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John A. Sorensen

Clinical Instruction

  • Oral rehabilitation and implant surgical-prosthodontics from single tooth to full mouth reconstruction

Research Interests

  • Applied materials research for fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics.
  • Employing biomechanical approach to fixed prosthodontics establishing the new ideal of minimally invasive adhesive ceramic fixed prosthodontic systems.
  • Conducted 11 clinical trials on all-ceramic fixed prosthodontic systems and cements,  implant systems and implant abutment systems.
  • Development of a completely digital workflow for full arch implant surgical-prosthodontics, from diagnosis/treatment planning to definitive prosthesis.
  • Mentoring Graduate Prosthodontics residents in their MSD research theses.

John Yae


Dr. Yae holds a bachelor of arts degree in Zoology (1983) from the University of Washington, and a Doctor of Dental Surgery (1987) from the University of Washington.

Awards/Professional Service

Dr. Yae has maintained a private practice in Lynnwood WA for over 33 years before joining the University of Washington School of Dentistry as clinical faculty.

He has also been awarded for over 30 years of service as affiliate faculty at the University of Washington. Dr. Yae was nominated by the class of 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 at the University of Washington School of Dentistry as an outstanding faculty member. Dr. Yae has given multiple lectures on laser dentistry. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of Operative Dentistry, Washington State Dental Association, and Snohomish Dental Association.

Dr. Yae is also a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Academy of Gold Foil Operators (1987- 2001), Hampson Ferrier gold foil study club (1987-2001), and Associated Ferrier study club (1987-2001)



Alan Sutton

Education and Training

Dr. Sutton received his D.D.S. from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1985. He then joined the U.S. Air Force and completed three tours of duty before being accepted into the USAF Prosthodontics Residency Program in 1994. He completed his residency in 1997 and then his Fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthetics in 1998 at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Texas. He is a Diplomate of The American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists and a Fellow in the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics.

Awards and Professional Service

Before becoming the Director of Maxillofacial Prosthetics Services at the University of Washington, Dr. Sutton was a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine and Director, Occlusion II course and the Advance Prosthodontics course. He was also Co-Director of the Fixed Prosthodontics and Removable Prosthodontics Laboratory courses.

Dr. Sutton served for 29 years in the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps. His experiences included: Director Resident Education and Director of Prosthodontics Research, Director of Fixed Prosthodontics and then Prosthodontics Program Director, Dental Laboratory Flight Commander at Lackland AFB, Chief, Department of Prosthodontics and Dental Laboratory Flight Commander at Ramstein AB, Germany as well as the USAFE Prosthodontics Consultant. He was the Military Consultant to the Surgeon General for Dental Laboratories and the Director, of the Area Dental Laboratory at Peterson AFB from 2006 to 2010,. Then he became the Director, Maxillofacial Prosthetics at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center and at the San Antonio Military Medical Center from 2010-2014. Additionally, he was the Chairman, ADA Standards Committee on Dental Products, Subcommittee 9.66, Scanning Accuracy of Dental Chair-side and Laboratory CAD CAM systems that developed and finalized ADA/ANSI Standard 132.

Dr. Sutton has received numerous teaching awards to include the Chancellor’s Teaching Recognition Award (2015, 2017), the President’s Excellence in Teaching Award (2016, 2019), and Outstanding Clinical Instructor (2015, 2018, 2021). Additionally, he received the USAF Legion of Merit Medal (2014), Outstanding Senior Dental Educator of the Year for the Air Force Postgraduate Dental School (2013), American College of Prosthodontists, Major General Bill Lefler Federal Service Award (2012) and International Academy of Gnathology Scholarship Award (1999).

Kerry Streiff


Dr. Kerry Streiff graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology & Geology from Whitman College. After working in the wine industry, she returned to school and completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Washington. Dr. Streiff enjoys the integration of artistry and science that dentistry provides and is committed to caring for people first and foremost. She loves to meet new people and share her passion for outdoor activities, traveling, cooking, and wine.

Dr. Streiff is very involved in local and international service efforts and believes it is very important to give back to communities in need. In addition to volunteering with Medical Teams International, Union Gospel Mission, and the Special Olympics, Doctor. Streiff returns to Guatemala each year with her father and a group called Nuevas Sonrisas (New Smiles) to work with local children.

