Programs Offered

There are three separate and distinct tracks offered in advanced education in pediatric dentistry by the University of Washington. All three lead to a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. The differences are in the focus of education, research and academic requirements and duration of the tracks.

Two-year MSD: Two positions
Match # 4363

This track is a joint Residency/Masters program. The research component will result in the award of a Master of Sciences in Dentistry. This must be obtained before the certificate in Pediatric Dentistry is given. Students must be accepted to both the Pediatric Dentistry Program and the Graduate School at the University of Washington.

Two-year Pediatric Dentistry Rural Education Program (PREP): Two positions
Match # 4380

This track is a joint Residency/Masters program. The research component will result in the award of a Master of Sciences in Dentistry. This must be obtained before the certificate in Pediatric Dentistry is given. Students must be accepted to both the Pediatric Dentistry Program and the Graduate School at the University of Washington. PREP residents are trained in the skills needed to work effectively in dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

Three-year Concurrent MSD/MPH Program: Two positions
Match # 4364

This track has three options. Students must be accepted to both the Pediatric Dentistry Program and the Graduate School at the University of Washington. Application to the School of Public Health will be done AFTER acceptance to the program; it is not required before the first year.

  • Concurrent MSD-MPH and certificate in Pediatric Dentistry (for more information, click here).
  • MSD and certificate in Pediatric Dentistry with a certificate in Academic Leadership (for more information, click here).
  • MSD and certificate in Pediatric Dentistry with a certificate in Academic Leadership and a certificate in Maternal and Child Health (for more information, click here).

The same clinical training as the two-year tracks is spread over three years to allow for the extra didactic training required. The MSD must be obtained prior to receiving the certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. Funding for the third year of training is not guaranteed.

Training is carried out in two primary teaching sites: The Center for Pediatric Dentistry and Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH), which are 2.3 miles apart. SCH is a highly regarded tertiary care pediatric medical center.

Clinical Rotations

The Center for Pediatric Dentistry Clinic:

  • Healthy children
  • Mild/moderate special healthcare needs
  • Daytime emergencies
  • Autism clinic
  • Sedation clinic

Seattle Children’s Hospital:

  • Severe special healthcare needs
  • Inpatient consults
  • ED (after-hours call)
  • Craniofacial team
  • Medical subspecialties OR
  • Odessa Brown Community Clinic

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