News & Events
Class of 2016 marks start of careers as clinicians
August 18, 2014
Sixty-seven members of the Class of 2016, including five in the International DDS program, received their official clinical coats on Saturday in the School of Dentistry’s 10th annual White Coat Ceremony. Read more about the White Coat Ceremony.
Dr. Kimberly Espinoza is new DECOD director
August 18, 2014
Dr. Kimberly M. Espinoza, formerly a member of the University of New Mexico dental faculty and director of one of that state’s primary special-needs dental clinics, began work on July 1 as the new director of the School of Dentistry’s DECOD special-needs clinical program. Read more about Dr. Espinoza.
School joining major Seattle health outreach
August 13, 2014
In one of Seattle’s biggest-ever public health outreach events, the School of Dentistry will join a sprawling volunteer coalition to help provide medical, dental and vision services to thousands of people in October. Read more about Seattle health outreach.
UW forges link with Thailand’s leading dental school
August 13, 2014
A new agreement between the UW School of Dentistry and Thailand’s leading dental school is expected to generate more faculty exchanges and research collaborations as it helps expand the School’s global footprint. Read more about link with Thailand dental school.
Dr. Sara Gordon named new associate dean
July 30, 2014
Dr. Sara Gordon of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) has been named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the School of Dentistry, Dean Joel Berg has announced. Read more about Dr. Sara Gordon.
Shunning fluoride linked to immunization refusal
July 18, 2014
School of Dentistry faculty member and researcher Dr. Donald Chi has uncovered a behavioral link between parents who refuse to immunize their children and parents who decline topical fluoride treatments for them. Read more about fluoride shunning.
Dr. Darveau, colleagues shed new light on link between gum disease, vascular inflammation
July 10, 2014
A new journal publication co-authored by Dr. Richard Darveau, Chair of the Department of Periodontics, has shed further light on how the bacterium that causes periodontal disease can evade the body’s immune response and trigger inflammation in blood vessels outside the oral cavity. Read more about link between gum disease and inflammation.
Class of 2014 receives degrees at graduation
June 10, 2014
Sixty-six members of the Class of 2014 received their doctoral hoods on June 7 during the School of Dentistry’s annual graduation ceremony at Meany Hall on the UW campus. Read more about graduation.
UW leads oral health research workshop in Peru
June 2, 2014
In May, the School of Dentistry led a weeklong workshop in Peru that expanded its clinical research training activity into the Southern Hemisphere for the first time. Read more about oral health workshop in Peru.
OKU honorary awards scholarships, inducts new members
June 2, 2014
The UW chapter of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honorary society awarded scholarships to the top two students in each of the classes of 2015, 2016 and 2017 and also inducted new faculty and graduating student members at its annual banquet on May 28 at the UW Club. Read more about the OKU awards.
Delta Dental gift honors area dentist’s memory
May 20, 2014
Dr. Jack Neal, a prominent Seattle-area oral and maxillofacial surgeon who passed away on April 15, will be honored with a new endowment at the School of Dentistry. Read more about Dr. Jack Neal.
Promising new dental approach for patients with autism outlined
May 9, 2014
Dr. Travis Nelson of the School of Dentistry’s Center for Pediatric Dentistry has been developing a new approach to the dental treatment of children with autism for the last year and a half. Read more about new approach for patients with autism.
‘Virtual fair’ for prospective students April 29-30
April 25, 2014
On April 29 and 30, the School of Dentistry will participate in an online forum in which prospective dental students can speak with admissions officials free of charge. Read more about the 2014 ADEA Predental Student Virtual Fair.
Dr. Mouradian gives Harvard’s Giddon lecture
April 25, 2014
Dr. Wendy Mouradian of the School of Dentistry faculty discussed “The Intersection of Dentistry and Medicine in the Future” as she presented Harvard University’s Donald B. Giddon Annual Lecture in Behavioral Medicine and Dentistry earlier this month. Read more about Harvard's Giddon lecture.
Dr. Worakanya Buranaphatthana named Magnuson Scholar
April 7, 2014
Dr. Worakanya Buranaphatthana, a first-year PhD candidate in Oral Biology in the Department of Oral Health Sciences, has been named a University of Washington Magnuson Scholar for 2014-15. Read more about Dr. Buranaphatthana and the award.
Three students receive national scholarship awards
April 1, 2014
School of Dentistry students Jose Mendoza, Chelsea Momany and Todd Billington have received national scholarship awards.Read more about national scholarship awards.
