UW School of Dentistry

“Grand Rounds” pediatric dental lecture series announced

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.

Dr. Dodson
Dr. Thomas Dodson

Grand Rounds will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. on the third Friday of alternate months in Room T-473 of the UW Health Sciences Center. The first lecture is scheduled for March 17 and will be given by Dr. Nestor Cohenca on “Avulsion: Current Treatment Protocols and Emerging Concepts.”

Dr. Cohenca
Dr. Nestor Cohenca

The series is free and open to the public. While the lectures will be geared toward the pediatric dental community, they will also be of interest to pre- and post-doctoral dental students, UW dental alumni and other practicing dentists, as well as to physicians who work with children.

Each lecture will be preceded by a light breakfast hosted by pediatric dental faculty.

UW launches new summer health-career program for disadvantaged students

A newly revamped summer program designed to increase the numbers of under-represented students entering careers in dentistry, medicine, and public health has begun accepting applications.

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will select 80 students for an intensive six-week curriculum that includes biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, physics and statistics.

Students who are currently college freshman and sophomores may apply between Nov. 1, 2016, and March 1, 2017. The program covers students’ costs of travel to Seattle and on-campus room and board, and includes a small stipend.

Formerly known as the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program, it incorporated the UW School of Dentistry in 2006 and added the UW School of Public Health this year.

Read more about SHPEP, including details about applying.