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
  • Academy of Dental Materials Award
  • American Academy of Gold Foil Operators Achievement Award
  • American College of Dentists Ferrier Memorial Prize
  • Office of Educational Partnerships & Diversity Service Award
  • American Dental Association
  • Washington State Dental Association
  • Seattle-King County Dental Society
  • American Academy of Developmental Medicine & Dentistry
  • Special Care Dentistry Association

Rachel E Greene

Dr. Rachel Greene is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and the Clinical Director of the Service Learning Rotation Program. She has over ten years of experience in community-based dental education and has published on program development, assessment, outcomes, and sustainability. Dr. Greene is an affiliate faculty member of the UW Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education (IPE) Research and Practice and serves as an Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) Program Champion. Her teaching focus is on dental practice management, IPE, pediatric dentistry, and community-based dental care. Dr. Greene is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and works in private practice part time in Snohomish, Washington.

James E. Newman Jr.

Research Interests

Digital teaching methods in the Dental Anatomy Curriculum

Glen Johnson

  • University of Washington BSME Mechanical Engineering March 1968
  • University of Washington MSE. Bioengineering Dec 1977
  • University of Washington DDS Dentistry June 1978
  • University of Michigan MS Dental Materials June 1983
  • Summer Research Fellowship (SURF), UW School of Dentistry (1977)
  • National Institute for Dental Research Trainee Fellowship, Dental Materials, University of Michigan (1981‐1983)
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society (1990‐present)
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy, Fellow (1993)
  • Washington State Dental Association Faculty Award (2011)
  • School of Dentistry Distinguished Teaching Award
  1. G Ibarra, GH Johnson, W Geurtsen, MA Vargas. Microleakage of porcelain veneer restorations bonded to enamel and
    dentin with a new self‐adhesive resin‐based dental cement. Dental Materials 23(2):218‐25, Feb. 2007.
  2. C.V. Farrell, G.H. Johnson, M.T. Oswald, R.D. Tucker: Effect of cement selection and finishing technique on marginal
    opening of cast gold inlays. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 99:287‐292, April 2008.
  3. AH Kang, GH.Johnson, X Lepe, JC Wataha. Accuracy of reformulated, fast set vinyl polysiloxane impression material
    using dual‐arch trays. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry; 101:332‐341, May 2009.
  4. GH Johnson, X Lepe, H Zhang, JC Wataha. “Retention of metal‐ceramic crowns with contemporary dental cements.”
    J Am Dent Assn, 2009;140;1125‐1136, Sep 2009.
  5. G.H. Johnson, L.A. Mancl, E.R. Schwedhelm, D.R. Verhoef and X. Lepe. Clinical trial investigating success rates for
    polyether and vinyl polysiloxane impressions made with full‐arch and dual‐arch plastic trays. J Prosth Dent
    103;23:13‐22, January 2010.
  6. MH Kronström, GH Johnson, RW Hompesch. Accuracy of a generically new ring‐opening metathesis elastomeric
    dental impression material. J Prosth Dent 103;23:49‐53, January 2010.
  7. T Stober, GH Johnson, M Schmitter. Accuracy of the newly formulated vinyl siloxanether elastomeric impression
    material. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 103;228‐239, April 2010.
  8. M Schmitter, GH Johnson, C Faggion, C Klose, G Mitov, F Nothdurft, P Pospiech, P Rammelsberg, B Ohlmann, S
    Schwarz, T Stober, P Schiller, M Pritsch. Clinical success rates for polyether crown impressions when
    mixed dynamically and statically. Clin Oral Invest, Epub 25 May 2011.
  9. GH. Johnson, X. Lepe, O. Schäfer, A. Patterson. Simplified cementation of lithium disilicate crowns: Retention with
    various adhesive resin cement combinations. J Prosth Dent 119;826‐32, May 2018.
  10. X Lepe, KR Streiff and GH Johnson. Long‐term retention of zirconia crowns cemented with current automixed
    cements. J Prosth Dent J Prosthet Dent 2021;125:788‐94 DOI:
  11. KR Streiff, X Lepe, GH Johnson. Longterm retention of lithium disilicate crowns with a current bioactive cement. J
    Esthet Restor Dent. 2021:33;621‐27

Van Ramos

Education and Training

Dr. Ramos received his D.D.S. from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston in 1985 and his certificate in the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1994. He is a Diplomate of The American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists and the International College of Dentists. Additionally, Dr. Ramos is member of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, the American Dental Association.

