Program Description

The advanced education in pediatric dentistry program at the University of Washington  is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Successful completion of the two-year program leads to a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and a Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD). We strongly encourage all graduates to seek APBD Board Certification upon graduation.

This is a joint Certificate/Master’s degree program. Students must be accepted to the Pediatric Dentistry Program and the Graduate School at the University of Washington. The research component will result in the award of a Master of Science in Dentistry.

The majority of training is carried out in two primary teaching sites: The Center for Pediatric Dentistry and Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH), which are 2.3 miles apart. SCH is a highly regarded tertiary care pediatric medical center.

Clinical Rotations

The Center for Pediatric Dentistry Clinic:

  • Continuity clinic for healthy children
  • Continuity clinic for children with mild/moderate special healthcare needs
  • Daytime emergencies clinic
  • Autism clinic
  • Sedation clinic
  • Dental surgery center for oral rehabilitation under general anesthesia
  • Teaching clinic for UW undergraduate dental students

Seattle Children’s Hospital:

  • Continuity clinic for children with severe special healthcare needs
  • Inpatient consults
  • Emergency Department (after-hours dental emergencies)
  • Craniofacial team
  • Medical subspecialties
  • Hospital main operating room for oral rehabilitation under general anesthesia
  • Odessa Brown Community Clinic