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University of Washington School of Dentistry

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Reviews

3 Review quotes:

"However, it was really just poorly organized shadowing experience and first year's ended up feeling it was a nothing more than a nuisance."
"I was pleasantly surprised with how invested in us our professors are, especially coming from a large undergraduate class with no professor-student interaction. We were congratulated for getting into this program numerous times when we were beginning, and that pride still has not worn off."
"We take our foundations classes with the first-year medical students. It's obvious as you progress through the curriculum that it is well thought-out and deliberate. Most of the material in the classroom settings is concise and the testing and teachers are fair."

What are the best things about attending the University of Washington School of Dentistry?

One of the great parts of UW is the people. If you come to UWSOD, you come for the people and culture, not the facilities (they’re rough). I really do love my classmates. It is a smaller class size of 63, including the 8 ride students (who are at a satellite campus the first year). There are also 4 international students that join during 3rd year. The smaller class size makes it easier for students to get to know one another. I feel that I have made great friendships that will continue throughout our careers. The university does a very good job on accepting students who will work well with each other, but also be very diverse. No one student has had the same path to getting into dental school. This smaller size helps you get to know them all very well, while not being drowned out trying to connect with faculty.

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What are the worst things about attending the University of Washington School of Dentistry?

As many know, our previous dean made some extremely poor financial decisions that actually put the school in quite a bit of debt. This has given UW a bad rap because financial problems lead to permanent closures for a few other schools (Emory, Northwestern, etc.). He did a terrible job with allocating funds and decided to build a pediatric center which ended up not being as profitable as he had predicted. Our new dean is currently raising funds to renovate a lot of the dental student workspaces. Intermittent Dean Chiodo came in and has gotten us out of debt within a couple years by cutting unnecessary expenses and reopened our faculty clinic for another revenue source. He is doing a great job, and hopefully things continue improving.

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What do students need to know/what do you wish you knew before attending the University of Washington School of Dentistry?

Seattle is a great place to live. The city itself is great, and there is also a lot to do in the outdoors. There are great intramural sports and a beautiful campus with a rich history. Husky Stadium is one of the best settings in college football to watch a game. Dental school is tough, but we are still able to find some time to enjoy the many things that the area has to offer!

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School Information

About school of dentistry

The University of Washington School of Dentistry (UW SOD), an oral health care center of excellence serving Washington and the Pacific Northwest, is located on the university’s main campus, which occupies approximately 700 acres along Portage Bay and Lake Washington. UW SOD 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.


Mission

The School of Dentistry shares the University’s overall mission to generate, disseminate, and preserve knowledge, and to serve the region. The School is an integral part of the Warren G. Magnuson Health Sciences Center, and is an orofacial health care center of excellence serving the people of the State of Washington and the Pacific Northwest. The School’s clinical goal is to prepare students to be well-trained orofacial health care professionals. The School’s research programs contribute to understanding biological, behavioral, social, biomedical, and clinical aspects of dental / orofacial health. Through service, the School strives to improve the public’s health through outreach programs with attention to minority and underserved communities. The School values diversity in its students, staff, faculty, and patients. It seeks to foster an environment of mutual respect with objectivity, imaginative inquiry through lifelong learning, and the free exchange of ideas.


Dean

Gary T. Chiodo, D.M.D.


Vision

The University of Washington School of Dentistry educates a diverse student body through a challenging learning environment informed by cutting-edge scholarship. We fully embrace the social responsibility and public trust of our role as an international leader in education, research and clinical services. As part of a public university, we will educate a progressive oral health workforce, develop community collaborations, and bring advances in science to address the pressing oral health needs of our state, the nation and the world. In order to accomplish our vision, we will promote diversity in thinking and human resources, support creative breakthroughs, and commit to ethical and responsible leadership in patient care, scholarship and research.


Core values

We fully embrace the social responsibility and public trust of our role as an international leader in education, research and clinical services.


Location

Washington, United States



Contact Information

Main address:

• Health Sciences Building, D-323 • Box 356365 • Seattle, WA 98195 • Phone: 206-543-5840 • Fax: 206-616-2612

Academic affairs:

• Dr. Sara Gordon, Associate Dean

Admissions:

• Dr. Susan Coldwell, Associate Dean • Ms. Memory Brock, Director • Phone: 206-685-7309 • Email: askuwsod@uw.edu

Diversity:

Douglass Jackson, DMD, MS, PhD Associate Dean for Equity Diversity and Inclusion 206-221-7943 email: jacksond@uw.edu

Financial aid/registrar

• Dr. Chanira Reang Sperry, Director • Phone: 206-685-2372 • Email: creang@uw.edu • Carol Harvey • Phone: 206-543-1503 • Email: zene@uw.edu

International students and scholars:

• UW International Dentist Program (UWIDDS) • Ms. Memory Brock • Health Sciences Center, D-323 • Phone: 206-685-7309 • Email: isdds@uw.edu

Recruitment:

Memory Brock, Director of Admissions

Student affairs:

Dr. Susan Coldwell, Associate Dean

Student services:

• Dr. Susan Coldwell, Associate Dean • Dr. Chanira Reang Sperry, Student Services Director • Phone: 206-685-2372


Preparation — Prerequisites

BCP (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

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Preparation — Dental Shadowing

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Application and Selection — Timeline

Entering class

Summer

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June

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Nov. 1

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Application and Selection — Fees and Deposits

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Applicant & Entering Class — Application and Enrollment by Gender

Gender ratio of applicants

I'd definitely recommend to refresh the page, data is random :)

Other: 653 (70.59%)

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Total Applicants

OtherFemaleMale

Female: 238 (25.73%)

Male: 34 (3.68%)

Gender ratio of first-year enrollment

I'd definitely recommend to refresh the page, data is random :)

Other: 299 (76.86%)

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First-Year Enrollment

OtherFemaleMale

Female: 54 (13.88%)

Male: 36 (9.25%)


Applicant & Entering Class — Application and Enrollment by Race

Application received by dental schools in the U.S. by race and gender

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Applicant & Entering Class — International Dental School Graduates

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