Midwest Dental Convention 2007: Dr. Jeryl English Honored Alum!

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  • 1. BONDS In this issue: Dr. Kau to present at Midwest Dental Conference 2007 Road Trip A Newsletter for Alumni & Friends of the UMKC Graduate Orthodontic Program 2 Retire from UMKC Dr. Dykhouse finishes term as President The College of Diplomates to Bestow Award on Dr. Don Thompson Dr. Osborne presents award to Dr. Jeryl English We are delighted to remind all alumni and friends Midwest Dental Convention 2007: of UMKC Ortho that our beloved Dr. Jeryl English Honored Alum! Don Thompson (DDS ’61) At the UMKC the Orthodontic Alumni orthodontic specialty certificate and will be awarded the Dale B. Wade meeting during the 2007 Midwest a masters of science degree in oral Award of Excellence during the Dental Conference, Dr. Jeryl English biology from the University of Missouri 2008 AAO convention in Denver, was honored as the Distinguished – Kansas City in 1976. He was board Colo. The Wade Award honors Orthodontic Alumnus for 2007. Dr. certified in orthodontics in 1984 and an exemplary senior clinician English was appointed chair and recertified in 2003. Dr. English served who demonstrates exceptional program director of the Department of in the United States Army Dental dedication to orthodontics Orthodontics at the University of Texas Corps from 1971 until his retirement through clinical excellence and Dental Branch at Houston on Sept. 1, in 1995. His numerous assignments devoted teaching in the image of 2001. He was a professor and the former included commander, Dental Units in Dr. Wade. Fellow awardees are Drs. program director of the Orthodontic Operation Desert Storm; commander Fred Garrett (Houston, Texas) and Department at Baylor College of of the Pacific Dental Service Support Daman Thanik (Windsor, Ontario). Dentistry prior to this appointment. Dr. Area and U.S. Army DENTAC-Hawaii; Let’s all plan to attend the CDABO English has a broad range of interests commander and chief of Orthodontics, luncheon in Denver and give a big in treating orthodontic patients, U.S. Army DENTAC-Berlin and UMKC cheer for Don. Also please including surgical orthodontic orthodontic consultant to the chief of plan to attend the UMKC Alumni interdisciplinary and functional the U.S. Army Dental Corps. Dr. English Reception at the 2008 AAO treatment. joined the Baylor College of Dentistry meeting to see Don, other alums, Dr. English earned his dental degree Orthodontics Department in 1995 and friends, current residents and from the University of Missouri– maintained a part-time private practice faculty. Kansas City in 1971 and received his in orthodontics in Dallas until 2001.
  • 2. Drs. Laura Iwasaki & Jeffrey Nickel Dr. Katherine Kula Continues Service Begin their work at UMKC to the Profession & As of Jan. 1, 2007, Drs. Laura R. Iwasaki and Jeffrey C. Academia Nickel joined the UMKC School of Dentistry, Division of Graduate Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Dr. Katherine Kula as the Leo A. Rogers Chair and Graduate Program Director, has announced respectively. In addition to their teaching duties in the graduate that she has program, Drs. Nickel and Iwasaki are engaged in funded research. accepted the Part of their work is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, position of professor and explores the inter-individual differences in jaw mechanics and chair of the Department that may be relevant to the development of myofascial pain and of Orthodontics and Orofacial TMJ degenerative joint disease. This work Genetics at the Indiana University brings together a research team of collaborators School of Dentistry, effective from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine January 1, 2008. During Dr. Kula’s and the University of Nebraska. Drs. Nickel and Iwasaki time as UMKC Chair of Orthodontics also work with research teams in Zurich, Switzerland, and Dentofacial Orthopedics, and Osaka, Japan. Another part of she has served as alternate MSO their research is sponsored by an delegate to the AAO House of AAOF Center Award. This project is Delegates and as a member of examining the factors related to the the AAO Task Force for Faculty speed of tooth movement in humans, Recruitment and Retention. Please including magnitudes of stress, stage of development, join us in thanking Katherine for her cytokines secreted in gingival crevicular fluid, and genetics. contributions to UMKC and wishing her well in her future endeavors. 2 Retire from UMKC Road Trip: GORP 2007 Dr. Doug significant contributions to the training Thompson of orthodontic residents in the areas recently retired of orthognathic surgical/orthodontic from teaching. We therapies. Thankfully, Dennis has agreed wish Dr. Doug all the to provide the orthodontic residents best as he is embarks on with yearly seminars, and thus the building his new orthodontic practice. orthodontic program continues to The demands of opening a new benefit from his extensive knowledge. practice were the reason that Dr. Doug decided to hang up his educator’s This spring, it was easier to get to the shoes. Thanks Doug for your time and annual Graduate Orthodontic Resident dedication to the education of UMKC Program. Residents packed themselves residents! into a van and headed east on I-70 Dr. Dennis Harper also retired for a little “bonding” in St. Louis, from teaching at UMKC. After six Mo. Featured speakers of this year’s years of teaching in the Orthodontic meeting were Dr. Arnet (surgeon) Graduate program, Dr. Dennis Harper and UMKC alum Dr. Kavanaugh. The is retiring from his Friday afternoon UMKC Residents bid a fond farewell to Dr. meeting was a great chance for the new obligations. Dr. Harper has made Dennis Harper. residents to get to know their senior residents, and to make new friends Arizona and Tweed…Naturally! with residents from other schools. In addition to lectures, the meeting In May 2007, first-year orthodontic residents Drs. Michael Barlow, Patrick Briscoe, also featured a picnic at the AAO, Tara Cash, and Larissa Freytag traveled to Arizona for the Tweed course. UMKC complete with a St. Louis BBQ and residents participate in this course after completing two semesters of course work band. A party, graciously sponsored and clinic obligations. The Tweed course offers the opportunity to further acquire by Ormco, encouraged the mixing of and develop skills in the areas of diagnostics and therapeutics. The residents say residents from programs throughout that it took a couple of weeks to stop the pain in their fingers. the country.
