Dale Smith Obituary
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In Memory of

Dale Elwood Smith

November 23, 1925 - February 27, 2013
Obituary

Ever generous with his time and expertise and unwavering in his commitment to excellence, Dale Elwood Smith, 87, died peacefully at his Lake Forest Park, WA, home on Feb. 27, 2013. As a professor of prosthodontics at the University of Washington School of Dentistry, Dr. Smith had a profound impact on his students and peers. At the same time, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who continued helping friends and family even late in life. He was born on Nov. 23, 1925, in Blain, PA, to Charles R. and Margaret A. (Ritter) Smith. His father, a high school principal, and his mother, a teacher and homemaker, also had two younger...
Ever generous with his time and expertise and unwavering in his commitment to excellence, Dale Elwood Smith, 87, died peacefully at his Lake Forest Park, WA, home on Feb. 27, 2013.

As a professor of prosthodontics at the University of Washington School of Dentistry, Dr. Smith had a profound impact on his students and peers. At the same time, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who continued helping friends and family even late in life.

He was born on Nov. 23, 1925, in Blain, PA, to Charles R. and Margaret A. (Ritter) Smith. His father, a high school principal, and his mother, a teacher and homemaker, also had two younger daughters. He was only 16 when his father died suddenly of a heart attack.

Graduating from Blain High School in 1943 as valedictorian of his class, he was inducted into the U.S. Army later that year. He served as a military police officer in the 10th Mountain Division in Italy during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star.

Soon after coming home, he married the love of his life, Rhobie Charlotte Stambaugh, in Blain on Christmas day in 1946.

He attended Shippensburg State College, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry, where he graduated cum laude with his DDS degree in 1952.

Later that year, he joined the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) as a dental intern in Staten Island, NY. There, he and Rhobie had the first and second of their four children, daughter Laurie and son Jerry. In 1954, the family moved to Indiana, PA, where he practiced general dentistry for two years and daughter Gretchen was born.

Rejoining the Public Health Service in 1956, Dr. Smith and family moved to New Orleans, LA, where they welcomed daughter Jennifer. In New Orleans, Dr. Smith practiced prosthodontics and taught at Loyola University.

The family came to Seattle in 1960, when Dr. Smith began a residency in prosthodontics at the USPHS Hospital on Beacon Hill. Two years later, he earned his MSD degree from the University of Washington (UW).

Dr. Smith served at the USPHS Hospital for 20 years, receiving the Commendation Medal for Outstanding Service in the Commissioned Corps, attaining the rank of captain and retiring as its Dental Director.

He held faculty appointments at the UW starting in 1960 and continuing through 1992. He was a full-time professor of prosthodontics from 1978 to 1988, serving as director of prosthodontics research and the graduate program, and a visiting professor at the University of Toronto in 1987. He retired in 1993 as a professor emeritus. Many of his former students credit him with setting their careers on the right path.

In 2009, the Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics honored Dr. Smith with its Fred Gulick Distinguished Life Member Award.

He formed many longstanding friendships along the way. He loved fly fishing and golf and traveled far and wide in pursuit of big fish and challenging courses. He was also an ardent fan of baseball, football and basketball. Year in and year out, he cheered on the UW Huskies from the stands at Husky Stadium and Hec Edmundson Pavilion.

In recent years, he became active in the 10th Mountain Association's Mount Rainier Chapter and edited the organization's newsletter, The Avalanche. He was a past president of the Pacific Coast Society, the Academy for Prosthodontics and the 10th Mountain Association's Rainier Chapter.

He and Rhobie remained very much in love throughout their 61-year marriage. She died in January 2008, and daughter Gretchen passed away in August 2010.

Survivors include three children and their spouses, Laurie Smith of Lake Forest Park, Jerry Smith and Sherry Wartelle of Redmond, Jennifer and Daniel Vradenburg of Issaquah; five grandchildren, Emily and Lindsey Smith of Redmond, Nicholas and Alison Vradenburg of Issaquah and Kimberly Newman of Bellevue; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is planned for 11 am March 23 at University Congregational United Church of Christ in Seattle, followed by a private family service on March 25 at Tahoma National Cemetery.

In Dale's memory, contributions may be made to:

University Congregational United Church of Christ
4515 16th Ave NE
Seattle, Washington 98105
(206) 524-2322

or the Academy of Prosthodontics Foundation:
4425 Cass Street, Suite A
San Diego, California 92109
(858) 272-1018

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CURRICULUM VITAE - 1991

DALE ELWOOD SMITH
Birthdate: November 23, 1925

EDUCATION
Shippensburg State College Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 1946-1947
Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania 1947-1948
University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1948-1952 DDS
University of Washington School of Dentistry Seattle, Washington 1960-1962 MSD

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING
U.S. Public Health Service Hospital Staten Island, New York 1952-1953 Dental Internship
US Public Health Service Hospital Seattle, Washington 1960-1962 Residency in Prosthodontics

