March 1, 2019

The University of Washington School of Dentistry rose to No. 3 in the United States and No.

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UW School of Dentistry Dean Travis Nelson


Credit: Yuen Lui

October 15, 2018

Almost any schoolchild can tell you: We prevent cavities by brushing our teeth, because that’s how you remove the sticky film containing millions of decay-causing germs.

February 14, 2018

An ambitious new program focused on pediatric oral health training will involve practitioners and students in several schools at the University of Washington and external partners including Eastern Washington University.

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 University of Washington’s School of Dentistry is acutely aware of the opioid crisis and the role dentists must play in terms of more stringent prescribing guidelines and other measures.

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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