Dr. Katherine M. Hakes, F.A.G.D., F.I.C.D has been providing comprehensive and up to date dental care in Spokane since 1991. Following graduation from Gonzaga Preparatory High School in Spokane, Dr. Hakes attended the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology. She then attended and graduated, with honors, from the University Of Washington School Of Dentistry in 1991. Dr. Hakes received numerous awards and recognition while in dental school including: Academy of General Dentistry Award, The American College of Prosthodontics Undergraduate Achievement Award, The Teledyne Hanau Excellence in Prosthodontics Award and Omicron Kappa Upsilon Membership.
Dr. Hakes furthered her post-graduate education following her graduate degree. In 2002, she was awarded a Fellowship by the Academy of General Dentistry – an achievement based upon 500 hours of continuing education and a minimum of 5 years in practice. In 2010, she was awarded a Fellowship by the International College of Dentists. Dr. Hakes continues to expand her knowledge base through the completion of courses throughout the year, surpassing those required by the State of Washington for licensure.
Dr. Hakes maintains professional membership / certifications with several organizations including the Spokane District Dental Society, Washington State Dental Association, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Spokane Study Club, Cerecdoctors Study Club and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. Dr. Hakes has served as Treasurer for the Spokane District Dental Society and as a Board Member for both the Washington State Dental Association and the Washington Oral Health Foundation. Additionally, she has donated her time, talents and expertise to various causes including Washington Oral Health Foundation’s Adopt -A-School program, Washington State Senior Access program and Washington Oral Health Foundation’s 3-Point Play Program. The 3-Point Play Program sends dentists into schools educating students on the virtues of proper oral health care. In November of 2019, Dr. Hakes was elected as a Board of Directors Member for Delta Dental of Washington.
Dr. Hakes has been married to her husband, Harold, since 1988 and they have three children: Jackie, Nick and Alex as well as two grandchildren: Genevieve and Madelyn. Dr. Hakes enjoys walking, spending time with her family, gardening and quilting.