Joel Berg, DDS, MS

Professor and Dean
UW School of Dentistry


Dr. Berg is the Dean of the UW School of Dentistry. He previously held executive positions at Philips Oral Healthcare and ESPE Dental. He is the author of numerous published manuscripts and abstracts and a co-editor of a textbook on early childhood oral health.The UW is one of the world’s preeminent public universities. Our impact on individuals, our region and the world is profound — whether we are launching young people into a boundless future or confronting the grand challenges of our time through undaunted research and scholarship. Ranked No. 10 in the world in Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s 2015 rankings, the UW educates more than 54,000 students annually.

Founded in 1945, the School of Dentistry has long been acknowledged as a national and even global leader in all these aspects of oral health. We believe that dentistry must be firmly grounded in a foundation of basic and applied science, and we support this approach through wide-ranging research in evidence-based dentistry, dental materials, oral biology, oral medicine, behavioral science and other disciplines.