Awards and Professional Service

Before becoming the director of the Graduate Prosthodontics residency program at the University of Washington, Dr. Ramos served for 30 years in the U.S. Army Dental Corps. Most recently, he was the director of the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics for the Army and the Prosthodontic Consultant to the Army Surgeon General. Dr. Ramos’ awards include the Maj. Gen. Bill B. Lefler Federal Services Award, U.S. Army Dental Command Educator of the Year, the Surgeon General’s “A” Designator Award, U.S. Army Medical Department Official Order of Military Medical Merit, Legion of Merit, Expert Field Medical Badge and the Combat Action Badge.

Sandra L. Phillips


Ms. Phillips received her BS at the University of Washington (1982) graduating from the School of Dentistry’s Degree Completion Program for Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists. Ms. Phillips also completed a master’s in public administration (MPA) from the University of Washington’s Daniel J. Evans School of Governance & Public Policy (1985).

Ms. Phillips was the Director Health & Safety for the School and was an active member on numerous committees including the Dean’s Leadership Council, SOD Curriculum Committee, Dental Admissions, Health & Safety, the Clinical Services Committee and was a member of the SOD Safe Start Team and COVID Task Force.

She has had the honor of serving on the Dean’s Search Committee and is a past representative of the University of Washington’s Faculty Council of Faculty Affairs. She also served as the School’s practice management ‘Thread Champion’.

Sandra has been a member of AADS/ADEA since 1997; Her activities included: a poster presentation at the 74th annual session entitled ‘Outcomes Comparison of Solo-Practitioner and Group Practice Care Delivery Models’; participation in the Legal Special Interest Group at the 77th annual session ‘Providing Patient Care: Legal rights and responsibilities of the Dental Education Institution; in 2006 she was appointed as the Western Regional Chair of the Clinic Administration Section for ADEA and served as the Section Secretary in 2011, and Section Chair from 2012-2014 and was the Section Councilor elected in 2021.

Susanne Kölare Jeffrey


Saliva as a diagnostic fluid. Release of regulatory proteins into saliva during normal physiological conditions, as well as when glands are compromised and salivary gland secretion is affected. Methodology: Gel electrophoresis, western blotting, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence and confocal microscopy, in situ hybridization.


  1. Zhang W, Efanov A, Yang S-N, Fried G, Kölare S, Brown H, Zaitsev S, Berggren P-O, Meister B (2000) Munc-18 associates with syntaxin and serves as a negative regulator of exocytosis in the pancreatic b-cell. J Biol Chem 275(52):41521-41527.
  2. Sundström E, Kölare S, Souverbie F, Samuelsson E B, Pschera H, Lunell N O, Seiger Å (1993) Chemical differentiation of human bulbospinal monoaminergic neurons during the first trimester. Dev Brain Res, 75(1):1 – 12.
  3. Larsson S, Hultgård-Nilsson A, Kölare S, Luthman J, Sejersen T, Aperia A (1991) Serum factors induce c-fos expression and rapid cell proliferation in adolescent but not in infant rat proximal tubular cells. Pediatr Res 29:263-267.
  4. Kölare S (1989) Studies on thymocyte subpopulations in guinea pigs, with special reference to proliferation and differentiation. Ph.D. thesis, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.

Hai Zhang

Dr. Zhang received a DMD from West China University of Medical Sciences (Sichuan University) (1992). He earned a PhD in Oral Biology and a Certificate in Prosthodontics, both from the University of Connecticut (2002). He also had post-doctoral research training in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Connecticut (2002).
  • DENTPC 535 – (Removable Partial Denture Design/Course Director)
  • DENTPC 551 – (Immediate Denture/Course Co-Director)
  • PROS 560 – (Graduate – Advanced Removable Prosthodontics/Course Co-Director)
  • RESD 588 – (Graduate – Graduate Occlusion/Course Co-Director)
Dr. Zhang’s research is mainly focused on mineralized tissue biology and regeneration. He is also interested in biomimetic restorative materials, dental implantology and applications of innovative technology in Prosthodontics and restorative dentistry.

