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Radiology

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We provide a full range of radiographic services from intraoral digital imaging to 3-D imaging services using the state-of-the-art Accuitomo and i-CAT computerized cone beam devices. We serve existing patients from the dental school’s numerous clinics, and accept referrals from outside dentists and physicians.

Services

We provide a full range of radiographic services from intraoral digital imaging to 3-D imaging services using the state-of-the-art Accuitomo and i-CAT computerized cone beam devices. This allows for improved visualization, more concise diagnosis and more focused treatment of diseases in the head and neck.

Fees & Payment Plans

Fees are generally 30 - 40% less than the average private dental office in the Bay Area. We accept most dental insurance plans, including Denti-Cal, Medi-Cal and private insurance, and cash, check, Visa and MasterCard. Full payment is expected at the time of service. Costs vary according to the type and number of images required.

Location & Hours

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.929.6586

Monday – Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Radiology services are available year-round except during holidays.
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How to Become a Patient

If you are a current patient at the dental school and have been referred for X-rays, call 415.929.6586 to schedule an appointment. If you are not a current patient, you must obtain a referral for X-rays from your personal dentist prior to making an appointment.

What to Expect at Your First Visit

All patients should register at the reception desk. The receptionist will confirm your appointment and discuss payment. Your X-rays may be taken by a radiology technician or a dental student, depending on the type of image required. Most simple X-rays of individual teeth are taken by students. The appointment may last for up to 90 minutes depending on the type and number of images required. As soon as the quality of the images is confirmed, you may leave. All X-rays will be interpreted with the supervision of trained faculty. Continuing patients at the dental school will be contacted later by their assigned student dentist.

Information about radiation and Dental X-rays

Many patients have questions about dental X-rays and the amount of radiation they receive when they have an X-ray taken of their mouth. For more information about radiation and dental X-rays, please visit the American Dental Association patient education web page on the topic.