MILITARY SERVICE
U.S. Army 1943-1945 10th Mountain Division, service in Italy. Bronze Star, Honorable Discharge,1945
U.S. Public Health Service 1952-1972 Retired after 20 years of service on October 1, 1972 with rank of Dental Director
CLINICAL EXPERENCE
U.S. P. H. S. Hospital Staten Island, New York 1953-1954 General Duty
Private Practice Indiana, Pennsylvania 1952-1972 General Dentistry
U.S.P.H.S Hospital New Orleans, Louisiana 1956-1960 Limited practice to Prosthodontics
U.S.P.H.S Hospital Seattle, Washington 1962-1972 Specialty practice in Prosthodontics
Private Practice Seattle, Washington 1974-1991 Specialty practice in Prosthodontics
Intramural Practice
University of Washington Seattle, Washington 1984-present Practice in the Prosthodontic Phase of
Osseointegrated Implant Restorations

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS
Loyola University Prosthodontics Instructor 1956-1960 10%
Univ. of Washington Prosthodontics Clinical Assistant 1960-1965 10%
Univ. of Washington Prosthodontics Clinical Associate 1965-1968 10%
Univ. of Washington Prosthodontics Assistant Professor 1968-1970 10%
Univ. of Washington Prosthodontics Associate Professor 1970-1972 10%
Univ. of Washington Prosthodontics Associate Professor 1972-1974 100%
Univ. of Washington Prosthodontics Associate Professor 1974-1978 80%
Univ. of Washington Regional Primate Research Affiliate 1974-1979 20%
Univ. of Washington Prosthodontics Professor 1978-1988 100%
Univ. of Toronto Prosthodontics Visiting Professor 9-12/1987 100%
Univ. of Washington Prosthodontics Professor Emeritus 1988-pres 40%

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS
U.S.P.H.S. Hospital New Orleans, Louisiana Dental Staff 1956-1959
U.S.P.H.S. Hospital New Orleans, Louisiana Deputy Chief, Dental Service 1959-1960
U.S.P.H.S. Hospital Seattle, Washington Staff Prosthodontist 1962-1964
U.S.P.H.S. Hospital Seattle, Washington Deputy Chief, Dental Service 1964-1969
U.S.P.H.S. Hospital Seattle, Washington Chief, Dental Service 1969-1972
U.S.P.H.S. Hospital Seattle, Washington Consultant 1972-1981

MEMBERSHIP AND OFFICES
Seattle-King County Dental Society
Washington State Dental Association
American Dental Association
American Prosthodontic Society
Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics
Vice-President 1979-1980
President-Elect 1980-1981
President 1981-1982
Past President 1982-1983
American College of Prosthodontists
Charter Fellow
Academy of Denture Prosthetics
Fellow
Council Member 1984-Present
Vice President 1989-1990
President Elect 1990-1991
American Society for Geriatric Dentistry
Psi Omega Fraternity
Omicron Kappa Upsilon
Vice President 1976-1977
President Elect 1977-1978
President 1978-1979
Academy of Osseointegration
Fellow
American College of Dentists
Fellow
Federation of Prosthodontic Organizations
Washington State Prosthodontic Society
Executive Committee 1990-1991
President Elect 1991-1992
Washington State Prosthodontic Society
President 1981-1982
Secretary Treasurer 1986-1987

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
American College of Prosthodontists
Program Committee 1991-1992
American Prosthodontic Society
Advisory Committee on Oral Health 1972-1974
Membership Committee 1974-1977
Program Committee 1975-1976
Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists
Executive Council 1973-1976
Orientation Committee Chairman 1976-1978
Program Committee 1972-1973
Program Committee 1977-1979
Chairman 1973
Membership Committee 1983-1985
Auditing Committee 1984-1990
Chairman, Subcommittee on Scientific Advances in Prosthodontics,
which was responsible for that section of the Review of the specialty
Advisory Committee for the American Board of Prosthodontics 1986-1989
Academy of Denture Prosthetics
Program Committee 1976, 1987, 1988
Current Legislation 1977-1978
Research and Projects Committee Chairman 1979-1980
Policy Committee 1980-1982
Principles, Concepts and Practices Committee Chairman 1982-1988
Editorial and Publications Committee 1982-1987
Associate Editor, Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 1983-1984
Executive Council 1984-Present
President Elect 1990-1991
Vice-President and Chairman Program Committee 1989-1990
President 1991-1992
Seattle-King County Dental Society
Grievance Committee 1976-1977
Program Committee 1976-1980
Membership Committee 1979-1980
Washington State Dental Association
House of Delegates 1981-1984
Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Editorial Council 1982-1987
Vice President, Editorial Council 1987-Present
Section Editor, Education and Research 1990-Present
Chairman, Editor's Search Committee 1990-1991

DENTAL LICENSES
Pennsylvania
Washington

BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Prosthodontists 1965

UNDERGRADUATE HONORS
Omicron Kappa Upsilon 1952
Senior Achievement Award, University of Pittsburgh 1952
Cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh 1952

