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The School of Dentistry and the Department of Periodontics Honor Dr. Roy C. Page

Roy C Page in front of the display case in his honor

Last Friday the School of Dentistry and the Department of Periodontics came together to celebrate Dr. Roy C. Page’s 50 years of service to dentistry by naming a laboratory in his honor and unveiling a display case showcasing some of his most important awards and achievements.

Dr. Roy C and Patricia Page with Dean Joel BergPrior to the unveiling ceremony, faculty, staff, students and alumni of the Department of Periodontics gathered with Dr. Page and his wife Patricia to reflect on his career at the UW.  Continue reading

Graduation Day for UW Graduate Periodontics

Dr. Dixon with the 2017 graduating class of UW PeriodonticsEarly June is a special time of year for the Department of Periodontics – it’s a time to reflect on the year and celebrate our third year residents as they become graduates and UW Perio alumni. We are proud to extend our congratulations to:

Dr. Mikhail Garibov
Dr. Alexander Ko
Dr. Yu (Ruby) Lwo
Dr. Alaa (Alan) Yassin

UW Perio Directors with graduates

The Waterfront Activities Center is a special spot on the UW campus, and we were treated to yet another beautiful late spring evening, enjoying the sun and water views while visiting with faculty, staff, residents, alumni and family.

Guests at UW Perio graduation

This year we are thankful for the financial support of the Schluger-Ammons Study Club. Without their generous donation we would not have been able to hold such a lovely event – Thank you!!

thank you to the Schluger Ammons Study Club from UW Perio

UW Residents Present at the WSP Resident Symposium 2017

Residents from the UW, USC, OHSU and UBC gathered to share their research and clinical cases in Seattle.

Residents from the UW, USC, OHSU and UBC gathered to share their research and clinical cases in Seattle.

In conjunction with the annual scientific session, the Western Society of Periodontology hosted a Resident Symposium in Seattle on Friday, March 31st, 2017. Residents from a number of west coast dental schools, including UW, USC, OHSU and UBC gathered for an afternoon of presentations highlighting their research projects and clinical cases.

Drs. Mikhail Garibov and Alex Ko gave overviews of their respective research projects, and Drs. Ruby Lwo and Alaa Yassin each presented a compelling clinical case. Following the symposium, WSP held a reception for the presenters and attendees and all the residents enjoyed the chance to mingle with their colleagues from neighboring programs.

The Department of Periodontics Enjoys Success at Research Day 2017

Drs. Andrew Brodsky, Douglas Dixon and Mikhail Garibov at Research Day 2017.

Drs. Andrew Brodsky, Douglas Dixon and Mikhail Garibov at Research Day 2017.

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017 the Department of Periodontics was well represented at the School of Dentistry Research Day 2017 poster session with residents Andrew Brodsky, Mikhail Garibov, Alex Ko and Yu (Ruby) Lwo, as well as PhD candidates Shatha Bamashmous and Nutthapong (Tom) Kantrong (both in Dr. Rich Darveau’s lab), and SURF student Sesha Hanson-Drury (in Dr. Jeff McLean’s lab). You can read all of their abstracts in the official Research Day program here.

Drs. Douglas Dixon and Yu (Ruby) Lwo in front of Dr. Lwo's poster at Research Day 2017.

Drs. Douglas Dixon and Yu (Ruby) Lwo in front of Dr. Lwo’s poster at Research Day 2017.

We are proud to report that Dr. Tom Kantrong took first place in the Graduate Student Research Competition for his presentation entitled, Bacterial Internalization and Non-Canonical Toll-like Receptor 4(TLR4) are Required for Chemokine Ligand-8 (CXCL-8) Response by Oral Epithelial Cells.”   

Dr. Mikhail Garibov received third place for his presentation “Collagen Post-Translational Features are Conserved in Periodontal Ligament.”

In the Dental Student Research Competition, Sesha Hanson-Drury took third place for her presentation “Draft Genome Sequence of Tannerella forsythia Clinical Isolate 9610.”

Congratulations to all of our winners and participants!



Affiliate Faculty Appreciation Dinner 2016

Every year the faculty, staff and residents of the department gather to show our appreciation for the dedicated affiliate faculty who volunteer their time teaching in the pre-doctoral and graduate clinics. We enjoyed a cocktail hour followed by a dinner program where residents and faculty presented the honorees with certificates of appreciation.

Thank you affiliate faculty for your support – we couldn’t do it without you!

photo collage of faculty members and residents

photo collage of faculty, residents and family

photo collage of staff

Faculty, residents and staff gather each year for a group photo at the end of the evening

Faculty, residents and staff gather each year for a group photo at the end of the evening.

Schluger Ammons Study Club Dinner 2016

Make your plans now to join fellow alumni at the Schluger Ammons Study Club dinner at this year’s AAP meeting. The annual dinner will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Mr. A’s restaurant  (minutes from downtown San Diego).

The evening begins with No-host cocktails from 6:00 – 7:00 PM, with dinner immediately following, and the cost is $145 per person (appetizers and dinner wine included).

Please click here for the registration form – registration is only open until August 30th, and seating is limited to the first 100 respondents, so get your registration in today!

Western Society of Periodontology Seattle Team Meeting

WSP Seattle-logoLast Friday, several of our UW Periodontics faculty participated in the Western Society of Periodontology Seattle Team Session. Dr. Bob London was a key organizer for the event, and Dr. Doug Dixon and Ms. Diane Daubert were two of the three speakers – lecturing to a congenial group of Seattle-area Periodontists, general dentists and their staff.

Dr. Dixon kicked off the afternoon with his talk on “Clinical and Scientific Perspectives for Craniofacial Bone Regeneration”, and Diane Daubert (one of our dental hygienists and a Clinical Instructor in the department) followed, addressing the group on “Guidelines for Maintenance of Patients with Implant-Supported Restorations: An Evidence-based Approach to Disease Prevention”.

The afternoon of continuing education was followed by a cocktail reception, where many of our faculty and alumni had a chance to catch up with each other.

Drs. Dixon, London and Kepic at WSP Seattle Team Session

Drs. Tom Kepic, Bob London and Doug Dixon gathered before the kickoff of the WSP Seattle Team Session. Photo credit: WSP Facebook

Welcome Class of 2019!

This week we are excited to add our four newest residents to the program – join us in welcoming them to the Department of Periodontics and if you see them in the hall, stop and say hello!

Dr. Yu-Wen ChiuYu-Wen “Vinny” Chiu, DDS
Dr. Chiu earned her DDS degree from National Yang-Ming University in Taipei Taiwan in 2011. After dental school she spent two years as a general practice resident at Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and then entered the Periodontal post-graduate training program at the same institution.


Jessica Hsu, DDSDr. Jessica Hsu
Dr. Hsu earned her BS in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from UC San Diego in 2012 and her DDS degree from Columbia this spring. While at Columbia she was active in the Perio study club and took time to work with the
under-served populations in the area around the University.
She grew up in Houston and is a Sherlock Holmes fan.

Dr. Jason KumJason Kum, DDS
Dr. Kum earned both his BS in Chemistry in 2012 and his DDS in 2016 from Creighton University in Nebraska. Throughout his university career he has dedicated himself to service to others. Along with operating a successful private practice, Jason hopes to open a coffee shop some day.


Brendan Lopez, DDSDr. Brendan Lopez
Dr. Lopez earned both his BS in Neurobiology in 2012 and his DDS in 2016 from the University of Washington. While at the UW he dedicated time to working with under-served communities, and outside of school he coaches football camps and trains long snappers to aid their transition to college or professional football.