Industry News

New Officers Elected, New Trustee Installed At American Association Of Orthodontists’ Chicago Meeting

ST. LOUIS, June 7, 2011 — The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) elected officers for 2011-12 and installed a new member of the Board of Trustees at its 111th Annual Session, held recently in Chicago.
Michael B. Rogers, DDS, was elected president of the AAO.  He is in private practice in Augusta, Ga.  In addition to his years of service on the AAO Board of Trustees, dating to 2002, Dr. Rogers has been active in organized orthodontics and dentistry for many years.   His past leadership positions include Speaker of the House of Delegates for both the AAO and the Georgia Dental Association (GDA).  He has been a Delegate to the House of Delegates for three organizations:  the American Dental Association, the GDA and the AAO.

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Delaware Dentist Honored for Charitable Work with Kid

(Wilmington, DE – June 7, 2011) – Dr. Brendan Fay, D.D.S. goes the extra mile for smiles.  The Wilmington dentist has won recognition for making pediatric dental services available to uninsured, needy local families in a national contest sponsored by FireFly toothbrush, part of the company’s ongoing Crusade Against Cavities initiative.

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J. Morita Usa Announces New Management Team

IRVINE, Calif. – (June 7, 2011) – J. Morita USA has announced the implementation of a new management team to lead the company in continued growth and expansion in North and South America. This recent move reflects Morita’s commitment to strengthen its market position and expand the J. Morita Manufacturing Corporation product line.

Yuzo Hirukawa has been appointed as the new President and CEO of J. Morita USA effective June 15, 2011. In this role, his responsibilities include corporate strategy and partnerships, supervision of import and export transactions, implementation of new marketing strategies, and overall management of the 40 person office. Mr. Hirukawa has an extensive career with the J. Morita Group spanning 28 years in several areas including sales, service, corporate planning and management, public relations, advertising, as well as international projects and contracts. Since 2009, he has functioned as the General Manager of the Sales Department II while also supervising the functions of the Corporate Planning Office at J. Morita Manufacturing Corporation. He has also played a pivotal role in the marketing of J. Morita’s cone beam X-ray units worldwide. Mr. Hirukawa graduated from Ritsumeikan University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

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