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Dr. Ohura graduated and received his D.D.S. Degree from Osaka Dental University in 1975 then continued on at Osaka Dental University to receive his Ph.D. Degree in Pharmacology in 1979. He worked his way up starting as a Research Assistant in 1979 to Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology at Osaka Dental University in 1991. Dr. Ohura served as the Dean of the Graduate School of Dentistry at ODU from 2008-2012. In 1983 Dr. Ohura spent a year as a guest researcher in the Laboratory of Microbiology and Immunology NIDCR, NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A. He has served off and on as a committee member of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) for 13 years, and in 2011 Received the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award (Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology Research Award). Dr. Ohura is the President of the Japanese Association for Oral Biology, the Director of the Japanese Association for Dental Science, the Japanese Society of Dental Welfare, the Japanese Society of Oral Therapeutics and Pharmacology and the Vice President of the Society of Hard Tissue Biology. He is currently serving on his second term as the PFA Region 9 Trustee while concurrently serving as the Section Chair of the Japan Section.


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