News & Events

Ground broken on $100M training facility

September 1, 2020 - School of Dentistry Dean Gary Chiodo joined his fellow UW Health Sciences deans and Washington state legislators on Aug. 27 at the official groundbreaking for the new Health Sciences Education Building on the southern edge of the UW campus. Read more about New HSE Building.

Is it safe to visit the dentist?

August 21, 2020 - You may be wondering whether it is safe to visit your UW dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is definitely safe! At the UW School of Dentistry, no one has caught COVID-19 during dental care – even though thousands of patient visits have taken place in our clinics since COVID arrived. Read more about Dental visits during COVID.

Dr. Russell Deal named Wands Fellow

August 10, 2020 - He becomes the school’s 13th Wands Fellow and the first UW DDS alumnus to receive the fellowship since Dr. Josh Manchester, who earned his DDS in 2013 and was the 2015-16 Wands Fellow. Read more about Wands Fellowship.

Ultra-small, parasitic bacteria found in groundwater, moose – and you

July 22, 2020 - Inside your mouth lives a group of bacteria whose closest relatives can also be found in the belly of a moose, in dogs, cats, and dolphins, and in groundwater deep under the Earth’s surface. In a noteworthy discovery, scientists led by a UW School of Dentistry researcher have found that these organisms have adapted to these incredibly diverse environments without radically changing their genetic makeup, or genomes.  Read more about Saccharibacteria.

Dental school creates “virtual commencement” video

July 20, 2020 - Live commencement ceremonies were among the many disruptions the COVID-19 pandemic created this spring, and the UW School of Dentistry was no exception. The outbreak forced the cancellation of the school’s traditional Hooding ceremony, in which students receive their doctoral hoods before an audience of family members, spouses, and friends.  Read more about commencement 2020.

School ranks 4th in world in research-oriented survey

June 30, 2020 - The University of Washington School of Dentistry is ranked No. 3 in the United States and No. 4 in the world by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy in its newly released 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities subject rankings. Read more about Research Ranking.

Dental student’s community work helps earn scholarship

June 30, 2020 - Third-year University of Washington dental student Bahara Naimzadeh has been awarded a Dental Trade Alliance Foundation Scholarship for 2020, the foundation has announced. Read more about Bahara Naimzadeh.

Dr. Frank Roberts named Associate Dean for Regional Affairs

June 25, 2020 - Dr. Frank Roberts, who has directed the School of Dentistry’s Regional Initiatives in Dental Education (RIDE) program since 2014, has been named Associate Dean for Regional Affairs, Dean Gary Chiodo has announced. Read more about Dr. Roberts.

UW receives $2.25 million federal grant to improve dental care for children with special health care needs

June 11, 2020 - The University of Washington’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry has been awarded a $2.25 million federal grant for an ambitious training program to significantly broaden access to dental care for Washington children with special health care needs. Read more about special needs.

School of Dentistry to expand use of remote patient visits

June 1, 2020 - The University of Washington School of Dentistry has announced the full launch of its Virtual Clinic to serve patients remotely. Read more about virtual clinic.

Dental student receives Latino Center for Health fellowship

May 26, 2020 - Mariany Morales, a third-year student at the UW School of Dentistry, has been selected to receive a UW Latino Center for Health Student Fellowship, the center has announced. She is one of 10 University of Washington Health Sciences students to receive the award in the fellowship program’s first year. Read more about Mariany Morales.

Dental student Lindsey Montileaux Mabbutt named to Husky 100

May 4, 2020 - Lindsey Montileaux Mabbutt, a third-year student at the School of Dentistry, has been named to the 2020 cohort of the University of Washington’s Husky 100, the UW announced on Monday. Read more about Lindsey Montileaux Mabbutt.

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.