Dr. Darveau honored for work in microbiology
March 20, 2014
Dr. Richard Darveau, Chair of the Department of Periodontics, has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology in recognition of his record of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. Read more about Dr. Darveau.
Dental students join health sciences exercise
March 6, 2014
When UW medical student Jory Wasserburger served a rotation in a Wyoming family physician’s office last year, the doctor wondered about the high number of child patients with untreated tooth decay. So he asked Wasserburger to look into the problem and brainstorm some community strategies. Read more about health sciences exercise.
School mourns Kimberly Hanson Huggins
January 27, 2014
Kimberly Hanson Huggins, RDH, a longtime School of Dentistry faculty and staff member who was a strong, active voice for patients with special needs, passed away after a battle with breast cancer on Jan. 20, 2014. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 8 at All Saints Church, 1716 Second Ave. N. in Seattle. Read more about Kimberly Hanson Huggins.
Student Gabriel Dawson honored for Husky Smiles work
January 17, 2014
Fourth-year student Gabriel Dawson received a Volunteer Service Award at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday commemoration at the UW Health Sciences Center on Jan. 16. Read more about Gabriel Dawson.
School researchers patent new antibacterial agent
January 8, 2014
Four School of Dentistry faculty members have received a patent for a new way of using titanium-based materials to fight oral bacteria. Read more about titanates.
Dr. Niousha Saghafi wins wire sculpture contest
January 3, 2014
Creating an intricately woven wire tree adorned with a swing and a bench, Dr. Niousha Saghafi won the annual Department of Orthodontics wire sculpture contest for first-year residents. Read more about the wire sculpture contest.
Dr. Beirne, Dr. Johnson receive Rothwell teaching awards
December 16, 2013
Dr. O. Ross Beirne of the UW Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dr. Glen Johnson of the UW Department of Restorative Dentistry have received the 2013 Bruce R. Rothwell Distinguished Teaching Awards, the School of Dentistry’s highest teaching honor. Read more about the Rothwell Distinguished Teaching Awards.
Dr. Dodson announces “OMS Grand Rounds” lecture series
December 6, 2013
Dr. Thomas Dodson, Chair of the School of Dentistry’s Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS), has announced the launch on Jan. 15, 2014 of “OMS Grand Rounds,” a wide-ranging series of lectures of high interest to the OMS community. Read more about new OMS lecture series.
Health Sciences expands interprofessional education
November 22, 2013
Interprofessional education (IPE) has become one of the most important new directions in curriculum planning for University of Washington Health Sciences schools, including the School of Dentistry. Read more about IPE.
Jonathan An wins ADA student research award
November 15, 2013
Third-year student Jonathan An won the American Dental Association’s Student Clinician Scholar Award during the ADA’s annual session in New Orleans earlier this month. Read more about Jonathan An.
Sunstar Americas boosts UW pediatric oral health research
October 30, 2013
Dr. Donald Chi of the UW Department of Oral Health Sciences faculty has been named the recipient of the initial Sunstar Americas Pediatric Prevention Award. Read more about Sunstar Americas Pediatric Prevention Award.
Ex-FDA official outlines regulatory challenges at Research Day
September 23, 2013
Dr. Larry Kessler, a former top official at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, discussed the formidable challenges in getting new dental technology through the regulatory process in a keynote address at the School of Dentistry’s annual Research Day on Sept. 20. Read more about Research Day.
Dr. Larry Kessler to present keynote talk at Research Day
September 16, 2013
Dr. Larry Kessler, Chair of the UW Department of Health Services, will discuss “Regulatory and Scientific Challenges in Advancing Dental Technology” in the keynote address at the School of Dentistry’s annual Research Day on Friday, Sept. 20. Read more about Research Day.
School recognizes 5 for outstanding staff work
September 6, 2013
The School of Dentistry recognized five staff members for outstanding work during the past year at a luncheon on Sept. 4 at the Husky Union Building. Read more about staff awards.
School mourns Dr. Ralph Yuodelis, leader in restorative dentistry
August 21, 2013
Dr. Ralph Yuodelis, a leading figure in restorative dentistry at the University of Washington and nationally, passed away early on Aug. 18 at the age of 81. He had suffered a stroke in July. Read more about Dr. Yuodelis.
Dentistry tackles a job for Huskies: mouthguards
August 5, 2013
When UW opponents play what coaches like to call “smash-mouth football,” the Huskies will be ready, thanks to a little help from School of Dentistry faculty, students and staff. Read more about mouthguards.
