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Class of 1982



Bill Marchant with other GPR residents in Texas

Dr. Bill Marchant, Olympia, Wash.: In our senior year, four of us – Cal Early, Karl Furakawa, Lyle Tenjoma, and me – applied to and were accepted into the Army’s General Practice Residency program. Forty years after it was taken, I found a photo from Fort Sam Houston, Texas during the early phase of our introduction to the rigors of military life. Finding this old photo has reminded me of my great good fortune at having been trained first at the UW School of Dentistry and then augmenting that training through military service. Happily and with nostalgia I can report that at least three of us continued in and had wonderfully successful careers serving as military dentists. (Fall 2022)


Dr. Michael Lawr, Montesano, Wash.: My daughter, Sara Lawr, graduates from the UW School of Dentistry this Spring. (Fall 2015)

Dr. Karen Sorenson, Kearney, Neb.: With the help of a big-hearted pediatric dentist who provides me with a place to work, I continue to provide a no-fee children’s dental clinic to needy kids here in central Nebraska. My husband, Dick, has cut back on his own work schedule; we recently sold our Nebraska home and plan to return to Gig Harbor next summer. We’ll commute a bit. Our oldest daughter is a second-year dental student in Denver. We’re excited to watch her slip on her white coat. (We never had white coats – just those sock things that showed they’d been slept in. A lot.) (Spring 2015)


Dr. Michael W. Lawr: Our daughter Sara is in her first year of dental school at the UW, after graduating from WSU. (Spring 2012)


Dr. Phil Madden, Anacortes, Wash.: 1982 grads — our 30th reunion is coming! Plan on it in July 2012, to coincide with the PNDC annual meeting. (Fall 2009)


Dr. Tracy L. Adams, Bainbridge Island, Wash.: My daughters are off in college. Madison is a freshman at Whitman College and Mackenzie is a freshman in Veterinary School at Colorado State University. (Fall 2008)