University of Washington School of Dentistry

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University of Washington School of Dentistry
University of Washington School of Dentistry logo.jpg
Established 1945
Type Public university
Dean Joel H. Berg
Students 240
Location Seattle, WA, U.S.
Website dental.washington.edu

The University of Washington School of Dentistry is the dental school of the University of Washington. It is located in Seattle, and is the only school of dentistry in the state of Washington. The school emphasizes research in anxiety, orofacial pain, tissue repair and regeneration, immune response to bacteria, and practice based research.[1]

History[edit]

A part of the University of Washington, the University of Washington School of Dentistry was established in 1945. The school accepts 63 students annually and is known as one of the leading and most prestigious dental schools in the United States, pioneering dental-medical research worldwide. The University of Washington School of Dentistry focuses on research-based clinical training and its students are consistently ranked among the top students in the world for research achievements and clinical competency. Beyond its clinical training and research, the school distinguishes itself from its peers by its active involvement in community health through student rotations and volunteer service. It is consistently one of the top several schools receiving research funding from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, the dental branch of the National Institutes of Health.[1]

In September 2010, the University of Washington Center for Pediatric Dentistry was moved to a new facility three miles away from the main campus in Seattle. The Center, now located in Magnuson Park, is a Partnership of the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital. The design of the new Center for Pediatric Dentistry was designed together with Henry Schein.[2]

Academics[edit]

The University of Washington School of Dentistry awards the following degrees:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • PhD
  • Master of Science in Dentistry
  • Master of Science in Dentistry/Master of Science (dual degree)
  • Master of Science in Dentistry/Master's in Public Health (dual degree)
  • Master of Science in Dentistry/PhD (dual degree)

Departments[edit]

  • Department of Dental Public Health Sciences
  • Department of Endodontics
  • Department of Oral Health sciences
  • Department of Oral Medicine
  • Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Department of Orthodontics
  • Department of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Department of Periodontics
  • Department of Restorative Dentistry (Prosthodontics)

Accreditation[edit]

The University of Washington School of Dentistry is currently accredited by ADA.[3]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1]
  2. ^ University of Washington The Center for Pediatric Dentistry
  3. ^ "Search DDS/DMD Programs". American Dental Association. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 

Coordinates: 47°38′57″N 122°18′26″W / 47.64917°N 122.30722°W / 47.64917; -122.30722