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John C. Kois, D.M.D., M.S.D. - Director

Received his D.M. D. from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine and Certificate in Periodontal Prosthodontics with a M.S.D. degree from the University of Washington, School of Dentistry. He maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics in Tacoma and Seattle and is an Affiliate Professor in the Graduate Restorative Program at the University of Washington. Dr. Kois continues to lecture nationally and internationally, is a reviewer for many journals and is the co-Editor in Chief for The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry. Dr. Kois is the recipient of the 2002 Saul Schluger Memorial Award for Clinical Excellence in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from both the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is the past President of both the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and a member of numerous other professional organizations. In addition, he continues to work with restorative dentists at the Kois Center, a didactic and clinical teaching program.

Private Dental Practice for Dr. John C. Kois

Practice Website:
Contact: Office Manager ~ Judi Nordstrom-Tilton
5615 Valley Ave E.
Tacoma, WA 98424
Phone: 253-922-6056
Fax: 253-922-3513

Operations Team

Alyssa Smith

Title: Chief Financial Officer
Course Registration & Payment

Linnea Gaskins

Title: Chief Operations Officer
Course Registration & Payment

Jodie Fowler

Title: Course Manager

Kara Malone

Title: Course Manager

Dr. Yada Chaiyabutr

Title: Research Director

Bio: Yada received her D.D.S. and Diploma in Clinical Sciences from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. She performed research at the Biomaterials Research Laboratory at the Boston University leading to a D.Sc. degree in 2002. Received a Certificate in Prosthodontics with an M.S.D. from University of Washington in 2006 and is currently an affiliate instructor in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Washington. Yada’s research interests involve analyses of new dental materials using fatigue testing and evaluations of current dental materials for clinical applications.

Achara Supaphakorn

Title: Graphic Designer

Jonathan Zeitler

Title: Graphic Designer

Katie Grigg

Title: Graphic Designer

Marisa Mault

Title: Administrative Assistant

Karen Kois

Title: Event Coordinator
Symposium Spouse/Guest Program Director

Gretchen Lindstrom

Title: Symposium Youth Program Director