News & Events

COVID-19 webinar recorded for dental providers

April 3, 2020 - Washington dentists and other dental care providers who were unable to secure a slot for the School of Dentistry’s March 20 live webinar on patient care during the COVID-19 outbreak can now view a new recorded version. Read more about COVID-19 Webinar.

School extends travel restrictions

April 1, 2020 - The School of Dentistry has extended travel restrictions on faculty, staff, and students that were imposed on March 9 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more about travel restrictions.

School gives vital supplies to UW Medicine

March 27, 2020 - Front-line UW Medicine providers who have been struggling to obtain vital supplies during the COVID-19 outbreak are getting a helping hand from the UW School of Dentistry. Read more about vital supply donation.

UW removes ‘interim’ from Dean Chiodo’s title

March 26, 2020 - Dr. Gary Chiodo, who became interim dean of the University of Washington School of Dentistry in August 2018, will no longer be interim and will serve a full five-year term, UW Provost Mark Richards has announced. The appointment was confirmed by the UW Board of Regents this month. Read more about Dr. Chiodo.

School plans webinars to help dentists provide essential care

March 18, 2020 - The School of Dentistry has marshaled its expertise to help Washington dentists provide essential patient care during the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more about COVID-19 webinar.

UW researchers learning how to fine-tune immune response

February 13, 2020 - A pair of studies led by University of Washington researchers has cast important new light on the body’s response to viral or bacterial invaders. Read more about immune response.

Students’ studies showcased during Research Day

January 30, 2020 - Apichai Yavirach, a student in the School of Dentistry’s Department of Oral Health Sciences, and Courtney Lang, a second-year dental student, won top recognition for their poster presentations at the School of Dentistry’s annual Research Day on Tuesday. Read more about Research Day 2020.

Student Estela Gomez Licea to receive service award at MLK event

January 14, 2020 - Third-year dental student Estela Gomez Licea will receive a Volunteer Service Award on Jan. 16 during the UW Health Science Center’s annual celebration of the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Read more about Estela Gomez Licea.

Anti-aging drug holds promise for age-related oral diseases

January 13, 2020 - A team led by two UW researchers has found that a transplant drug with anti-aging properties can regenerate bone and decrease gum inflammation, pointing the way toward new treatments for common dental problems in aging patients. Read more about Rapamycin.

Orthodontics wire sculpture entries recognized

January 6, 2020 - Five students have shared recognition in the annual wire sculpture competition conducted by the School of Dentistry’s Department of Orthodontics.
Read more about Orthodontics Wire Sculpture.

UW School of Dentistry receives $2 million from late alumnus and wife

December 17, 2019 - The University of Washington School of Dentistry has received a $2 million gift from the estate of Dr. Joseph Spinola, an alumnus and longtime faculty member, and his wife, Carole, Interim Dean Gary Chiodo has announced. Read more about Spinola Gift.

UW dental student, 8 others killed in S.D. plane crash

December 3, 2019 - Tyson Dennert, a second-year student at the School of Dentistry, was killed along with eight other members of his extended Idaho family in a plane crash on Saturday near Chamberlain, S.D. Read more about Tyson Dennert.

Dr. Lauren Blanchard wins ethics award for patient care essay

November 14, 2019 - Even as they try to deliver the best possible care, dentists can encounter tough issues related to professional ethics. Read more about Ethics Award.

Noted researcher to lecture on craniofacial defects

October 24, 2019 - Dr. Rena D’Souza, past president of the American Association for Dental Research, will lecture on “A Novel Paradigm for the Reversal of Craniofacial Defects” on Oct. 31 from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. in Room T-625 of the Health Sciences Center. Read more about Dr. Rena D'Souza.

Dr. Ana Lucia Seminario named to population health council

October 4, 2019 - Dr. Ana Lucia Seminario of the School of Dentistry faculty has been appointed to the University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative executive council for 2019-2020 by UW President Ana Mari Cauce. Read more about Population Health Council.

New study questions value of fluoride varnish

September 12, 2019 - Fluoride varnish has become a popular anti-cavity treatment for children, and it isn’t hard to see why. It’s relatively easy to apply, and not just for dentists or dental hygienists. Read more about fluoride varnish.

Researcher Jeffrey McLean named to key review panel

September 3, 2019 - Dr. Jeffrey McLean, an associate professor of periodontics at the School of Dentistry, has been named to a three-year term as a member of the Oral, Dental and Craniofacial Sciences Study Section at the Center for Scientific Review. The center is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Read more about Dr. Jeffrey McLean.

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.