Grad Pros resident earns top research honor
August 2, 2013
Dr. Marta Revilla, a third-year UW Graduate Prosthodontics resident, was awarded first place in the 2013 Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics Graduate Student Research Competition at this year’s annual session in Anchorage, Alaska. Read more about Dr. Revilla.
School mourns Dr. Vincent G. Kokich
July 25, 2013
Dr. Vincent G. Kokich, one of the School of Dentistry’s most illustrious alumni and among the world’s pre-eminent dental educators, passed away on July 24 after collapsing at his home in Gig Harbor, Wash., apparently from a heart attack. He was 68. Read more about Dr. Kokich.
Dr. Peter Milgrom to speak on oral health at NIH seminar
July 19, 2013
Dr. Peter Milgrom of the Department of Oral Health Sciences will be a featured speaker at the Health Disparities Seminar Series of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md., on Aug. 15. Read more about Dr. Milgrom.
Macy Foundation Faculty Scholar to work with Pediatric Dentistry
July 18, 2013
Prosthodontists honor Dr. Sorensen
July 17, 2013
Dr. John Sorensen of the Department of Restorative Dentistry has been named to receive the 2013 President’s Award of the American College of Prosthodontists, the ACP has announced. The annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to the ACP or prosthodontics, as well as academic dentistry and the sciences or health professions. Dr. Sorensen, who joined the... Read More
Dr. Rebecca L. Slayton named Law/Lewis Professor
July 15, 2013
Dr. Rebecca L. Slayton has been named Law/Lewis Endowed Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the School of Dentistry, pending formal approval by the UW Board of Regents. Dr. Slayton, who is Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the UW, will be responsible for organizing an annual program of presentations on pediatric oral health.... Read More
Rock ’n’ Roll team makes strides for oral health
June 28, 2013
Students, faculty members and staff from the School of Dentistry took to the streets to raise money for oral health during Seattle’s annual Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon on June 22. Team members catch their breath after the races. Front row, from left: Mitzi Hasegawa, Seok Bee Lim, Norma J. Wells, Annikka Frostad-Thomas, Dr. Christy McKinney,... Read More
Rock ’n’ Roll team giving everyone a run for their money
June 19, 2013
Students, faculty members and staff are warming up to represent the School of Dentistry at this year’s Seattle Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon, which takes place on Saturday, June 22. This year’s team is also bolstered by runners from University Presbyterian Church. School of Dentistry team members for the 2013 race include (from left) Dr. Wenjie... Read More
Dr. Mouradian receives 2013 Shils Award
June 18, 2013
Dr. Wendy Mouradian, Associate Dean for Regional Affairs and RIDE, has received a 2013 Shils Award from the Dr. Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Education Fund for her work with the UW Regional Initiatives in Dental Education program. The award recognizes up to four recipients each year who have had significant positive impact on the dental... Read More
Class of 2013 receives its doctoral hoods
June 10, 2013
Members of the Class of 2013 received their DDS degrees at the School of Dentistry’s annual Investiture of Doctoral Hoods ceremony on June 8 at Meany Hall on the UW campus. Joanna Kwok and Micah Nicholson savor the excitement before the graduation ceremony. Dr. Edmond Truelove of Oral Medicine speaks to the graduates, their families... Read More
OKU inducts new members, awards scholarships
May 31, 2013
The UW chapter of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) dental honorary society bestowed six scholarships and inducted new alumni and faculty members during its annual dinner on May 30 at the Husky Union Building. Faculty members welcome the new alumni inductees. From left: Sandy Phillips, Brian Swanson, Nick Raklios, Kaitlin Poppe, Dean Joel Berg, Stona... Read More
Dr. Thomas Dodson to lead Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
May 28, 2013
Dr. Thomas B. Dodson of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine has accepted an appointment to become chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the UW, Dean Joel Berg has announced. His appointment will begin Sept. 1, 2013, pending affirmation by the UW Board of Regents. Dr. Dodson, who is Professor of... Read More
Dr. Emily Chu selected as UW Magnuson Scholar
April 9, 2013
Dr. Emily Chu, a first-year graduate student in the School of Dentistry’s DDS/PhD program, has been selected as a 2013-14 University of Washington Magnuson Scholar. Six students, one from each UW Health Sciences school, received the $30,000 award. Among the highest awards granted by the UW, it goes to students chosen on the basis of... Read More
American Indian Dentistry meeting to have UW presence
April 1, 2013
