Prospective Students

Contact Information

Please send all application materials

to the following address:

Meghan Guillen, Counseling Services Coordinator
Graduate Periodontics,
Box 357444
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7444

Admissions Information

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The Postdoctoral Periodontal program at the UW School of Dentistry uses the ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (ADEA PASS). In addition, applicants must register with the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (MATCH)

All application materials MUST be received by ADEA PASS and the Department of Periodontics before August 1, 2020 for consideration in the class beginning Summer Quarter, 2021.

How to Apply

1. PASS Application
Phone: 617.612.2065.
PASS website

Complete an Application for Admission to the Postgraduate Periodontics program online via ADEA PASS. Request application materials from PASS. You will be given instructions for materials required. These materials will be processed and automatically forwarded to the UW Department of Periodontics by PASS:

  • Dental School Transcripts
  • CV / Resume
  • Professional Evaluation Forms (PEFs), which are similar to traditional letters of evaluation. The UW Department of Periodontics requires a minimum of three recommendations. If you would like to send additional letters of recommendation, please do so directly to the department at the address below.
  • Current GRE Scores – international applicants only
  • TOEFL Scores – international applicants only
  • The Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) will be optional for the application cycle in 2019. Although it is optional, this test is highly encouraged for international applicants and those applicants from US dental schools which are non-graded. Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) website

2. National Matching Program
: 716.282.4013
Website: National Matching Program website

Go to the National Matching Program website and follow instructions. You must register with the National Matching Service.

3. Materials sent directly to the UW Department of Periodontics
Please complete the supplemental application and submit to the following address (For transcripts and test results, please request that official documents be sent directly from the parent institution to the Department of Periodontics):

Meghan Guillen, Counseling Services Coordinator
Graduate Periodontics
Box 357444
1959 NE Pacific Street, HSB D-580
Seattle, WA 98195-7444

  • Pre-dental (undergraduate) official transcript (if not submitted to PASS)
  • Supplemental Departmental Application, including personal statement
  • 2” x 2” photo
  • Departmental application fee of $50, payable by check or money order to the UW Department of Periodontics.
  • GRE scores (for graduates of non-US dental schools only)
  • TOEFL scores required for International applicants only – TOEFLiBT minimum score of 92 or 580 on paper exam

4. Review of Application
Complete applications will be reviewed by members of our selection committee on an ongoing basis, therefore early submission is encouraged. If you are selected as a candidate, you will be contacted by phone and/or e-mail to arrange for a personal interview which will occur in mid-August.

5. Personal Interview
Personal interviews will occur in August 2020. Applicants will be invited to visit the Department, where they will meet with faculty, students, and staff in a day-long process.

6. Match
The Matching Service establishes the final class of four students, with results being announced at the end of November. For those 4 candidates who match, an additional application must be made to:

UW Graduate School
Phone: 206.543.5900

Application to the UW Graduate School (and payment of the Graduate School $85 application fee), is only after the acceptance in the program. Every candidate who matches is required to attend our program, and must complete a criminal background check.

International Applicants

Foreign trained dentists do not need to submit National Board scores. Applicants that graduated from dental schools outside the U.S. must submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). These scores must be received prior to the August 15th deadline. International applicants (except those from English-speaking countries) must also submit TOEFL scores. The GRE and TOEFL examination can be taken online.


Estimate of tuition fees and expenses for a student enrolled full time for the 2020/2021 academic year are as follows:

  • In-state tuition $25,296
  • Out-of-state tuition $46,656*
  • Instruments/Supplies $7,000
  • Books, misc. $1,600

If there is anything else with which we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to call us at 206.616.9727, FAX number 206.616.7478 or e-mail: