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Shin Kobe Dental Clinic

President Yoshiro Fujii

Message to young people
I would like them to study English. After graduating, you can’t have your message reach the world without English. The audience that hears a message in English can be huge, much larger than in Japanese. In school, I always did poorly on English tests and I wasn’t good at memorizing the vocabulary that I wrote on flashcards, but there are many different ways to study English, and people can choose the best way for themselves. Also, there is one more thing I want them, especially those engaged in medicine, to remember. Something accepted as fact is not always necessarily true. I want them to remember this about national policies in the medical field, too; they are not always necessarily true.

I am a fifth-generation dentist, so, since I was young, I have had chances to consider the world of dentistry. I always wondered why the world of dentistry was separated from the world of medicine, thinking that the two shouldn’t be separated. I attended good junior and senior high schools, and many graduates went to top-tier national and public universities. I wasn’t a good student in high school and I failed to pass the entrance exams for those universities and was instead accepted by a private dental university, which was not as prestigious as the others. It was very disappointing to fail the public university exams and, instead of joining the private university, I wanted to take a year off to study for the exams again. But, my parents wouldn’t allow it and I decided to go to the private dental university. Despite going against my wishes, I ended up receiving an award from the university president for my good grades when I graduated.

After finishing university, I enrolled in graduate school, specializing in bacteriology. Back then, I wasn’t thinking about becoming an occlusion specialist. Because training was needed to be a dental clinician, I was working part-time at a dental clinic, once or twice a week. At that time, I was trying to be good at cleaning teeth and improving my techniques for other basic dental treatments. That’s all I could do there, and I couldn’t think about my future specialty as I was focusing so much on that work.

After finishing graduate school, I finally started working on establishing my own style and specialty. Back then, it was becoming widely recognized that fixing the occlusion of athletes improved their sports performance and many famous athletes visited dental clinics to have their occlusion adjusted. Even now, many baseball players use mouthpieces. If fixing occlusion affects athletes’ performances, that means occlusion has significant effects on the entire body. That, I thought, could be why, when I was young, I thought dentistry and medicine shouldn’t be separated.

I am convinced that I can make people happy all over the world knowing I can improve the physical condition of the entire body without being a medical doctor, as well as the fact that dental treatment can fix those problems medical doctors can’t cure. I write research papers that I post on the Internet and I’m happy to see many interested parties evaluate them highly. Following a request from a German publisher, I have also written a book for sale in Germany: http://www.amazon.co.jp/Electromagnetic-Waves-Indirect-Effect-Yoshiro/dp/3659699950/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1434349188&sr=8-1&keywords=FUjii+Yoshiro. I can’t wait to see people’s reactions from around the world.

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Shin Kobe Dental Clinic
Dentistry, occlusion