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Russell Nishimura, DDS

Moderator - Prosthetic Track - Current Thought in Restorative Ceramics

Dr. Nishimura received his B.S. and D.D.S degrees from U.C.L.A. He completed post-graduate programs in Hospital Dentistry, Prosthodontics, and Maxillofacial Prosthetics at the U.C.L.A. School of Dentistry. Appointed as a full-time faculty member at U.C.L.A., he taught removable and fixed prosthodontics as well as maxillofacial prosthetics.. Dr. Nishimura became Co-Director of the Maxillofacial Prosthetics Residency Program, Director of the U.C.L.A. Maxillofacial Prosthetic and Implant Laboratory and later the Executive Vice-Chairman of the Division of Advanced Prosthodontics, Biomaterials and Hospital Dentistry. Promoted to Professor in the Division of Restorative Dentistry later retiring as Professor Emeritus. Dr. Nishimura has authored multiple publications in the dental literature and is a member of many professional organizations, including OKU, Pierre Fauchard Academy, ADA and the American College of Prosthodontists. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics and a Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration and has served on the Board of Directors for both organizations. Dr. Nishimura is a Past President of the Academy of Osseointegration. He has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international meetings. Dr. Nishimura currently maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry in Westlake Village, California, USA.