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Research Day is an annual event held by the UW School of Dentistry to celebrate its research accomplishments. The event consists of an oral session—including a one-hour keynote speech and several shorter faculty presentations—followed by a poster session. Faculty and graduate student posters are included, along with those of dental students involved in summer research programs (SURF and the TL1 program).

The arrangement of the morning session is usually thematic. Recent themes have included “Oral Health Disparities,” “Cementum and Bone in Oral Health,” “Pain,” “Collaborations of the University of Washington School of Dentistry and the Washington Dental Service in Clinical Dental Research,” and “Global Health,” and “Fostering Multidisciplinary Collaboration.”

Research Day 2013 will be held on Friday, September 20. The oral session will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the Health Sciences T-625, followed by the poster session in the Health Sciences Center Lobby from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This year our keynote speakers, UW Department of Health Sciences Chair Larry Kessler, ScD, will be presenting “Regulatory and Scientific Challenges in Advancing Dental Technology”

The keynote address will be followed by presentations by UW faculty:

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry Johan Aps, DDS, MS, PhD, will discuss his research on new imaging modalities in the diagnosis of dental and craniofacial diseases.
  • Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director Richard Presland, PhD, will discuss his research on salivary diagnostics in graft-vs-host disease.
  • Chair of the Department of Oral Medicine and Professor of Oral Medicine and Oral Health Sciences Mark Drangsholt, DDS, MPH, PhD, will discuss his research on quantitative sensory testing in the diagnosis of orofacial pain.

Poster Session: Research Day 2013 will feature posters by students involved in summer research and service projects through the UW School of Dentistry, as well as those by faculty and graduate students.

If you would like to learn more about Research Day, contact the Office of Research at (206) 543-5599 or email

Click here to download the 2013 Research Day program.