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Class of 2006



Dr. Nikki Chin, Seattle: Dr. Chin and Dr. Zachton Lowe welcomed a son, Davis Zachton, on Oct. 21. Big sisters Jemma and Zoe were excited to welcome a baby brother to the family. Nikki has a private general practice in Mill Creek and Zach has a private orthodontic practice in Shoreline. (Spring 2017)
Dr. Chin and Dr. Zachton


Dr. Greg Gillespie, Vancouver, Wash.: For the last four years, I have been practicing in my hometown of Vancouver with my brother, Brad. I stay happy by referring out all endo procedures and doing lots of surgery. I am associated with Catapult, a group of clinicians who test new products and lecture nationally. Since school, my family has continued to grow; Lewis is now 5, Charlotte 3, and Evan 9 months. (Spring 2010)

Dr. Benjamin D. Ruder, Olympia, Wash.: Bug and I have happily settled into Olympia. We welcomed to our family our son, Theodore Gibson Ruder, born Sept. 1, 2009. Parenthood has been quite exhilarating, joyous, and remarkably entertaining. After a 1½-year associateship, I have joined Drs. Greg Psaltis and Scott Rowley as a partner at the pediatric dental practice Small to Tall Pediatric Dentistry, located in Olympia. It is a pleasure to work with such commendable colleagues in a very enriching and enjoyable field of dentistry. All the best to all the ‘06ers and other UWSOD friends. (Spring 2010)