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Office of Regional Affairs

Welcome

The Office of Regional Affairs oversees dental programs that engage communities outside of the UW campus. We foster regional and global collaborations and seek resources to support students, researchers, and community stakeholders in a wide range of oral health programs. We especially value opportunities to conduct research with regional and global collaborators, reach underserved communities with clinical care, engage youth in exploring health professions, and expose dental trainees to a variety of practice models/patient populations.

Program Contacts

Office of Regional Affairs Contacts

Frank Roberts

Frank Roberts, DDS, PhD
Associate Dean

206-543-0903

Jennifer Grant

Jennifer Grant
Director of Operations

206-543-0903

Virginia Plata

Virginia Plata
Grant and Fiscal Operations

206-543-0903

Alicia Aahl

Alicia Aahl
Program Coordinator

206-616-0271

Ana Lucia Seminario, DDS

Ana Lucia Seminario, DDS, PhD
DeRouen Center Director

206-543-4570

Sara Stanley

Sara Stanley, MPH
DeRouen Center Program Manager

Amy Kim, DDS

Amy Kim, DDS
OEP Director

206-543-0407

Sarah Lynch

Sarah Lynch
OEP Program Manager

206-221-1816

Autumn Tsosie

Autumn Tsosie
OEP Program Assistant

206-221-1816

Natasha Flake, DDS, PhD MSD

Natasha Flake, DDS, PhD, MSD
RIDE Associate Director

206-543-5044

Sarah Kosnoff

Sarah Kosnoff

RIDE Program Operations and SOD Affiliation Agreements

206-543-0903

Sangeetha

Sangeetha Nedunchezhian, DDS
RIDE Restorative Dentistry Faculty Liaison

206-543-0903

Mary Krempasky Smith

Mary Krempasky Smith, DDS
RIDE Regional Clinical Director and RIDE Faculty

206-543-0903

Rachel Greene, DDS

Rachel Greene, DDS
SLR Clinical Director

206-543-0903

Jen Albrecht

Jen Albrecht
SLR Program Operations Manager

206-543-0903

Erika Barnes

Erika Barnes
SLR Program Operations

206-543-0903

Programs

Regional Initiatives in Dental Education

RIDE Students

The RIDE program is a specific educational track of the UW School of Dentistry (UWSOD) DDS programs that train dentists to meet the needs of rural and underserved populations in the state and region.

RIDE

DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health

DeRouen Staff

The Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health at the UW School of Dentistry aims to improve quality of life by promoting collaboration and inclusivity in oral and craniofacial research that impacts global health.

DeRouen Center

Office of Educational Partnerships

OEP Students

OEP coordinates outreach programs to improve the oral health of underserved communities directly through working with our dental student’s volunteer service, and through our pathway programs.

Partnerships

Service Learning Rotation

SLR Student

In the SLR program at the UWSOD all 4th year dental students serve for at least 5 weeks in a community dental clinic delivering dental care to patients in need.

Service Learning

Rural and Underserved Opportunities Program

RUOP Students

The four-week summer RUOP program gives students pre-clinical training opportunities at underserved community dental clinic sites.

RUOP

News!

RIDE Student Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross

Master Sgt. Jodi Signer, a student in the EWU RIDE Program, risked her life to evacuate civilians from Afghanistan. EWU Student Awarded Flying Cross

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