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Class of 1985



Dr. Keith Frome, Corvallis, Ore.: I am in private practice in Corvallis, Ore. In June 2013, my son Robert joined me in my practice. He graduated from Midwestern University School of Dental Medicine in Glendale, Ariz. in May 2013 with a DMD degree. Another son, Ryan, began dental school at Oregon Health & Sciences University in August 2012, but decided he wants to become an osteopathic physician instead. He has begun his studies at Rocky Vista College of Osteopathic Medicine in Denver. My third son, David, is applying to medical school. All of my sons are Eagle Scouts. Two of them were high school valedictorians. And all three served two-year missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My only daughter, Melissa Frome Morrison, and her family recently moved back to Oregon after living in Ohio for four years.

I now have seven grandchildren, five from Melissa and two from Robert. Nothing could be better than being a grandfather!

I recently received the Silver Beaver Award in Boy Scouting for lifetime service. It was very humbling and unexpected. I was elected to the Linn-Benton Community College Board of Directors (or Trustees) in 2011 and now serve as board vice-chair. Next year I will serve as board chair.

My wife of 33 years, Wendy, is active in church and community activities. She has been president of our Church Relief Society organization three times. She was Cub Scout Day camp director and program director in our district for three years. She was also president of our Church Stake Young Women’s Organization for three years. Currently, she is the chairperson of the 4th Congressional District in the Oregon Republican Party. We live on 5½ acres and raise horses and chickens. Best wishes to everyone in the class. (Fall 2014)


Dr. Ken Lagergren, Richland, Wash.: I continue to practice in Richland and enjoy the challenges of general dentistry. I am fortunate to care for patients that have made going to work something to look forward to and am supported by a caring, professional staff. I am always trying to integrate technology into my practice and still own and actively manage Patient Tracker, a small messaging system software company. I am an avid boater, and travel to Anacortes as often as I can to spend time on my motor yacht. I still enjoy working on cars and motorcycles, and am restoring my 1963 XKE Jaguar for the third time. I live in a fast-developing wine region, and enjoy tasting and exploring area wines. I look forward every year to renewing old dental school friendships at dental meetings, especially the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference and the annual UW Ernie Jones Lectureship, and am proud to be a University of Washington School of Dentistry alumnus. I invite my friends to visit my office website at (Fall 2010)


Dr. David E. Houten, Kelso, Wash.: Elected President of the Washington State Dental Association at the 2008 WSDA House of Delegates in Walla Walla. (Spring 2009)


Our hearts were warmed and our spirits lifted at our 30th reunion. We started the evening with a tour of the dental school, with its new configuration and updated technology. Vivian Bennett arranged for us to have the dinner event at the UW Faculty Club, complete with a view of Mount Rainier. Candace Chinn and Patti Kashiwa meticulously put together a poignant slide show with music that walked us through the four years we shared together. Dave Chuljian hosted a blog to facilitate sharing of family photos, and to update each other on events in our lives post dental school, above and beyond the short time the evening provided. A big thank-you to many other classmates who worked to make this event successful. Much gratitude to Randy Newquist, Director of Dental Alumni Services, for enabling the event, and to Dean Joel Berg for his video visit. Special thanks to LaRae Vanderschelden for her tireless efforts as class representative the past 23 years.

Class of 1985