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Dr. John C. Kois is the past President of both the
American Academy of Restorative Dentistry and
American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry

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

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.


The Kois Center

Kois CenterDr. John Kois has built an educational system that enables us to share information, develop new ideas and create solutions in dentistry that will leave a legacy. And that system is the Kois Center, an advanced graduate didactic and clinical program for practicing dentists. The comprehensive 9 course curriculum includes the latest advances in esthetics, implant and restorative dentistry. The curriculum is based upon the mission statement: “Enabling motivated dentists to achieve extraordinary levels, expanding knowledge and application skills in restorative dentistry.”

The Kois Center in Seattle, Washington was built to accommodate the increasing number of dentists eager to become Dr. Kois’ students. The Center incorporates the latest technology to maximize student learning over each three day course. Live patient demonstrations are broadcast directly to each of the students, concepts are easily understood due with the use of the latest presentation technology, and patient simulators provide students the opportunity to practice new skills.

The Kois Center is unique because it is so much more than a physical location or a facility. The Kois Center is also a family of dentists and dental professionals who are passionate about dental healthcare and have the discipline to pursue excellence for themselves and their patients. The professionals who attend the Center create a strong community, which promotes a culture of generosity, humility, kindness and a passion for learning. These individuals are integrity based and committed to both their patients and education. We seek evidence-based knowledge and are willing to question our beliefs in pursuit of excellence. The Kois Center community works to provide the best, most efficient and cost-effective care to their patients and help each other to achieve this goal.

This unique community has become an educational network inspired by John Kois, and populated by dentists who have made a commitment to a rigorous program of continuing education. This network is essentially a living, growing post-graduate educational think tank. The Center’s growth is the result of the continued support and participation of those who have graduated. The collaboration of these members creates an expanding knowledge base at the center and is a pathway for extraordinary professional growth.

Graduates can return annually to attend the Symposium, which includes a review of the prior year’s published dental science, speakers who are pioneers in their field, and the inspiration of like-minded colleagues. As graduates incorporate their new knowledge into their dental practices, they can apply to become Mentors, who return regularly to the Center to offer help to current students, continuing the cycle of contributing to an improved dental profession. The Kois Center incorporates the knowledge of its membership to improve the curriculum of the Center, enhance the professional growth of the members and improve the dental health of the patients they serve.

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