Dr. Jessica Swoboda, Helena, Mont.: We are so happy to introduce Andrew William Swoboda! He arrived a month early on Nov. 18 weighing 5 lbs., 8 oz. and measuring 20 inches long. He is doing great and we are all in love with him. (Spring 2016)
Dr. Richard Jurevic, Morgantown, W. Va., was recently appointed Associate Dean of Research at West Virginia University. He is currently the WVU CTSI Clinical Research Interim Chair. (Spring 2015)
Dr. Jessica Swoboda, Bellevue, Wash.: Carson Swoboda was born on Jan. 12, 2011, weighing 6 lbs. 8 oz., and was 19.5 inches long. Ben and I are enjoying being home with him, and I will return to work in May. (Spring 2011)
Dr. Nadeem S. Esmail, Bellevue, Wash.: I have completed a six-year residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. I have been fortunate to join Drs. Robert Dixey and James Reed at Eastside Oral Surgery Associates with locations in Bellevue and Renton. My plans are to practice the full scope of maxillofacial surgery along with volunteering my time to the students and residents at the dental school. My wife, Sophie, is currently a third-year anesthesiology resident at the UW Medical Center. We are very excited to be back in the Pacific Northwest and look forward to reconnecting with our friends and family. (Fall 2010)
Dr. Micah Mortensen, Bountiful, Utah: After graduating from the UW, I went to St. Louis University, where I did my Ortho residency. I practiced in Arizona for a couple of years before moving back to the place I most consider home. I’m glad I have family in Washington because it gives me an excuse to go visit. We make it up there every other year or so. My last stop in Seattle was this past November – the weather was miserable! Amy and I now have three children ranging from age 7 to 2, whom we enjoy to the fullest. Last summer I went on a fishing trip to British Columbia with several dentists from Washington state. If anybody is interested, it was a great way to enjoy the outdoors and gain a few CE hours at the same time. (Fall 2010)
Dr. Josh Cadwell, Richland, Wash.: My wife, Jenna, and I are proud to announce the opening of a new facility for Cadwell Dental on March 31, 2009. Fifty-eight hundred square feet, 13-to-25-foot ceilings, 20-foot waterfall, 20-foot-tall live indoor palm trees, and a host of other comforts and amenities make coming to work like a day at the beach. (Sort of.) We have endured the pains and tribulations of designing and decorating our own building to make it truly unique, and took charge of building the waterfall, hand-crafting the 9-foot-tall bamboo sconce lights, custom bamboo furniture, and many other arduous tasks to make it our own. With a background in Materials Science and Engineering, the “enginerd” in me is always looking for a good project. In this case, almost two years of continuous projects from land rezoning and development to building completion. This project took an incredible level of time and dedication to bring it to fruition, and I suppose the eternal optimist in me always says that it will take less time than it did.
So much time, in fact, that Jenna and I decided to take a long-awaited Caribbean vacation in May to celebrate its completion. Much to his grandparents’ delight, our 2-year-old, Ashton, was able to spend the entire week in Minnesota with Mae Mae and Papa, while Mom and Dad relaxed on vacation. We pray that all else is well with the rest of the UW Dental alums and wish the best to all who’ve chosen this wonderful career for its endless blessings and opportunities. (Fall 2009)
Dr. Nelson H. Chen, Bellevue, Wash.: I am happy to say that Advanced Dentistry Northwest is completed and open in Bellevue. The Advanced Dentistry Northwest Project started in mid 2005, from planning to completion of the building in July 2007. Digital integration and technology were implemented strictly to meet the demand for the 21st century. The whole office is networked and chartless for maximum efficiency and safety. The goal for the office is patient comfort, education, and superior service. Another unique feature of the office is the building exterior siding system. It is a material called Ceraclad which has been proven to help avoid mold and health problems and dry-rot in walls. The reason why this system was chosen is simple: we wanted to provide superb materials not just to the patients, but also to the building that houses the patients. (Spring 2008)
5th Reunion: After the 2009 Pacific Northwest Dental Conference, the Class of 2004 had a fiesta celebration at Agua Verde Restaurant, outside on the dock area. Fifteen classmates, plus significant others, met to catch up on the past five years. Many classmates have moved away from the Seattle area, gotten married and had children since we graduated, but we have been able to keep up via Facebook, which is also where we planned our reunion.