Faculty


November 1, 2018

Dr. Travis Nelson named acting chair of Pediatric Dentistry

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.


February 1, 2018

Dr. Natasha Flake named to lead Department of Endodontics

Dr. Natasha Flake, Associate Professor of Endodontics at the School of Dentistry, has been appointed  Acting Chair of the Department of Endodontics, Interim Dean James Johnson has announced.


August 17, 2017

Dean Berg reappointed

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.


December 19, 2016

Two faculty members earn school’s highest recognition

Dr. Jeffrey Rubenstein and Dr. David Dean of the School of Dentistry faculty have received the 2016 Bruce R. Rothwell Teaching Awards, the school’s top faculty honor.


December 8, 2016

School announces leadership changes

Dr. E. Ricardo Schwedhelm will become Associate Dean for Clinics at the School of Dentistry, effective Jan. 1, 2017, Dean Joel Berg has announced.


November 16, 2016

Dr. Ryan O’Connor takes reins of GPR program

Dr. Ryan O’Connor of Seattle has been named the new Program Director of the School of Dentistry’s General Practice Residency (GPR) program and will also direct the school’s Advanced General Dentistry clinic, Dean Joel Berg has announced.


June 14, 2016

Dr. Kimberly Espinoza receives first fellowship from endowment for excellence in teaching

Dr. Kimberly Espinoza, director of the School of Dentistry’s special-needs clinic, has been named the recipient of the first fellowship from a new endowment to promote excellence in teaching at the School.


June 1, 2016

Dr. Van Ramos Jr. tapped to head Graduate Prosthodontics program

Dr. Van Ramos Jr. of the U.S. Army Dental Corps has been selected director of the Graduate Prosthodontics program at the School of Dentistry after a nationwide search, Dean Joel Berg has announced.


January 11, 2016

Dr. Slayton to resign from UW positions

Dr. Rebecca Slayton, director of the University of Washington Center for Pediatric Dentistry, chair of the UW Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies at the UW School of Dentistry, will step down from these posts and retire from the UW this year, the school has announced.


November 17, 2015

Oral Pathology Biopsy Service welcomes Dr. Yeshwant Rawal

Dr. Yeshwant Rawal, a board-certified oral pathologist with more than 25 years of experience, has joined the University of Washington Oral Pathology Biopsy Service (OPBS), Dr. Dolphine Oda, the service’s director, has announced.


April 9, 2015

Dr. Daniel C.N. Chan named Chair of Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Daniel C.N. Chan has been named Chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Washington School of Dentistry, effective June 1, the school has announced.


December 17, 2014

School announces leadership appointments

Dean Joel Berg has announced three leadership appointments at the School of Dentistry. Dr. John Sorensen of the school’s Department of Restorative Dentistry faculty has been named Associate Dean for Clinics, Dr. Daniel Chan has been named chair of the school’s Clerkship Committee and director of the Operative Dentistry clerkship, and Robert Wanezek, now Revenue Cycle Director, will become Assistant Dean for Clinical Services.


August 26, 2014

Dr. Mouradian announces retirement

Dr. Wendy Mouradian, Associate Dean for Regional and Interprofessional Affairs and founder of the RIDE regional program, has announced that she will retire on Sept. 15.


August 18, 2014

Dr. Kimberly Espinoza is new DECOD director

Dr. Kimberly M. Espinoza, formerly a member of the University of New Mexico dental faculty and director of one of that state’s primary special-needs dental clinics, began work on July 1 as the new director of the School of Dentistry’s DECOD special-needs clinical program.


July 30, 2014

Dr. Sara Gordon named new associate dean

Dr. Sara Gordon of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) has been named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the School of Dentistry, Dean Joel Berg has announced.


April 25, 2014

Dr. Mouradian gives Harvard’s Giddon lecture

Dr. Wendy Mouradian of the School of Dentistry faculty discussed “The Intersection of Dentistry and Medicine in the Future” as she presented Harvard University’s Donald B. Giddon Annual Lecture in Behavioral Medicine and Dentistry earlier this month.


December 6, 2013

Dr. Dodson announces “OMS Grand Rounds” lecture series

Dr. Thomas Dodson, Chair of the School of Dentistry’s Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS), has announced the launch on Jan. 15, 2014 of “OMS Grand Rounds,” a wide-ranging series of lectures of high interest to the OMS community.


July 19, 2013

Dr. Peter Milgrom to speak on oral health at NIH seminar

Dr. Peter Milgrom of the Department of Oral Health Sciences will be a featured speaker at the Health Disparities Seminar Series of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md., on Aug. 15.