President’s Message

Contributing to the orthodontic practice on a global scale

The saying that "time flies" has certainly rung true. With the generous support and cooperation from our clients and partners, ASO International has now more than 36 years in business in Japan. This fills us with nothing less than deep gratitude to everyone.

I opened a one-man dental laboratory specializing in dental orthodontics in Sumida Ward, Tokyo in 1982. This was the beginning of ASO International. I mainly undertook the creation of study models then, but it was far from being a smooth beginning, as very few orthodontists existed at that time. Nevertheless, I strongly believed that there would come a time when orthodontics would be common practice in Japan. Therefore, to widely acquire skills and knowledge of orthodontic techniques and enhance the qualifications of my laboratory, I actively participated in seminars for orthodontists, as well as enrolled in orthodontic courses in the United States. Thereafter, owing in part to introductions from regular clients, my practice grew steadily year after year. Today, ASO International operates on a nationwide scale through 9 branch offices (Hokkaido, Niigata, Hitachi, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Nara, Kobe, and Shikoku) and 53 satellite labs in Japan. We’ve already exceeded 15,000 customers including a large number of public and private university hospitals and dental clinics. On the global scale, we have branch offices in Hawaii, Istanbul, Manila and Taipei and hope to further expand our business overseas in the future.

By introducing the world's latest orthodontic technologies and devices and holding seminars on orthodontic topics, ASO International will spread its wings around the world to contribute to the global orthodontic industry.

CEO / President ASO International, Inc.阿曽敏正