Patients are seen by Residents (graduate dental students) under the supervision of faculty who are certified prosthodontists. Fees are typically about 30% less than in Faculty Practice or private practice. Demand is high, so a waiting list may be required.
The Restorative Dental Sciences department offers patient care in three additional clinics:
D.M.D. Student Dental Clinic
Patients are seen by student dentists of junior and senior standing, under faculty supervision. Fees are typically 30 to 50 percent less than in private practice.
Clinic Patients are seen by College of Dentistry faculty members. Fees are comparable to private practice.
Patients may be referred to faculty practice dentists by a licensed physician or dentist. All types of general and specialty treatment are available. Demand is high, so not all patients can be accepted.
Maxillofacial Prosthetic Services
Patients are seen by maxillofacial prosthodontists Drs. Turner and Wong and anaplastologist Mr. Mann.
This service works in collaboration with oral surgeons and Shands head and neck cancer surgery.
Maxillofacial specialists restore defects resulting from trauma, cancer or congenital factors with prosthetic devices (artificial palates, ears, eyes, noses, etc.)
Frequently Asked Questions
Is dental care free at the College of Dentistry?
No. Even though the University of Florida College of Dentistry is state-funded, there are fees for procedures. This is not a free clinic. However, being seen by a resident or D.M.D. student dentist is considerably less expensive than private practice.
How do I get an appointment in the clinics?
How to become a patient in the D.M.D. Student Dental Clinic To schedule an appointment in one of our graduate specialty clinics, call the clinic you are interested in. How to become a patient in the Faculty Practice clinic.
Do the clinics accept insurance?
The D.M.D. and graduate clinics do not file any type of insurance. Patients are, however, encouraged to file on their own for reimbursement. Faculty Practice has a Financial Counselor who is available to answer billing questions for that area. Please call 352-273-7950 for assistance. There are a lot of clinics.
How do I know which one to call?
Our list of questions on the Patient Care home page will help you figure out what to do based on where you live, your dental needs and your ability to pay. If you're still not sure, call us at 352-273-7950 or toll-free 800-633-3953.
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.
To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Resident Prosthodontics, please contact 352-273-6910.
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.
Gainesville and Naples Dental Centers
We accept Aetna PPO, Eagles Direct, Guardian, Sunlife and United Concordia insurance plans. 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.
Hialeah and St. Petersburg Dental Centers
We accept Aetna PPO, Delta Dental, Guardian, Sunlife and United Concordia insurance plans. 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.
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