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A message from New Trustee Region 9, Asia Kiyoshi Ohura, D.D.S.,Ph.D

Posted November 29, 2007

It is a great honor and privilege for me to be Trustee Region 9. I have had the privilege of working closely with my immediate predecessor , Dr. Mamoru Sakuda, and learned much under his guidance.

As you know the Academy is an International Honor Dental Organization. This organization has been developed by many distinguished leaders for more than 70 years. In order to keep this organization in a good shape, we need to be familiar with our Constitution and Bylaws. The Constitution and Bylaws was recently scrutinized by the Constitution and Bylaws Committee chaired by Dr. Howard Mark, Past President of the Academy, and has been amended at the Annual Meetings of the Academy. When further advancement and/or growth of the Academy are considered in any regions of the world, this Constitution and Bylaws must be our backbone.

Region 9 consists of almost 10 Sections. These Sections are formed in different countries. Language, economy, culture and structure of dental societies are different among Sections in a same Region. But, we are all the same as dentists. Section Chairs in Region 9, they have unfortunately never met each other since the Academy was organized. Communications are, needless to say, the most important means to understand each other for more advancement of the Academy in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws. I would like to make cooperation between each section closer. Please do not hesitate to contact me with your thoughts.