UW School of Dentistry

Shadi Araghi

Academic Interests

  • Special needs children
  • Behavior management
  • Early Interceptive Orthodontics
  • Early caries prevention

James A. Howard


Dr. Howard, a 1976 graduate of the UW School of Dentistry, has been involved in teaching since completion of a postdoctoral fellowship in 1979. He held appointments in the Restorative and Orthodontic Departments until 1996, when he relocated his private practice from Seattle to Spokane. Dr. Howard is Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, spending three days per month at The Center for Pediatric Dentistry providing care for children and adolescents with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. He has maintained his staff position at Seattle Children’s in Dental Medicine since 1979.

Dr. Howard has published manuscripts and textbook chapters related to the diagnosis and management of TMJ disorders in children and adults. He has published in and been a reviewer for several medical and dental journals.


  • DDS, School of Dentistry, University of Washington, 1976
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, University of Washington, 1976-79

Academic Interests

  • Etiology of TMJ disorders
  • Sleep disorders and bruxism
  • Craniofacial Imaging
  • Relationship of wind instruments and the violin to orofacial growth and development
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis and the resulting TMJ and dental occlusal adaptation

Karen Yee-Lo


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.


  • Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, St. Christopher’s Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. 1994
  • Residency working with handicapped and developmentally delayed, Tufts University, 1992
  • DMD, University of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • Biology, University of Victoria, Canada, 1987

Society memberships, Academic honors, and practice history

  • Memberships in:
    • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
    • American Dental Association
    • Washington State Dental Association
    • Washington State Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
    • Pierce County Dental Society
  • Past President, NW Pediatric Dental Study Club
  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
    • Recertified, Diplomate, ABPD 2010
  • Private Practice since 1994
  • Hospital Privileges: Tacoma General Hospital/Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Tacoma, WA
  • Board member, Agape Adoptions

Academic interests

  • Early Childhood Caries
  • Prevention
  • Behavior management