UW School of Dentistry


Yen-Wei Chen , DDS, MSD

Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry



Box 357456


Dr. Yen-Wei Chen holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Taipei Medical University (1998), a Master of Science in Dentistry degree and Certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Washington (2008).

Research Interests

Dr. Chen’s research interests are in the area of all ceramic systems and the application of CAD/CAM technology in the restorative dentistry.

Awards and Professional Service

Dr. Chen is a member of the  American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, American College of Prosthodontists, and board-eligible for the American Board of Prosthodontics. Dr. Chen’s clinical interests focus on esthetics and implant restorative dentistry. He currently maintains a part-time private practice in Seattle with his wife, Dr. Kanako Nagatomo. Dr. Chen has presented his research and clinical work at several scientific meetings both nationally and internationally. He has authored numerous articles in various peer reviewed journals and coauthored a book chapter. Dr. Chen was acknowledged by the class of  2012 and 2013 for contributing in teaching at the University of Washington.