PROFESSIONAL HONORS
U.S. Public Health Service Commendation Medal 1970
Elected to Academy of Denture Prosthetics
Associate Member 1972
Active Member 1974
Elected to Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists
Associate Member 1969
Active Member 1971

RESEARCH PROJECTS
Nonbiologic Implant Support for Overdentures 1974-1979
NIH Grant
Information Retrieval for Complete Denture Patients 1974
Research Foundation for Prosthodontics
An Evaluation of the E-Dent Denture Technique 1978-1979
Heritage Laboratories
Preceptor for Graduate Research Projects:
Dr. Curtis Becker
A Comparison of Denture Base Processing Techniques 1974
Dr. Conrad Schwalm
A Two –Year Longitudinal Study of Removable Partial 1974
Denture Patients
Dr. Albert Guckes
Patient Education and satisfaction with Dentures 1975
Dr. Edward Thorp
An Evaluation of the Use of the Face-Bow in Complete
Denture Occlusion 1976
Dr. Eugene Choy
The Prevalence of Temporomandibular Joint Disturbances
in Complete Denture Patients 1976
Dr. Jay Maxfield
A Measurement of Forces Transmitted to Direct Abutments
Of Removable Partial Dentures 1977
Dr. Peter Stevenson-Moore
An Investigation of the Behavior and Use of Indicator
Paste on Denture Bases 1977
Dr. L. Brian Toolson
The Response of the Oral Hard and Soft Tissue to Overdentures
Dr. John Schulte
A Clinical Evaluation of the Swing-Lock Partial Denture 1978
Dr. Randall M. Snow
A Study of the Effectiveness of Locus of Control to Identify the
Dissatisfied Complete Denture Patient 1978
Dr. Edward P. Johnston
A Study of Flexure Fatigue of Ten Commonly Used Denture Base
Resins 1979
Dr. Timothy Moore
Evaluation of the Disinfection of Dentures by Several Methods 1979
Dr. Rodney Wong
Evaluation of Preformed Lingual Rests in Providing Removable
Partial Denture Service 1980
Dr. George Goll
An In Vitro Investigation of the Effects of Denture Cleansers
Upon Resilient Soft Liners 1980
Dr. Patricia Kribbs
Oral Findings in Osteoporosis 1981
Dr. William Schmidt
A Six-Year Retrospective Study of Molloplast-B Lined Dentures 1981

