UW School of Dentistry


Patricia Benton , DMD

Affiliate Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry


Patricia Benton is a part-time Affiliate Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington. Patricia provides care in the dental surgery center, supervises residents and students in the clinic and works part time in a private practice and in a community health center.


  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, 2012
  • Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, Boston University, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, 2011
  • Certificate in General Dentistry, Boston Medical Center, 2009
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine, Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine, 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, University of San Diego, 2002

Academic Interests

  • Children and adolescents with special health care needs
  • Caries prevention and management
  • Behavior management
  • Medical management of dental caries