At the Dental School

Dr. Travis Nelson


Dr. Travis Nelson named acting chair of Pediatric Dentistry

November 1, 2018 - Dr. Travis Nelson, clinic chief of the University of Washington’s Center for Pediatric Dentistry, has been named acting chair of the UW School of Dentistry’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry, the school has announced. The appointment, which takes effect Nov. 1, is pending approval by the UW Board of Regents.

Dr. Travis Nelson

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Researcher: Public misled on brushing teeth

October 15, 2018 - Almost any schoolchild can tell you: We prevent cavities by brushing our teeth, because that’s how you remove the sticky film containing millions of decay-causing germs. But this notion is more of an advertising-created myth than fact, says Dr. Philippe Hujoel, a School of Dentistry researcher, in an article published in the journal Gerodontology.

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Interim Dean Gary Chiodo


Our mission, our values

For decades, the University of Washington School of Dentistry has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading centers of dental education, oral health research, and patient care. I believe that our educational mission is one of the most advanced and comprehensive in the nation.

Interim Dean