Year Founded: 1945
Accreditation: ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dean: Joel Berg, DDS, MS
Office of the Dean
Health Sciences Center D-322, Box 356365
Seattle, WA 98195-6365
Oral Health Sciences-Douglas Ramsay
Oral Medicine-Mark Drangsholt
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery-Thomas Dodson
Pediatric Dentistry-Thomas Dodson, Interim
Restorative Dentistry-Daniel Chan
Academic Affairs-Sara Gordon, Associate Dean
Advancement, Alumni Relations, & CDE-Christina Vanosdoll, Assistant Dean
Clinics-John Sorensen, Associate Dean
Clinical Strategy & Planning-Bob Wanezek, Assistant Dean
Finance & Resources-Jean Garber, Assistant Dean
Research & Faculty-Linda LeResche, Associate Dean
Hospital Affairs-Thomas Dodson, Associate Dean
Information Mgmt & Quality Improvement-John Wataha, Associate Dean
Student Services & Admissions-Susan Coldwell, Associate Dean
Postdoctoral Specialties Clinics for training dentists to become specialists in one of the following areas: Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Pathology, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, and Prosthodontics
UW Dentists (Faculty Practice)
Faculty practices are located in the School of Dentistry and Harborview Medical Center where faculty provide expert patient care.
Center for Pediatric Dentistry (CPD)
A joint venture between UW School of Dentistry and Seattle Children’s Hospital, this new satellite clinical facility for pediatric dentistry opened in September 2010.
General Practice Residency, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, and Oral Radiology
Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD)
Offered through Departments of Endodontics, Oral Medicine, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, and Prosthodontics
Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) / Master of Public Health (MPH): Offered through the department of Pediatric Dentistry after the Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD)
Master of Science (MS)/Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Offered through the Department of Oral Biology
Postdoctoral Fellowships: Offered through departments
Research in the School of Dentistry is wide-ranging, some of the areas of emphasis include:
Regional Clinical Dental Research Center (RCDRC) / Center for Pediatric Dentistry (CPD) – the RCDRC and the CPD Research Core are part of the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (Seattle’s CTSA). These centers provide facilities and staff support for conducting high-quality clinical and translational research in collaboration with NIH-funded investigators and industry research partners.
Center for Global Oral Health – a UW School of Dentistry organization affiliated with the Department of Global Health in the UW School of Public Health. Created to foster, support, and enhance collaborations in research, education, and faculty/student exchanges in oral health in international settings or with non U.S. institutions.
Clinical, Public Health and Behavioral Oral Health Research Training for Thailand – Short and long term programs on clinical research methods in collaboration with Thammasat and Khon Kaen universities.
Comprehensive Training in Inter-Disciplinary Oral Health Research – A comprehensive program that covers a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary oral health research areas.
Summer Research Fellowship (SURF) – designed to give dental students a meaningful experience conducting oral health research with a faculty mentor
Summer Institute in Clinical Dental Research Methods – Designed to provide clinical research training for dental faculty; since its inception in 1992, more than 400 faculty from dental schools in 30 states and 40 foreign countries have participated
Leadership Training in Pediatric Dentistry – trains pediatric dentists with a background in public health and policy issues to allow them to become leaders in their field.
2016 First Year Class (Class of 2020)
All Programs 2016
The RIDE program was developed by the University of Washington School of Dentistry (UWSOD) to address oral health workforce needs in rural and underserved communities. RIDE is a partnership with Eastern Washington University (EWU) and the UW School of Medicine WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) program to create educational efficiencies as well as innovations. Dental associations, community health centers, Area Health Education Centers (AHECs), and other stakeholders also play an invaluable role in supporting RIDE activities. RIDE was funded by the Washington State Legislature in 2007. The first cohort of RIDE students graduated in 2012.
Courses offered July 2015 — June 2016: 79