Monthly Archives: December 2015

Wrapping Up Autumn Quarter

sunny view of Portage Bay and Capital Hill from UW Periodontics

A stunning December day from the Periodontics Department looking out over Portage Bay

We’ve just finished a successful Autumn Quarter here at the UW and all are off to enjoy the break with family and friends (and take advantage of clinic downtime to work on research and other projects)!

It was a great quarter, with our first year residents diving fully into patient care and our second and third year residents working hard on continuing patient care and research projects. They were also treated to a number of guest lectures and lunch and learns, including two stellar lecture series from Dr. David Mathews and Dr. Ken Akimoto (both affiliate faculty members in the department). On the Predoctoral side we made it through the first quarter of the new dental clerkship program with shining marks from the students.

We can’t wait to see what Winter Quarter brings, and hope this holiday season brings joy and happiness to you and yours!



Annual Faculty Appreciation Dinner

Recently the Department of Periodontics held our annual Faculty Appreciation Dinner, a time for the Faculty, residents and staff of the department to gather and offer thanks to our excellent group of dedicated affiliate faculty members. The affiliate members give generously of their time, mentoring our graduate and predoctoral students in the clinics and in diadactic classes each week and the time and expertise they share with our students is invaluable.

group photo of UW periodontics faculty and graduate students

We managed to get all of the faculty and residents in attendance together for a great group photo!

After a lively cocktail hour and a delicious dinner at the University of Washington Club, all of the affiliate faculty members in attendance were  presented with certificates of appreciation – given to them by the third year residents who expressed their heartfelt thanks.

photo collage showing residents presenting faculty with certificates of appreciation

Dr. Frank Roberts was also able to extend a special thank you to the faculty who worked so hard in the predoctoral clinics, especially in the new clerkship program.

Dr. Roberts presents faculty with certificates of appreciation

This year we were joined by a special guest – Professor Emeritus Dr. Roy Page. Old friends enjoyed the chance to visit with Dr. Page, and the residents were thrilled to meet and talk with a legend of the field – many photos were taken!

Dr. Roy Page gathers with members of Periodontics Department