Yoshii Orthodontic Clinic
President Kenichiro Yoshii
I was born into a family of dentists. Because I grew up watching my parents and my grandfather working as dentists, I dreamed of being one since I was little. When I was a child, I remember I was passive and cried a lot, and I was also restless and had strong curiosity. When I was interested in something, I was deeply into it and just continued doing it. I was good at physical exercise and ran around and played in the great outdoors on holidays, spending many happy days of my childhood doing that. I really thank my parents, who let me do a lot of things.
I was very active during my school days, but one thing that I believe now is that I should have experienced and learned a lot more things while I was young.
When I entered high school, I was already thinking about going to dental school right after high school. I sometimes thought about having a different job, but I thought I should take over the clinic built by my father and the grandfather. When I was training at the dental university, I attended an orthodontics class at the same time I was engaged in clinical work. I remember being so busy that I didn’t have time to sleep.
I took over the clinic when I was 30. I had planned, should something happen at the clinic, on asking my father for help. But soon after I took over, he fell ill and was unable to run the clinic. I was suddenly the head of the clinic and had to take on all of the responsibilities. Thanks to my hard work at the university hospital, I had no concerns over the clinical work, but I was worried about running the clinic, as I had no experience doing it. I spent many sleepless nights, but one day I switched gears and changed my way of thinking. There is no point in worrying about it, and I realized that I had no choice but to do it. Since then, I have acted with strong determination.
As I am the one running the clinic, I am responsible for lives of many people, including the patients and clinic staff, and I am working every day to meet my responsibilities. So, in treating my patients and staff, I use all my knowledge and experience to sincerely deal with them. I have been doing it until now and will keep doing the same thing from here on. It may be too much to say this, but I want to turn this precious clinic, inherited from my father, into the best orthodontic clinic in the world.
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