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Entries in UWSoD (23)

Friday
Mar232012

In Her Own Words: UWSoD Student Inna Piskorska in Haiti

Inna Piskorska is a third year dental student at the UWSoD, currently in Haiti with a group of dentists and students. The group is hosted by Medical Relief International, an organization formed by WSDA member Dr. Mike Karr. Piskorska approached the WSDA News about a story of her travels and experiences while in Haiti, and we asked her to start by blogging about her experiences while she was there. This is the first of her reports.

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Friday
Mar092012

JOEL BERG NAMED DEAN OF UWSoD

Dr. Joel Berg will become the next dean of the University of Washington School of Dentistry, UW Provost Ana Mari Cauce has announced. 
Dr. Berg, who had been Lloyd and Kay Chapman Chair for Oral Health at the School, heading the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, will assume his new post on Aug. 15, subject to approval by the UW Board of Regents.
He will succeed Tim DeRouen, who was appointed interim dean for the 2011-2012 academic year after the resignation of Martha Somerman. She had left the deanship after nine years to become director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
Dr. Berg, nationally prominent as president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), furthered his reputation as director of the Center for Pediatric Dentistry, a partnership between the UW and Seattle Children’s hospital. The new facility at Seattle’s Magnuson Park, which he planned and brought to fruition with its opening in September 2010, has a mission of pediatric clinical care, dental and parent education, and research. Its major focus lies in early intervention, with an emphasis on dental visits by age 1.

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Friday
Mar022012

UW SoD Lowers Dental Clinic Fees

The clinic at the University of Washington's Dental School has announced it will lower its fees for Medicaid eligible patients.

Steve Steinberg writes, "The new fee schedule, called the UW Community Dental Plan, features prices discounted as much as 85 percent below average dental fees in the Seattle area. The new fees are currently scheduled to be implemented in late March.

Prices will be $58 for a comprehensive oral exam, which includes a full oral health evaluation, a complete set of dental X-rays and a treatment plan. Other procedures include one-surface fillings for $32, root canals for $235 and complete upper or lower dentures for $390."

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Friday
Jul082011

Catching up with Dr. Joel Berg

One year into operations, and they’re just about up to speed at the UW’s Center for Pediatric Dentistry, a joint operation between the UWSoD and Seattle Children’s hospital, located in the old Navy base at Magnuson Park.

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