PUBLICATIONS
1. Smith, D.E., Kydd, W.L., Wykhuis, W.A., and Phillips, L.A.: The Mobility of Artificial Dentures During Comminution. J Prosthet Dent 1953;13;839-856.)
2. Kydd, W. L., Dutton, D.A., and Smith, D.E.: Lateral Forces Exerted on Abutment Teeth by Partial Dentures. J Am Dent Assoc. 1964;68:859.
3. Smith, D.E., Lord, J.L., and Bolender, C.L.: Complete Denture Relines with Autopolymerizing Acrylic Resin Processed in Water Under Air Pressure. J Prosthet Dent. 1967;18:105-115.
4. Kydd, W.L., Hard, W., and Smith, D.E.: A Technique for Continuously Monitoring the Interocclusal Distance. J Prosthet Dent. 1967;18:308-310.
5. Bolender, C.L., Swoope, C.C., and Smith, D.E.: The Cornell Medical Index as a Prognostic Aid for Complete Denture Patients. J Prosthet Dent. 1969;22:20-29.
6. Lowe, R.D., Kydd, W.L., and Smith, D.E.: Swallowing and Resting Forces Related to Lingual Flange Thickness in Removable Partial Dentures. J Prosthet Dent. 1970;23:279-288.
7. Smith, Dale E.: The simplification of Occlusion in Complete Denture Practice: Posterior Tooth Form and Clinical Procedures. Dent Clin North Am. 1970;14:493-517.
8. Smith, Dale E.: The Reliability of Preextraction Records for Complete Dentures. J Prosthet Dent. 1971;25:592-608.
9. Bolender, C.L., Lord, J.L., Smith, D.E., Frank, R.P., and Swoope, C.C.: Complete Denture Clinical Syllabus, University of Washington, 1973, 1975.
10. Becker, C.M., Smith, D.E., and Nicholls, J.I.: The Comparison of Denture Base Processing Techniques, Part I: Material Characteristics. J Prosthet Dent. 1977;37:330-338.
11. Becker, C.M., Smith, D.E., and Nicholls, J.I.: The Comparison of Denture Based Processing Techniques, Part II: Dimensional Changes Due to Processing. J Prosthet Dent. 1977;37:450-459.
12. Schwalm, C.A., Smith, D.E., and Erickson, D.: A Clinical Study of Patients 1 and 2 Years After Placement of Removable Partial Dentures. J Prosthet Dent. October 1977;38:380-392.
13. Thorp. E.R., Smith, D.E., and Nicholls, J.I.: Evaluation of the Use of a Facebow in Complete Denture Occlusion. J Prosthet Dent. 1978;39:5-15.
14. Guckes, A.D., Smith, D.E., and Swoope, C.C.: Counseling and Related Factors Influencing Satisfaction with Dentures. J Prosthet Dent. 1978;39;259-267.
15. Toolson, L.B., and Smith, D.E.: A 2-Year Longitudinal Study of Overdenture Patients. Part I: Incidence and Control of Caries on Overdenture Abutments. J Prosthet Dent. 1978;40:486-491.
16. Maxfield, J.B., Nicholls, J.I., and Smith, D.E.: The Measurement of Forces Transmitted to Abutment Teeth of Removable Partial Dentures. J Prosthet Dent. 1979;41:134-142.
17. Stevenson-Moore, P., Daly, C.H., and Smith, D.E.: Indicator Pastes: Their Behavior and Use. J Prosthet Dent. 1979;41:258-265.
18. Smith, D.E., Toolson, L.B., Bolender. D.L., and Lord, J.L.: One-Step Border Molding of Complete Denture Impressions Using Polyether Impression Material. J Prosthet Dent. 1979;41:347-351.
19. Swoope, C.C., Smith, D.E., and Lukens. E.M.: Geriatric Dentistry. Clinical Dentistry, Volume 1, Chapter 34, pp. 1-15, Harper and Row, 1978.
20. Bolender, C.L., Smith, D.E., Frank, R.P., and Swoope, C.C.: Problem Solving for Partial Dentures. Clinical Dentistry, Volume 5, Chapter 7, pp. 5-6, Harper and Row, 1979.
21. Choy, E., and Smith, D.E.: The Prevalence of Temporomandibular Joint Disturbances in Complete Denture Patients. J Oral Rehab. 1980;7:331-382.
22. Schulte, J.D., and Smith, D.E.: Clinical Evaluation of Swinglock Removable Partial Dentures, J Prosthet Dent. 1980;44:595-603.
