Valedictory Address by Dr. Rivera

After one National Congress, one Regional Congress, 12 Board Meetings, 8 General Meetings, 2 Outreach Activities, 2 Philippine Journal of Orthodontic issues, 2 APO Smile issues, 2 PDA Limited Attendance Lectures, 2 PDA Orthodontic Symposiums, 2 PDA National Dental Health Month Activities, plus our participation in APO’s global activities for the WFO and APOS… I am extremely happy to pass on the baton to the next APO Board. Under the able leadership of Dr. Roberto Tan, I am confident and optimistic that the new Board can confront the many trials and opportunities which lie ahead.

It has been a privilege serving APO for the past 2 years. I would also like to acknowledge the dedication and hard work of my fellow Board Members in the realization of all our projects. Most often than not, being on the Board is a thankless job. But tonight, on behalf of the Association of Philippine Orthodontists, I would like to honour your selfless efforts with a little token of our appreciation. May I, therefore, call on the APO Board Members for 2008-2010 to please come forward to accept your plaques of appreciation.

And to our other countless members who have contributed to all of our efforts for the past 2 years, even without recognition, please accept our heartfelt thanks. You are indeed the silent heroes of our association.

In closing, I hope you enjoy this short visual presentation of APO’s activities for 2008-2010. Enjoy the rest of the evening. Thank you and Mabuhay!


Dr. Jose Manuel Rivera
APO President, 2008-2010