Historical Record of Rocky Mountain Morita
- June 26, 2020
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J. Morita Corporation started to distribute RMO
products in the Japanese market.
Sam Bulkley from RMO and Michio Yamashita visited
Japanese universities to promote RMO products.
The demonstration of RMO
spot welders was
has been involved in the Japanese orthodontic market since the early
1960’s. In 1963 the J. Morita Corporation, the leading dental equipment manufacturer in Japan,
started distributing RMO products to the orthodontic market. In 1970 Sam Bulkley from
RMO and Michio Yamashita visited dental schools at Japanese universities throughout the
country. They did product demonstrations which were enthusiastically received. Of particular
interest at that time was the RMO Spotwelder – an innovative product which helped improve
clinical efficiency tremendously.
Martin Brusse and
Fukuo Morita established
a Joint Venture company,
Rocky Mountain Morita
Corporation in Tokyo.
RMMC started organizing Advanced
Orthodontic Courses with Dr. Robert
Ricketts in Tokyo.
Released Orthomite Superbond for Direct
Bonding into the Japanese market (first use
of methyl methacrylate in Orthodontics).
Released “Energy Chain ”, also called F.M.
Ringlets, into the Japanese market.
In the mid 1970s RMMC organized Advanced Orthodontic Courses with Dr. Robert Rickets.
This created a lot of interest in the Bioprogressive Technique. Dr. Carl Gugino also started giving courses organized by RMMC. Continuing Education became an important component
of RMMC’s success.
Over the years, RMMC has introduced many new products into the Japanese market. These
include Orthomite – Superbond, Energy Chain (F.M. Ringlets), Synergy Brackets (a low
friction, light force fixed appliance system) and the Grace Bracket and Tube System (developed
by Dr. Hiroshi Nezu and Dr. Kenji Nagata).
RMO is proud of what RMMC has
accomplished, and looks forward to
many more years of working together.
RMO /RMMC Booth at recent JOS conventions
Released an aesthetic bracket made from zirconia,
Hi-Brace for the first time in the market.
Released Synergy Brackets, which combined
low friction and low forces to improve
Introduced the Grace Bracket and Tube
System (developed by Dr. Hiroshi Nezu and
Dr. Kenji Nagata).
Haruo Morita was named President of the J.
Morita Corporation. As part of his vision to
position the joint venture as a leading company
for many years to come, he appointed Yuh
Yamazaki as President of RMMC.
Martin & B.A. Brusse visited the J.
Morita Manufacturing Corporation
in 1970 for the JOS (Japanese
Orthodontic Society) Convention.
RMMC team introducing the Synergy
System in Japan with Dr. David
In 1973 Martin Brusse, President of RMO , and Fukuo Morita, President of the J. Morita
Corporation, formed their joint venture company called RMMC – Rocky Mountain Morita
Corporation. After 37 years in business, this company continues as one of the leaders in
providing orthodontic products and services to the Japanese market.
Since the founding of the joint
venture company, RMO and RMMC
continue to work together and to
share ideas. Each year representatives
from both companies jointly attend
the AAO (American Association of
Orthodontics) and JOS (Japanese
Orthodontic Society) Conventions.
H i s t o r y
Together they have implemented
strategic changes to improve
customer service, sales and
administration. They work closely
with Tony Zakhem, CEO of
RMO, and Jody Hardy, President
of RMO, during yearly meetings
to make sure that their shared
visions are integrated into the
management of the business.
Mr. Haruo Morita
The World’s First