23. Johnston, E.D, Nicholls, J.I., and Smith, D.E.: Flexure Fatigue of 10 Commonly Used Denture Base Resins. J Prosthet Dent. 1981;46:478-483.
24. Toolson, L.B., Smith, D.E., and Phillips, C.: A 2-Year Longitudinal Study of Overdenture patients. Part II: Assessment of Periodontal Health of Overdenture Abutments. J Prosthet Dent. 1082;47:4-11.
25. Toolson, L.B., and Smith, D.E.: Clinical Measurement and Evaluation of Vertical dimension. J Prosthet Dent. 1982;47:236-241.
26. Bolender, C.L., and Smith, D.E.: Diagnosis and Management of Inadequate Denture Prosthesis, Chapter 11 in Laney, W.R., and Gibilisco, J.A., Diagnosis and Treatment in Prosthodontics, ed. 1, Philadelphia, 1983, Lea and Febiger, p 253.
27. Wong, Rodney, Nicholls, J.I., and Smith, D.E.; Evaluation of Prefabricated Lingual Rest Seats for Removable Partial Dentures. J Prosthet Dent. 1982;48:521.
28. Toolson, L.B., and Smith, D.E.: A Five-Year Longitudinal Study of Patients Treated with Overdentures. J Prosthet Dent. 1983;49:749.
29. Smith, Dale E.: Interim Dentures and Treatment Dentures. Dent Clin North Am. April 1984;28:254.
30. Blender, C.L., Smith Dale E., and Toolson, L.B.: Overdentures: Their Effectiveness and Clinical Considerations In treating the Partially Dentate Mouth. Proceeding of the International Prosthodontic Symposium on Restorations of the Partially Dentate Mouth, 1984, Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc., Chicago, p127.
31. Schmidt, W.F., and Smith, D.E.: A Six-Year Retrospective Study of Molloplast-B Lined Dentures. Part I. Patient Response. J Prosthet Dent. 1983;50:459.
32. Goll, George, Smith, D.E., and Plein, Joy B.: The Effect of Denture Cleansers on Temporary Soft Liners. J Prosthet Dent. 1983;50:466.
33. Kribbs, Patricia J., Smith, D.E., and Chesnut, Charles H. : Oral Findings in Osteoporosis. Part I. Measurement of Mandibular Bone Density. J Prosthet Dent 50:576, 1983. Part II. Relationship Between Residual Ridge and Alveolar Bone Resorption and Generalized Skeletal Osteoporosis. J Prosthet Dent. 1983;50:719.
34. Moore, T.C., and Smith, D.E.: Sanitization of Dentures by Several Denture Hygiene Methods. J Prosthet Dent. 1984;52:158.
35. Goll, George E., and Smith, D.E.: Technique for Fabrication of the Mandibular Denture over the Staple Bone Implant Using a Permanent Heat Cure Base. J Prosthet Dent. 1985;53:820.
36. Smith, D.E.: Does Any One Articulator Meet the Needs of Both Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics? J Prosthet Dent. 1985;54:296.
37. Tan, H-K, Brudvik J.S., Nicholls, J.I., and Smith, D.E.: Adaptation of a visible light-cure denture base material. J Prosthet Dent. 1989;61:326-31.
38. Smith, D.E., Boucher L., Panno, F., Rahn A., Smutko G., Van Roekel N.: Principles, Concepts and Practices in Prosthodontics – 1989, Seventh edition. J Prosthet Dent. 1989;61:88-109.
39. Tsiang, T., Brudvik, J., Nicholls, J., and Smith, D.: Evaluation of denture resin cured by microwaves. J Prosthet Dent. 1989;61:326-31.
40. Smith, D.E. and Zarb, G.A.: Criteria for success for osseointegrated endosseous implants. J Prosthet Dent. 1989;62:567-72.
41. Smith, D.E.: Removable Prosthodontic Research – quo vadis? J Prosthet Dent. 1989;62:707-11.
42. Smith, D.E.: A review of endosseous implants for partially endentulous patients Int J Prosthodont. 1990;3:12-19.
43. Smith D.E.: Literature Review for Section on Research Prosthodontics 21, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. October 2-4, 1989. J. Prosthet Dent. 1990;64:359-367, 1990.
44. Smith, D.E.: Proceedings of Pros. 21 Research. J Prosthet Dent. 1990;64:359-67.

