A Seminar for Orthodontist and Pediatric dentist |【R Seminar】

23-2, Yokoyama-cho, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo, 192-0081, Japan
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Next Seminar Schedule

6th(Sun)-7th(Mon) Oct

at Atelie Shindo

[Sunday] 14:00 - 20:00 Lectures
[Monday] 9:00 - 16:00 Key skills

Seminar Overview


Dr. Robert Murray Ricketts (1920-2003) made many contributions to the field of orthodontics, including the development of the bioprogressive philosophy. The bioprogressive philosophy is a set of principles that emphasizes treating the face as a whole in the context of physical and biologic laws. Dr. Ricketts modified and incorporated the best of other techniques and added new procedures of his own.

The purpose of the R (Revitalize) seminar is to adopt this philosophy on a practical level through didactic and experiential training. The topics covered include office management, anatomy, breathing, speech, mastication, deglutitions, growth, and aging.

Sunday's lecture covers the topics which were originally taught in Dr. Ricketts Seminar held in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1991.

Monday's clinical training covers diagnosis, prognosis (long-range growth forecasting with and without treatment), treatment planning, appliance construction (section/U-A wires, headgear, bumper, wire retention, removable retainer, and removable appliances), oral physiotherapy, and select surgeries.

We hope that you enjoy your happy orthodontic life with patients “progressively”!

Dr. K. Shindo D.D.S. Ph. D.

Instructor:Dr. K. Shindo D.D.S. Ph. D.(born in 1960)

Dr. K. Shindo D.D.S. Ph. D. had been “already like the person” under the influence of the teacher in the elementary school.
He entered Nippon Dental College where his grandfather and father went. He received the orthodontic training of the full-scale correction in three years of Tokyo Dental College orthodontic post-graduate course, 1985-1988. It was spring of 1988 that he opened the clinic in local Hachioji the town where he was born and raised.
Besides daily practice, he went to the medical office of Nippon Dental College progress dissection for further study, 1989-1996, and it helped for private practice a lot.
Even if a simple question of the world best American orthodontic clinician Dr. Ricketts ...... “In the first place what is Orthodontics practice in relation to the public?” that the answer has not been found, it had been a driving force to let his clinical afterward. Furthermore, he was endowed unexpectedly at an opportunity learning Biomechanics and evolution factors of the human at Structural Medical Science Research Foundation (SMSRF https://kouzouigaku.jp), 1988-present, with having met Prof. Kanji Yoshida of the Global Environment Medical care Meeting chairperson.
The clinical basic system is Bioprogressive. He feels himself freshness these days by looking back toward the clinical practice from a viewpoint of SMSRF medicine humbly, and examining it on and on.
Both “Long Range Growth Forecasting” as a diagnostic and prognostic tool, and the application of precious metal (various type of gold alloy) wire are thought to be convincing safe clinical progression.
On the other hand, he has enjoyed himself writing such as Buddha, Confucius, Goethe, Kikaki (the most popular Haiku poet in Edo era) these days. He published Kikaku’s latest work “Ruikouji” as a book in 2012.


■[Sunday] 14:00 - 20:00 Lectures
■[Monday] 9:00 - 16:00 Key skills


◎Brief history of Dr.R.M.Ricketts

Dr. M. Ricketts (1920 - 2003) was Director of the American Institute for Bioprogressive Education in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Education: Graduated with honors from Indiana University School of Dentistry, 1945. Navy Dental Corps, 1945 ‒ 1947. University of Illinois Graduate School, 1947 ‒ 1952, M.S. 1950. Instructor in Orthodontics, 1948 ‒ 1952.

Honours: Second prize, American Association in Oral Surgery, 1974. Recipient of the Albert H. Ketcham Award from American Association of Orthodontics, 1975 ; John Mershon Lecture, 1976 ; Associated Journals Europe Award, 1983 ; Hinman Award.

1952 ‒ 1987 orthodontic practice in Pacific Palisades California.

Main interests were growth, morphological structural variation of the face and jaws, arthritis of the jaw joint, cleft palate diagnosis and treatment from surgical, orthopedic, and prosthetic standpoints, mechanics in orthodontics. Helped develop several contemporary mechanisms in equipment now used internationally in orthodontics. Has conducted computer research since 1964; helped found Rocky Mountain Data Systems. Conducted several educational seminars yearly. Founded the American Institute for Bioprogressive Education, 1981.

1952 ‒ Chairman of Orthodontic section, American Dental Association.

1957 - 65 Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Dentistry, UCLA.

1971 ‒ Clinical Professor of Occlusion, University of Southern California School of Dentistry. Professor of Orthodontics, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.

1987 Dr. Ricketts moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, to complete research for and writing of “Provocations and Perceptions in Cranio-Facial Orthopedics (1989)”, “The Reappearing American (1993)”, in which he entrusted his dream to the next young generations not only for the specialists but also for others.

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Our seminar will be held at "Atelie Shindo"

23-2, Yokoyama-cho, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo, 192-0081, Japan

icon_train RseminarTrain:6 min walk from Hachioji station (JR) & Keio Hachioji station (Keio Line)
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icon_bus RseminarBus:1min walk from Yokoyama station (Keio Bus / West Tokyo Bus)

Access information to "Atelie Shindo"

  • Please walk through the passage just beside the Machino-Hanarabi Clinic.

  • Go through the parking lot and you will find "Atelie Shindo" in front. Please enter the building.