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Graduation Day for UW Graduate Periodontics

Dr. Dixon with the 2017 graduating class of UW PeriodonticsEarly 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

UW Perio Directors with graduates

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.

Guests at UW Perio graduation

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!!

thank you to the Schluger Ammons Study Club from UW Perio

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.

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!

Congratulations Class of 2016

congratulations class of 2016

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.

each of the graduating students receiving 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

Mock Board Examinations

Tremendous thanks to all of our 2016 Mock Board Examiners - we couldn't do it without them!

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 was hard to beat - so was the company last Friday!

The sun was out and the view from the deck of Eastlake Bar & Grill is hard to beat – so was the company last Friday!

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

Graduation 2015

Dr. Kenneth Choy, Dr. Curtis Pino, Dr. Douglas Dixon, Dr Ray Liao, and Dr. Brian Brancheau stand on the patio at the Waterfront Activity Center

Congratulations to our newest graduating class! 2015 Graduates left to right: Dr. Kenneth Choy, Dr. Curtis Pino, Dr. Douglas Dixon, Graduate Program Director, Dr Ray Liao, and Dr. Brian Brancheau.

It was a lovely evening as the Department of Periodontics awarded Certificates in Periodontics and MSD degrees to the four most recent graduates of our program:

Dr. Brian Brancheau
Dr. Kenneth Choy
Dr. Ray Liao
Dr. Curtis Pino

It was an occasion to gather and honor the hard work that these residents put in over the three years of their program. Congratulations on your success!