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March 24, 2017

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

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.


March 17, 2017

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

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.


March 2, 2017

“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.


February 1, 2017

State health official prescribes steps to fight opioid crisis

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.


January 25, 2017

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

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.


January 18, 2017

Local Syrian refugees receive dental screenings

School of Dentistry faculty and students have begun screening dozens of area Syrian refugees for dental care at the University of Washington.


January 17, 2017

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

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.


January 13, 2017

School’s Kathy Hobson receives MLK volunteer honors

Kathy Hobson, a counseling services coordinator in the Department of Oral Health Sciences, received a Volunteer Service Award during the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday commemoration at the University of Washington Health Sciences Center on Jan. 12.


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 14, 2016

Dr. Esther Wilkins, founder of UW dental hygiene program, dies at 100

Dr. Esther Wilkins, who founded the University of Washington School of Dentistry’s dental hygiene program and was widely regarded as the godmother of modern dental hygiene, died on Dec. 12 in Boston at the age of 100.


December 12, 2016

Program boosts disadvantaged students seeking health careers

The name has changed, but the goal remains the same: Prepare talented, disadvantaged and historically under-represented students for careers in dentistry and other health sciences.


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.


July 25, 2016

Third-year students receive clinical coats

Sixty-six students from the Class of 2018, including eight new students in the International DDS program, formally received their clinical coats on Saturday in the School of Dentistry’s White Coat Ceremony.


July 20, 2016

UW, Kenya team on HIV oral health project

The University of Washington has joined forces with the University of Nairobi in an ambitious effort to combat the oral consequences of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among Kenya’s children.


June 3, 2016

School of Dentistry ranked in U.S. top 5, world’s top 15

The UW School of Dentistry was rated No. 5 in the United States and No. 15 in the world in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings.


Dentistry faculty helps rebuild jaw and palate in rare procedure

A team of University of Washington surgeons, including two School of Dentistry faculty members, has rebuilt a patient’s upper jaw and hard palate in one day in a rare procedure that utilized three-dimensional computerized design and implant-bone integration technology.


January 25, 2016

Dr. Herring, Dr. Chen receive school’s top teaching honor

Dr. Susan Herring and Dr. Yen-Wei Chen have received the School of Dentistry’s highest faculty honor, the Rothwell Award for excellence in teaching.


July 15, 2015

School making sweeping changes in curriculum, clinical training

School making sweeping changes in curriculum, clinical training


May 21, 2015

152 area children receive care during Dental Home Day event at UW

More than 150 Seattle-area children received fully subsidized dental care that will continue for a full year during Dental Home Day on Wednesday at the University of Washington Center for Pediatric Dentistry.


April 9, 2015

Dr. Atriya Salamati named UW Magnuson Scholar

Dr. Atriya Salamati, a PhD candidate in oral biology at the School of Dentistry, has been named a 2015-16 University of Washington Magnuson Scholar, one of the UW’s highest awards.


October 29, 2014

School has big impact at free Seattle clinic

Dean Joel Berg joined a contingent of Dentistry faculty, students and alumni who helped deliver free dental care to more than 3,400 Puget Sound residents during a massive four-day clinic at the arena Oct. 23-26.


October 24, 2014

School aiding effort to boost low-income dental health

Advantage Dental Services and the UW School of Dentistry have announced that they will launch an effort next year to improve the dental health of low-income mothers and children in Oregon.


Noted alum elected president of International College of Dentists

Dr. Dexter Barnes of Seattle, a prominent 1969 graduate of the School of Dentistry, was elected President of the International College of Dentists (ICD) at the group’s recent meeting in San Antonio, Texas.


October 6, 2014

State dentists recognized for legislative venture with UW

A collaboration by the School of Dentistry and Washington State Dental Association (WSDA) to broaden participation in an outreach to state legislators has earned WSDA a Golden Apple award from the American Dental Association (ADA).


August 13, 2014

School joining major Seattle health outreach

In one of Seattle’s biggest-ever public health outreach events, the School of Dentistry will join a sprawling volunteer coalition to help provide medical, dental and vision services to thousands of people in October.


UW forges link with Thailand’s leading dental school

A new agreement between the UW School of Dentistry and Thailand’s leading dental school is expected to generate more faculty exchanges and research collaborations as it helps expand the School’s global footprint.


July 18, 2014

Shunning fluoride linked to immunization refusal

School of Dentistry faculty member and researcher Dr. Donald Chi has uncovered a behavioral link between parents who refuse to immunize their children and parents who decline topical fluoride treatments for them.


June 2, 2014

OKU honorary awards scholarships, inducts new members

The UW chapter of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honorary society awarded scholarships to the top two students in each of the classes of 2015, 2016 and 2017 and also inducted new faculty and graduating student members at its annual banquet on May 28 at the UW Club.


