This year’s Clinical Research Award at the 2017 AAP Annual Meeting went to the paper “A randomized, controlled, multi-center clinical trial of post-extraction alveolar ridge preservation”, co-authored by the UW’s own Drs. Jim Janakievski, Bryan Pope and Steve Pickering. The paper’s authors were honored during the awards presentation on Saturday, September 9th.
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!
We 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).
Recently, our own Dr. Jeff McLean had a chance to present at the annual meeting of the American Society of Microbiologists in Boston on his groundbreaking discovery of a parasitic bacteria that lives in saliva. After his talk, New Scientist magazine interviewed him about his work, writing
“McLean and his colleagues discovered the organisms by searching for bacterial strains in human saliva samples. Analysing the DNA of all the species they managed to grow from these samples, they came across a mystery fragment of genetic material. This piece of RNA had been discovered by other researchers before, but no one could tell what organism it came from.
McLean’s team has now shown that this RNA belongs to a bacterium that lives on another species, Actinomyces odontolyticus. When the researchers viewed this species under the microscope, they found that the cells were covered with much smaller bacteria – the first species ever discovered to parasitise another bacterium.”
Recently, second-year resident Mikhail Garibov had an opportunity to participate in the poster session at the AADR annual meeting in Los Angeles, March 16-19, 2016. Dr. Garibov’s poster “Post-translational Collagen Synthesis in Human and Murine Periodontal Ligament Tissue” was well received by the meeting attendees.
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 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.
Dr. Brian Brancheau (UW Perio 2015) and Dr. Katafuchi had a chance to catch up at the AO meeting as well.