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
- Personal Statement
Required materials for 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) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). These scores must be received prior to the August 1st deadline. The GRE and TOEFL examinations can be taken online.
- A valid official TOEFL score must be submitted from ETS TOEFL to PASS for all applicants whose native language is not English. A minimum score of 98 on iBT is required for admission. TOEFL iBT Home Edition or TOEFL MyBest scores are not accepted. Please refer to UW Graduate School Policy 3.2 for alternative ways to meet the requirement for English language proficiency.
- Foreign dental school transcript – requires foreign evaluations from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES)
- The Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) will be optional for the application cycle in 2024. 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 (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 email@example.com.
- Departmental application fee of $75 with check or money order:
Please make a check or money order payable to the University of Washington Department of Periodontics. The payment amount must be in USD and the applicant’s name and ADEA PASS ID number need to be included on the check.
University of Washington
Department of Graduate Periodontics
1959 NE Pacific Street
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. At this time, we anticipate that invited applicants will interview with members of the Department (faculty, students, and alumni) in a day-long process.
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.