Representatives of the School of Dentistry will be key presenters at the annual conference of the Society of American Indian Dentistry May 31-June 2 in Tulalip, Wash. Presenters include: Dr. Peter Milgrom, Oral Health Sciences faculty: “Silver Diammine to Control Caries” Dr. Johan Aps, The Center for Pediatric Dentistry faculty: “Pediatric Radiology” Dr. Rebecca L.... Read More
Drs. Bloomquist, Natkin to be feted at Dean’s Club Dinner
March 27, 2013
Dr. Dale Bloomquist, Associate Professor Emeritus and Acting Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Dr. Eugene Natkin, Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Endodontics, will be honored at the 29th annual Dean’s Club Dinner on Saturday, April 27. Dr. Bloomquist Dr. Natkin Dr. Bloomquist will receive the Dean’s... Read More
Rumple elected ASDA vice president
March 13, 2013
Third-year student Tyler Rumple was elected vice president of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) during the organization’s annual meetings in Atlanta March 6-9. Rumple has served the national ASDA as District 10 trustee and member of the Council on Education and Licensure. At the UW chapter, he is a past vice president, treasurer and... Read More
UW to present major global health study
March 5, 2013
The UW’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) will present a review of the largest-ever epidemiological analysis of levels and trends in health on Monday, March 11, at 4 p.m. in Hogness Auditorium in the Health Sciences Center. School of Dentistry faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the presentation on the Global... Read More
Faculty has flurry of journal publications
March 4, 2013
In the space of about one week at the end of February, School of Dentistry faculty members published several studies in major journals. A study of dentin hypersensitivity, or sensitive teeth, appears in the March issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association and has been featured on websites including HealthDay, WebMD and U.S.... Read More
IADR symposium to honor faculty member’s memory
February 12, 2013
A satellite symposium at this year’s annual meetings of the International Association for Dental Research in Seattle will honor the memory of the late Dr. H. Asuman Kiyak. Dr. Kiyak, who passed away on May 6, 2011, was a professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Director of the UW’s Institute on Aging, with adjunct... Read More
School launches Center for Global Oral Health
February 1, 2013
The School of Dentistry has announced the formation of the Center for Global Oral Health (CGOH), a new organization designed to promote collaborations in dental research and education, including faculty and student exchanges, with partners around the world. The CGOH will be headed by Timothy A. DeRouen, Ph.D., Professor of Oral Health Sciences in the... Read More
Norma Wells honored for community work
January 18, 2013
Norma Wells, Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Health Sciences, who created the UW Oral Health Collaborative, was honored for her community service during the UW Health Sciences Center’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative program on Jan. 17. Norma Wells receives her award from Stephen Zieniewicz, Executive Director of the UW Medical Center.... Read More
Dr. Davis, Dr. Roberts have top Ortho sculpture entries
December 20, 2012
Dr. Blake Davis’ design of an angler hooking a catch from a boat has won the annual Department of Orthodontics sculpture contest. Dr. Soleil Roberts’ wire bust of an ancient Egyptian queen was voted runner-up. Since 1966, the department has conducted the contest for first-year residents. Entries are judged by popular vote, and competitors must... Read More
Drs. Truelove and Wataha receive Rothwell Teaching Awards
December 17, 2012
Dr. Edmund L. Truelove and Dr. John C. Wataha received Bruce R. Rothwell Distinguished Teaching Awards, the School of Dentistry’s highest faculty recognition, during the School’s faculty retreat on Dec. 14. Dr. Edmund Truelove Dr. Truelove, Professor and Director of Oral Medicine Clinical Services, received the Rothwell Lifetime Achievement Award. It recognized a four-decade career... Read More
Delta Dental/Washington Dental Service gives major gift
December 17, 2012
The School of Dentistry has announced a major new commitment by Delta Dental/ Washington Dental Service (DD/WDS) to support the school’s vision of transforming dental education. At the School’s faculty retreat on Dec. 14, Dean Berg (center) joins Dr. David Branch (left), chair of the Delta Dental/ Washington Dental Service board of directors, and Jim... Read More
Peter Yamamura earns first prize in ADA/Dentsply research awards
October 30, 2012
Third-year student Peter Yamamura received first-place honors in the American Dental Association/Dentsply Student Clinician Research Awards during the recent ADA annual meetings in San Francisco. Yamamura’s was judged the best among 27 entries in Category II: Basic Science Research. His presentation was titled “Effects of MTA on Stem Cells of the Apical Papilla.” The award... Read More
Five receive Distinguished Staff awards
October 15, 2012
