News and Events

September 9, 2010

A new dentistry building means a new world of care for Washington kids
Columns | UW Alumni Association Magazine

The new Washington Dental Service Building for Early Childhood Oral Health, headed by Dr. Joel Berg, chair of the UW Department of Pediatric Dentistry and director of dentistry at Seattle Children’s Hospital, will merge the services and staff of the current UW Pediatric Dentistry Clinic and the Seattle Children’s Dental Clinic in order to improve oral health care for young children.

Berg also anticipates the Center will be teaming with UW dental professor Dr. Peter Milgrom following his groundbreaking research on the dental bacteria–fighting sugar substitute Xylitol.


April 28, 2010

“Attack of the S. Mutans” — a video game designed to help children improve oral health — opened in April as an exhibit at the Pacific Science Center.

Firsthand Technology consulted with Dr. Peter Milgrom of Dental Health Public Sciences to work out the oral health science behind the game. The exhibit, which was developed with a National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research grant, will also be used to determine how effectively game-playing changes children’s behavior. Dr. Jacqueline Pickrell, also of Dental Public Health Sciences, who is principal investigator for the grant, will conduct the research. She also worked closely with Firsthand Technology in developing the exhibit.

The exhibit will run through May 31 and will be available as a traveling exhibit starting in Fall 2010.

Click here for King 5 News’ Report on the exhibit.
May 15, 2010


Dr. Peter Milgrom’s guest editorial, “Fluoridated toothpaste
and the prevention of early childhood caries: A failure to meet the needs of our young”

June 2009