January 10, 2013
The Main Clinic at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry has announced a new fee structure which aims to make quality dental care more affordable for adult patients. Beginning in January 2013, there is no charge for an introductory screening and fees have also been reduced for X-rays and other procedures.
Prospective new patients can benefit from a free introductory screening appointment, which provides an opportunity to meet with a dental professional and ask questions about oral health. At the screening appointment the patient will learn a bit more about the treatments offered and costs associated with care, and can determine if the Dugoni School is a good fit for his or her dental needs.
A patient who decides to pursue care at the dental school will undergo a more comprehensive dental exam to determine a unique treatment plan. As of January 2013, the cost for this comprehensive exam has been reduced to $30. All new patients need a current set of dental X-rays, which, if the patient does not already have, can be taken at the dental school at a newly reduced cost of $69.
With the free introductory screening and cost reductions for the comprehensive exam and X-ray, it now costs less than $100 to become a new adult patient at the dental school.
The Main Clinic also significantly reduced fees for two of its more popular treatment procedures — night guards and teeth whitening. As of January 2013, it costs $250 for night guards and $100 for full-mouth teeth bleaching.
All care at the Dugoni School of Dentistry is performed by dental students or residents under close supervision of faculty experts. In addition to the services included above, the school offers a wide array of dental services from fillings and dentures to cosmetic dentistry, facial pain treatment and orthodontics, including Invisalign® invisible braces. The cost of dental care in the Main Clinic is about 30 – 40% less expensive than a typical Bay Area private dental office. Treatment typically takes longer since care is provided by students under the supervision of faculty.
Prospective patients can learn more about the school by visiting the dental services page. New patient screenings require a pre-booked appointment, which can be made by calling 415.929.6501.
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