May 9, 2014

Promising new dental approach for patients with autism outlined

Dr. Travis Nelson of the School of Dentistry’s Center for Pediatric Dentistry has been developing a new approach to the dental treatment of children with autism for the last year and a half.


April 25, 2014

‘Virtual fair’ for prospective students April 29-30

On April 29 and 30, the School of Dentistry will participate in an online forum in which prospective dental students can speak with admissions officials free of charge.


November 22, 2013

Health Sciences expands interprofessional education

Interprofessional education (IPE) has become one of the most important new directions in curriculum planning for University of Washington Health Sciences schools, including the School of Dentistry.


September 23, 2013

Ex-FDA official outlines regulatory challenges at Research Day

Dr. Larry Kessler, a former top official at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, discussed the formidable challenges in getting new dental technology through the regulatory process in a keynote address at the School of Dentistry’s annual Research Day on Sept. 20.


September 6, 2013

School recognizes 5 for outstanding staff work

The School of Dentistry recognized five staff members for outstanding work during the past year at a luncheon on Sept. 4 at the Husky Union Building.


August 5, 2013

Dentistry tackles a job for Huskies: mouthguards

When UW opponents play what coaches like to call “smash-mouth football,” the Huskies will be ready, thanks to a little help from School of Dentistry faculty, students and staff.


July 18, 2013

Macy Foundation Faculty Scholar to work with Pediatric Dentistry

Mayumi Willgerodt, an associate professor in the University of Washington School of Nursing, will collaborate with The Center for Pediatric Dentistry in her work as a 2013-14 Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Faculty Scholar.


July 17, 2013

Prosthodontists honor Dr. Sorensen

Dr. John Sorensen of the Department of Restorative Dentistry has been named to receive the 2013 President’s Award of the American College of Prosthodontists, the ACP has announced.


July 15, 2013

Dr. Rebecca L. Slayton named Law/Lewis Professor

Dr. Rebecca L. Slayton has been named Law/Lewis Endowed Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the School of Dentistry, pending formal approval by the UW Board of Regents.


June 28, 2013

Rock ’n’ Roll team makes strides for oral health

Students, faculty members and staff from the School of Dentistry took to the streets to raise money for oral health during Seattle’s annual Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon on June 22.


June 19, 2013

Rock ’n’ Roll team giving everyone a run for their money

Students, faculty members and staff are warming up to represent the School of Dentistry at this year’s Seattle Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon, which takes place on Saturday, June 22.


June 18, 2013

Dr. Mouradian receives 2013 Shils Award

Dr. Wendy Mouradian, Associate Dean for Regional Affairs and RIDE, has received a 2013 Shils Award from the Dr. Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Education Fund for her work with the UW Regional Initiatives in Dental Education program.


June 10, 2013

Class of 2013 receives its doctoral hoods

Members of the Class of 2013 received their DDS degrees at the School of Dentistry’s annual Investiture of Doctoral Hoods ceremony on June 8 at Meany Hall on the UW campus.


May 31, 2013

OKU inducts new members, awards scholarships

The UW chapter of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) dental honorary society bestowed six scholarships and inducted new alumni and faculty members during its annual dinner on May 30 at the Husky Union Building.


May 28, 2013

Dr. Thomas Dodson to lead Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Thomas B. Dodson of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine has accepted an appointment to become chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the UW, Dean Joel Berg has announced.


April 9, 2013

Dr. Emily Chu selected as UW Magnuson Scholar

Dr. Emily Chu, a first-year graduate student in the School of Dentistry’s DDS/PhD program, has been selected as a 2013-14 University of Washington Magnuson Scholar.


April 1, 2013

American Indian Dentistry meeting to have UW presence

Representatives of the School of Dentistry will be key presenters at the annual conference of the Society of American Indian Dentistry May 31-June 2 in Tulalip, Wash.


March 27, 2013

Drs. Bloomquist, Natkin to be feted at Dean’s Club Dinner

Dr. Dale Bloomquist, Associate Professor Emeritus and Acting Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Dr. Eugene Natkin, Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Endodontics, will be honored at the 29th annual Dean’s Club Dinner on Saturday, April 27.


March 13, 2013

Rumple elected ASDA vice president

Third-year student Tyler Rumple was elected vice president of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) during the organization’s annual meetings in Atlanta March 6-9.


March 5, 2013

UW to present major global health study

The UW’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) will present a review of the largest-ever epidemiological analysis of levels and trends in health on Monday, March 11, at 4 p.m. in Hogness Auditorium in the Health Sciences Center.


March 4, 2013

Faculty has flurry of journal publications

In the space of about one week at the end of February, School of Dentistry faculty members published several studies in major journals.


February 12, 2013

IADR symposium to honor faculty member’s memory

A satellite symposium at this year’s annual meetings of the International Association for Dental Research in Seattle will honor the memory of the late Dr. H. Asuman Kiyak.



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