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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

2016 MSD Presentations

Please join the Department of Periodontics for the 2016 M.S.D. Presentations on the afternoon of Thursday, May 26, 2106. The presentations will be held in Room GENOM S-060 in the Foege Building, and will be moderated by Dr. Douglas Dixon, Program Director.

After the presentations, join us in the Schluger Library (HSB D-564) for light refreshments and a toast to the presenters!

M.S.D. Presentations

Michitsuna Katafuchi, DDS, PhD
Candidate for the Master of Science in Dentistry
“Implant-Supported Restoration Contour as a Risk Indicator of Peri-implantitis: A Cross-Sectional Radiographic Analysis”
1:00 – 1:35pm

Anas Howsawi, BDS
Candidate for the Master of Science in Dentistry
“A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the Effect of Systemic and Local Antibiotics in Peri-implantitis Treatment”
1:40 – 2:15pm

Luciana Safioti, DDS
Candidate for the Master of Science in Dentistry
“Increased Levels of Titanium Ions are Associated with Peri-implantitis – a Cross-sectional Study”
2:20 – 2:55pm

Amir Emam, DDS
Candidate for the Master of Science in Dentistry
“Bone Morphogenic Proteins use in Guided Tissue Regeneration: A Systematic Review”
3:00 – 3:35pm

Mikhail Garibov, DDS
Candidate for the Master of Science in Dentistry
“Post-translational Collagen Type I Synthesis in Human and Murine Periodontal Ligament Tissue”
3:40 – 4:15pm


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

Graduation 2015

Dr. Kenneth Choy, Dr. Curtis Pino, Dr. Douglas Dixon, Dr Ray Liao, and Dr. Brian Brancheau stand on the patio at the Waterfront Activity Center

Congratulations to our newest graduating class! 2015 Graduates left to right: Dr. Kenneth Choy, Dr. Curtis Pino, Dr. Douglas Dixon, Graduate Program Director, Dr Ray Liao, and Dr. Brian Brancheau.

It was a lovely evening as the Department of Periodontics awarded Certificates in Periodontics and MSD degrees to the four most recent graduates of our program:

Dr. Brian Brancheau
Dr. Kenneth Choy
Dr. Ray Liao
Dr. Curtis Pino

It was an occasion to gather and honor the hard work that these residents put in over the three years of their program. Congratulations on your success!