University of Washington School of Dentistry Program Information

Application and curriculum information about this dental school's postdoctoral program in periodontics.
Address: School of Dentistry, Dept. of Periodontics
1959 NE Pacific St
HSC, D-570, Box 357444
Seattle, WA 98195-7444
Program Director: Douglas R. Dixon,  DMD, MSD, PhD
Phone: 206-543-5043
Fax: 206-616-7478
Email: ddixon@dental.washington.edu
Website: www.dental.washington.edu/departments/periodontics/periodontics.html
Application Deadline: August 1 - early application encouraged
Application Fee: $75
Program Start Date: June
Accreditation Status: A   (About Accreditation)
Number of Faculty Members: 8 full time, 12 part time (9 board certified)
Accept students not trained in a US or Canadian dental school?: yes
Length of Program in months: 36
State License Required: no
Degrees/Certificates Offered: MSD, Certificate in Periodontics. PhD in Oral Biology also possible
Prerequisites: National Board Exam, dental degree, letters of recommendation, class rank. TOEFL (600) & GRE for foreign-trained dentists
Tuition per year: Approx. $17,214 in-state resident and $34,530 out-of-state resident
Instruments & Equipment: Instruments $4500; book costs $1600; camera $2,500; laptop
Salary and/or Stipend: None, but some scholarship support available
First Year Enrollment: 4
Ratio of Acceptances to Applicants: 1:15
Specific Training and Duration of each in hours: pathology, anesthesia, implants, nitrous oxide, IV sedation, other rotations
Hours spent in Clinical patient treatment: 20/week
Type of Implant System Taught: 3i, Nobel, Straumann, Astra
Number of Implant Cases Completed per Residency: 150+ implants
Percent of Time spent in courses/lectures/seminars: 35%
Percent of Time spent in research: 10%
Percent of Time spent in clinical: 50%
Percent of Time spent in teaching: 5%
Clinical Setting: hospital, dental school
Associated Hospitals: UW, VA
On-Call Arrangements: During hospital and/or anesthesia rotation; rotated during breaks
Average Number of Surgical Procedures per residency (excluding implants): Approximately 130 without implants
Average Number of Cases completed per residency: >130 including perio and implant cases
Research Requirements: required research course load and seminars, research projects supported
Residency Programs available in other Dental Specialties: all specialties

 

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