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UW Alumni Win the 2017 AAP Clinical Research Award

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.

Congratulations gentlemen!

 

 

The School of Dentistry and the Department of Periodontics Honor Dr. Roy C. Page

Roy C Page in front of the display case in his honor

Last Friday the School of Dentistry and the Department of Periodontics came together to celebrate Dr. Roy C. Page’s 50 years of service to dentistry by naming a laboratory in his honor and unveiling a display case showcasing some of his most important awards and achievements.

Dr. Roy C and Patricia Page with Dean Joel BergPrior to the unveiling ceremony, faculty, staff, students and alumni of the Department of Periodontics gathered with Dr. Page and his wife Patricia to reflect on his career at the UW.  Continue reading

The Department of Periodontics Enjoys Success at Research Day 2017

Drs. Andrew Brodsky, Douglas Dixon and Mikhail Garibov at Research Day 2017.

Drs. Andrew Brodsky, Douglas Dixon and Mikhail Garibov at Research Day 2017.

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017 the Department of Periodontics was well represented at the School of Dentistry Research Day 2017 poster session with residents Andrew Brodsky, Mikhail Garibov, Alex Ko and Yu (Ruby) Lwo, as well as PhD candidates Shatha Bamashmous and Nutthapong (Tom) Kantrong (both in Dr. Rich Darveau’s lab), and SURF student Sesha Hanson-Drury (in Dr. Jeff McLean’s lab). You can read all of their abstracts in the official Research Day program here.

Drs. Douglas Dixon and Yu (Ruby) Lwo in front of Dr. Lwo's poster at Research Day 2017.

Drs. Douglas Dixon and Yu (Ruby) Lwo in front of Dr. Lwo’s poster at Research Day 2017.

We are proud to report that Dr. Tom Kantrong took first place in the Graduate Student Research Competition for his presentation entitled, Bacterial Internalization and Non-Canonical Toll-like Receptor 4(TLR4) are Required for Chemokine Ligand-8 (CXCL-8) Response by Oral Epithelial Cells.”   

Dr. Mikhail Garibov received third place for his presentation “Collagen Post-Translational Features are Conserved in Periodontal Ligament.”

In the Dental Student Research Competition, Sesha Hanson-Drury took third place for her presentation “Draft Genome Sequence of Tannerella forsythia Clinical Isolate 9610.”

Congratulations to all of our winners and participants!

 

 

Thank You to Dr. Dennis Smith

The residents presented Dr. Smith with a photo book of Washington State, signed with their appreciation.

The residents presented Dr. Smith with a photo book of Washington State, signed with their appreciation.

The Department of Periodontics gathered recently to say “Thank You” to Affiliate Professor Dr. Dennis Smith (UW Perio 1976), who joined us part time for Autumn Quarter 2016. The students greatly enjoyed the combined Perio/Prosth knowledge he shared with them, and they all, and us, hope that he will come back soon!

Drs. Akimoto and Mathews Receive 2016 Director’s Awards

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.

photo of Drs. Jessica Hsu, Alex Ko, Ken Akimoto, Doug Dixon, Vinny Chiu and Andrew Brodsky (l to r), gathered to present Dr. Akimoto with his 2016 Director's Award.

Before giving a lunchtime lecture, Dr. Akimoto gathers with residents and Dr. Doug Dixon, after receiving his 2016 Director’s Award.

photo of Grad Perio residents and Dr. Doug Dixon with Dr. David Mathews after the presentation of the 2016 Director's Award.

Grad Perio residents and Dr. Doug Dixon with Dr. David Mathews after the presentation of the 2016 Director’s Award.

Dr. Georgios Kotsakis Awarded 2016 AAP Teaching Fellowship

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!

Dr. Luciana Safioti Wins the Clinical Impact Award at the AAP

Dr. Luciana Safioti with her winning poster at the 2016 AAP meetingWe 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).

Dr. Frank Roberts in Periospectives

Dr. Frank Roberts, one of our dedicated faculty members was featured in the April – June issue of the AAP’s Periospectives magazine. Dr. Roberts is the Predoctoral Program Director for Periodontics and is also the Regional Initiatives in Dental Education (RIDE) Program Director, and is an integral part of both our Perio program and of the School of Dentistry.

excerpt from Periospectives featuring Dr. Frank Roberts We’re happy to see Dr. Roberts receive this well-deserved recognition – congratulations!