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Researcher: Public misled on brushing teeth

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. But this notion is more of an advertising-created myth than fact, says Dr. Philippe Hujoel, a School of Dentistry researcher, in an article published in the journal Gerodontology.

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Oral Health

UW hosts global oral health symposium

July 31, 2018 - The Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health holds its first symposium in global oral health today on the University of Washington campus, with the support of a grant from the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Global Oral Health Symposium

Interim Dean Gary Chiodo

Message from the Dean

October 16, 2018 - For decades, the University of Washington School of Dentistry has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading centers of dental education, oral health research, and patient care. I believe that our educational mission is one of the most advanced and comprehensive in the nation.

Interim Dean