A primary role of the School of Dental Medicine (SDM) is to educate dental health professionals. The resident/student depends on the patient’s commitment to complete necessary educational requirements. Because this is a teaching institution, the patient should be aware that treatment will take longer than in a private dental office. Be assured that the dental care patients receive meets the standard of care of the dental profession. Dental care is provided in accordance with the SDM Standards of Care, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations.
The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, throughout the school year, excluding University holidays and designated University breaks. Patient appointments can be scheduled by calling (412) 648-8616, or in person at the SDM’s scheduling desks located on the basement level, second, and third floors next to the elevators. The patient’s initial screening examination will be conducted by a faculty member and resident/student and will take approximately three hours.