UW School of Dentistry

Programs Offered

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 Residency/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:

  • Healthy children
  • Mild/moderate special healthcare needs
  • Daytime emergencies
  • Autism clinic
  • Sedation clinic

Seattle Children’s Hospital:

  • Severe special healthcare needs
  • Inpatient consults
  • ED (after-hours call)
  • Craniofacial team
  • Medical subspecialties
  • OR
  • Odessa Brown Community Clinic