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Alireza Sadr, DDS, PhD

Alireza Sadr

Clinical Associate Professor, Restorative Dentistry


Box 357456


Dr. Sadr is a Clinical Associate Professor at Department of Restorative Dentistry, Director of Operative Dentistry Pre-clinical Training and Associate Director of Biomimetics Biomaterials Biophotonics & Technology (B4T) laboratory at University of Washington School of Dentistry. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in Cariology and Operative Dentistry at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU).

Dr. Sadr holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the National University of Iran (SBMU) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Dental Science from TMDU, where he received advanced clinical training in restorative dentistry, focused on bonded restorations.

Dr. Sadr teaches courses in pre-doctoral and graduate course at the dental school including:

  • DENTPC 530: Preclinical Operative Dentistry 1 (director)
  • DENTPC 550: Preclinical Operative Dentistry 2 (director)
  • DENTPC 560: Preclinical Operative Dentistry 3 (director)
  • DENTPC 570: Preclinical Operative Dentistry 4 (director)
  • DENTPC 580: Preclinical Operative Dentistry 5 (co-director)
  • DENTCL 631: Prosthodontics Clerkship
  • DENTCL 634: Operative Dentistry Clerkship
Dr. Sadr’s scholarly work is focused on research and development of new restorative dental materials, mainly resin composites and adhesives. He is an advocate of minimally invasive dentistry, and has been investigating non-invasive diagnostic modalities including optical coherence tomography to image teeth and surrounding structures without the use of ionizing radiation. Dr. Sadr is interested in adoption of advanced technology and digital workflow in the clinical practice of dentistry.

Dr. Sadr maintains a faculty practice at the University of Washington School of Dentistry and has been a member of the American Dental Association, International Associations for Dental Research (IADR), International Academy for Adhesive Dentistry, Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry, and other professional organizations.

Dr. Sadr has authored and coauthored over 160 full-length peer-reviewed research publications, and been invited to speak at several dental conferences and schools worldwide. He has received external funding for his research from national and international organizations in the United States and Japan. He has also served as a reviewer in the fields of dentistry, materials science and optics including Journal of Dental Research, Dental Materials, Journal of Dentistry, Dental Materials Journal, Journal of Biomedical Optics, Journal of Adhesive Dentistry and others.

Dr. Sadr has supervised postgraduate students and post-doctoral researchers in various institutions including UW (B4T) and TMDU in projects that have brought his group domestic and international scientific awards, including five consecutive outstanding research prizes in adhesive dentistry. In 2019, Dr. Sadr was acknowledged by the class of 2021 with the 2nd Year Faculty Award.

Dr. Sadr has a background in campaigning for social justice and experience in media and information technology. He enjoys reading, learning languages, music, outdoor activities, skiing and travelling with his family.