Category Archives: Alumni

Congratulations Class of 2016

congratulations class of 2016

On a beautiful early June evening the Department of Periodontics, along with family and friends, gathered to celebrate the graduates from the class of 2016:

Dr. Amir Emam, DDS
Dr. Anas Howsawi, BDS
Dr. Michitsuna Katafuchi, DDS, PhD
Dr. Luciana Safioti, DDS

After a program that included a welcome from Dr. Richard Darveau (Chair of the Department of Periodontics) and speeches from Dr. Robert London (Clinic Director) and Dr. Robert O’Neal (Emeritus Associate Professor and the evening’s keynote speaker), the graduates received their certificates.

each of the graduating students receiving their certificates

It was a wonderful event, a time to celebrate their achievements, and an opportunity for the graduates to give thanks to all of the people who supported them throughout their three years at the University of Washington. Continue reading

Mock Board Examinations

Tremendous thanks to all of our 2016 Mock Board Examiners - we couldn't do it without them!

Tremendous thanks to all of our 2016 Mock Board Examiners – we couldn’t do it without them!

One of the biggest events in the academic calendar for our Perio residents is the annual mock Board examinations, when our regular faculty, affiliate faculty and special guests join together to spend a day preparing the students for the American Board of Periodontology oral examination. Each third year resident has the opportunity to be examined on 6 different cases with 6 different examiners, while our second year residents are examined and observe cases, and the first years observe only.

The examinations are fun but tough, and after a long day everyone (examiners and residents alike) is glad to relax and enjoy happy hour together at a nearby restaurant. This year we had glorious weather – what a finish to another year of Mock Boards!

The sun was out and the view from the deck of Eastlake Bar & Grill was hard to beat - so was the company last Friday!

The sun was out and the view from the deck of Eastlake Bar & Grill is hard to beat – so was the company last Friday!

Alumni Update: Rabins in the Southwest

Martin and Teresa Rabin at Lake Powell

Martin and Teresa Rabin at Lake Powell in Page, Arizona

This winter Affiliate Associate Professor Dr. Martin Rabin (class of ’75) and his wife Teresa enjoyed a trip though the Southwest, with stops for skiing and hiking and visits to many of the national parks in the region. Though the trip was great, they’re happy to be home, and we’re happy to have Dr. Rabin teaching in the clinic this quarter. Thank you for all your support Dr. Rabin!

UW Periodontics at the Academy of Osseointegration

The UW Department of Periodontics was well represented at this year’s Academy of Osseointegration annual meeting, held February 17-20, 2016 in San Diego.

Diane Daubert and Mitch Katafuchi at the AO meeting

Diane Daubert and Mitch Katafuchi after Dr. Katafuchi’s Oral Presentation on Peri-implantitis

Third year resident Dr. Mitch Katafuchi presented during the Oral Clinical Research Presentations, giving a talk on “A Cross-Sectional Radiographic Analysis of Implant-Supported Restoration Contour Related to Peri-implantitis”.

Diane Daubert, RDH, MS gave a lecture on Saturday during the TEAM program – her course entitled “Peri-implantitis: Prevalence, Etiology and Non-surgical Treatment” was well received by the attendees.

Drs. Brian Brancheau and Mitch Katafuchi

Dr. Brian Brancheau (UW Perio 2015) and Dr. Katafuchi had a chance to catch up at the AO meeting as well.

Congratulations to UW Perio Alumni and Faculty

List of American Board of Perio Written ExamineesCongratulations to Brian Brancheau, Georgios Kotsakis, Shih-Chung (Ray) Liao and Curtis Pino – these UW Perio alumni and faculty passed the 2015 American Board of Periodontology Qualifying Examination!

They are now eligible to take the Oral Examination to become diplomats of the Board of Periodontology. We wish them the best of luck on the next phase!