Dr. Zhang held a faculty appointment (Clinical Instructor) in the University of Connecticut before he joined the University of Washington as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Currently he is a tenured Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry. He has served as Vice Chair of the Restorative Dentistry Department and Interim Director of the Graduate Prosthodontics program. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics (ABP) and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). He is a member of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics (AAFP) where he serves as the Chair of the Tylman Research Committee. He is also the Vice Chair of the ACP Research Committee. Dr. Zhang is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) where he serves in Test Construction Committees (TCC) for Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) and Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE). He was inducted to be a member and served as national President (2015) of the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Dental Honor Society.

Dr. Zhang has received an ACP Geriatric Award, the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Morita Research Award and NIH/NCRR/ITHS Joint Ignition Award. He has mentored a number of graduate students (MS, MSD and PhD) and visiting scholars. Some of them have received national and international recognitions such as Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the IADR Mineralized Tissue Group, Journal of Endodontics Awards and David Felton Best Clinical Report Award from the Journal of Prosthodontics. Dr. Zhang has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and more than 10 book chapters in the areas of dental implantology, clinical Prosthodontics, tissue engineering, dental materials and oral biology. He is a co-inventor of two US patents on biomimetic materials for dental applications.

Dr. Zhang is a Section Editor of the Journal of Prosthodontics, a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, and ad hoc reviewer for many leading professional journals. He is also an invited expert reviewer of a few national research grants in the US and foreign countries. Dr. Zhang has been invited to lecture, moderate or chair in many national and international conferences and numerous CDE courses in the dental schools of the US, China and Southeast Asian countries. Dr. Zhang has a dental license in the State of Washington and works in a part-time private dental office.

Dr. Zhang’s selected publications:

  1. Yan W, Jiang E, Reteria C, Paranjpe A, Arola D, Liao L, Ren X and Zhang H. Odontoblast apoptosis and intratubular mineralization of sclerotic dentin with aging. Arch Oral Biol, 2022 (accepted).
  2. Buranaphatthana W, Yavirach A, Leaf EM, Scatena M, Zhang H, An, JY and Giachelli CM. Engineered osteoclasts resorb necrotic alveolar bone in anti-RANKL antibody-treated mice. Bone, 153, 116144, 2021.
  3. Zhang H, Ramos V, Bratos M, He W and Liu P. Effect of the attachments on clinical outcomes of mandibular distal extension implant-supported removable partial dentures – A systematic review. J Prosthet Dent, Jul 20:S0022-3913(21)00218-3. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2021.04.008. Online ahead of print, 2021.
  4. He W, Zhang H and Qiu J. Osteogenic effects of bioabsorbable magnesium implant in rat mandibles and in vitro. J Periodont, 92(8):1181-1191, doi: 10.1002/JPER.20-0162, 2020.
  5. Zhang H, Chavez MB, Kolli T, Tan MH, Fong H, Chu EY, Li Y, Ren X, Watanabe K, Kim D and Foster BL. Dentoalveolar defects in the Hyp mouse model of X-linked hypophosphatemia. J Dent Res, Apr;99(4):419-428. doi: 10.1177/0022034520901719, 2020.
  6. Yan W, Montoya C, Øilo M, Ossa AE, Paranjpe A, Zhang H and Arola D. Reduction in fracture resistance of the root with aging. J Endod, 43(9):1494-1498. doi:10.1016/j.joen.2017.04.020, 2017.
  7. Arola D, Gao S, Zhang H and Masri R. The tooth: Its structure and properties. Dent Clin North Am, 61(4):651–668, 2017.
  8. Barndt P, Zhang H and Liu F. Immediate loading: from biology to biomechanics. J Prosthet Dent, 113:96-107, 2015.
  9. Sun J, Horst OV, Bumgarner R, Lakely B, Somerman MJ and Zhang H. Laser capture microdissection (LCM) enables cellular and molecular studies of tooth root development. Int J Oral Sci, 4:7-13, 2012.
  10. Zhang H, Foster B. Section III (J): Clinical correlates: Mineral metabolism and disruption of dentoalveolar development in a case of craniometaphyseal dysplasia (CMD). In: Mineralized Tissues in Oral and Craniofacial Science: Biological Principles and Clinical Correlates. Editors: Somerman MJ and McCauley L. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
  11. Zhang H, Tompkins KA, Garrigues J, Snead ML, Gibson CW and Somerman MJ. Amelogenin binds to cell surface LAMP-1 on tooth root associated cells. Arch Oral Biol, 55(6):417-425, 2010.
  12. Zhang H, Hanson F, Giannobile W, and Somerman M. Periodontal tissue engineering. In: Lanza R and Langer R (editors). Principles of Tissue Engineering (3rd edition). San Diego: Academic Press. p1095-1109, 2007.
  13. Zhang H, Aronow M and Gronowicz G. Transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-β1) prevents the age-dependent decrease in bone formation in human osteoblast/implant cultures. J Biomed Mater Res, 75(1):98-105, 2005.
  14. Zhang H, Ahmad M and Gronowicz G. Effects of transforming growth factor beta1 on mineralization of human osteoblasts on implant materials in vitro. Biomaterials 24:2013-20, 2003.

