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Washington State Expands Dental Therapy

Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed HB 1678 into law on May 15, authorizing the licensure of dental therapists throughout the state. Previously, dental therapists could only practice on Tribal lands. Now, dental therapists will be able to…

Improving Our Understanding of Gingival Inflammation

The University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle has received a $2.7 million grant to study the three types of inflammatory responses generated by exposure to dental plaque. Through an improved understanding of these responses,…

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