Raquel T. Capote, DMD, MSD
Acting Assistant Professor, Orthodontic Faculty Practice
Dr. Capote graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University and obtained her dental degree from the University of Connecticut. As a dental student, she was selected as an ADEA/AADR Academic Dental Careers Fellow, completing a year-long program that fostered her interest in an academic dental career. Dr. Capote earned her Certificate in the specialty of orthodontics, as well as a Master of Science in Dentistry at the University of Washington, where she is currently an Acting Assistant Professor. In addition to being a junior faculty member in the Department of Orthodontics, Dr. Capote was appointed by the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (University of Washington’s CTSA) to a highly competitive 5-year NIH KL2 training grant. As a Scholar in the KL2 Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Program, her training is uniquely enhanced through weekly interactive seminars with peer scholars and faculty mentors from a variety of health science disciplines. She is also enrolled in the UW School of Public Health as a candidate for the MPH degree in epidemiology. Thus, as Dr. Capote participates in intramural practice, teaching, and professional service, her research and research-related activities work symbiotically to cultivate knowledge and skills needed to conduct high quality clinical investigation in the field of orthodontics. Her long-term research goals lie in using a multidisciplinary, patient-centered, dental practice-based research approach to answer treatment decision-making questions of greatest concern to patients and providers and broadening access to oral healthcare for low-income and minority populations.