Submitted for Publication:
1. Yang, Herbert, Brudvik, J., Townsend, J., and Smith, D.E.: Evaluation of porosity in autopolymerizing acrylic resin. J Prosthet Dent.
2. Polukoshko, K., Brudvik, J., Nicholls, J, and Smith, D.E.: Evaluation of heat cured resin bases following the addition of teeth using a second heat cure. J Prosthet Dent.

Videotapes:
1. Border Molding Complete Denture Impressions Utilizing a Polyether Impression Material.
2. Casting Procedures for Osseointegrated Implants, with Dr. C.L. Bolender and Mr. David Reimers.
3. A Series of Videotapes on Complete Denture Procedures with Dr. L. Brian Toolson. Subjects include: Primary Impressions, Tooth Selection, Final Impression Trays, & Final Impressions.
4. The Hanau Modular Articulator. Made for the Hanau Company with Dr. L. Brian Toolson.

PRESENTATIONS
1. Selective Pressure Complete Denture Impressions. U.S.P.H.S. Clinical Society, Bethesda, Maryland, 1958.
2. Functional Occlusion for Fixed Partial Dentures. U.S.PH.S. Clinical Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1959.
3. Occlusal Techniques for Fixed Restorations, Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1960.
4. Mobility of Complete Dentures During Comminution. American Prosthodontic Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1961. U.S.P.H.S. Clinical Society, Gallup, New Mexico, 1963.
5. Complete Denture Relines. U.S.P.H.S. Clinical Society, San Francisco, California, 1964.
6. Complete Denture Relines Utilizing Autopolymerizing Acrylic Resin. Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists, Vancouver, B.C., 1964.
7. Complete Denture Relines Utilizing Compressed Air Processing of Autopolymerizing Acrylic Resin. Academy of Denture Prosthetics, Chicago, Illinois, 1965.
8. Denture Stomatitis Related to Candidiasis. Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists, Sun Valley, Idaho, 1967.
9. Partial Dentures in General Practice. Postgraduate course with Dr. C.C. Swoope, Spokane, Washington, October 1969.
10. Advanced Prosthodontics Postgraduate course with Drs. C.L. Bolender, J.L. Lord, and C.C. Swoope, December 12-13, 1969.
11. Simplification of Complete Denture Occlusion. Edmonton Dental Society, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, February 1970.
12. Partial Dentures in General Practice. Postgraduate course with Dr. C.C. Swoope, Seattle, Washington, March 1970.
13. Advanced Compete Dentures. Postgraduate course with Dr. C.C. Swoope, Seattle, Washington, March 1970.
14. Partial Dentures for the General Practitioner. Postgraduate course with Drs. C.L. Bolender, C.C. Swoope, and J.L. Lord, Seattle, Washington, March 1979.
15. The Reliability of Preextraction Records for Complete Dentures. Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists, Victoria, B.C., June 1970 and Academy of Denture Prosthetics, Detroit, Michigan, May 1971.
16. Prevention of Common Errors in Tooth Position. Alumni Day, University of Washington, September 1971.
17. Advanced Partial Dentures. Postgraduate course with Drs. Bolender, Shaw, Swoope, and Lord, Seattle, Washington, December 1971.
18. New Dentures for Older Citizens. American Dental Association, San Francisco, California, November 1972.
19. Prosthodontics for the Elderly. Tri-study Club Meeting, Orcas Island, Washington, May 1973.
20. Overdentures and Interim Dentures. Postgraduate course, Medical University of South Carolina, November 1973.
21. Reliable Complete Denture Technique. Postgraduate course with Drs. Bolender, Swoope, Lord, and Frank, Seattle, Washington, December 1973.
22. Overdentures – Problem Solving. Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics. Charleston, South Carolina, April 1975.
23. Implant Support for Overdentures. Academy of Denture Prosthetics, Washington D.C., May 1975.
24. Report on the Implant Symposium at the University of Washington. Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists, Coronado, California, June 1975.
25. Overdentures and Interim Dentures. Woehler Research Group, Casper, Wyoming, September 1976.
26. One-Step Border Molding of Complete Denture Impressions Using a Polyether Impression Material. Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists, San Francisco, California, June 1977.
27. Maxillomandibular Relations and Tooth Selection for Complete Dentures. In a Continuing Dental Education Course, Modern Complete Denture Technique, by Drs. Toolson, Bolender, Nash, Lombardi, and Smith, October 1977, Seattle, Washington.
28. Management of the Immediate Denture Patient – Including Overdentures and Interim Dentures. A two-day Continuing Dental Education Course presented by Drs. Bolender, Toolson, and Smith, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, December 9-10, 1977.
29. Removable Partial Dentures: Design and Technique. A two-day Continuing Dental Education Course presented with Drs. Bolender, Frank, Wands, and Swoope. University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, March 24-25, 1978.
30. Nonbiologic Implant Support for Dentures. Academy of Denture Prosthetics Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 18, 1978. Presented with Dr. C.C Swoope.
31. Alumni Day, September 15, 1978. Participated in a one-day meeting with Drs. Toolson, Frank, Wands, Swoope, and Bolender.
32. The Response of the Oral Supporting Tissues to Porous Aluminum Oxide and Bioglass Coated Aluminum Oxide Implants. Second International Prosthetic Congress, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 19, 1978.
33. Prepared and presented position paper on Removable Prosthodontics, Workshop and Dentist-Laboratory Communications. Academy of Denture Prosthetics Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona, May 16, 1979.
34. Resilient Liners in Removable Prosthodontics. Half-day course with Dr. Charles Bolender, University of Washington, Continuing Dental Education Course, University of Washington, October 6, 1979.
35. Removable Partial Dentures. A one-day course with Drs. Frank and Brudvik, University of Washington Continuing Dental Education Course, Seattle, Washington, February 23, 1980.
36. Prosthodontic Update. A two-day course with Dr. Charles Bolender, Eugene, Oregon Study Club, January 30-31, 1981.
37. New Approaches to Removable Prosthodontic Treatment. Trident Seminar, Cozumel, Mexico. Two sessions, February 18-20, and 2-27, 1981.
38. Management of the Difficult Denture Patient. Colorado Prosthodontics Society, Denver, Colorado, March 16, 1981.
