Office Bearers of the Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society (APOS)

President – Dr Nikhilesh Vaid
President – Dr Nikhilesh Vaid

Dr Nikhilesh Vaid is the President-Elect of the Indian Orthodontic Society. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Asian

Pacific Orthodontic Society (APOS). Dr Vaid also sits on the advisory board of the World Implant Orthodontic Association.

Dr Vaid works in the Beach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, India and is Professor in Orthodontics at the YMT Dental College and Hospital. He also works in Private Practice and is director of his clinic aptly named “Only Orthodontics”.

Vice-President – Dr Tanan Jaruprakorn
Vice-President – Dr Tanan Jaruprakorn

Dr Tanan Jaruprakorn is the Secretary General of the Thai Association of Orthodontists. He is also a WFO council member and served as secretary for the 5th World Implant Orthodontic Conference in Phuket, Thailand.

Dr Jaruprakorn works in Private Practice and is also a Part-time instructor in Orthodontics at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.

Treasurer – Dr Prashant Zaveri
Treasurer – Dr Prashant Zaveri

Dr Prashant Zaveri is a qualified Orthodontists and Periodontist. He was the Honorary Secretary for the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists (NZAO) before being asked to represent the NZAO as an executive committee member in the APOS.

Dr Zaveri is in Private Practice and also lectures both regionally and internationally. It is no surprise that he manages to combine both his specialties into his practice and his lectures.

Immediate Past-President – Dr Kazuo Tanne
Immediate Past-President – Dr Kazuo Tanne

Dr Tanne was Visiting Professor to the University of Connecticut School of Dentistry in 1985-1987 with Prof. Charles J. Burstone as Chief. Dr Tanne was Professor and Chairman in the Department of Orthodontics Hiroshima University Faculty of Dentistry from 1993 to 2002. He was concurrently made Dean of Hiroshima University, Faculty of Dentistry from 2000 to 2004. Dr Tanne is currently Professor, Hiroshima University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Dr Tanne was Vice-President of the APOS before taking over as President.

Secretary General - Dr Bryce Lee
Secretary General – Dr Bryce Lee

Dr Lee is the President-elect of the College of Dental Surgeons (Singapore) in the Academy of Medicine of Singapore. He also chairs the Joint committee on dental specialist accreditation in Singapore. He was also past-President of the Association of Orthodontists (Singapore) and is a WFO council member.

Dr Lee works in Private Practice and teaches Orthodontics part-time at the National University of Singapore.