UW School of Dentistry

Anna Forsyth

Background Dr. Anna Forsyth is from Tucson, Arizona, and has lived in the Pacific Northwest for over a decade. Dr. Forsyth is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Washington State Pediatric Dental Association, and American Dental Education Association. Education DDS, University of Washington…


Amy Kim

Background Dr. Kim managed research programs at the Michigan Center for Oral Health Research and the University of Michigan’s Comprehensive Cancer Center prior to joining the University of Washington. She has also worked in dental private practice and the SMILE Program. She has extensive experience in dental education with a focus on admissions and interprofessional…


Chris Chen

Background Dr. Chen is part-time Affiliated Faculty at The Center for Pediatric Dentistry. He is a clinical instructor for UW pediatric dental residents and pre-doctoral dental students and Lead Pediatric Dental Resident. Dr. Chen is also in private practice in Redmond. Education BA, Biology, University of Rochester, 1995 Master of Public Health, New York Medical…


Mariella Garcia

Background Originally from Peru, Dr. Garcia is acting assistant professor of pediatric dentistry. Her goal is to consistently provide excellent service to patients and families. Her focus is in training pediatric dental residents in academic and clinical settings. Education DDS, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia School of Dentistry Advanced Education in General Dentistry training and pediatric…


Daniel H. Cook

Background Dr. Daniel H. Cook received his dental degree from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1966 and a Master of Science degree with a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Marquette in 1972. He practiced in Tacoma, Washington, specializing in pediatric dentistry, from 1972 – 2017.  He is a past president of the American Academy…


Simon Lin

Background Dr. Lin is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. He has been the Predoctoral Program Director since 2007. He practices at The Center for Pediatric Dentistry and the Dental Surgery Center, Seattle Children’s hospital. Dr. Lin is board certified and a clinical mentor for pre-dental…


Travis Nelson

Background Dr. Nelson is a Clinical Associate Professor with the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington. He maintains hospital privileges at Seattle Children’s and is actively involved in dental treatment for all children. He supervises dental students and residents and cares for patients in the dental surgery center. Education DDS, Loma Linda…


Ana Lucia Seminario

Background Dr. Seminario has dual training as a pediatric dentist and epidemiologist. She is a member of the Council on Clinical Affairs at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Director of the UW Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health. Education DDS, Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia, 1996 Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry, Peruvian…


Joel Berg

Background Dr. Berg is a professor at the UW School of Dentistry. He previously held executive positions at Philips Oral Healthcare and ESPE Dental. He is the author of numerous published manuscripts and abstracts and a co-editor of a textbook on early childhood oral health. Education DDS, University of Iowa, 1983 Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry,…


Karen Yee-Lo

Background Dr. Yee-Lo is an affiliate professor at the University of Washington School of Dental Medicine.  She also owns a private practice in Lakewood, Washington.  She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and she is a consultant to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Education Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, St. Christopher’s…