Early June is a special time of year for the Department of Periodontics – it’s a time to reflect on the year and celebrate our third year residents as they become graduates and UW Perio alumni. We are proud to extend our congratulations to:
Dr. Mikhail Garibov
Dr. Alexander Ko
Dr. Yu (Ruby) Lwo
Dr. Alaa (Alan) Yassin
The Waterfront Activities Center is a special spot on the UW campus, and we were treated to yet another beautiful late spring evening, enjoying the sun and water views while visiting with faculty, staff, residents, alumni and family.
This year we are thankful for the financial support of the Schluger-Ammons Study Club. Without their generous donation we would not have been able to hold such a lovely event – Thank you!!
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!
Faculty, residents and staff gather each year for a group photo at the end of the evening.
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).
On a beautiful early June evening the Department of Periodontics, along with family and friends, gathered to celebrate the graduates from the class of 2016:
Dr. Amir Emam, DDS
Dr. Anas Howsawi, BDS
Dr. Michitsuna Katafuchi, DDS, PhD
Dr. Luciana Safioti, DDS
After a program that included a welcome from Dr. Richard Darveau (Chair of the Department of Periodontics) and speeches from Dr. Robert London (Clinic Director) and Dr. Robert O’Neal (Emeritus Associate Professor and the evening’s keynote speaker), the graduates received their certificates.
It was a wonderful event, a time to celebrate their achievements, and an opportunity for the graduates to give thanks to all of the people who supported them throughout their three years at the University of Washington. Continue reading →
Tremendous thanks to all of our 2016 Mock Board Examiners – we couldn’t do it without them!
One of the biggest events in the academic calendar for our Perio residents is the annual mock Board examinations, when our regular faculty, affiliate faculty and special guests join together to spend a day preparing the students for the American Board of Periodontology oral examination. Each third year resident has the opportunity to be examined on 6 different cases with 6 different examiners, while our second year residents are examined and observe cases, and the first years observe only.
The examinations are fun but tough, and after a long day everyone (examiners and residents alike) is glad to relax and enjoy happy hour together at a nearby restaurant. This year we had glorious weather – what a finish to another year of Mock Boards!
The sun was out and the view from the deck of Eastlake Bar & Grill is hard to beat – so was the company last Friday!
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.
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.
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.
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!
We got everyone together for our annual group photo!
The department recently celebrated at the annual December Affiliate Appreciation Dinner – a great time was had by all, and an especially big thank you was extended to all of our Affiliate, Part-Time, and Full Time Faculty and Staff for another exceptional year!