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.

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!

Dr. Georgios Kotsakis Awarded 2016 AAP Teaching Fellowship

During this year’s AAP meeting in San Diego, our own Dr. Georgios Kotsakis was awarded an AAP Teaching Fellowship. From the AAP Foundation website: the “AAP Teaching Fellowship is intended to support the young periodontal educator’s commitment to a career in academia”.

We are lucky to have Dr. Kotsakis here on the faculty at the UW – please join us in congratulating him on his achievement!

Dr. Luciana Safioti Wins the Clinical Impact Award at the AAP

Dr. Luciana Safioti with her winning poster at the 2016 AAP meetingWe are proud to announce that recent grad Dr. Luciana Safioti (’16) won the prestigious Clinical Impact Award at this year’s AAP meeting in San Diego. She presented her project “Increased Levels of Titanium are Associated with Peri-Implantitis” during the Research Forum Oral Session on Sunday, September 11th. Congratulations to Dr. Safioti, and to her UW mentors Ms. Diane Daubert and Dr. Georgios Kotsakis (Department of Periodontics) and Drs. Alexander Pozhitkov and Whasun Chung (Department of Oral Health Sciences).

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 to the UW Perio Family

Collage photo with new residents in top left and a group photo of faculty and residents on the bottom

Upper left: Dr. Douglas Dixon and Meghan Guillen gather with the incoming class of 2019. Bottom: Perio faculty and residents at the annual affiliate faculty dinner

As we wrap up Summer Quarter and start to look ahead to the fall, we want to again welcome our new residents from the class of 2019 into our UW Perio family. It’s been a busy quarter for Vinny Chiu, Jessica Hsu, Jason Kum and Brendan Lopez and they’ve jumped right in and become part of the team.

If you have a moment, check out their bios, and again, to Vinny, Jessica, Jason and Brendan – kudos to you for a successful first quarter!

Dr. Frank Roberts in Periospectives

Dr. Frank Roberts, one of our dedicated faculty members was featured in the April – June issue of the AAP’s Periospectives magazine. Dr. Roberts is the Predoctoral Program Director for Periodontics and is also the Regional Initiatives in Dental Education (RIDE) Program Director, and is an integral part of both our Perio program and of the School of Dentistry.

excerpt from Periospectives featuring Dr. Frank Roberts We’re happy to see Dr. Roberts receive this well-deserved recognition – congratulations!