UW News

July 16, 2018

Dr. Gary Chiodo named interim dean at UW School of Dentistry

Dr. Gary Chiodo of Oregon Health & Science University has been appointed interim dean of the University of Washington School of Dentistry, effective Aug. 1, UW President Ana Mari Cauce and Provost Mark Richards announced Monday.

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.

February 1, 2013

School of Dentistry launches Center for Global Oral Health

Dental tools on board the USS Abraham Lincoln.

The new center will promote collaborations in dental research and education, including faculty and student exchanges, with partners around the world.

December 24, 2012

Dentistry sculpture winners named

Wire, rubber bands and dental acrylics are fashioned into sculptures for the annual Department of Orthodontics contest.

December 18, 2012

Delta Dental/Washington Dental Service gives $1.15 million to transform education of dentists

Dec. 14 Dentistry Retreat 2012

Under new dean Dr. Joel Berg the school has launched a plan to revamp its clinical education and curriculum.

November 4, 2010

Dentistry alums featured in Seattle museum exhibit

Two UW School of Dentistry alumni are featured in a new exhibit about African-American health care professionals.

September 30, 2010

UW, Seattle Children’s launch new pediatric oral health center

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August 5, 2010

UW Dentistry’s Wendy Mouradian named federal oral health adviser


July 22, 2010

UW School of Dentistry deanwins international research award


June 24, 2010

School of Dentistry opens Advanced Technology Center

The ATC will let students work with state-of-the-art clinical equipment while treating patients.

School of Dentistry honors two outstanding teachers

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June 3, 2010

UW Pediatric Dentistry names new residency program director

Dr. Marcio Da Fonseca was most recently the director of Inpatient Care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

May 6, 2010

Biggest mouth in Seattle opens wide to promote oral health

Pacific Science Center visitors blast away at acid and bacteria in 3-D game, ‘Attack of the S. Mutans.’

April 15, 2010

UW Dentistry alumni to honor Dr. James C. McGraw

Known for his decades of animal care at Woodland Park Zoo, McGraw is lauded for service to the community, dental profession, and the school.

January 21, 2010

UW forensic dentist receives Martin Luther King Distinguished Service Award


December 10, 2009

UW faculty members help lead children’s oral health campaign

With UW School of Dentistry faculty member Dr.

December 3, 2009

Dental student Emily Chu wins Hinman clinical research award

Chu studied how problems in phosphate metabolism affect tooth structure and composition and the bony ridge of the jaw.

October 22, 2009

Joel Berg named to new dentistry post


October 8, 2009

Dental education program swings into 2nd year at Riverpoint Campus

The Regional Initiatives in Dental Education (RIDE) program kicked off its orientation for a new cohort of eight students on Aug.

October 1, 2009

Two School or Dentistry department chairs to leave posts

Two departmental chairs at the School of Dentistry have announced that they will be stepping down from their posts.

June 25, 2009

Berg elected to American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry post


May 21, 2009

Dentistry trio to give last lecture to benefit new School of Dentistry teaching endowment

Three UW-trained dentists hope to conclude their quarter-century-old lecture partnership on June 12 by giving their alma mater something to smile about.

April 30, 2009

Dentistry names first Pacific Continental Bank diversity scholar

By age 35, Rob Piñón had left his roots in Yakima far behind to work in Hawaii, hike in the Andes, work on a Caribbean cruise line, and study in Chile and Russia.

January 15, 2009

Orthodontic wire sculptures mix art and technique

Since 1966, the School of Dentistry’s Department of Orthodontics has conducted an annual orthodontic wire sculpture contest for first-year residents, with entries judged in three categories: 1) most esthetically pleasing; 2) most innovative design; 3) highest technical competence (quality of welding, soldering, etc.