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.
- 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.
- Our next new patient call in date is: Friday, January 15 at 2pm.
- 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.
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 Aetna PPO, Eagles Direct, Guardian, Sunlife and United Concordia insurance.) Please call 352-294-5516 for an appointment.
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.
To obtain a copy of your dental records from UF Health Pediatric Dentistry, please call 352-273-6812.
Pay your bill
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.
The UF College of Dentistry dental centers in Gainesville, Hialeah, Naples, St. Petersburg and Wildlight accept a variety of Group Insurance and Medicaid and Managed Care insurance plans. Please visit our Accepted Insurances page for information on accepted insurance for each of our statewide dental clinics. If you have a different dental insurance, payment is required at the time of service. However, we can assist you in filing for reimbursement from your insurance company by providing a dental claim form.
UF Health is tobacco-free
Help us maintain our strong commitment to patients and to promoting good health in our communities: please don't smoke, chew tobacco or use electronic cigarettes on UF Health-owned or -operated properties. Thank you.