To become a comprehensive care patient in the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, call (215) 707-2900 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for an appointment (summer hours may vary slightly). Because of the volume of patients, these appointments fill up fast. A fee of $95 covers the clinical examination and initial x-rays. In some cases, additional x-rays may be needed which could cost up to $45, bringing the fee to $140. If you come to your appointment prepared to pay the higher fee, you may avoid the necessity of an additional visit just for those radiographs. Several appointments are required to complete the admissions process and to formulate a comprehensive treatment plan.
Children, ages ages 6 months through 15, are registered through the Children's Dental Clinic (first floor). Parents or legal guardian of pediatric patients requiring a screening should call the Children's Dental clinic at (215) 707-2863 to schedule an appointment. Pediatric emergency patients are seen in the Children's Dental Clinic for treatment.
Minors, age 16 and 17, are treated in the adult clinics by appointment and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for all admissions and examination visits.
All minors (up to and through age 17) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during all visits to the School of Dentistry.
Depending upon your dental needs, patient assignments are made to available dental students as quickly as possible. Students are limited in the number of patients they may treat; therefore, it is not always possible to advise you how soon treatment may begin.
Should your medical condition require that you obtain a consult from your physician, it is your responsibility to take the consult form to your physician for completion and have it mailed or return it to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Medicine, and Surgery at the School of Dentistry. A delay in returning the medical consult will delay your dental treatment.
Questions regarding student assignment should be directed to the Patient Representative at (215) 707-2880.