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.
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.
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.