Dr. Zhang’s full publication list can be found here. (link: ‪Hai Zhang – ‪Google Scholar)

In his spare time, Dr. Zhang enjoys an array of outdoor activities such as hiking, snowshoeing and gardening. He is also a frequent participant of intramural recreational volleyball league games.

Pollene Speed McIntyre


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

Kavita Shor


Dr. Shor holds a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree (1991) from Goa University in Goa, India.  She has also earned both a specialty certificate in Prosthodontics and a Master of Science degree in Prosthodontics from the University of Washington in 2001.

Research Interests

Dr. Shor’s research interests are in the area of Implant Dentistry and CAD/CAM technology.

Awards and Professional Service

Dr. Shor maintains a part-time private practice in the South Lake Union area of Seattle, where she practices with her husband, Dr. Alex Shor. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, and also holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor position in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, also at the University of Washington. Prior to returning to Seattle, Dr. Shor served as an Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Previously, she was also a Clinical Instructor at the KLE Society’s Dental College in Belgaum, India.

Personal Interests

When Dr. Shor is not engaged in dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, traveling and classical music.

Ernesto Ricardo Schwedhelm


Dr. Schwedhelm received his DDS at the Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico in 1978. From Indiana University, he received an MSD (1983), Certificate of Fixed and Removable Partial Prosthodontics (1983) and a Certificate of Removable Prosthodontics, also in 1983. The national Dental Examining Board of Canada certified him for practice in August of 1983. He completed a Fellowship in Prosthodontics at the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in 1995 and a Certificate of Prosthodontics from the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia in 1997.

  • Prosthodontics 560 – Complete Dentures (Post-graduate course)
  • Prosthodontics 562 – Removable Partial Dentures (Post-graduate course)
  • Re-restoring previously restored dentition
  • Implants
  • Removable Prosthodontics
  • Dental Laboratory Quality Control
  • Microscopic Dentistry

Currently, Dr. Schwedhelm maintains a private practise in Seattle as well as being a Clinical Associate Professor of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Washington. In the past he has held other titles at the University of Washington including Acting Assistant Professor (2000-2001), Clinical Assistant Professor (1999-2000), Affiliate Assistant Professor (1998-1999), Acting Assistant Professor (1996-1998) and Clinical Instructor (1994-1996). At the University of British Columbia he held the position of Associate Instructor of Restorative Dentistry from (1983-1985). He held the positions of Associate Instructor (1981-1983) at Indiana University and Assistant Instructor (1978-1979) at the Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico. He has also been a consultant for the Washington State Department of Health, Health Professional Quality Assurance Division, and the Investigation Service Unit from March 2000 to the present. From 1990 to 2001 he was an Attending Staff member at Lions Gate Hospital. He has held a Co-Chair position on the Curriculum Committee at the University of Washington, as well as having been an Accreditation Team Member in 2002 and participating in the Career Enhancement/Growth Program in the Department of Restorative Dentistry from 2001 to the present. He holds dental licenses in Mexico, Alberta (Canada, non-practicing), British Columbia (Canada, non-practicing), the state of Washington and the state of Illinois.

