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Student Clinics

students perform procedure

Dental and dental hygiene students under faculty supervision treat patients in the student clinics, providing an affordable option for oral health care.  Currently, the student clinics are open to treat patients of record, and we hope to begin accepting appointments from new patients by late fall 2020.  

For the latest information about the School of Dentistry's status, please visit

Comprehensive Care

Consideration for comprehensive care begins with an assessment appointment. The attending dentist will examine you to determine if you are a possible candidate. The initial assessment is by appointment only and the exam takes approximately 30 minutes.

NOTICE:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently only serving patients of record. We hope to accept new patients in the Student Clinics by late fall 2020. For the latest information, visit

Student and Faculty in Clinic


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 policy.

Learn more about what to expect when you visit the Urgent Care Clinic at UTHealth School of Dentistry. 

Student with patient


Special Patient Care

Special Patient Clinic Photo

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.

Medical Data Form

Dental Hygiene Care

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. 

DH Students with Patient