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Tar Chee Aw, DDS, MS

Tar Chee Aw

Associate Professor, Restorative Dentistry
Adjunct Professor, Oral Health Sciences


Box 357456


Dr. Aw holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Bristol (1986), a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (1990), an Advanced Education in General Dentistry certificate (1991), both from Northwestern University; a General Practice Residency certificate from Cornell University (1993),

Dr. Aw is an Associate Professor of the Division of Operative Dentistry in the Department of Restorative Dentistry. His research focus is primarily in laboratory evaluation and clinical trials of new restorative dental materials and techniques. His areas of interest include Esthetics, Implants, Biomaterials (resins, ceramics, cements, curing lights) and Technology (lasers, CAD/CAM, informatics, expert systems, neural networks, telemedicine).  He has authored numerous scientific research and clinical articles in various peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Aw maintains a private faculty practice at the School of Dentistry and is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of Operative Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry and the International Association for Dental Research. Dr. Aw is a member of the SKCDS Strategic Planning Committee, and serves as a board member of the Washington Academy of General Dentistry. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the Operative Dentistry journal and a Reviewer for the Journal of the American Dental Association. He is a presenter at many scientific meetings and has held Continuing Dental Education courses locally, nationally, and internationally.  He has been interviewed and appeared in print, internet, radio and television.  In 2008, he was inducted as a Fellow into the International College of Dentists.

Dr. Aw’s personal interests include reading, computing, sports, music, travel, gardening and recreational activities with his family.