At the Dental School

Dr. Werfalli with research poster


Dentistry PhD candidate receives major grant to study oral pain syndrome

May 14, 2018 - Dr. Sumeia Werfalli, who is studying for her PhD in oral biology at the School of Dentistry, has been awarded a Scan│Design Foundation Innovative Pain Research Grant by the University of Washington Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine.

oral pain study

Dr. Fales with bust


Dr. Martha Fales, former UW dental hygiene chair, dies at 101

May 2, 2018 - Dr. Martha Howard Fales, who chaired the Department of Dental Hygiene at the University of Washington School of Dentistry from 1961 to 1986, died on April 29 in Olympia, Wash., just weeks before her 102nd birthday.

Dr. Martha Fales

Tooth schematic of healing peptides


UW researchers find no-drill way to heal cavities

April 18, 2018 - A University of Washington research team that includes School of Dentistry faculty members has designed a natural product using engineered proteins called peptides to rebuild tooth enamel and heal cavities in their early stages.

healing cavities