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School of Dentistry

October 3, 2016

New protein bridges chemical divide for ‘seamless’ bioelectronics devices

A top view of GrBP5 nanowires on a 2-D surface of graphene.

In a paper published Sept. 22 in Scientific Reports, engineers at the University of Washington unveiled peptides that could help bridge the gap where artificial meets biological — harnessing biological rules to exchange information between the biochemistry of our bodies and the chemistry of our devices.

January 21, 2014

Dental school researchers patent new antibacterial agent

If proven effective in clinical trials, the new antibacterial might be applied after a root canal or other dental procedure to reduce the chances of infection or decay.

Titanium-based materials can inhibit bacterial growth when bound to metal ions. If proven beneficial in clinical trials, certain titanates could be applied after a dental procedure to prevent infection or decay.

August 16, 2013

UW Dentistry tackles a job for Huskies: mouth guards

Huskies mouth guard

The winning smiles of the UW Huskies will be protected on the football field with customized mouth guards from UW Pediatric Dentistry.

June 26, 2013

Dentistry names new oral surgery chair

Thomas Dodson

Thomas B. Dodson of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine will become chair the UW Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Sept. 1.