Recently, Dr. Ken Akimoto and Dr. David Mathews were honored as the first recipients of the Graduate Periodontics program Director’s Award. This newly created annual award is given for “Excellence in Teaching and Meritorious Service to the Graduate Program in Periodontics”.
Dr. Akimoto and Dr. Mathews are affiliate faculty members in the department, and in addition to volunteering their time in the Graduate Periodontics clinic, both doctors lecture to the residents on their clinic days. Everyone here, from residents, to faculty, to staff are deeply appreciative of their dedication to the UW and to the quality of education they provide.
Before giving a lunchtime lecture, Dr. Akimoto gathers with residents and Dr. Doug Dixon, after receiving his 2016 Director’s Award.
Grad Perio residents and Dr. Doug Dixon with Dr. David Mathews after the presentation of the 2016 Director’s Award.
This past Saturday faculty and residents in the Department of Periodontics took part in an ACLS (advanced cardiac life support) certification/re-certification course led by trainers from Northwest Medical Training Group. The training was all day here at the health sciences center, and we give a hearty “Thank You!” to our dedicated team for giving up a Saturday in order to continue to be able to provide our patients with top-notch care.
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!
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!