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Dr. Vincent G. Kokich                                                

† July 24th, 2013
Dr. Vincent G. Kokich


Doctor Kokich was a Professor in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Washington in Seattle. He also maintained a private orthodontic practice in Tacoma, Washington. He has published 21 book chapters, 99 scientific articles, and 48 review articles. He has given over 950 presentations throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia, and has lectured to the Orthodontic Societies in over 50 different countries. He was awarded the Sicher Research Award by the American Association of Orthodontists, and has also received the Strang Award (1994), the Schluger Award (2000), the ICO Award (2001), the Dewel Award (2002), the AAED President's Award for Teaching Excellence (2004), the 2005 Association Trends Bronze Award for Education Programs, the 2005 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Washington School of Dentistry, the 2008 Charles English Award for Excellence in Teaching, the 2009 Honorary Member of the World Federation of Orthodontists, the 2010 Paul Herren Award from the University of Bern in Switzerland, and the 2011 Albert Ketcham Award from the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Kokich has also presented several distinguished lectures including The J.A. Salzmann, The J.V. Mershon (1991 and 2007), and The E.H. Angle Lectures for the American Association of Orthodontists, The Arthur Thornton Taylor Lecture for the Australian Association of Orthodontists, The McIntyre Lecture for the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, The IOS Oration for the Indian Orthodontic Society, The President's Lecture for the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, and the World Champion Lecture for the World Federation of Orthodontists as well as 32 other Named Lectures. Dr. Kokich has been elected to Fellowship in the American College of Dentists, the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Doctor Kokich was Editor of Case Reports for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Associate Editor of The Angle Orthodontist, Associate Editor of Practical Reviews in Orthodontics, and served on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Esthetic Dentistry, and the Editorial Boards of the Journal of the American Dental Association, Seminars in Orthodontics, Clinical Orthodontics and Research, Dental Traumatology, and The Australian Orthodontic Journal. Dr. Kokich was the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. He has also served as President of both the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the American Board of Orthodontics.

Link: University of Washington mourns Dr. Vincent G. Kokich

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