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Dennis Matsuichi Kuwabara, American optometrist. Named Outstanding Young Person of Hawaii, Hawaii State Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1979, Distinguished Practitioner, National Academies of Practice, 1999.

Background

Kuwabara, Dennis Matsuichi was born on July 20, 1945 in Honolulu. Son of Robert Tokuichi and Toshiko (Nakashima) Kuwabara.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Southern California College Optometry, 1968. OD cum laude, Southern California College Optometry, 1970.

Career

Private practice optometry, Waipahu, Honolulu, Hawaii., since 1972. President 1st Study Club for Optometrists, Honolulu, 1982-1983. Chairman Board Examiners in Optometry, Honolulu, 1982-1990.

State director Optometric Extension Foundation, Honolulu, 1980-1988.

Membership

Served to lieutenant Medical Service Corps, United States Navy, 1970-1972. Fellow American Academy Optometry (diplomate cornea and contact lens section 1991). Member Hawaii Optometric Association (president 1979-1980, Man of Year award 1976, Optometrist of Year 1983), American Optometric Association, Armed Forces Optometric Society.

Connections

Married Judith Naomi Tokumaru, June 28, 1970. Children: Jennifer Tomiko, Susan Kazuko.