Masks continue to be strongly encouraged for everyone entering UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry. Learn more about COVID-19 precautions … The Urgent Care Clinic has reopened (by appointment only), effective Tuesday, Aug. 23.
Dental and dental hygiene students (under faculty supervision) treat patients in the student clinics, providing an affordable oral health care option.
The student clinics have reopened and are now accepting appointments from new patients. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 713-486-4000, Option 2 during business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F).
Consideration for comprehensive care begins with an assessment appointment. The attending dentist will examine you to determine whether you're a possible candidate. The initial assessment is by appointment only, and the exam takes approximately 1 hour. To schedule an appointment, please contact us at 713-486-4000, Option 2, during business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday).
NOTICE: The Urgent Care Clinic is accepting a limited number of patients each day by appointment only. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to ensure the safety of all patients, we are not accepting walk-ins at this time.
To make an appointment, please call 713-486-4000, Option 1 and leave a message. Appointments will be made in the order messages are received. All patients will be required to follow the school's COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Learn more about what to expect when you visit the Urgent Care Clinic at UTHealth School of Dentistry.
Special Patient Care
Adult patients with complex medical and/or physical needs are assessed for comprehensive dental care and selected based on their dental needs, medical/physical complexity, and our dental students’ abilities. Attending dental faculty are experienced in coordinating care for special needs patients. The referral process begins with the primary care physician submitting a completed medical data form for the patient's initial assessment visit.
As part of our comprehensive dental care program, dental hygiene students treat patients under the supervision of experienced clinical faculty. Dental hygiene students complete assessments of patients' oral conditions and then provide services aimed at preventing and treating periodontal disease. Students also assess patients' risk of oral disease and educate them on ways to improve and maintain good oral health.
A screening appointment in the Dental Hygiene Clinic is necessary to determine whether a patient is a suitable teaching patient. Call 713-486-4000 for appointments and information.