Emergency Services

As a service to our patients as well as to tour community, the School of Dentistry maintains an emergency dental clinic. Emergencies may include, but are not limited to, conditions in which pain, swelling, or bleeding exists.

During normal clinic hours, if you are a patient of record, experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your student doctor immediately or your assigned student’s Comprehensive Care Cluster.  When possible, emergencies should be managed by your student doctor in consultation with attending doctors. To page your student doctor, call the front desk reception of your assigned Comprehensive Care Cluster. If you are not a patient or have not been assigned as student doctor, you may also go to the School of Dentistry's Emergency. The Emergency Services Clinic is located on the first floor of the dental school clinics and is open between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding weekends and school closings. Patients may register after 7:30 a.m. and are seen on a first come, first served basis. Fees for emergency screening and diagnosis service vary depending on the type and number of radiographs (x-rays) needed. Emergency treatment, generally rendered on the same day depending on the number of patients presenting, will require an additional fee. Payments are expected at the time of service.

In the event of a true emergency after 5 p.m. on weekdays, weekends or holidays, report to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Room, 3401 N. Broad Street, or call (215) 707-4545 and ask for the Oral Surgery resident on call. Hospital fees will be charged. Please be aware, the hospital emergency room will not replace or repair fillings, crowns or others appliances. Otherwise, contact your student doctor or call your assigned student’s Comprehensive Care Cluster for automated directors on how to access care.