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.
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