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Dr. Walczak on Research Day


Research Day returns to in-person format, hosts national dental research leader

February 3, 2023 -Dr. Philip Walczak and Teddy Wong took first place in the Graduate Trainee and Summer Research Fellowship (SURF) Oral Presentation competition respectively this year at the School of Dentistry’s first in-person Research Day since the pandemic began.

Research Day 2023

Dr. Paul Robertson


School mourns former Dean Paul Robertson

January 12, 2023 -The University of Washington School of Dentistry community has noted with great sadness the passing of Dr. Paul Robertson, who served as Dean from 1992 to 2001, on Dec. 24 at his home on Camano Island. He was 82.

Dr. Paul Robertson

FirstPlug product


Dental alums invent safer lining for implant channels

December 14, 2022 -Two School of Dentistry alumni have created the first medical-grade screw channel barrier material for dental implants. Frustrated by the lack of a dedicated material, Dr. Alexander Shor (Graduate Prosthodontics Class of 2001) and Dr. Jim Janakievski (Graduate Periodontics Class of 2004) created their award-winning product FirstPlug®.

Alumni Inventors