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.

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!

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!



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

Research Day 2015

The Department of Periodontics was well-represented at this year’s School of Dentistry Research Day, held on September 25th, 2015. During the Oral Session, Dr. Jeffrey McLean gave a presentation on “Disrupting Microbial Social Networking #Epic.Oral.Fail”.

In the Poster Session that followed, Mikhail Garibov gave a presentation on “Post-translational Collagen Synthesis in Human and Murine Periodontal Ligament Tissue”, while Alex Ko and Ruby Lwo presented on “Characterization of Mucosal Associated Invariant T (MAIT) Cells in the Oral Mucosa”.

Dr. Doug Dixon, Dr. Mikhail Garibov, Dr. Tracy Popowics stand in front of their research poster

Left to right: Dr. Douglas Dixon, Dr. Mikhail Garibov, Dr. Tracy Popowics. Drs. Dixon and Popowics were Co-PIs on the project.

Dr. Jeffrey McLean, Dr. Alex Ko, Dr. Ruby Lwo and Dr. Douglas Dixo stand in front of their research poster. Drs. Dixon and McLean were Co-PIs on the poster.

Left to right: Dr. Jeffrey McLean, Dr. Alex Ko, Dr. Ruby Lwo and Dr. Douglas Dixon. Drs. Dixon and McLean were Co-PIs on the poster.

2015 Periodontics Implants Short Course

Every year Dr. Robert London leads a 4 day implant hands-on course for the first year Periodontics and Prosthodontics residents. This immersive course is an extra course beyond the regular curriculum that builds on the foundations the residents already have and prepares them for more complex surgeries in the future.

Grad Perio and Prosth residents with Dr. Robert London and Dr. Douglas Dixon

Morning coffee during the 2015 UW Graduate Periodontics Implant Course for periodontal and prosthodontic 1st year residents hosted by our very own Dr Robert London! Thank you, Dr London for another excellent course!