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Prospective Students

Contact Information

Please send these application materials to the address below:

  • $50 application fee
  • 2″ x 2″ photograph (electronic is fine)
  • ADAT Score (optional but encouraged)
  • GRE Score (International Students only)
  • TOEFL Score (International Students only)

Angela Choi, Program Manager
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) and the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (MATCH).

All application materials MUST be received by ADEA PASS and the Department of Periodontics by August 1, 2023 for consideration in the class beginning Summer Quarter, 2024.

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. You will receive instructions for the required materials. These materials will be processed and automatically forwarded to the UW Department of Periodontics by PASS:

  • Dental School Transcripts
  • CV / Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Professional Evaluation Forms (PEFs), which are similar to traditional letters of evaluation. The UW Department of Periodontics requires a minimum of three recommendations in addition to the Institutional Evaluation. If you would like to send additional letters of recommendation, please do so directly to the department at the address below.
  • Supplemental questions
  • 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 2023. 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 submit the following supplemental items directly to the Department of Periodontics (For transcripts and test results, please request that official documents be sent directly from the parent institution to the Department of Periodontics):

  • Pre-dental (undergraduate) official transcript (only if official transcripts were not submitted to PASS)
  • Office NBDE scores (only if not submitted to PASS)
  • 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

Please send the requested items to the department at the address below:

Angela Choi, Program Manager
Graduate Periodontics
Box 357444
1959 NE Pacific Street, HSB D-587
Seattle, WA 98195-7444

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

5. Personal Interview
Personal interviews will occur in August and October 2023. At this time, we anticipate that invited applicants will interview with members of the Department (faculty, students, and alumni) 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. Candidates who match must apply to the UW Graduate School after matching.

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 1st 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 206.616.9669, FAX number 206.616.7478 or e-mail: