The Center for Pediatric Dentistry

News & events

“Grand Rounds” pediatric dental lecture series announced

March 2, 2017 – Dr. Thomas Dodson, Interim Chair of the UW Department of Pediatric Dentistry, has announced the launch of “Department of Pediatric Dentistry Grand Rounds,” a wide-ranging series of bimonthly lectures of great interest to the dental community. Read more about Department of Pediatric Dentistry Grand Rounds.

State, Counties and Cities Declare February Children’s Dental Health Month

January 27, 2017 – The University of Washington Center for Pediatric Dentistry announces that the state of Washington, King, Pierce and Snohomish counties along with nearly 20 cities have issued proclamations in support of February as Children’s Dental Health Month. Read more about dental health month.

CPD Partners with Bartell Drugs and the HSHC Foundation to offer free dental care

January 27, 2017 – February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and this year, emphasizing the importance of oral health to a child’s overall health, the UW Center for Pediatric Dentistry has partnered with Bartell Drugs to provide 115 children in need dental care checkups. Bartell’s charitable contribution was matched by the Healthy Smiles Healthy Children: the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry to provide the funding for this initiative. Crest/Oral B is also providing free toothbrushes for nearly 500 children as part of the project. Read more about partnership.

Free Dental Screening

August 8, 2016 – Get Ready for Back-to-School with a Free Dental Screening from the University of Washington Center for Pediatric Dentistry on August 18, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the KidsQuest Children's Museum in Bellevue, Washington. Read more about the free dental screening.

Dean Berg named Pediatric Dentist of the Year

June 13, 2016 – Dean Joel Berg of the School of Dentistry was named Pediatric Dentist of the Year on Thursday by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). Read more about Dr. Joel Berg.

School of Dentistry ranked in U.S. top 5, world’s top 15

June 13, 2016 – The UW School of Dentistry was rated No. 5 in the United States and No. 15 in the world in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. Read more about UW School of Dentistry ranking.

Center for Pediatric Dentistry Hosts “Give Families a Smile Day”

March 1, 2016 – Saturday, February 27, near the end of National and King County Children’s Dental Health Month, the UW School of Dentistry’s Center for Pediatric Dentistry was the site of a lively event providing vital oral health care services to both children and their families. Read more about Give Families a Smile Day.

Change in Oral Surgery Services

August 19, 2015 – Effective September 1, 2015, Dr. Beirne will be spending his faculty practice time at the UW School of Dentistry Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery instead of at the Center. Read more about oral surgery service changes.

Drs. Herzog and Mak named finalists in NuSmile Research Awards

April 14, 2015 – We are very proud to say that Drs. Karin Herzog and Karen Mak have been named as finalists in the 2015 NuSmile Graduate Student Research Awards! The AAPD received a record 83 applications this year it was a difficult decision by the Council on Scientific Affairs. Read more about NuSmile Research Awards.

Dr. Seminario helps lead Latin American research workshop

March 31, 2015 – Dr. Ana Lucia Seminario of The Center for Pediatric Dentistry faculty helped lead the second Latin American Workshop on Clinical Research Methods in Oral Health, held Feb. 22-27 at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru. The conference, whose theme was “An Update on HIV,” was conducted jointly with the University of Washington School of Public... Read more about Latin American research workshop.

CPD joins Halloween party for children with autism

October 21, 2014 – The Center for Pediatric Dentistry will join in the fun to show that Halloween doesn’t have to be scary for children with autism. Read more about Halloween party.

Latino Health Forum

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2014 Puget Sound Buddy Walk

October 10, 2014 – A few photos from our day in community at the Buddy Walk. Share this: Facebook Twitter Email Print Read more about the 2014 Puget Sound Buddy Walk.

Puget Sound Buddy Walk

September 17, 2014 – Celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month and promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome at the Puget Sound Buddy Walk, Sunday, October 5th, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Seattle Center. Read more about Puget Sound Buddy Walk.

Walk With Friendship

September 8, 2014 – On September 21, 2014, a fun-filled family event, Walk With Friendship, brings together the entire community for an amazing cause. Read more about Walk With Friendship.

Family Resource Fair

September 8, 2014 – From 10-2 on Saturday, September 20, 2014 join us for the Family Resource Fair. Read more about Family Resource Fair.

A Day Out for Autism

July 25, 2014 – A Day Out for Autism on August 9th is a free and engaging event for families touched by autism, and for those who want to become more involved in our community. Organizations, service providers, and individuals from across the county are coming together to provide fun activities with our children in mind while offering families... Read more about .

Promising new dental approach for patients with autism outlined

May 9, 2014 – Dr. Travis Nelson of The Center for Pediatric Dentistry faculty has been developing a new approach to the dental treatment of children with autism for the last year and a half. It entails a low-key, gradual exposure of the child to the dental environment with small, achievable steps tailored to the individual patient. This approach... Read more about .

When should children see a pediatric dentist?

June 13, 2013 – It’s easy to remember when children should start seeing a pediatric dentist: “first tooth, first birthday.”  Dr. Art Nowak, Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington’s School of Dentistry and Director of Clinical Research at The Center for Pediatric Dentistry, explains why in this CNN health story.  Baby’s teeth: What you should know – CNN.com.... Read more about .

Dr. Rebecca Slayton becomes new director

March 6, 2013 – Dr. Rebecca Slayton has returned to the University of Washington as the new Director of The Center for Pediatric Dentistry and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Slayton previously was Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. She was at the UW from... Read more about .