News & Events

Dr. Joana Cunha-Cruz wins evidence-based dentistry award

August 1, 2019 - Dr. Joana Cunha-Cruz of the School of Dentistry faculty has received the 2019 Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) Mid-Career Faculty Award from the American Dental Association and the American Association for Dental Research. Read more about Dr. Joana Cunha-Cruz.

Dr. Linda LeResche retiring as research associate dean

July 9, 2019 - Dr. Linda LeResche, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty at the University of Washington School of Dentistry since 2011, has retired from her post, effective July 1, the school has announced. Read more about Dr. Linda LeResche.

Dr. Dianne Gan named Wands Fellow for 2019-20

July 1, 2019 - Dr. Dianne Gan, a second-year Graduate Prosthodontics resident at the University of Washington School of Dentistry, has been selected as the 2019-20 David H. Wands Fellow in Graduate Prosthodontics, the school has announced. Read more about Wands Fellow.

UW researchers test new reversible cement

July 1, 2019 - Dental cement is strong for good reason, but anyone who has had braces removed or a crown replaced knows what a struggle it can be for the dentist to pop off the old hardware. Read more about tooth cement.

School rises to No. 2 in global research rankings

June 28, 2019 - The University of Washington School of Dentistry has risen one spot to No. 2 in the world among dental schools in the new Academic Ranking of World Universities by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. Read more about Dental School Research.

Honorary society recognizes outstanding students, faculty

May 24, 2019 - The School of Dentistry’s chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), which is the dental equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa, inducted seven new student members and two faculty members on May 22. Read more about Honorary Society.

UW to honor Dentistry faculty member for public service

April 24, 2019 - Dr. Theresa Cheng, a clinical assistant professor of periodontics at the School of Dentistry, will receive a 2019 Award of Excellence from the University of Washington for outstanding public service. Read more about Dr. Cheng.

Oral cancer poses significant risk

April 22, 2019 - Oral and pharyngeal cancers are often thought of as relatively rare. Yet these cancers of the mouth and upper throat claim a life every single hour. Read more about Oral cancer risk.

Endodontics organization honors two UW faculty members

April 22, 2019 - Two School of Dentistry faculty members have received some of the highest recognition bestowed by their related professional association at the annual meeting of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE). Read more about dental faculty honors.

Starvation study shows bacteria’s survival skills

April 11, 2019 - A larger genetic inventory may help explain how certain dangerous bacteria can persist in a hospital environment and continue to infect patients, according to a new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read more about starving bacteria.

Laquita Grissett named Magnuson Scholar

April 4, 2019 - Laquita M. Grissett, a PhD candidate at the School of Dentistry, has been named a University of Washington Magnuson Scholar for 2019-20, the university has announced. Read more about Magnuson Scholar.

UW researcher promotes oral health in at-risk communities

March 20, 2019 - Topical fluoride, dental visits, and a diet with little or no sugar are all effective tools to maintain healthy teeth. But how can you maintain dental health when families can’t – or won’t – make use of those tools? Read more about Dr. Cunha-Cruz.

Latino Center for Health to honor 2 on Dentistry faculty

March 19, 2019 - Two School of Dentistry faculty members will be honored at the annual Latinx Faculty Recognition Event on May 2 by the University of Washington’s Latino Center for Health.
Read more about Honored Dental Faculty.

UW helps HIV research put more focus on oral health

March 19, 2019 - University of Washington researchers are helping to place oral health more squarely in the mainstream of HIV research, taking a major step during a symposium in Kenya’s Machakos County in February. Read more about HIV and Oral Health.

School rises to #3 in U.S., #10 in world

February 28, 2019 - The University of Washington School of Dentistry rose to No. 3 in the United States and No. 10 in the world in the newest Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, which were released Feb. 27. Read more about rankings.

UW-led research team discovers tooth loss predictor

February 21, 2019 - A team led by University of Washington researchers has uncovered what appears to be the first metabolic predictor of tooth loss. Read more about dental pulp stem cells.

Dental students display their research prowess

January 31, 2019 - Pre-doctoral and graduate dental students exhibited poster presentations of their research in diverse fields ranging from histology to oral biology to materials science at the School of Dentistry’s 24th annual Research Day on Monday. Read more about Research Day.

Dr. Philip Anderson honored for volunteer work

January 18, 2019 - Dr. Philip Anderson of the School of Dentistry affiliate faculty received a Volunteer Community Recognition Award at Thursday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute program at UW Health Sciences. Read more about Dr. Anderson.

3 faculty members receive school’s top honor

December 18, 2018 - The School of Dentistry honored three faculty members on Monday with the presentation of its annual Bruce R. Rothwell Teaching Awards, the school’s highest such recognition. Read more about Rothwell Teaching Award.

Orthodontics students show off their artistic side

December 6, 2018 - Competitors in the School of Dentistry’s annual orthodontics wire sculpture contest have come up with breathtaking creations year after year since the contest’s inception in 1966. The intricate, delicately fashioned entries have included everything from a geisha figure to the Eiffel Tower to the Lion King. Read more about wire sculpture.

UW researchers help take major step in study of elusive bacteria

December 4, 2018 - Two University of Washington researchers and their colleagues have helped take a significant step forward in the study of especially tiny bacteria that may be linked to gum disease. Read more about tiny bacteria.

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. Read more about Dr. Nelson.

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. Read more about brushing teeth.

UW hosts global oral health symposium

July 31, 2018 - The Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health holds its first symposium in global oral health today on the University of Washington campus, with the support of a grant from the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research.
Read more about Global Oral Health Symposium.

Study shows how austerity devastated Greece’s health

July 25, 2018 - A new study by a School of Dentistry faculty member and dozens of other researchers from the University of Washington and around the world has found that Greece’s population health declined markedly and death rates rose sharply after harsh austerity measures were imposed on Greece by the European Union and the International Money Fund in 2010. Read more about Greek Health.