News & Events

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.

School remains No. 3 in world in research rankings

July 18, 2018 - The University of Washington School of Dentistry retained its No. 3 global and U.S. ranking in the newly released 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. Read more about Research Rankings.

Dr. Gary Chiodo named interim dean

July 17, 2018 - Dr. Gary Chiodo of Oregon Health & Science University has been appointed interim dean of the University of Washington School of Dentistry, effective Aug. 1, UW President Ana Mari Cauce and Provost Mark Richards announced Monday. Read more about Dr. Gary Chiodo.

UW dental volunteers to boost Special Olympics screening program

June 25, 2018 - Special athletes deserve special care, and the University of Washington School of Dentistry will help make sure that happens at the upcoming Special Olympics Summer Games around and near Seattle. Read more about Special Olympics.

UW oral health center wins grant for Africa HIV research

June 13, 2018 - The University of Washington’s Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health has received a grant to support research on African children and adolescents exposed to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Read more about HIV Research.

A greener smile is a good thing

June 12, 2018 - Thanks to an enterprising UW undergraduate, School of Dentistry clinics will help make the world a little greener while making patients’ smiles brighter.  Read more about green toothbrush.

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. Read more about oral pain study.

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. Read more about Dr. Martha Fales.

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. Read more about healing cavities.

Dr. Michael Baldwin named UW Magnuson Scholar

April 6, 2018 - Dr. Michael Baldwin, a 2015 University of Washington dental graduate who is also completing work on a PhD in oral biology at the UW, has been named a UW Magnuson Scholar for 2018-19. Read more about Dr. Michael Baldwin.

UW global oral health symposium set for July 31

April 3, 2018 - Registration has opened for a University of Washington national symposium on global oral health scheduled for July 31. Read more about oral health symposium.

Dr. Donald Chi named Pediatric Dentist of the Year

March 30, 2018 - Dr. Donald Chi, Associate Professor of Oral Health Sciences, has been named Pediatric Dentist of the Year by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). Read more about Dr. Chi.