UW School of Dentistry

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Dental Assistants

The following are temporary dental assisting agencies:

  • Dental Professionals, 206.767.4851
  • Dental Personnel Services, Inc. 360.659.8089

Dental assistants may be hired via notices posted on various bulletin boards, throughout the Health Science complex. For further information about posting information, contact the School of Dentistry site coordinator, Carol Harvey at 206.543.0511.

Dental Supplies


  • Amalgam capsules and TPH composite
  • Articulating paper
  • Autoclave tape
  • Cement – temporary and permanent
  • Cotton pellets
  • Cotton rolls
  • Cotton squares
  • Cotton swabs – q-tips
  • Counter paper
  • Disinfectant
  • Drinking cups
  • Dycal
  • Evacuator tips
  • Face masks
  • Facial tissue
  • Floss
  • Gloves
  • Hemodent
  • Impression materials
  • Infection control barriers for chairs and unit including trays
  • Local anesthetic
  • Matches
  • Mouthwash Needles – short and long
  • Paper towels
  • Patient bibs – napkins
  • Polishing powders for restorations
  • Prophy paste
  • Retraction cord
  • Rubber dam
  • Rubber dam napkins
  • Saliva ejectors – standard
  • Soap Styrofoam trays
  • Topical anesthetic
  • Trash bags
  • Wedges
  • X-ray developer and fixer X-ray film

Endodontic (Available in D165 day of exam)

  • 2 x 2 gauze
  • 3 cc irrigating syringes
  • Absorbent points
  • Bleach and paper cups
  • Chloroform
  • Cotton pellets
  • Daylight loaders located in dental clinics
  • Endodontic files
  • Face Masks
  • Gloves
  • Gowns
  • Gutta percha
  • Hand dip tanks
  • Medicine cups
  • Needles
  • Paper for bench top
  • Paper towels
  • RC-Prep (EDTA or other materials)
  • Red rope wax
  • Roth Root sealer
  • Rubber dams
  • Suction tips
  • X-ray clips
  • X-ray developer and fixer
  • X-ray film
  • X-ray mounts – 4 hole

Our hand piece hook-ups are designed for a 6-hole hand piece or adapter. Adapters are not supplied. Air and water are available. Gas and 95% alcohol are available for heat source. The Candidate must supply his own heat source – Bunsen burner, etc. The School does not supply a heat source for candidates. The University of Washington will not be supplying the ModuPro. Candidates should contact Acadental directly at www.acadental.com or by phone at 913-384-7390 for purchasing the Acadental ModuPro kit. Acadental ModuPro kit – (MP E110)

Additional Resources for Dental Supplies:

Commercial Labs

The following list of local commercial laboratories that the candidate may use for fabrication of gold castings (page 10).  The candidate should contact their lab of choice as soon as possible.  Please note that this listing does not constitute a recommendation and are located within the vicinity of the University of Washington.

The School of Dentistry has designated room D251 (patient reception area) as the pick-up and drop-off location for commercial laboratories.  Candidates wishing to use the pick-up area must register with the staff in advance in D251.  Please provide the candidate name and number, patient name, name of the commercial lab and the lab telephone number at the time of registration.  Please be sure to have payment arrangements for the lab made in advance.

  • Crystal Dental Lab – 414 3rd Ave West, Seattle WA 98119, 206.283.6464
  • D&D Dental Lab – 6206 168th St. SW # D, Lynnwood, WA 98037, 425.742.0100
  • Harrison Dental Lab – 206 Kirkwood, WA 98032, 425.822.4525
  • Seattle Dental Lab – 1305 4th Ave, #1001, Seattle, WA 98101, 206.621.8698

Exam Procedures

The WREB Dental Exam consists of a clinical exam and three computer simulation exams. Passing the dental exam requires successful completion of each of the sections described below. Detailed information and instructions for all procedures are in the 2013 Dental Candidate Guide. Once your application is processed, a candidate guide will be mailed to you along with your confirmation of a place in the exam.

