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:

    • Advanced General Dentistry: Dental treatment of patients with medically complex conditions, such as transplant patients or cancer patients.
    • Oral Pathology: Offers consultation and tissue diagnostic and reporting service exclusively in the area of oral and maxillofacial pathology.
  • 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.