
- LANAP certified clinician
Dr. Suzuki is from a dental family. His father, Dr. Jon B. Suzuki, is a periodontist, professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Professor of Periodontology and Implantology at Temple University. His mother, Pamela, was a certified dental assistant and office manager, while his brother is an attorney in Michigan.
Dr. Suzuki graduated with his DMD from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He completed a 3-year surgical residency in Periodontics and Oral Implantology at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, where he also earned his Masters of Science degree. Dr. Suzuki trained under the tutelage of world renowned mentors Professor Carl E. Misch, Director of Oral Implantology and Professor Jon B. Suzuki, Chairman and Graduate Program Director. He has published research in bone grafting for implant site development conducted at the Primate Research Institute (CEMIC), Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Dr. Suzuki is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology (a Board Certification less than half of all Periodontists attain). He also has achieved Diplomate Certification in Oral Implantology from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Suzuki has recently been inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Dentists, F.A.C.D., (achieved by less than 1% of dentists in the world) and also elected into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.
As an advocate for continuing education, Dr. Suzuki teaches dental students, residents and dentists, which enables him to deliver the most advanced and evidence-based therapies in caring for patients. Dr. Suzuki is a Clinical Assistant Professor at both the University of Washington and Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Suzuki lectures at numerous meetings, demonstrates live patient surgeries, and conducts hands-on workshops to dentists and residents around the country. He is past-president of the Washington State Society of Periodontists, and served as a State representative of the Western Society of Periodontology. Dr. Suzuki serves on the Dental Conference Committee for the Washington State Dental Association. He also volunteers several weekends each year for Mobile Teams International, a dental service organization providing care to homeless and financially underprivileged individuals.
Dr. Suzuki grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but visits to family in Seattle during the summers brought him back for good. In his free time he enjoys swimming, volleyball, climbing, movies, and spending time with family and friends. He has trained in Tae Kwon Do and is an Eagle Scout.