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Faculty

Dr. Daniel Chan to step down from Restorative Dentistry department chair

November 22, 2022 -Dr. Daniel Chan, who since 2015 has chaired the School of Dentistry’s largest department, Restorative Dentistry, has announced that he will step down from that post on Nov. 1, 2023.

Dr. Chan

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Research

Fluoride use was consequence of flawed nutritional guidelines, researcher says

November 4, 2022 -Prominent organizations including the World Health Organization and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have dismissed low-carbohydrate diets that prevent tooth decay in favor of recommending high-carbohydrate diets which rely on fluoride and food fortification to mitigate dental damage and nutritional shortcomings, a University of Washington researcher says.

Fluoride study

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Oral Health

How to keep Halloween fun – and healthier for teeth

October 21, 2022 -The candy is coming! To maintain good oral health at Halloween time, the University of Washington’s Center for Pediatric Dentistry offers these tips, as recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA).

Halloween Tooth Tips