News & Events
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 about Prosthodontists honor Dr. Sorensen.
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 about Dr. Rebecca L. Slayton named Law/Lewis Professor.
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 about Rock ’n’ Roll team makes strides for oral health.
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 about Rock ’n’ Roll team giving everyone a run for their money .
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 about Dr. Mouradian receives 2013 Shils Award.
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 about Class of 2013 receives its doctoral hoods.
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 about OKU inducts new members, awards scholarships.
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 about Dr. Thomas Dodson to lead Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
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 about Dr. Emily Chu selected as UW Magnuson Scholar.
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 about American Indian Dentistry meeting to have UW presence.
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 about Drs. Bloomquist, Natkin to be feted at Dean’s Club Dinner.
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 about Rumple elected ASDA vice president.
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 about UW to present major global health study.
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 about Faculty has flurry of journal publications.
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 about IADR symposium to honor faculty member’s memory.
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 about School launches Center for Global Oral Health.
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 about Norma Wells honored for community work.
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 about Dr. Davis, Dr. Roberts have top Ortho sculpture entries.
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 about Drs. Truelove and Wataha receive Rothwell Teaching Awards.
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 about Delta Dental/Washington Dental Service gives major gift .
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 about Peter Yamamura earns first prize in ADA/Dentsply research awards.
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 about Five receive Distinguished Staff awards .
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 about Dean Berg urges wider research collaboration.
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 about Grad Pros residents earn research honors.
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 about Dr. Rebecca L. Slayton to become Chair of Pediatric Dentistry.
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 about Dr. Peter Milgrom receives ADA’s highest research honor.
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 about Dean Berg to give keynote talk at Research Day, Sept. 21.
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 about Dr. Joel Berg becomes Dean.
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 about Third-year students mark debut as clinicians.
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 about Jonathan An wins IADR Hatton research award.
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 about Runners to raise funds for access to dental care.
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 about Class of 2012 receives degrees at annual Hooding ceremony.
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 about Dr. Berg takes reins of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
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 about Scholarship fund to honor memory of Dr. Mickaella Griffith.
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 about New Financial Conflict of Interest regulations.
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 about Juliet Dang named Dentistry’s Magnuson Scholar for 2012.
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 about Husky Fest visitors brush up on School’s clinical care.
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 about National science expo to feature 3-D oral health game.
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 about New group of international DDS students has orientation.
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 about Alice Nunes’ ethics paper published by ACD journal.
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 about Jonathan An wins AADR Hatton research award.
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 about Jones Lectureship draws full house to hear Dr. Gary DeWood.
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 about Dr. Joel Berg named new Dean.
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 about Runners will again raise funds for access to dental care.
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 about Dr. Richard Ferguson receives service honors.