Exam Schedule

The dates listed on the Exam Schedule and Fees are as follows:

Orientation Day – Endodontic model collection and candidate packet pickup, School Tour, Candidate Orientation and a question and answer period.

Clinic Day 1 – First full clinic day

Clinic Day 2 – Second full clinic day

Clinic Day 3 – 1/2 clinic day, the exam ends at 11:00 am.

The exam begins with Orientation Day, the first day listed in the 2012 Dental Exam Locations, Date, & Fees.  Do not apply for the exam if you are unable to attend all the exam days.  Scheduling modifications cannot be arranged.

The Endodontic exam is the only section of the clinical exam that is scheduled at a specific time.  The Operative and Periodontal Treatment procedures may be completed any time during Clinic Days 1, 2 and 3 that you are not scheduled for the Endodontic exam.

You will receive an email approximately four weeks prior to the first day of the exam with a link to your Candidate ID # and the Dental Exam Schedule. You will need your login information to access the links. Your schedule will only be posted if your application is complete and your certification is received. Schedules will not be given out over the phone, or by fax.  Once schedules are generated, they cannot be changed.

When initially enrolled in an exam, you will receive information with your Candidate Guide regarding scheduling the PATP and the Periodontal Assessment/Diagnosis and Prosthodontics computer exams (CSW). These exams will be taken at a Pearson VUE testing center prior to the clinical exam.  You will have approximately a 45-day time frame to take these exams.

The time frame during which the exams must be taken begins 60 days prior to the first day of the exam and ends 15 days prior to the first day of the exam.

Screening Procedures for Potential Exam Patients, Instruments and Equipment

Candidates must provide their own patients.  The School of Dentistry does not provide patients for candidates.  In accordance with Washington State Law, candidates may not review University patient records.  Candidates may utilize clinic facilities at the School of Dentistry for screening patients at specified locations and times.  Candidates may schedule screening appointments beginning Monday, May 2, 2012, by calling the Clinic Receptionist at 206.543.6494.  Screening hours are Monday through Friday between 10:00am – 12:00pm and 2:00pm – 4:00pm.  The last day to screen patients is Monday June 10, 2012.

Candidates may take dental radiographs for prospective patients by appointment in the UWSOD Radiology clinic.  Candidates will pay $71 for each FMX.  Contact Radiology at 206.543.5006, Room B307 to schedule an appointment.  Radiographs are digital imaging style using PSP plate.  The UW SoD Radiology clinic provides PSP plates and barriers.   Once the images are completed the Site Coordinator will assist with having the images transferred to the WREB exam file.

External candidates wishing to screen patients may do so during limited hours the week of June 4-8 and June 12, 2012.  Please contact the site coordinator to make arrangements for screening and radiology scheduling.  The coordinator will identify if films should be taken in the clinic or oral radiology based on clinic and x-ray equipment availability and will assist with scheduling appointments in radiology.

If you have any questions about screening please refer to the WREB Screening Policy.

The School of Dentistry Will Provide

  • Rinn kits
  • Gloves, face masks, protective eye wear and clinic apparel
  • Sterile instruments
  • Charting materials
  • Radiographic machines
  • Dental treatment area
  • Paper goods and barrier control covers


The School of Dentistry Faculty will provide general supervision of patient screening. Responsibility for patient selection for the board examination belongs to the candidate.


There is no charge for the use of the Clinic facilities, however in exchange for this courtesy, we expect candidates to conduct themselves in a professional manner, adhere to standard infection control procedures, and clean the treatment area at the completion of the screening visit.


External candidates are not registered students at the University of Washington and not license in this state, therefore, they may not provide any care for patients prior to the Board Examination. Screening of patients in the School Facilities and must have Faculty supervision. External candidates must work with the site coordinator when needing to screen patients to ensure faculty availability.