39. New Approaches in Treating Complete Denture Patients. Continuing Dental Education Course, one-half day, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, April 11, 1981.
40. Resilient Denture Liners. One-half day Continuing Dental Education Course with Dr. Charles Bolender, University of Washington, November 21, 1981.
41. Occlusion in REmovable Prosthodontics. One-half day Continuing Dental Education Course with Dr. James Brudvik, University of Washington, April 10, 1982.
42. Overdentures: Their Effectiveness and Clinical Considerations in Treating the Partially Dentate Mouth, Symposium on the Partially Dentate Mouth, Metropolitan Branch, British Dental Association, London, November 25, 26, and 27, 1982.
43. Centric Position in Complete Denture Prosthesis, Panel Discussion, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists, Reno, Nevada, June 16, 1983.
44. Update in Removable Prosthodontics, Beaumont Genial Hospital, El Paso, Texas, November 3-4, 1983.
45. Treatment for the Difficult Edentulous Patient, Trident Seminar, Kauai, Hawaii, Two sessions: January 6-8, and January 13-15, 1984.
46. Managing the Complete Denture Patient, Two-day Continuing Dental Education Course with Drs. Charles Bolender, James Brudvik, and Brian Toolson, University of Washington, January 28 and February 11, 1984.
47. Complete and Partial Denture Relines, One-half day Continuing Dental Education Course with Dr. Brian Toolson, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, April 7, 1984.
48. Does Any One Articulator Meet the Needs of Both Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, Academy of Denture Prosthetics, May 17, 1984.
49. Osseointegration in Clinical Dentistry, A Three-Day Continuing Dental Education Course with Drs. P.I. Branemark, U. Leckholm, P. Worthington, T. Hohl, C. Bolender, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, September 24 through 26, 1984.
50. Osseointegration in Dentistry: An Overview. A One-half day course presented with Drs. C. Bolender, T. Hohl, and D. Worthington, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, February 4, 1985.
51. New Approaches to Clinical Procedures in Removable Prosthodontics, California Dental Association Spring Scientific Session Anaheim, California, May 4 and 5, 1985.
52. Osseointegration in Clinical Dentistry. A Three-day Continuing Dental Education course with Drs. P.I. Branemark, P. Worthington, T. Hohl, C. Bolender. University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, September 16-18, 1985.
53. Osseointegration in Clinical Dentistry. A Four-day Continuing Dental Education Course with Drs. C. Bolender, P. Worthington, T. Hohl, T. Taylor. University of Washington sponsored course at the Sheraton Royal Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii, November 26-30, 1985.
54. Osseointegration in Clinical Dentistry. A Two-day Continuing Dental Education Course for prosthodontists, restorative dentists, and dental technicians with Drs. C.L. Bolender, T. Taylor, Mr., David Reimer, Mr. Jiro Todo, and Mr. Bud Perry. Seattle, Washington, December 13-14, 1985.
55. Osseointegration; Basic Concepts and Clinical Problems. Eastside Dental Study Club, Bellevue, Washington, January 27, 1986.
56. Clinical Procedures in Osseointegration, Northwest Prosthodontic Seminar, with Dr. C.L. Bolender, Seattle, Washington, January 31, 1986.
57. Visiting Professorship, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. Lectures presented on Prevention of Common Errors in Tooth Position, Swinglock Partial Dentures, Maxillary Restorations for the Osseointegration Patient. May 15-16, 1986.
58. Osseointegrated Implant Restorations: Surgical and Prosthodontic Considerations in clinical success. With Dr. Thomas Hohl, Washington State Dental Association, Seattle, Washington, May 17, 1986.
59. Osseointegration in Rehabilitation of the Complete Denture Patient with Inadequate Alveolar Ridges., California Dental Association Meeting, San Francisco, California, August 16, 1986.
60. Osseointegration in Clinical Dentistry. A Three-day Basic course with Drs. C. Bolender, P. Worthington, T. Hohl, T. Taylor, And L. Hollender, University of Washington Continuing Dental Education, Seattle, Washington, September 15-17, 1986, Also Maui Intercontinental Hotel, Maui, Hawaii, November 24-28, 1986.
61. Osseointegration in Clinical Dentistry for Prosthodontists and Restorative Dentists. A two-day course with Drs. C. Bolender and T. Taylor, University of Washington Continuing Dental Education, Phoenix, Arizona, January 17-18, 1987; Seattle, Washington, February 20-21, 1987.
62. Advanced Osseointegration Course for Prosthodontists and Restorative Dentists. A two –day course with Drs. C. Bolender, T. Taylor, P. Worthington, and Mr. David Reimers, University of Washington Continuing Dental Education, Seattle, Washington, May 1-2, 1987.
63. Osseointegration in Clinical Dentistry. A three-day course with Drs. C. Bolender, T. Taylor, P. Worthington, J. Evans, and Mr. David Reimers, University of Washington Continuing Dental Education, July 8-10, 1987.
64. Osseointegration in Clinical Dentistry for Prosthodontists and Restorative Dentists. A two-day course with Drs. C. Bolender and T. Taylor, University of Washington Continuing Dental Education, San Jose, California, July 25-26, 1987.
65. Osseointegration in Clinical Dentistry – A Basic Course, with Dr. G.A. Zarb, University of Toronto Continuing Dental Education, Toronto, Canada, November 16-18, 1987.
66. Osseointegration in Clinical Dentistry. A two-day course with Drs. C. Bolender, T. Taylor and Mr. David Reimers, University of Washington Continuing Dental Education, Seattle, Washington, February 27-28, 1988.
67. Advanced Osseointegration for Prosthodontists and General Practitioners with P.E. Branemark, C. Bolender, T. Taylor, D. Reimers, and L. Longfelder. University of Washington Continuing Dental Education, Seattle, Washington, March 24-25.
68. Removable Prosthodontic Research- Quo Vadis? Academy of Denture Prosthetics, Freeport, Grand Bahamas Island, May 18, 1988.
69. Problem Solving in Prosthodontics. A one-day course with Drs. C. Bolender and R. Frank, University of Washington Continuing Dental Education, Bellevue, Washington, April 21, 1989.
70. Criteria for Implant Success. Third International Congress on Preprosthetic Surgery, Arnheim, The Netherlands, May 18, 1989.
71. A Review of Endosseous Implants for Partially Edentulous Patients. Toronto, Canada, July 10, 1989.

