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Graduate Program


All application materials MUST be received by ADEA PASS and the Department of Periodontics by August 1, 2024, for consideration in the class beginning Summer Quarter, 2025.


Applicants must use the ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (ADEA PASS) to apply to the UW School of Dentistry Graduate Periodontics Program. Applicants must also register with the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (MATCH).

Applicants must have earned a DMD/DDS degree or equivalent (may be considered if graduated from non-ADA accredited dental school)

How to Apply

1. PASS Application, 617-612-2065,  ADEA PASS

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 Program:

  • Official Dental School Transcripts
  • 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.
  • Official NBDE scores
  • Institution Evaluation Form (IEF)
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcript
  • CV/Resume
  • Personal Statement

Required materials for International applicants

2. National Matching Program (MATCH), 716-282-4013,  MATCH

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

  • 2” x 2” photo -can be sent electronically to Graduate Periodontics Program at
  • Departmental application fee of $75 paid via credit card at the following site:

    Online Credit Card Payment

    We no longer accept checks, money orders, cashier’s checks or international bank drafts for payment of the application fee.

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.  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,  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.


  • Tuition fees are based on credit hours and are subject to change per academic year.
  • Clinic fees of $2,000/year or $500 per quarter (subject to change) are in addition to tuition.
  • For more information please visit the Graduate Tuition Dashboard and select “Periodontics” in the graduate program category.