Patients & Clinics

Please note that masks are still required in the Dental Clinic.

The School of Dental Medicine offers a wide variety of dental treatment in a new, state-of-the-art, nearly 136,000 square-foot facility with a 120-space parking lot and 215 chairs designed to accommodate the needs of all patients. The School is home to a general clinic and a number of specialty clinics.

General Clinic

The work in our general Comprehensive Care clinic is done by pre-doctoral dental students under the supervision of experienced professionals. Pre-doctoral dental students have completed college and are in the midst of four years of training in our school before they become dentists. This educational environment requires more time than similar work from a private dental office, so you should expect that appointments will last all morning or afternoon, and that multiple appointments may be needed to complete your treatment. During your treatment, dental specialists may be consulted for complex dental needs.

Call 216.368.8730 for a new patient adult appointment, 216.368.6185 for a new pediatric appointment, or your specific patient care coordinator if you are a returning patient.

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Initial screening appointments are available to everyone. After the initial appointment, it will be determined whether each patient is accepted for regular treatment, depending on the teaching needs of the school and the patient's availability, health, and needs.

Specialty Clinics

Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD)

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‌The AEGD Clinic offers state-of-the-art dental services in all areas of general and specialized dentistry, including implants, crowns and bridges, dentures and partial dentures, cosmetic dentistry, and bleaching (tooth whitening). The main focus is comprehensive care for all patients.

View AEGD Clinic information.

Craniofacial Orthodontics

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The Craniofacial Orthodontics Clinic is part of the world-renowned Broadbent Institute for Craniofacial Care & Research located within the School of Dental Medicine (Department of Orthodontics). It was established to provide the most advanced orthodontic dental treatment for craniofacial anomalies, including craniofacial syndromes and clefts of the lip and palate, and offers care to children with complex malocclusions (misalignment of the jaw and/or teeth) and those with special needs due to Down Syndrome, autism, spina bifida, or other complicating factors.

View Craniofacial Orthodontics Clinic information.


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The Department of Endodontics specializes in the cause, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of dental pulp and the tissues surrounding the root of a tooth for patients of all ages. World-renowned faculty concentrate on developing competent, skilled clinicians, as well as training in research design and preparation for teaching responsibilities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Bone grafting and guided tissue regeneration are also included in the curriculum.

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Faculty Practice

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Experienced general dentists, hygienists, and specialty dentists provide care in a private practice setting within the School of Dental Medicine. Fees and time commitment for seeing a faculty dentist are comparable to private practice. All dental specialties are available for consultation and special treatment needs, allowing for convenient and easily coordinated referrals. Call 216.368.0592 for more information or to make an appointment.

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS)

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Oral and maxillofacial surgeons care for adults and children who experience such conditions as problematic wisdom teeth, facial pain, and misaligned jaws. They treat accident victims suffering facial injuries and fractures, offer reconstructive and dental implant surgery, and care for patients with benign and malignant tumors and cysts of the jaws and functional and esthetic conditions of the maxillofacial areas. With our advanced training in pain control and anesthesia, we are able to provide our services with maximum patient comfort and safety. Our mission is to provide world class surgical services to our patients, while educating and training future surgeons to become highly competent and caring clinicians, and future leaders of our profession. We embrace discovery and scholarship as critical elements in the training of our residents.

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Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences (OMMDS)

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The faculty and staff of the OMMDS Clinic screen and direct patients for treatment. Prospective patients will receive a comprehensive exam and necessary radiographs to determine specific dental treatments. Students learn to evaluate the patient's chief complaint, medical status and collect the data needed to develop an appropriate treatment plan. The goal of this clinical experience is to develop the dental student’s knowledge and skill in comprehensive patient evaluation and diagnosis so that they develop treatment plans that address existing problems as well as disease prevention and health promotion, including assessment of patients’ overall health status and its impact on oral health care. For adult new patient appointments, phone 216.368.8730 or email

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A smile with braces on the teeth.

The Department of Orthodontics is dedicated to advancing the art and science of orthodontics through research, teaching and service. The mission of the Department of Orthodontics is to provide clinical and didactic instruction in orthodontics for predoctoral and postdoctoral students; promote the discovery of new knowledge about facial growth and development through scientific research; and serve the surrounding community as an educational resource and as a provider of quality orthodontic treatment.

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Pediatric Dentistry

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Pediatric Dentistry focuses on patients from birth through 16 years of age. We want your child to have the most positive dental experience we can provide. Our faculty, residents and staff are specially trained in working with children and their families and our dental students are taught to provide dental services to children. Together, we strive to provide an atmosphere that is friendly and supportive to our child patients and their families.

View Children's Clinic information.


Health gums with teeth inside mouth.

‌The Department of Periodontics includes well-trained residents, welcoming staff, and globally recognized clinical faculty, who are specialists in treating gum diseases and maintaining a healthy state in the mouth. Placement of dental implants to replace missing teeth is also offered to our patients, and advanced x-ray imaging and conscious sedation are available in the graduate periodontics clinic.

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