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Welcome to Kokich Education! 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my educational website!  My hope is that, as you explore within, you will understand my vision for creating a space where dental professionals can go to find useful, interdisciplinary information that can be applied in everyday practice.  You will find tools that will help you become a more confident, interdisciplinary thinker who recognizes the value of the interdisciplinary team.  You will gain an understanding of how to properly manage patients with ortho / perio / restorative concerns.  You will also learn the value in utilizing a team approach to form the foundation, upon which, you can build realistic treatment options and make predictable treatment decisions for your patients.  After spending some time exploring, I hope you leave feeling more confident in your treatment planning abilities, and a desire to return...because you never know when the next challenging, interdisciplinary patient will walk through your door!  Enjoy!!

My Story

I grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where for the past 24 years, I've been practicing orthodontics in Tacoma, Washington.  Prior to beginning my career in dentistry, I attended Santa Clara University where I received my Bachelor of Science Degree.  After 4 amazing years in the Bay Area of California, I traveled across the country to Boston, Massachusetts where I earned my dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.  Following dental school, I decided to follow in my father's (Vince Kokich Sr) footsteps and pursue a career in orthodontics.  This led me to the University of Washington, where I received my Masters in Orthodontics in 1999.  Since then, I've been on faculty in the Department of Orthodontics as an Affiliate Assistant Professor.  During that time, I conducted clinical research, and was awarded the Charles L. Pincus Clinical Research Award from the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.  I'm currently a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists and a member of both the Angle Society and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.  I've also written or co-written four book chapters and numerous scientific and review articles.  Over the past 20 years, I have given over 250 lectures nationally and internationally on interdisciplinary dentistry and dental esthetics emphasizing comprehensive treatment planning and the importance of properly sequencing orthodontic, periodontal, and restorative treatment.

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