Referrals to the Prosthodontics Specialty Practice are accepted from general dentists, specialists and from within Pitt Dental Medicine.
Patients cannot self-refer.
Treatment in the Graduate Prosthodontics Specialty Practice is by professional referral only. Patients requiring advanced prosthodontic care may be referred from within Pitt Dental Medicine, or by an outside dentist. Letters of referral from an outside dentist should include the reason for referral, information relative to treatment, radiographs (if available), and the patient’s contact information. Written referrals may be faxed to 412-648-8850. Upon receipt of this information, we will contact the patient to schedule a consult appointment. If you have any questions, please call 412-648-8870 for assistance.
Services Provided by the Specialty Practice
The Prosthodontics Specialty Practice provides full-spectrum prosthodontic care. We focus on the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance, and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth. Treatment may include complete dentures, partial dentures, single unit crowns, fixed bridges, implant reconstruction, full mouth reconstruction, occlusal evaluation/equilibration, digital dentistry, and other modalities to correct your patient’s oral health and appearance. We work cooperatively with the other Pitt Dental Medicine practices and can internally refer your patient to ensure they receive all of the care recommended.
What to Bring to Your First Appointment
If you are a new patient at Pitt Dental Medicine, please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment to register. Registration may be completed in the lobby of the ground floor, just inside the Terrace Street entrance. New patients must present a photo ID to complete registration. Please bring dental insurance information and a list of medications if applicable.
Upon arrival, please check in at the registration desk in the main lobby on the ground floor. The receptionist will verify your appointment and direct you to the Prosthodontics Specialty Practice on the second floor of Salk Hall.
Patients younger than 18-years of age will need the signature of a parent or guardian on required forms.
What to Expect
A patient's first appointment is a consultation to determine treatment needs. A prosthodontic resident and faculty member will review medical history and radiographs, perform a brief oral examination, and discuss the clinical services to be provided. If accepted as a patient, a prosthodontic resident will be assigned, and a second appointment scheduled. At the second appointment, the resident will discuss treatment options and develop a treatment plan with the patient. Prosthodontic treatment generally begins on the third appointment.
Patients interested in or requiring implant therapy will require an additional consultation in the Interdisciplinary Implant Center.
Fees and Payment Options
Prosthodontics Specialty Practice
2065A Salk Hall
3501 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261