Dr. Speed

Dr. Speed

Pollene Speed McIntyre

University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific St.
Box 357456
Seattle, WA 98195-7456

Phone: 206.543.5948
FAX: 206.543.7783

Department of Restorative Dentistry


Dr. Speed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/chemistry (1973) from South Carolina State University, as well as a Master of Science degree in Fish Pathology (1976) and a Doctor of Dental Surgery (1980) both from the University of Washington. She received a certification from the American Dental Education Association’s Institute of Teaching and Learning (2008). She also holds a Professional Technical Teaching Certification and Washington State Online Teaching certification.

Current Courses

  • Restorative Dentistry 620- (Comprehensive clinical Restorative Treatment planning)
  • Restorative Dentistry 630 (Pre-clinical Restorative Dentistry)
  • Restorative Dentistry 640 (P-Advanced clinical Restorative Dentistry)

Research Interests

Dr. Speed serves on the University of Washington PRECEDENT Research Executive board. Her research focus and work remains with Preventive Dentistry, Pediatric and community dentistry and access to care issues. She has presented at PRECEDENT Annual meetings giving research analyses of work completed by this group. Dr. Speed’s work also focuses on geriatric dentistry and she is actively involved with the UW Geriatric Mobile Unit

Awards and Professional Service

Dr. Speed maintains a private dental practice in South Seattle and is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of General Dentists and the Washington State Dental Association. She was recently inducted into the International College of Dentists. She serves as chair of the University of Washington School of Dentistry Admissions committee and the Early Childhood Oral Health (ECOH) Community Outreach, Marketing and Media (C.O.M.M.) board. Dr. Speed was a steering committee member and helped establish the Seattle Central Community College New Dental Hygiene program. She has received numerous awards including the Governor Christine Gregoire Crystal award and was voted one of Seattle’s Top Dentists by her peers for consecutive years. Recently, she has been inducted into the Pierre Fauchard Academy as a Fellow.

Personal interests

Dr. Speed’s personal interests include spending time with her family, social activities with her friends in the Seattle Chapter of Girl Friends, Inc., live theatre and jazz concerts and attending church regularly.

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