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Orthodontics contest shows students can sculpt more than smiles

December 7, 2017 - Dr. Kaz Kitagaito has taken first place in the annual wire sculpture contest conducted by the School of Dentistry’s Department of Orthodontics. Read more about Wire Sculpture.

Oral health research center renamed

November 29, 2017 - The Center for Global Oral Health, established at the School of Dentistry in 2013 to promote international collaborations in dental research and education, has been renamed to honor its founder, Dr. Timothy A. DeRouen. Read more about Oral health research.

Dr. James Johnson named interim dean

October 26, 2017 - The University of Washington has announced that Dr. James Johnson has been named interim dean of the School of Dentistry. Dr. Johnson, who has chaired the school’s Department of Endodontics since 2003, takes over from Dr. Joel Berg, who stepped down Oct. 23. Read more about interim dean.

Dr. John Ingle, noted endodontics educator, is mourned

September 28, 2017 - Dr. John Ingle, who founded the graduate endodontics program at the University of Washington in 1959 and was considered one of the world’s foremost figures in this field of dentistry devoted to root canals, passed away Monday in California. Read more about Dr. John Ingle.

Prosthodontics students take honors in research competition

September 27, 2017 - Dr. Michele Buda and Dr. Konstantina Angelara, recently graduated residents in the School of Dentistry’s Graduate Prosthodontics program, have won first and third place respectively in the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics’ annual Tylman Award competition. Read more about Tylman Award.

School honors Dr. Roy C. Page

August 31, 2017 - The School of Dentistry’s Department of Periodontics has renamed its research laboratory to honor one of the school’s most illustrious faculty members and researchers, Dr. Roy C. Page. Read more about Dr. Roy Page.

Dean Berg reappointed

August 17, 2017 - Dr. Joel Berg has been reappointed as dean of the University of Washington School of Dentistry by UW  Provost Gerald Baldasty, pending formal approval by the UW Board of Regents. Read more about Dr. Berg.

New study reports benefits of dental therapists’ care

August 11, 2017 - In the first long-term study of dental therapist utilization, University of Washington researchers have found that greater access to the therapists’ services in Alaska resulted in more use of preventive dental services and fewer extractions among adults and children. Read more about benefits of dental therapists’ care.

School is 3rd in world in research ranking

July 13, 2017 - The University of Washington School of Dentistry is rated third in the world and the United States in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which is heavily weighted toward research performance and reputation. Read more about research ranking.

Dr. Travis Nelson’s autism study featured in ADA journal

June 28, 2017 - Dr. Travis Nelson of the UW Center for Pediatric Dentistry is the lead author of a study on treating children with autism that is the cover article in the July issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read more about Dr. Nelson.

Wands Fellow in prosthodontics named for 2017-18

June 8, 2017 - The University of Washington School of Dentistry has announced the award of the David H. Wands Fellowship in Graduate Prosthodontics for 2017-18 to Dr. Jack Keesler. Read more about David Wands Fellowship.

Dr. Jonathan An named UW Magnuson Scholar

May 31, 2017 - Dr. Jonathan An, who earned his DDS degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 2016 and is now pursuing a PhD in oral biology at the school, has been named a UW Magnuson Scholar for 2017-18, the university has announced. Read more about Magnuson Scholar.

Delta Dental of Washington’s gift covers dental students’ exam fees

May 26, 2017 - Fourth-year dental students taking the Western Regional Examining Board (WREB) licensure test may tell their patients that it won’t hurt too much. But with WREB application fees now totaling more than $2,600, those students feel the sting. Read more about Delta Dental gift.

Dental honorary society inducts new members

May 24, 2017 - The UW School of Dentistry’s chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, which is dentistry's equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa, inducted seven graduating students, a faculty member and a staff member at the chapter’s annual banquet on May 18. Read more about dental honorary society.

Dr. Sara Gordon to join national leadership training program

April 19, 2017 - Dr. Sara Gordon, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the School of Dentistry, has been named a Fellow in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women. Read more about Dr. Sara Gordon.

UW interprofessional education taps Dr. Amy Kim for post

April 17, 2017 - Dr. Amy Kim, Clinical Associate Professor in the UW Department of Pediatric Dentistry, has been named Co-Director of Education & Community Partnerships at the UW Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education Research and Practice (CHSIE). Read more about Amy Kim.

Student Ally Mueller named to Husky 100

April 15, 2017 - Ally Mueller, a third-year dental student, has been named to the 2017 cohort of the Husky 100, a group of outstanding students selected to represent those who make the most of their time at the University of Washington. Read more about Ally Mueller.

Dr. Donald Chi receives major research honor

March 31, 2017 - Dr. Donald Chi, an associate professor in the Department of Oral Health Sciences at the UW School of Dentistry, received the 2017 International Association for Dental Research’s Young Investigator Award at the organization’s annual general session in San Francisco, Ca., last week. Read more about Dr. Chi.

Dr. Thomas Ware, Dr. Patrick Taylor earn affiliate faculty honors

March 24, 2017 - Dr. Patrick Taylor and Dr. Thomas Ware have received the 2017 Hungate Awards for Teaching Excellence, the School of Dentistry’s highest recognition for affiliate faculty members. Read more about Hungate Awards.

School of Dentistry ranks 5th in U.S., 14th in world

March 17, 2017 - The UW School of Dentistry has retained its No. 5 U.S. ranking and moved up one spot to 14th in the world in the 2017 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University. Read more about School of Dentistry.

“Grand Rounds” pediatric dental lecture series announced

March 2, 2017 - Dr. Thomas Dodson, Interim Chair of the UW Department of Pediatric Dentistry, has announced the launch of “Department of Pediatric Dentistry Grand Rounds,” a wide-ranging series of bimonthly lectures of great interest to the dental community. Read more about pediatric dental lecture series.

State health official prescribes steps to fight opioid crisis

February 1, 2017 - A leading Washington state health official on Tuesday urged medical and dental providers at a UW dental research forum to support more stringent prescribing guidelines and other measures to address the opioid abuse crisis. Read more about opioid crisis.

UW Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery set to open new state-of-the-art facility

January 25, 2017 - The University of Washington Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery announces the opening of the UW Northwest Center for Oral and Facial Surgery in northeast Seattle. The new enterprise begins clinical operations on Feb. 1 at Building 25 in Magnuson Park. Read more about UW Northwest Center for Oral and Facial Surgery.

Local Syrian refugees receive dental screenings

January 18, 2017 - School of Dentistry faculty and students have begun screening dozens of area Syrian refugees for dental care at the University of Washington. Read more about refugee dental screenings.

Dental problems in cleft lip and palate linked to abnormal salivary glands

January 17, 2017 - Dental problems related to cleft lip and palate may be caused by abnormalities in salivary glands and an imbalance of immune compounds in the mouth, according to a study conducted by researchers including a School of Dentistry adjunct faculty member and graduate researcher. Read more about cleft lip palate.