Dr. Schwedhelm’s honors include a scholarship for post-graduate studies abroad from the Consejo de Ciencia y Tecnologica, Dedication and Enthusiasm in Teaching Award from the University of Washington Class of 1997, Outstanding Part-Time Instructor Award from the Class of 1998, Excellence in Teaching Award from the Class of 2000, Excellence in Teaching Award from the Class of 2001, Certificate of Excellence Award from the Class of 2002, Bruce R. Rothwell Distinguished Teacher Award 2004, 2002 Teacher of the Year Award from the Class of 2004, Full Time Faculty of the Year Award from the Class of 2003, and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society in June 2002. In March of 2006 he received the Charles Craig Teaching Award from the Omicrom Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.

Dr. Schwedhelm continues to attend CDE courses in the field of Prosthodontics to keep himself abreast of the latest developments and techniques. He also has several publications to his name in his chosen field. Other areas of interest to Dr. Schwedhelm include new implant techniques and dental technology.

Dr. Schwedhelm is also fluent in both Spanish and English.

Dr. Schwedhelm holds family to be very important and has participated in his children’s lives not only as a father, but as a coach of youth sports. He is also very involved in his church and volunteering in youth-oriented programs.

Alireza Sadr


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.

Jeffrey E. Rubenstein


Dr. Jeffrey E. Rubenstein was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences (1972) from Rutgers College, a D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (1975), a General Practice Residency at the Lancaster Cleft Palate Institute and H.K. Cooper Center for Craniofacial Anomalies (1976) and a Certificate in Prosthodontics with emphasis on Maxillofacial Prosthodontics from M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute and a post doctoral M.S. from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston, Texas (1980)

Dr. Rubenstein was Professor and Director of the Maxillofacial Prosthetic Service. His research focus was that of developing cutting edge technological approaches toward the oro-facial rehabilitation of the patient with anatomical compromise in the region of the head and neck. Dr. Rubenstein along with the surgical/reconstructive team at the University of Washington Medical Center have collaborated to facilitate improved function and restoration of such patients with significant and severe compromise and insult to their oro-facial anatomy stemming from management of oro-facial cancer treatment, trauma or congenital disorders. He also has attempted to develop research projects for graduate students and undergraduate dental students stemming from his seminal research on interface fit of implant components and prostheses. Further, clinical trials on cutting edge techniques such as Procera® All Ceramic Restorations and computer generated implant abutments and frameworks has also been a focus of research activity. He has authored a number of publications in the periodic and text literature. As well he has actively contributed to University of Washington Continuing Education Programs, and lectured locally, nationally and internationally.

Dr. Rubenstein was a Fellow in the Washington State Society of Prosthodontists and served as it’s President in 2002.  He was also a member of the Academy of Osseointegration.  He was a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow in the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics as well as this organization’s President in 2007 and a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists. He was a Fellow in the Academy of Prosthodontics. He served on editorial review boards of the The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants and the International Journal of Prosthodontics. Dr. Rubenstein was listed in the inaugural edition of “Best Dentists in the United States, and in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine’s Listing of Seattle’s Top Dentists from 2010 to date.

Dr. Rubenstein had a wide array of interests which include hiking, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, travel especially to places he has never been, chess, reading, theater, classical music, and gardening to name a few.

Andy Marashi


Dr. Marashi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology From Eastern Washington University (1989), a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Washington (2001). Dr. Marashi also completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at Baylor college of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas in 2002.

Awards and Professional Service

Dr. Marsahi was the recipient of the following awards, Charles L. Bolender Prosthetic Award (2001), Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities Award (2001) and UW School of Dentistry Student Council Student Recognition Award (2001). He has also received the 2010 Rothwell Distinguished Teaching Award, the University of Washington School of Dentistry’s highest honor in recognition of innovative teaching. Recently, he received the 2010 Teaching Award voted on by the Class of 2011.

