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UF Health Pediatric Dentistry


1395 Center Drive in D1-40
(In GPS use 1600 SW Archer Rd.)
Gainesville, Florida 32610
Directions, parking and more

Phone Numbers

Appointment (352) 273-7643

Hours of Operation

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UF Health Shands Dentistry exterior

The Department of Pediatric Dentistry provides oral health services for children and adolescents in a friendly, warm environment with the newest technologies and procedures. Our center house a pediatric dental educational program where dental students and residents are learning how to provide the best care for children. All oral health services are provided by dental students, dental residents or faculty. When students or residents are providing care, every step is supervised by one or more of faculty members.

Our services

  • We accept new patients from birth through 13 years of age. If you are already a patient, we will treat you until you turn 21.
  • We provide care for children with special needs who are referred to us by a UF Health physician.
  • Our Infant Oral Health Clinic treats children who are under the age of 3; please call the clinic at (352) 273-7643 for more information.
  • When necessary, we provide oral health care for children with complex or extensive needs in an operating room under general anesthesia.

New patients

  • Our next new patient call in date is: Friday, April 28 at 2 p.m.
  • Due to the high demand for our services, we are unable to treat everyone who would like to be seen in our center. In order to manage the volume of requests, we schedule times that we accept phone calls for new patient appointments.
  • Our call-in dates work like a lottery system. We take appointments for new patients until our schedule is full.
  • Call (352) 273-7643 for an appointment.

New patients – self-pay only or with insurance

  • On Friday afternoons, a limited number of appointments are available for self-paying patients or those who have dental insurance accepted by our center (We accept Eagles Direct, Guardian, and Sunlife insurance.) Please call (352) 294-5516 for an appointment.

Our location

Our dental center includes 11 private operatories, an open area with four dental chairs, radiology on-site, and two sedation suites and a recovery room for patients who need extensive dental work done or who have high anxiety or other issues with dental treatment.

Frequently asked questions

Parents often have many concerns about proper oral health care for their children. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s website Pediatric Oral Health Information for Parents can answer many of your questions.

Reduced-fee dental care

We are unable to provide free care for patients. Our students and faculty participate in programs such as the We Care Physicians Network (352) 334-7926 volunteering thousands of hours annually to help patients who have access to care challenges. 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.

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.