Five School of Dentistry staff members were recognized Friday for their outstanding work during the School’s annual Distinguished Staff Awards. Those who were honored included: LaMar Lowe, Billing Office Manager, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Lowe, whose award was presented by Debbie Little, an Oral Surgery staff colleague, was cited for his unfailingly upbeat and cheerful... Read More
Dean Berg urges wider research collaboration
September 25, 2012
Dean Joel Berg discusses research collaborations during his keynote talk. Dean Joel Berg urged wider research collaboration with partners in the University of Washington and private industry in his keynote speech during the School of Dentistry’s annual Research Day on Sept. 21. Citing the Sonicare electric toothbrush, which was developed by the UW, Dr. Berg... Read More
Grad Pros residents earn research honors
September 10, 2012
Residents in the Graduate Prosthodontics program have swept the two top honors in the 2012 Tylman Award program conducted by the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics. Dr. Matthew Anderson was awarded first place in the program, while Dr. Junping Ma Bergin was awarded second place. The awards recognize outstanding postdoctoral student research in fixed prosthodontics... Read More
Dr. Rebecca L. Slayton to become Chair of Pediatric Dentistry
September 10, 2012
Dr. Rebecca L. Slayton of the University of Iowa has accepted an appointment to become Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the School of Dentistry, Dean Joel Berg has announced. Her appointment will take effect on March 1, 2013, upon affirmation by the UW Board of Regents. Dr. Slayton, who is Professor and... Read More
Dr. Peter Milgrom receives ADA’s highest research honor
September 4, 2012
Dr. Peter Milgrom of Oral Health Sciences has received the Norton M. Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research, the American Dental Association’s highest such honor. The award, established in 1991, honors those who have “made significant contributions in clinical investigations that have advanced the diagnosis, treatment, and/or prevention of craniofacial-oral-dental diseases, as well as... Read More
Dean Berg to give keynote talk at Research Day, Sept. 21
September 4, 2012
Dean Joel Berg will present a keynote address on “A process for engaging others in interdisciplinary research and commercialization” at the School of Dentistry’s Research Day on Friday, Sept. 21. Dr. Berg’s talk at 8:15 a.m. in Health Sciences T-625 will be followed by other presentations from UW faculty: Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Eric... Read More
Dr. Joel Berg becomes Dean
August 15, 2012
Pledging to “establish a distinct culture” at the School of Dentistry, Dr. Joel Berg became its 13th Dean on Aug. 15. In a message to faculty, staff and students, Dr. Berg listed three elements in this culture: “Our most important function is to produce outstanding dentists. Everything follows from that. “We all work together –... Read More
Third-year students mark debut as clinicians
August 14, 2012
Class president Eric Olendorf puts on his new clinical coat. Dr. John Wataha The School of Dentistry held its eighth annual White Coat ceremony on Aug. 11 at the UW Health Sciences Center, with members of the Class of 2014 formally donning clinical coats to mark the next phase of their education. The ceremony, sponsored... Read More
Jonathan An wins IADR Hatton research award
June 21, 2012
Jonathan An (right) celebrates his Hatton Award with his preceptor, Dr. Timothy Cox. Jonathan An, a rising second-year DDS/PhD student at the School of Dentistry, won the coveted Hatton Award for research on Thursday at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) meetings in Iguaçu Falls, Brazil. An, representing the United States, won the international... Read More
Runners to raise funds for access to dental care
June 11, 2012
This year’s team includes (back, from left) Ketan Jumani, Chase Talbot, Dr. Richard Presland, Dr. Bea Gandara, (front, from left) Kaitlin Poppe and Heidi Sarff. UW dental students will once again raise funds to support community outreach programs by entering a team in Seattle’s annual Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon on June 23. Team... Read More
Class of 2012 receives degrees at annual Hooding ceremony
June 4, 2012
The School of Dentistry bestowed Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees on 63 students, its largest graduating class in a generation, at the School’s 63rd annual commencement exercises on June 2. The numbers at the Hooding ceremony at the UW’s Meany Hall were swelled by the first graduating cohort of seven students from the Regional Initiatives... Read More
Dr. Berg takes reins of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
May 31, 2012
Dr. Joel Berg, Chair of Pediatric Dentistry and Dean-Designate at the UW School of Dentistry, was installed as President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry at the AAPD’s annual meetings in San Diego last week. Dr. Berg, a member of AAPD for 26 years, has previously been the organization’s president-elect (2011-2012), vice president (2010-2011)... Read More
