We're pleased that you are interested in becoming a patient at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. This page was prepared to acquaint you with the procedures and policies related to patient care and the benefits to you as a prospective patient. Please read this information carefully.
The St. Petersburg Dental Clinic is essentially an "in house" private practice where full-time University of Florida College of Dentistry residents treat patients. Because of high demand, our clinic accepts patients on a limited basis. We accept new patients as treatment of existing patients is completed. All types of general and specialty treatment are available. Fees are approximately 30% less than a private practice.
We accept walk-ins daily when the schedule permits. There is an emergency clinic offered beginning at 12:00pm to anyone needing relief from pain. The wait could exceed several hours, so please be prepared. We make every effort to see our patients in a timely manner. Our emergency clinic offers extractions, initiation of root canal therapy, temporary fillings, and other relief of pain procedures only. There is a minimum fee expected prior to treatment.
How to Become a Patient
To be considered for treatment in the resident clinics, call 727-394-6064. All fees are due at the time service is provided.
As a prospective patient, you have the right to considerate, respectful and confidential treatment regardless of race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability. If assigned to a student for treatment, you have the right to a thorough dental examination, a review of your medical history, and a complete explanation of treatment options. If you have a disability, such as sight or hearing impairment, or require wheelchair assistance, please call 727-394-6064. Every effort will be made to assist you during your dental treatment.
- Thomas Coleman Porter
- Dr. L.W. Belanger
- Dr. Robert Churney
- Dr. Reinaldo Claudio
- Dr. Michael Dorciak
- Dr. Glen Dupont
- Dr. John Harrison
- Dr. James Hayslett
- Dr. S. Edward Hopwood
- Dr. Lori Radford
- Dr. Thomas Reinhart
- Dr. Anthony Schweiger
- Dr. Adam Strimer
- Dr. Dewitt Wilkerson
- Dr. T. Merrell Williams
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 St. Petersburg Dental Center, please contact 727-394-6064.
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.
Shands hospitals and UF Physician practices accept insurance from numerous providers, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, CIGNA, Humana, Capital Health, United Healthcare, Medicaid, and state and government services. For a full list of accepted plans visit our Insurance / Billing page.
Insurance acceptance varies between physicians and locations and is subject to change. To confirm that a specific physician will accept your insurance, please contact the practice using the telephone numbers listed at the top of the page. A representative will be happy to assist you.
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.