Dr. Marashi also holds current memberships in the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Washington State Dental Association and Seattle-King County Dental Society.

Xavier Lepe


Dr. Lepe holds a Bachelor of Science degree (1976) and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (1980) from Universidad de Guadalajara, a specialty certificate in Combined Prosthodontics (1985) and a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology (1987) from Loyola University Chicago.

Dr. Lepe is Associate Professor and Division Head of Prosthodontics in the Restorative Dentistry Department. His main research focus has been on impression materials. He has however conducted clinical and laboratory studies on various other dental materials including: resin bonding agents, cements, gypsum stone products and post & core systems.

Dr. Lepe maintains a private practice in the Faculty Practice Clinic in the UW Dental School. He is a member and currently serves on the Credentials committee of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, is a member and past president of the Washington State Society of Prosthodontists, is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon and is a member of the International Association for Dental Research. He is also an Honorary member of Phi Omega and of Circulo de Estudios Odontologicos de Guadalajara study group. Dr. Lepe has served on the editorial board of the Operative Journal and the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.

Mats Kronstrom


Dr. Kronstrom holds a DDS from Lund University, Sweden (1980).  He earned a Certificate in Prosthodontics from the Postgraduate Dental Education Center, Orebro, Sweden (1994) and a PhD in Prosthodontics from Malmo University, Sweden (1999).

Dr. Kronstrom’s research specialty is in the fields of Dental Implants, Decision Making in Prosthodontics and Dental Education. His research focuses on clinical studies in Implant Dentistry in order to develop new and less expensive treatment options for edentulous patients.  He has given several presentations nationally and internationally and authored numerous articles in international peer-reviewed prosthodontic journals.

Dr. Kronstrom maintains a private Faculty Practice and is a member of the International College of Prosthodontists, the Academy of Osseointegration, the International/American Association for Dental Research.  He is mentoring a PhD student at Malmo University, Sweden, and is a reviewer for the International Journal of Prosthodontics, the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, and BMC Medical Journal. He serves as an IRB member on the Human Subjects Committee at the University of Washington.

Dr. Kronstrom’s personal interests include his family, dogs and gardening.  He has a sincere interest in classic American automobiles.

Sami Dogan

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Dr. Dogan holds a DDS (1991) from Ankara University Dental School in Turkey. He is also the recipient of a Doctor of Medical Dentistry (1998) degree from the Medical University of Hannover in Germany. Dr. Dogan completed his prosthodontics postgraduate training in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Washington in 2012.

Dr. Dogan has a dental background in pre-, and clinical teaching and is currently instructing several classes including Restorative Dentistry, Dental Anatomy and Occlusion, and Functional Occlusion. He is also an implant advisor in Restorative Dentistry for the Undergraduate Clinic, and supervises clinical graduate students in prosthodontics and third- and fourth-year dental students in restorative dentistry.

Dr. Dogan directs the DENTCL 631 Prosthodontics Clerkship program for the third year dental students.

Dr. Dogan is actively participating in clinical practice and carrying out clinical research. His research focuses on developing new treatments towards novel dental health care, in which Dr. Dogan is in a unique position to direct experimental test groups and formulation of remineralization for relevance to clinical applications. Based on his background as a clinician with the expertise of basic sciences in cell culturing and bacterial tests with different dental materials, Dr. Dogan leads the establishment of new formulations and selection of in-use treatments for comparison to the remineralization protocols developed. He is also focusing on in vivo mineralization and characterization of the remineralized tissues. Dr. Dogan supervises dental students and graduate students in research.

Dr. Dogan has held faculty appointments as an Assistant Professor at the Medical University of Hannover Dental School in 2000 and 2001. He maintains memberships in the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), the German Society of Dental Oral and Craniomandibular Sciences (DGZMK) and the German Society of Dental Implantology (DGI). He holds dental licenses in Germany and the state of Washington . He was awarded the Best Dissertation of 1998 award by the German Society of Periodontology.

Dr. Dogan’s personal interests include classical and world music, movies, and outdoor activities (especially running, hiking, biking, and snowshoeing).