Scholarship fund to honor memory of Dr. Mickaella Griffith
May 18, 2012
Donations are being accepted for a scholarship fund to honor the memory of Dr. Mickaella “Mickey” Griffith, a long-time member of the Department of Oral Medicine faculty. Dr. Griffith, 76, passed away on May 10 after a brief illness. Dr. Griffith had worked at the School since 1979, much of that time in the Dental... Read More
New Financial Conflict of Interest regulations
May 18, 2012
The University of Washington’s policy on Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI) will be revised to comply with the Public Health Service (PHS) FCOI regulations which go into effect on Aug. 24, 2012. UW investigators must continue to follow the current UW’s SFI Disclosure Policy (GIM-10) until otherwise informed. The Office of Research is developing implementation... Read More
Juliet Dang named Dentistry’s Magnuson Scholar for 2012
May 2, 2012
Juliet Dang, a second-year PhD candidate in oral biology in the School of Dentistry’s Department of Oral Health Sciences, has been named a University of Washington Magnuson Scholar for 2012. Six students, one from each UW Health Sciences school, received the award, which is given on the basis of academic performance and potential scientific contributions.... Read More
Husky Fest visitors brush up on School’s clinical care
April 27, 2012
From left: David Ludwig, Alex Wardian, Atriya Salamati, Esther Ra and Mehak Ahluwalia at the School of Dentistry booth Students and staff operated a School of Dentistry information booth in Red Square for three days during the UW’s Husky Fest celebration April 19-21. The volunteers handed out information and answered questions about the School’s clinical... Read More
National science expo to feature 3-D oral health game
April 20, 2012
Attack of the S. Mutans!, a 3-D interactive videogame developed by Seattle’s Firsthand Technology with the help of the School of Dentistry, will be featured at the USA Science & Engineering Expo on April 28-29 in Washington, D.C. Dentistry faculty and researchers worked with Firsthand Technology to create the game, which made its public debut... Read More
New group of international DDS students has orientation
April 5, 2012
The second group of students in the School of Dentistry’s International DDS (IDDS) program received its formal introduction to the School with orientation during the last week of March. The new students in the UW International DDS program include (from left) Sundara Ramadurgam, Yanka Chalakova, Ketan Jumani and Rajani Chitturi. The two-year program, which was... Read More
Alice Nunes’ ethics paper published by ACD journal
April 4, 2012
Fourth-year student Alice Nunes’ paper on ethics was published by the Journal of the American College of Dentists in its final issue of 2011 (Vol. 78, No. 4, pages 19-21). Her paper was one of five selected by the journal for a special section on student perspectives on ethics in dentistry. In her paper titled... Read More
Jonathan An wins AADR Hatton research award
April 4, 2012
Jonathan An, a first-year DDS/PhD student at the School of Dentistry, won a prestigious Hatton Award at the American Association for Dental Research meeting in Tampa, Florida in March, Dr. Linda LeResche has announced. An will represent the United States in the International Hatton Awards Competition at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) meeting... Read More
Jones Lectureship draws full house to hear Dr. Gary DeWood
March 23, 2012
The 42nd annual Ernest M. Jones Memorial Lectureship drew a capacity crowd to the UW Health Sciences Center’s Hogness Auditorium on March 23 to hear Dr. Gary DeWood lecture on “Appliance Therapy and Occlusion in General Practice” and “Seven Habits of Highly Successful Practices.” Dr. Gary DeWood Dr. DeWood, a veteran of more than 30... Read More
Dr. Joel Berg named new Dean
March 8, 2012
After a national search, Dr. Joel Berg has been selected as the next Dean of the School of Dentistry, University of Washington Provost Ana Mari Cauce has announced. Dr. Berg, who had been Lloyd and Kay Chapman Chair for Oral Health at the School, heading the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, will assume his new post... Read More
Runners will again raise funds for access to dental care
February 22, 2012
UW dental students will once again raise funds to support community outreach programs by entering a team in Seattle’s Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon this year. The team, which seeks to raise at least $5,000 in donations to the School of Dentistry’s Access to Dental Care fund, will compete in the annual event on... Read More
Dr. Richard Ferguson receives service honors
January 12, 2012
Seattle orthodontist and School of Dentistry alumnus Dr. Richard Ferguson was honored for his community volunteer service at the UW Health Sciences Center on Jan. 12 during the annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Dr. Richard Ferguson (center) is congratulated on his volunteer service award by Interim Dean Tim DeRouen and Dr.... Read More