Category Archives: Lectures

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.

Residents Tour LifeNet Health Facility

Levi Anderson and Dr. Ralph Powers from LifeNet Health along with Dr. Doug Dixon and the Perio residents at the conclusion of their lecture and tour

Levi Anderson and Dr. Ralph Powers from LifeNet Health along with Dr. Doug Dixon and the Perio residents at the conclusion of their lecture and tour

Last week our residents had a chance to get out of the clinic for an afternoon and visit LifeNet Health’s west coast branch. While there they listened to an in-depth educational presentation covering the history of tissue banking, donor issues, and end-user responsibilities and considerations. They also went on an extensive tour of the facility.

A big thank you to LifeNet Health for welcoming us!

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

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


2016 Implant Short Course

Earlier this Spring Quarter the first year Perio and Prosth residents gathered at the home of Dr. Robert London to take part in his annual short course on implants. This four day hands on course allows the residents to receive focused intensive training in a relaxed and congenial setting.

collage of images of residents during the course

This year the residents were treated to a lecture and extra instruction from Dr. Simone Verardi (class of ’04) who was visiting Seattle during the course.

Drs. Simone Verardi and Bob London

Dr. Simone Verardi and Dr. Bob London

Thank you to Dr. London for organizing and leading the course and hosting it at his house! Our very special thanks as well to Alisa London for all of her hard work behind the scenes to make the course happen flawlessly.


Osseous Surgery and Flap Management 2016

Osseous surgery short course with dental residents and models

First year Perio and Prosth residents with Dr. Herb Selipsky | Hands-on work with models

Each year during Winter Quarter the first year Perio and Prosth residents take part in a 5 week mini-course on Osseous Surgery and Flap Management, led by Dr. Herb Selipsky (Affiliate Professor and Class of ’73). There are weekly lectures and an extensive hands-on portion to the course. This is a fun series where the residents get a chance to practice and learn new techniques in a small group setting.

Thank you so much to Dr. Selipsky for his time and dedication in leading this course – it takes a lot of preparation beforehand and the department and the residents really appreciate his contribution!

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.

Short Course on Dental Sedation

Perio residents and faculty gather for a group picture

Dr. Geoffrey Bean receiving his UW Grad Perio appreciation certificate from Dr. Dixon and the graduate residents

As part of our Selected Topics in Periodontics series the Grad Perio residents were treated to a four part lecture series on dental sedation, taught by Affiliate Assistant Professor Dr. Geoffrey Bean. For the final evening of the series they practiced their techniques on IV training arms loaned to the department by the Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies here at the UW.

Special thanks to Dr. Bean for leading the series – we really enjoyed his presentations and insightful instruction! We’re already looking forward to next year and another great course.

Mark Your Calendars: Dr. Richard Darveau Lecture

Dr. Richard Darveau, Chair of the Department of Periodontics will be giving a lecture in the Department of Microbiology on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 at 4:00pm in the Health Sciences Building room T-639. His talk is titled:

Periodontal Health and Diseases; Microbial Community Affairs

This is sure to be an informative and entertaining talk – hope to see you there!

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!