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Pollene Speed McIntyre, MS, DDS, FACD

Pollene Speed McIntyre

Clinical Associate Professor, Restorative Dentistry
Co-Director, Operative Clerkship


Box 357456


Dr. Speed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/chemistry (1973) from South Carolina State University, as well as a Master of Science degree in Fish Pathology (1976) and a Doctor of Dental Surgery (1980) both from the University of Washington. She received a certification from the American Dental Education Association’s Institute of Teaching and Learning (2008). She also holds a Professional Technical Teaching Certification and Washington State Online Teaching certification.

Research Interests

Dr. Speed is the author of several research articles and has been invited to peer -reviewed many research papers. Her most recent publications were for the Journal of Geriatric Dentistry and Gerontology.  Her current research is on the Use of Flowable composite in dentistry. She is a member of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network, and served on University of Washington PRECEDENT Research Executive board. She has presented at ADEA Annual meetings, PRECEDENT Annual meetings giving research analyses of work completed by this group. Her research focus remains with Preventive Dentistry, Pediatric and community dentistry and access to care issues. Dr. Speed presented her research on “How Dental School Admissions Practices Impact the Make-up of Students” at the American Dental Education Annual Meeting.

Awards and Professional Service

Dr. Speed maintains a private dental practice in South Seattle and is a member of The American Dental Association, the American Academy of General Dentistry, the Washington State Dental Association and the Seattle King County Dental Society.  Dr. Speed is a fellow in numerous honorary dental organizations including The American College of Dentists, The International College of Dentists, The Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the local chapter of Delta Omicron Omega. She is the former chair of the University of Washington School of Dentistry Admissions committee and the Early Childhood Oral Health (ECOH) Community Outreach, Marketing and Media (C.O.M.M.) board. Among her professional work and service, she is a founding member of several educational programs, Foundations and endowments including the establishment of the Seattle Community College Dental Hygiene program, the Washington State Expanded Function Dental program, and the Seattle Vocational Dental Assistant program.

She is also a founding member of the University of Washington School of Dentistry Partners in Diversity Endowment and the Seattle Girls Empowerment Foundation. Dr. Speed is a charter member of the Seattle Chapter of the National Girl Friends, ® Inc. organization and a charter member and founding president of the Seattle Girls Empowerment Foundation. She is a frequent presenter/ participant in her sorority The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority educational programs. She has received numerous awards including the Governor Christine Gregoire Crystal award and was voted one of Seattle’s Top Dentists by her peers for consecutive years.

Her pioneering work as a dental professional and community leader was featured in the Northwest African American Museum.   She was honored by the Seattle Chapter of the National Council of Negro women. Most recently she was honored by the University of Washington School of Dentistry Student chapter of the National Dental Association and the Dental Alumni News for her pioneering work in dentistry.

Personal interests

Dr. Speed’s personal interests include spending time with her family, social activities with her friends in the Seattle Chapter of Girl Friends, Inc., and community services with her sorority, The Delta Upsilon Omega chapter of The Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, Inc. She also enjoys women college softball, major league baseball, live theatre, jazz concerts and attending church regularly.


  1. Ferracane JL, Hilton T, Zhou L, Gillette J, Speed-McIntyre P. Berg J. Use of caries preventive services in the NW Precedent dental network. Community Dentistry Dent. Oral Epidemiol. 2011; 39:68-78
  2. Gillette, J Cunha-Cruz, A. Gilbert, P. Speed McIntyre. L Zhou and T. Derouen. The Conduct of Practice-based Research in community clinics compared to Private Practices: similarities, differences and challenges. Compendium April 2010
  3.  Ferracane, T. Hilton, L. Zhou., J. Gillette, P. Speed McIntyre, J. Berg. Use of caries prevention services in the Northwest PRECEDENT. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology- 2010
  4.  Speed, S. Coldwell, D. Jackson and K. Craig. Initial Evaluation of Whole file Review Process for School of Dentistry- Study in progress
  5.  J. Ferracane, T. Hilton, L. Zhou, J. Gillette, P. Speed McIntyre, J. Berg and NW PRECEDENT Use of Caries Preventive Services in the NW Precedent Dental Network Abstract  #101041- 2008
  6. Speed, Pollene: Studies on the Host specificity of the Eye fluke Diplostomon Spathaceus in Salmonids and the Feasibility of Short-term Immunization, Master Thesis 1976
  7. Speed, Pollene and Pauley, Gilbert B: The susceptibility of four salmonid species to the Eye fluke Diplostomeus Spatheuceus. Northwest Science, vol. 58, no. 4, 1984

Research Articles – Peer Review Invitations/reviews

  1. Effect of finishing/polishing techniques and time on surface roughness of silorane and methacrylate based restorative materials” Oral Health 15-131- Feb. 2015
  2. In Vitro Evaluation of the Accuracy of Seating Cast Metal Fixed partial dentures on the Abutment teeth with Varying Degree of Convergence Angle”- Oral Health 14-397 Jan. 2015
  3. Anterior Aesthetic rehabilitation- How to get success again after the unexpected failure”. A Case report- Oral Health 15-122 Feb. 2015
  4.  Maxillomandibular relationship record for complete arch/mouth implant restorations using putty-elastomeric occlusion rim at healing abutment level”- Oral Health 14-339- Dec. 2014
  5. “Reconstruction and implant rehabilitation of the completely edentulous maxilla and mandible utilizing iliac crest autogenous block grafts: a clinical case report– Oral Health 14-371 Dec. 2014
  6. “Remineralizing Agents- Then and Now- An Update”- Oral Health 14-318 Nov. 2014
  7. Remineralizing Agents- Then and Now- An Update”– Oral Health 14-318BR1 Dec. 2014
  8. “ Alleviating geriatric oral health predicaments in a developing country” Oral- Health 14-108 April 2014
  9. “Assessment of Learning a New tooth Notation (MICAP) Format by Dental Health Professionals” Oral Health 15-150 April 2015