SYLLABI, TEACHING MODULES, AND OTHER WRITTEN TEACHING MATERIALS
1. Bolender, C.L., Smith, D.E., Toolson, L.B., Frank, R.P., Swoope, C.C., and Lord, J.L.: Complete Denture Clinical Syllabus, University of Washington, 1984.
2. Bolender, C.L., Smith, D.E., Brudvik, J.S., Toolson, L.B.: Complete Dentures, University of Washington, 1989.
3. Bolender, C. L., and Smith, D.E.: Immediate Dentures – Unit II – Conventional Approach. Self-instruction manual, University of Washington, 1975, 1979.
4. Bolender, C.L., Swoope, C.C., Bolender, C.L., and Smith, D.E.: Immediate Dentures – Unit IV: Overdentures. Self-instructional Manual, University of Washington, 1975, 1979.
5. Smith, D.E., Bolender, C.L., and Lord, J.L.: Relines and Rebases. A Self-instructional Manual, University of Washington, 1976, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989.

TABLE CLINICS
1. Rubber Base Complete Denture Impressions. New Orleans District Dental Society, 1956.
2. Immediate Denture Impressions. New Orleans District Dental Society, 1957.
3. Simplified Accessory Retention for Removable Partial Dentures. New Orleans District Dental Society, 1958.
4. Vulcanite-Acrylic Denture Bases. New Orleans District Dental Society, 1959.
5. Establishment of the Occlusal Plane for Complete Dentures. American Dental Association, Dallas, Texas, 1959.
6. An Immediate Denture Technique. Washington State Dental Association, Seattle, Washington, 1963.
7. Compressed Air Processing of Relines. Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists, 1964.
8. Practical Complete Denture Occlusion. Washington State Dental Association, Seattle, Washington, 1967.
9. How to Prepare Guiding Planes that are Parallel. American Prosthodontics. Society, Chicago, Illinois, February 1977.
10. How to Prepare Guiding Planes that are Parallel. Washington State Dental Association, May 20, 1984.

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES
From 1964 to 1972, I served on the Graduate Prosthodontic Faculty in the Prosthodontics 571 Seminar. I also served on the thesis and research committees for many of the Prosthodontic graduate students during that period.

From 1972 to 1981, I was Director of Prosthodontic Research. This entailed coordination of the research in the Prosthodontic Department and responsibility for the graduate student research projects and training.

From 1972 to 1988, I was on the graduate faculty, participating in the clinical instruction of the graduate students and have been responsible for Prosthodontics 571 Prosthodontic Seminar, and am Course Director of Prosthodontics 574, Prosthodontic Visual Aids. I also gave lectures on selected topics to the graduate students in Prosthodontics 560, 561, and 562.

From January 1980 to August 30, 1986, I was Director of Graduate Prosthodontics with full course responsibility for Prosthodontics 560, 561, 562, 571, 574, 580, 660, and 670. This position included monitoring the selection of graduate students, planning their program, and supervising their patient assignments and clinical progress. When the Prosthodontic graduate programs were combined beginning in September 1986, I became Associate Director of Graduate Prosthodontics until August 1, 1988. I then retired and was appointed Professor Emeritus. I now am 40% time at the School of Dentistry with teaching responsibility for Pros. 571, 574, and 560. I also participate in clinical teaching in Pros. 660 and am involved in the faculty practice.

I also served on the undergraduate faculty in Prosthodontics 520, giving lectures on relines, problem solving, the facebow, factors on articulation and articulators, to the second year students. I was prosthodontic advisor to a group of these students, being responsible for their clinical progress and evaluations. I gave lectures on Relines, Obtaining Proper Tooth Position, and an Introduction to Implants in Prosthodontics 532, Special Topics in Prosthodontics.

From 1973-1988, I served as a prosthodontics advisor to a group of third and fourth year students for the clinical care of their immediate and partial denture patients.

ADMININSTRATION AND/OR DENTAL SCHOOL SERVICE
Dean's Advisory Committee for Post-doctoral Education 1977
Dean's Advisory Committee 1972-1973
Hooding Ceremony for Seniors 1974
Omicron Kappa Upsilon Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty Membership 1977
Omicron Kappa Upsilon Membership Committee
Omicron Kappa Upsilon By-Laws Review Committee Chairman 1977
Omicron Kappa Upsilon Vice-President 1977
Research Committee, Dr. David Kaiser, Restorative Dentistry 1973-1974
Research Committee, Dr. Leon Willis, Restorative Dentistry 1975-1977
Research Committee, Dr. Robert J. Smith, Orthodontics 1975-1977
Dental School Ad Hoc Research Projects Committee 1977
Dental School Research Committee 1977-1980
Restorative Dentistry Dental Materials Faculty Search Committee 1979
Chairman, Department of Periodontics Administrative Review Committee 1979
Ad Hoc Prevention Subcommittee of the Curriculum Committee 1979
Omicron Kappa Upsilon President 1978-1979
Appointments, Promotions and Tenure Committee 1979-1981
Hooding Ceremony 1979
Chairman, Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure Committee 1981-1983
Appointments, Promotions and Tenure Committee 1984-1987

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Consultant in Prosthodontics
U.S.P.H.S. Hospital 1972-1981
Councils on Dental Education Hospital Dental Service
Committee on Accreditation of the American Dental Association
Advisory Committee and Contributing Dentist:
Indian Health Clinic, U.S.P.H.S. Hospital 1970-1972
Fluoridation canvas 1973
Consultant to NIDR Oral Biology and Medicine Study Section 1978
Chairman, Special Study Section for NIDR Grant Application for
Research on Artificial Tooth Roots by Dr. Franklin Young 1979
Church Council, Bethany Lutheran Church 1967-1969
Usher, University Congregational Church 1978-Present
Position Paper, "Didactic and Clinical Programs," workshop for Directors
of Postdoctoral Programs in Prosthodontics, Chicago, Illinois 4/19-21 1982

PRESENT POSITION AND ADDRESS
Professor Emeritus
Associate Director of Graduate Prosthodontics
Department of Prosthodontics SM-52
School of Dentistry
University of Washington
Seattle Washington 98195

"Rhobie and Dale were two of the people whom we looked forward to seeing at each Academy of Prosthodontics meeting. Rhobie was a warm welcoming presence for..." aaron fenton (toronto, ON)

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