Kwok-Hung (Albert) Chung


Dr. Chung holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (1979) from the National Defense Medical Center-Taiwan, a Doctor of Philosophy degree (1987) in Biomaterials from the Northwestern University at Chicago , and a certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Texas, Health Science Center at San Antonio (2002).

Dr. Chung is a Professor of the Department of Restorative Dentistry. His current research focus remains on nano restorative materials used in clinical dentistry and the biomechanics of dental implants. He has authored numerous scientific and clinical articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Chung is a fellow of the Academy of Dental Materials and the International College for Dentists, a member of the International Association for Dental Research and the American College of Prosthodontists. He served as reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals. He is a frequent presenter at scientific meetings in and outside North America.

Dr. Chung’s personal interests include swimming, fishing, travel and classical music.

Yen-Wei Chen


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).

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

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 2019 for contributing in teaching at the University of Washington.

Daniel C. N. Chan


Dr. Chan has received both a DMD from the University of the Philippines (1979) and a DDS from the University of Iowa (1988), as well as a Certificate and MS.  He has also pursued post-graduate training at the University of Iowa as well as the University of Washington and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Dr. Chan has pursued research in many areas of Dentistry, including dental materials and how they interact with the biology of the human mouth.  He has authored numerous scientific and clinical articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Chan has held faculty appointments at a number of schools apart from the University of Washington, including the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and the University of Iowa. He has served on several editorial boards, and committees for various organizations. He is a member of the Asian-Pacific Academy of Dentistry, The Indian Academy of Restorative Dentistry (Honorary Member), the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association (Eastern District), the International Association for Dental Research, the American Association of Dental Schools Operative and Biomaterials Division, the Hong Kong Dental Association (Overseas Member), the Dental Materials group of the IADR/AADR, the Academy of Dental Materials, the Academy of Operative Dentistry, the Washington State Dental Association and the Seattle King County Dental Society.

In 2006 he received the Outstanding Faculty Member Nomination from the Freshman class of the Medical College of Georgia.  At the University of Texas Health Science Center he was nominated as Teacher of the Year in the Lab Instructor category in 1997. Also in 1997 he was elected a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and won a Presidential Teaching Award at the University of Texas Health Center. In 1995 he was recognized in the BF Goodrich Collegiate Inventors Program.

J. Martin Anderson


Dr. Anderson holds a B.A. (1960) and a B.S. (1961) from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, as well as a D.D.S. from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Dr. Anderson’s research interests are in the area of Operative Dentistry.

Dr. Anderson maintains a private practice in Kent, WA. He is currently a Lecturer, Course Director in Restorative Dentistry and a WREB Preparatory Course Director at the University of Washington. In addition to teaching, he is also active in acquiring resources for endowments which improve faculty and student development.

Dr. Anderson is a member of the American Academy of Gold Foil Operators, the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the Seattle District Dental Society, the Washington State Dental Association, a Life Member of the American Dental Association, a Life Member of the Dean’s Club in the University of Washington School of Dentistry, and has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the President’s Club at the University of Washington. He is a member of the Academy of Operative Dentistry (President, 1988-89), Associated Ferrier Study Clubs (President, 1981-82), the George Ellsperman Gold Foil Seminar (President, 1972-73), and the University of Washington Dental Alumni Association (President, 1996).

Dr. Anderson has received many professional and academic honors in his career, including: Omicrom Kappa Upsilon, several Outstanding Teacher Awards, was named Commencement Speaker by the class of 1984, and received a Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1994 from the Dental Alumni Association. He has also been awarded Fellowships by the American College of Dentists (1979), the International College of Dentists (1982) and the Academy of Dentistry International (1982). In 1997 he received an Award of Excellence from the Academy of Operative Dentistry. In 1998 he was awarded the University of Washington School of Dentistry Dean’s Club Award, and in 2001 he received the International College of Dentists Distinguished Fellow Award. The American Academy of Gold Foil Operators awarded him their highest honor, the Distinguished Member Award. He is a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

Dr. Anderson was Managing Editor of the journal Operative Dentistry from 1974-1999.

He is the author of several publications and essays, relating primarily to his work in Operative Dentistry.

Dr. Anderson interests include his family, church and a great deal of community involvement. He has a keen interest in exotic and classic cars, and has won several awards for his efforts in this area.