UW School of Dentistry
Graduate Specialty Clinics
Care is delivered under faculty supervision by graduate dental students (who have usually already earned a DDS degree) who are studying a dental specialty.
These clinics include the following:
- Orthodontics: Braces for adults and children.
- Endodontics: Root canals.
- Periodontics: Implants and treatment of gum diseases.
- Restorative Dentistry (Prosthodontics): Artificial teeth (crowns, bridges, implants, partial or full dentures) in any combination requiring 14 or more replacement teeth.
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS): Extractions and other surgical treatment for conditions such as trauma, defects, tumors, infection, and esthetic conditions.
OMS also includes clinics of special interest:
- Oral Medicine: Orofacial pain, including temporomandibular disorders (TMD); neurosensory and motor disorders; mucosal diseases; oral cancer and complications of cancer therapy; salivary problems; and oral complications of systemic illnesses.
Oral Medicine also includes two clinics of special interest:
- Urgent Care: Urgent dental discomfort or pain. Appointments are strongly encouraged; there is no guarantee that walk-in patients will be seen. Patient services are limited to the urgent condition; follow-up care is handled by another School of Dentistry clinic. The clinic is staffed or has a dental resident on call 24/7.
- DECOD (Dental Education in Care of Persons with Disabilities): Dental care for special-needs patients of all ages with acquired or developmental disabilities.
- Pediatric Dentistry: Pediatric dental services, including pediatric oral surgery, at The Center for Pediatric Dentistry at Magnuson Park.
- Dental Fears Research Clinic: Dental care for patients with dental phobias while treating those phobias with psychological techniques and (if needed) medication.