  • 3. 2008 Midwest Dental Conference & Orthodontic Meeting The Midwest Scotland, and an international examiner Dental Conference and for the College in Cairo, Egypt. He is Orthodontic Meeting will be held April on the editorial review board for the 3-4, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Crown American Journal of Orthodontics and Center Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. Dentofacial Orthopaedics and ad hoc Plan to attend the two-day continuing reviewer for the Journal of Orthodontics, education program “3D Imaging for the Angle Orthodontist and Evidence Based Orthodontist” presented by Dr. C.H. Dentistry Journal. Kau, BDS, MScD, MBA, PhD, FDS, FFD (Ortho), There has been an escalating interest • Radiation and Regulation issues MOrth, FAMS. in 3D imaging devices over the last • Small Prints The topic for the 2008 Midwestern decade. Increasingly, orthodontists are Dental Conference and Orthodontic beginning to appreciate the advantages 3. Surface Imaging devices Meeting will be 3D Imaging for that the third dimension gives to 4. Oral research in 3-dimensional Orthodontists, and will feature Dr. clinical diagnosis, treatment planning imaging Chung How Kau as our distinguished and patient education. This series of 5. Hands on session (Friday, April 4, guest speaker. Dr Kau is an associate seminars focuses on the cutting-edge 2008): During this session professor of orthodontics and director technology of cone beam CT/surface conducted by Dr. Kau, of the 3D Facial Imaging Laboratory at imaging and discusses the range of participants will be able to the Dental Branch, University of Texas issues associated with this technology. manipulate Health Science Center at Houston. His Dr. Kau’s two-day course will include: computer Co nference research lab is in possession of $250,000 1. An overview of imaging devices for images. tal worth of imaging equipment, which the head and neck region en UMKC Orthodontic includes the 3D Sirona Galileos cone 2. Cone Beam Technology for dental tD Alumni Luncheon beam scanner and the 3dMD surface applications: Mark your calendars for the es imaging device. Dr Kau serves on the • Principles of CBCT versus annual Orthodontic Meeting Midw national educational level and is on Conventional CTs April 3-4, and don’t forget that the Panel of Examiners for the Royal • CBCT Acquisition Systems on Friday the 4th of April, 2008, College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, • Clinical Applications the UMKC Orthodontic Alumni Association will honor one of our graduates for service to Dr. Dykhouse TADs Figure Large in our profession. Please plan on attending. Completes his duties as President of the Continuing Education American Board Presentations Vance J. Dykhouse As is the case in the rest of the country, UMKC residents (DDS ’66, MS ’70) is and graduates are interested in the use of microscrews now officially the as anchorage devices. Under Dr. Katherine Kula’s direction, immediate past- Dr. Hyo-Sang Park (right) presented on this topic at a well- president of The attended continuing education course at the School of Dentistry in February. American Board of Also, in association with the 29th Annual UMKC Orthodontic Alumni Meeting Orthodontics, having held in March in Kansas City, our first- and second-year residents along with completed his work as president 150+ orthodontists enjoyed two days of clinical examples demonstrating the at the 2007 Annual Session of the use of microscrew temporary AAO in Seattle, Wash. Thankfully, anchorage devices. The diversity Dr. Dykhouse continues to provide of opinions expressed by Drs. UMKC residents with his clinical Tyler Jolley and Jack Fisher during wisdom during his bi-weekly these presentations made clear Monday seminars and clinical to the attendees in the crowded supervision. Please congratulate hall of the Hyatt Regency Crown Vance for his superlative work for the Center Hotel that there remains a board, and his ongoing support for great deal of controversy in this the UMKC Orthodontic Program. field.
  • 4. Graduation 2007: Residents Dr. Eric J. Schweitzer Memorial Symposium: March 2007 Have a Party before Starting on the Next Stage Each year, UMKC Graduate Orthodontics organizes the Eric J. Schweitzer (ORT ’92) Memorial Symposium. of Careers The purpose of the symposium is to have recent orthodontic graduates return to Kansas City to make presentations to current orthodontic residents. It was a fabulous night for a graduation This spring’s two guest speakers were William celebration at the Indian Hills GCC. McReynolds (ORT ’04) and Scott Francois (DDS ’99, ORT The banquet hall was filled with happy ’01). The benefactors of the Schweitzer Memorial families and friends to pay tribute to Symposium have contributed to this endeavor so the success of Drs. Shellianne Kawamoto, that orthodontic practitioners can speak frankly of Adam Saylor, Erin Jamesen, and Nellie Kim- the joys and difficulties they encountered while Weroha. Dr. Kawamoto is returning to practice embarking on their careers. in her home state of Hawaii. Dr. Saylor is heading to Chicago, while Dr. Jamesen is taking her husband back to her home state of Texas. Dr. Kim is moving to Rochester, Minn., and will be associating there while her husband completes an internal medicine residency at Mayo Clinic. We shall miss our graduating class. They performed admirably in achieving their didactic and clinical goals, and we hope to see you soon at a meeting … hopefully for the April Midwestern Meeting. We had a great turn-out of faculty for the annual comprehensive examination of our senior residents on August 6, 2007. Thanks to all the part-time instructors who gave the day to help jury the UMKC residents and faculty enjoy a meal together presentations given by the graduating class! with symposium speakers Drs. William McReynolds and Scott Francois. University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry 650 East 25th Street Kansas City, MO 64108