March 1, 2019

The UW School of Dentistry rose in the newest Quacquarelli-Symonds World University rankings.


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UW School of Dentistry Dean Travis Nelson


Credit: Yuen Lui

October 15, 2018

Brushing and toothpaste can't dispel cavity-causing bacteria, despite advertising claims going back more than 100 years. 

February 14, 2018

Early Childhood Oral Health will include Pharmacy, Medicine, and Public Health students.

x-ray of left view of adult jaw
June 5, 2017

(Downloadable video, script)  Philippe Hujoel, a University of Washington professor of dentistry, describes an unexpected study finding: Individuals with a slender lower face are about 25 percent more likely to be left-handed. 

September 14, 2017

The school's third- and fourth-year clerkships are placing more emphasis on opioids' risks and dosages, and on alternative medications

Media contact: Brian Donohue, University of Washington Health Sciences, 206.543.7856

Media contact: Brian Donohue, 206.543.7856,

The UW School of Dentistry was recently recognized by Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings as among the leading dental schools in the United States and the world.

A smile can be a work of art. So it’s not surprising that orthodontists in training can use their skills and materials to devise other beautiful creations.


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