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Dentistry & Oral Care

World-Class General and Specialty Dental Services

The Dental Clinics at the College of Dentistry offer a complete range of dental and oral health services for adults and children with simple (i.e. cleanings and fillings), complex (root canals, braces, implants, dentures, oral surgery), and urgent care needs. We offer student dental care at costs lower than private practitioners under the supervision of world-class faculty, as well as advanced specialty care delivered by post-graduate students and faculty. Use the information below to choose the type of care that fits your needs.

Becoming a Patient at UI Health Dental Clinics

Student Dental Care

Comprehensive dental care at a significantly reduced cost provided by student dentists. Minimum diagnostic fees, which include an exam and radiograph (x-ray) are required at the initial appointment.

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Clinic Type of Care For Appointment
General Clinic Comprehensive dental care and treatment plans including x-rays, cleanings, fillings, crowns, and other more complex treatments. An initial screening is required. Call  312.996.1265
Adult Urgent Care Emergency Problems (for example, swelling and infection) Call 312.996.8636
Pediatric Urgent Care Urgent care for children 14 years old and younger Call 312.413.0972

Specialty & Advanced Care

Specialized and complex dental care provided by dentists and faculty at rates comparable to private dentists.

Clinic Type of Care For Appointment
Endodontics (Root Canal) Root canals and related treatments Call 312.355.3615
Implant & Innovations Center Replacement of missing teeth with implant-supported restorations (crowns, bridges, dentures) Call 312.996.3145 , or 
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Facial and jaw reconstructive surgery, implants, bone grafting, sinus lift procedures, skeletal deformities,  craniofacial anomalies, facial traumatic injuries, TMJ disorders, head and neck cancer microneurosurgery, obstructive sleep apnea, facial aesthetic surgery, dental and facial infections Call 312.996.7460, or 
Oral Medicine Clinic Ulcers, sores, infection of the lining of your mouth, cancerous and precancerous lesions of your mouth, bad breath and dry mouth Call 312.355.1222,  or 
Orthodontics (Braces) Comprehensive treatment of bite problems, misaligned teeth and jaws, and jaw growth problems is available for children and adults Call  312. 996.7505 or email
Pediatric Dentistry Comprehensive oral health examinations, treatments, extractions restorative procedures (fillings, crowns, etc.) for children Call 312.996.7532 or email
Periodontics Prevention, Diagnosis, treatment of the gums, therapeutic, functional, and aesthetic surgery of the gums. Call  312.996.7374, or
Prosthodontics Implants, crowns, bridges and dentures Call 312.996.9223, email, or request online

Faculty Practice Care

Clinic Type of Care For Appointment
Faculty Practice Care The Faculty Dental Practice provides quality general oral health care and specialty oral health care such as orthodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, oral surgery. Fees for treatment in the faculty dental practice are comparable to those charged by private dentists in the area. Call 312.413.2835 or Email

What Should I Bring to an Appointment?

For easier appointment scheduling and payments, please bring the following with you to every visit:

  • Photo ID
  • Insurance/medical card
  • Method of payment
  • List of current medications (if applicable)
  • Proof of guardianship/power of attorney (if applicable)
  • Related dental records / Current radiographs (if applicable)

Payments and Insurance Accepted

We accept cash, personal checks, money orders, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Debit Card transactions. We also accept Medicaid (public aid) cards for covered Medicaid (public aid) services in most College of Dentistry Clinics. Visit our Cost and Payment page for a list of accepted private insurance plans.

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Hours & Location

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Clinic hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Registration of new patients starts at 
8:00 am; however, patient care begins between 8:30 am and 10:00 am depending on each specific clinic.

We are committed to serving the oral health needs of Chicago and neighboring communities, however due to our current resources the College clinics have a restricted capacity.

The College of Dentistry is located in the Illinois Medical District, southwest of downtown Chicago at 801 S. Paulina St. (at the northwest corner of Polk and Paulina).

How to Get Here

By Train
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Pink Line (Cermak/54th or Douglas branch) stops at Polk St., one-half block down from the entrance to the College. The CTA Blue Line stops at the Illinois Medical District stop; get off at the Paulina exit and walk four blocks south through the Rush University campus.

By Bus 
The Number 7 Harrison bus, the Number 9 Ashland bus, the Number X9 Ashland Express and the Number 38 Ogden/Taylor  and the Number 157 Streeterville Taylor bus all stop nearby.

By Car
Parking is available in structures located at the corner of Taylor and Paulina and Taylor and Wood Streets. Limited parking is also available across the street from the College on Paulina Street. Validation for reduced rates is available to patients in our clinics.

About the College of Dentistry

The mission of the patient care clinics of the UI Health College of Dentistry is to provide quality oral health care services to a diverse group of patients in a professional, caring, efficient, and safe environment. The students, faculty, and staff of the College achieve this mission by:

  • Striving to provide a high level of care to all College patients in a manner which places priority on the needs of the patient within the profession's standards of care
  • Interacting with every individual, patient, and co-worker with respect at all times
  • Dressing and acting in a manner which conveys caring, competence, and professionalism
  • Being prepared and helpful under all circumstances
  • Demonstrating a commitment to continually enhancing our knowledge, skill, and judgment
  • Maintaining an environment which is neat, clean, efficient, and safe
  • Maintaining a positive atmosphere of cooperation, sharing, and teamwork, with appreciation for the unique contributions of each member of the College community to the achievement of our goals.

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