“Very impressed… I really like the students’ positive attitude – it is contagious! I thought the care was very good, and that’s the main reason I keep coming back. I felt the work they did was exemplary. Extreme professionalism from the teachers. All the staff were extremely polite and courteous. The environment was extremely clean, and the prices were affordable.”
Please call 206.543.7049 to request a copy or your records and or x-rays for a nominal fee.
|Type of clinic||Student clinic*||Graduate specialty clinic||UW Dentists Faculty Practice|
|How is care delivered?||Students working toward their DDS degree, under close faculty supervision, deliver care.||Dentists studying an advanced specialty, under faculty supervision, deliver care.||Faculty members, much as it would be in a private dental office, deliver care.|
|Time required for care?||Approximately two to three times longer than in a private dental office.||Varies by procedure; generally, somewhat longer than in a private dental office, but not as long as in student clinic.||Same as in a private dental office.|
|What are the fees?||Approximately 40 percent less than the Seattle-area average.||Approximately 20 to 25 percent less than the Seattle-area average.||Comparable to the Seattle-area average for private dentists.|
|*Patients must complete a new patient screening that determines whether students can successfully manage their care.|
Unfortunately, the School cannot offer free or sliding-scale care. Payment is due at the time of treatment, and our clinics accept several dental insurance plans, including Washington State Apple Health (also known as Medicaid) for adults and children.
Our dental student clinics offer care at fees approximately 40 percent lower, than fees at Seattle-area dental offices. Call 206.616.6996 if you have any questions.
|Procedure||Student clinic||Graduate specialty clinic||UW Dentists Faculty Practice|
(molar, 4 canals)
Payment for your dental treatment is due at each appointment. We accept cash, personal check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover or CareCredit Card as payment options.
The CareCredit Card is a credit card for medical or dental care that offers no-interest payment plans, low monthly payments and an easy application process that allows for treatment to begin immediately upon credit approval. Applications for the CareCredit Card can be done in our offices or at home. To apply at home by phone call 1.800.365.8295, or visit the CareCredit Card website.
As a courtesy to our patients, School of Dentistry clinics will submit your dental benefit claim and a dental treatment pre-determination to most dental insurance carriers. Bring your insurance information with you to your first appointment. Major dental insurers we work with include Washington Dental Service/Delta Dental, Premera Dental, Assurant Dental Insurance, MetLife Dental, Cigna. Many of our clinics also accept Washington State Medicaid (Apple Health). In some cases, we may be able to bill medical plans for dental services; again, consult the clinic staff about this option. Most insurance plans pay only a portion of dental treatment charges, and your coinsurance payment for the balance of the fees charged will be due at each appointment.
Patient Billing Services in room B-404 will assist in answering questions and preparing claims for those patients with insurance.
The School of Dentistry cannot provide child care services for patients while they are receiving care. Children cannot be left unattended in the reception areas. Children are not allowed in any clinic treatment area if they are not the patient receiving care.
*PLEASE NOTE: Pets are not allowed in the building, except for service animals.
Paid parking is available in the UW’s S-1 parking area on the south side of the Health Sciences Center and in the underground Triangle Parking Garage on Pacific Street. We do not validate parking. Patients are encouraged to use King County Metro bus service to the Health Sciences Center, which is served by multiple lines from all parts of the greater Seattle area.
Because students need to deliver patient care to graduate, it is particularly important that you keep your scheduled appointments. If you need to change your appointment, please call your assigned dental provider or clinic patient care coordinator at the number on your appointment card or 206.616.6996 as soon as possible. This will allow us to give another patient your appointment time.
Yes. If you wish to receive care from one of our faculty dentists, dental care is provided in our UW Dentists Faculty Practice clinics. The fees are similar to those of dentists in the Seattle community.
Yes; we offer a complete range of specialized dental care. Each department has individual requirements regarding acceptance for care. In some cases you may need X-rays and a referral from the dentist who initially treated or examined you. For additional information, please contact the department directly:
|Specialty Clinic||Typical Services||Phone Number|
|Advanced General Dentistry||Comprehensive Care/Medically Complex||206.543.1511|
|Oral Medicine||Facial and joint pain/TMJ||206.685.2937|
|Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery||Extractions, implants, tumor surgery, bone grafting, TMJ surgery, facial reconstruction||206.543.5860|
|Orthodontics||Braces/ Straightening teeth||206.543.5787|
|Pediatric Dentistry||Children’s dentistry||206.543.3525|
|Periodontics||Gum treatment, implants||206.543.5797|
|Prosthodontics||Full and partial dentures, implant restoration, bridgework||206.543.5991|
|Dental Fears Clinic||Dental phobias||206.685.2453|
New patient screenings are made by calling Patient Registration/Information at 206.616.6996. *Please note: This initial assessment is necessary to determine whether our students can manage the patient’s care successfully. Patients who do not qualify may still have the option of obtaining care at one of our graduate specialty clinics or our UW Dentists Faculty Practice. Read more about the dental student clinics.