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UF Health Oral Medicine


1395 Center Drive
Gainesville, Florida 32610
Directions, parking and more

Phone Numbers

Appointment (352) 273-6741

Hours of Operation

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UF Health Shands Dentistry exterior

The Oral Medicine Clinic is designed to diagnose and treat patients with unusual or diagnostically challenging oral lesions or conditions.

Providers treat patients with oral problems associated with systemic diseases and care of patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer, and the oral complications of cancer therapies . We are staffed by clinicians with specialty training and expertise in oral medicine, oral pathology, and oral oncology. We provide care to patients undergoing stem cell transplant, as well as solid organ transplants. Conditions diagnosed and treated by the clinic include:

  • Benign, pre-malignant, and malignant oral lesions
  • Vesiculoulcerative disorders
  • Infections, ulcers or sores of unknown etiology
  • Oral manifestations of systemic and autoimmune diseases
  • Oral manifestations of immunodeficiency
  • Xerostomia
  • "Burning Mouth"
  • Candidiasis

Management of patients with oral complications secondary to cancer therapy might include people who are undergoing or have the following conditions:

  • Radiotherapy or surgery to the head and neck area
  • Chemotherapy
  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Solid organ transplant
  • Osteoradionecrosis

Patients at risk for radiation caries may be referred to the clinic for any of the following concerns:

  • Evaluations of doses and ports used for radiotherapy
  • Assessment of current status of tissues and potential for healing
  • Recommendations for dental therapy

Depending on the nature of the lesion, patient management may include a biopsy for definitive diagnosis and treatment, or referral to the Shands Hospital Tumor Board where physicians and dentists recommend a consensus for therapy.

How to become a patient

Clinic hours are 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. by appointment. To schedule an evaluation, call (352) 273-6740. If you or your physician wish to fax information, use 352-294-8064. If specific evaluation is needed related to current or future cancer treatment, please specify when you call to schedule the appointment.

Reduced-fee dental care

UF College of Dentistry students and faculty participate in programs such as the We Care Physicians Network (352) 334-7926. Such programs provide limited services for qualified individuals that may be reduced in fees.

Meeting your health care needs

  • Medical Imaging Services

    UF Health offers day-of, on-site imaging services in a qualified medical center.

  • Med to Bed

    Meds to beds is a bedside free service designed with your convenience in mind. Our meds to beds program allows a pharmacist to deliver your medications to you prior to your discharge from the hospital.

  • Outpatient Lab Services

    Full-service, on-site lab services and testing for your convenience.

  • Patient Blood Management

    Safe, effective medical and surgical techniques designed to prevent anemia and decrease bleeding during a procedure.

  • Pharmacies

    Accepts most prescription plans; competitive prices; on-site.

  • UF Health Midwifery Group

    Exceptional, individualized, compassionate and evidence-based midwifery care.

Address, directions and parking


1395 Center Drive
Gainesville, Florida 32610
  • Free Parking

    UF Health offers free parking to patients as well as their families and guests.

  • On Bus Route

    Fares are $0.75-$1.50. Exact change is required. Some passengers are eligible to ride for free.

  • On shuttle route

    Free shuttles are available and are equipped for people with disabilities.

  • Valet Parking

    Vouchers are available at checkout and must be presented to the parking attendant.

Hours of operation

Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Conditions and treatments


Medical records

To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Oral Medicine, please contact (352) 273-6741.

Costs, billing, and insurance

We honor all major credit cards, checks and cash for dental payment. If you'd like to pay your bill online, use this secure link. UF employees and their families can pay for their dental care through payroll deduction. Please have your billing statement along with your debit/credit card or bank account information. Your account number is located in the top righthand corner of your statement.

For your convenience and peace of mind

  • Accessibility

    Aids and services are available to help people with disabilities communicate effectively.

  • ATM and Banking

    Many of UF Health's properties have various branch ATMs and/or branch offices.

  • Baby-Changing Station

    Baby-changing stations are available in many of UF Health's restrooms.

  • Caremail (Email Service)

    Friends and family can send messages to any UF Health patient through the CareMail service.

  • Coffee

    Options include Opus Coffee and Starbucks in the hospital atriums.

  • Free Wifi

    Patients and guests get free wireless internet access at UF Health hospitals.

  • Gardens and Outdoor Spaces

    The Garden of Hope, Sun Terrace, and other spaces help patients and families relax.

  • Gender-Neutral Restroom

    Gender-neutral, public restrooms are located throughout UF Health's properties.

  • Gift Shops

    The Gift Stops offer a wide variety of gifts and products for patients and families.

  • Interpreters / Hearing Impaired

    UF Health provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English.

  • Medical Records

    You can download a form or call (352) 594-0909 to have medical records mailed or faxed.

  • Notary Public

    Notary services are available to patients and visitors Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Smoke-Free

    Smoking, chewing tobacco, or using electronic cigarettes is prohibited on UF Health properties.

  • Social Services

    Social workers are part of the patient's care team and work with medical staff and nurses.

  • Virtual Care

    In some cases, UF Health offers telehealth care via a desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet.

  • Virtual Visitation

    In some cases, UF Health offers telehealth visits via a desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet.

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