The International College of Dentists was conceived at a farewell party for Dr. Louis Ottofy in November of 1920 in Tokyo, Japan.
Dr. Ottofy was returning to the United States after practicing dentistry for 23 years in the Philippines and Japan. Dr. Tsurukichi Okumura, of Japan, was in attendance and together with Dr. Ottofy, agreed to form an international organization to study the progress of the dental profession and distribute the information to all countries globally.
The details and organization of the future College were discussed over the ensuing years and incorporated in 1928, in Washington, DC.
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