The aim of Japan Association of Oral Rehabilitation
Our principle is to promote both fundamental and clinical research on oral rehabilitation and the cranio-mandibular function, improve dental care, and contribute to public health.
Association establishment and milestones of JAOR
This association was established by Professor Atsushi Yamashita as the Japan Association of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics in 1987. He was the first president of the association, and was also belonging to the first department of prosthetic dentistry in the Dental School, Okayama University. In September of the same year, the association’s first annual meeting and congress was held at Chisan Hotel Osaka, in order to improve clinical and physiological research on cranio-mandibular dysfunction. In 1993, our association was registered with the Science Council of Japan. In 1999, Professor Takayoshi Kawazoe, who was belonging to the fixed prosthodontics and occlusion at Osaka Dental University, was appointed as the association’s second president. On September 11, 2004, an association-certified specialist system was established. In 2007, Professor Kenji Kakudo, who was belonging to the second department of oral and maxillofacial surgery at Osaka Dental University, became the third president. In July 2011, the association’s name was changed to the Japan Association of Oral Rehabilitation, and Professor Kakudo assumed the post of the association’s president. Since April 1, 2013, our association has been a member of the Certified Committee of the Japanese Association for Dental Science. As of 2014, the association’s annual meeting and congress has been held a total of 28 times. Because we are the only organization dealing with the field of dental rehabilitation, it will become increasingly important for us to provide scientific evidence regarding dental rehabilitation in relation to the revision of health insurance points.