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Dr. McLean and Dr. Kerns
UW periodontal researchers discover mirrored shift in oral microbiome caused by inflammation

November 28, 2023 -A team of UW researchers have made a discovery that inflammation in one area of the mouth can cause a shift in the body’s immune responses in other healthy parts of the mouth, subsequently resulting in a shift in the microbiome.

periodontal research


Students in Jamaica
Learning on location: dental students provide care, boost skills during service trip to Jamacia

October 30, 2023 -Last month, students from the University of Washington School of Dentistry were able to take part in an impactful volunteer outreach trip, sending 28 dental students to Jamaica to treat over 700 patients in need.

Volunteer Outreach


Teddy Dong
Third-year student Teddy Dong wins AAOMS Presentation Award

October 23, 2023 -Third-year student Teddy Dong received the 2023 Oral Abstract Scientific Presentation Award at the 105th American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) annual meeting held last month in San Diego, California. Dong, a predoctoral student, won the award while competing against residents.

Teddy Dong