The University of Washington Center for Pediatric Dentistry is dedicated to providing the best quality dental education and services to improve the dental health of children ages birth through 18 and children with special needs ages birth through 20. When you come to the Center, you will find:

  • Preventive Care (examinations, cleanings, sealants)
  • Restorative Care (fillings, stainless-steel crowns)
  • Sedation and general anesthesia
  • Social work (to help arrange transportation and assist with financial aid)
  • Staff specially trained in serving children with special needs, such as those with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Down Syndrome, or complex medical issues
  • Access to translation services (120 languages)
  • Convenient location at Magnuson Park, with free parking and on a METRO transit line


How a pediatric dentist treats tooth decay depends on what he or she finds. Fillings may be needed to repair mild decay. Severe decay may require a crown, root canal or removal of the tooth. Get more tooth tips.


The Center participates in survey-type, behavioral and new product, technique and diagnostic studies. Learn how to join a research study.

News & Events

Dental Home Day kicks off year of care for 150 local children

A young patient receives treatment at the University of Washington Center for Pediatric Dentistry.
May 14, 2015 – About 150 Seattle-area children will receive a year’s fully subsidized dental care as part of Dental Home Day, an event on May 20 conducted by the University of Washington Center for Pediatric Dentistry and Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC), the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). Read more about Dental Home Day.

Drs. Herzog and Mak named finalists in NuSmile Research Awards

April 14, 2015 – We are very proud to say that Drs. Karin Herzog and Karen Mak have been named as finalists in the 2015 NuSmile Graduate Student Research Awards! The AAPD received a record 83 applications this year it was a difficult decision by the Council on Scientific Affairs. Read more about NuSmile Research Awards.

June 18
FREE Dental Screening
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Kidsquest Children’s Museum, Bellevue
Bring your children for a free dental screening

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