- Resident Tuition $38,642
- Non - Resident Tuition $64,231
- Application Fee $100
- AVG DAT 20.4
- AVG GPA 3.6
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- Office of Student Life & Admissions
- Box 356365
- Health Sciences Center, D-322
- Seattle, WA 98195
- United States
University of Washington School of Dentistry Fast Facts
The School of Dentistry shares the University's overall mission to generate, disseminate, and preserve knowledge, and to serve the community. The School is an integral part of the Warren G. Magnuson Health Sciences Center, and is an oral health care center of excellence serving the people of the State of Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Our primary mission, through educational, research, and service programs, is to prepare students to be competent oral health care professionals. The School?s research programs contribute to the fundamental understanding of biologic processes and to the behavioral, biomedical, and clinical aspects of oral health. The service mission is to improve the health and well-being of the people of the community and the region through outreach programs that are especially attentive to minority and underserved populations. The School values diversity in its students, staff, faculty, and patient populations. It seeks to foster an environment of mutual respect where objectivity, imaginative inquiry, and the free exchange of ideas can flourish to facilitate personal development, professionalism, and a strong sense of self-worth.
Our curriculum provides students with opportunities to learn the fundamental principles significant to the entire body of dental knowledge. Students are expected to learn fundamentals of basic health sciences, to attain proficiency in clinical skills, to develop an understanding of professional and ethnical principles, and to develop reasoning and critical decision-making skills that will enable implementation of the dental knowledge base. The first year is divided among lecture, laboratory and preclinical activities in basic sciences, dental anatomy, occlusion and dental materials. In the second year students will develop additional preclinical skills, learn how basic science principles are applied to the clinical setting and begin clinical patient treatment. In the third and fourth years, students concentrate on providing clinical treatment, attend lectures that refine technical and diagnostic skills, and participate in electives. Students are required to take one elective in each of the junior and senior years. Electives are chosen by students from courses offered by all departments, including opportunities in independent study, research, seminars on various topics, and specialty clinical topics.
The School of Dentistry is located on the University of Washington's main campus which occupies approximately 700 acres on the shores of Portage Bay and Lake Washington in north-central Seattle. Established in 1945, the School of Dentistry is one of six professional schools that are components of the state-supported Warren G. Magnuson Health Sciences Center, an internationally recognized teaching, research and patient care facility. The other components include the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, Public Health and Community Medicine, six special research centers and institutes, the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center, all of which contribute to a rich and diverse educational environment.