In many ways, we function just like a typical dental office, and you can expect to receive excellent dental care. However, we are a teaching facility, so dentists-in-training work with experienced dentists to provide your care. This means that our patients receive an exceptionally high level of care, but it takes longer than a normal private practice. As a dental school, there are other benefits:
✔ Low fees. Our rates are lower than area private practices. We strive to keep our prices affordable — usually 25 to 50 percent lower than area dental offices, and sometimes more. You will receive high-quality care at a lower price, while helping advance dentistry!
Price comparison guide.
✔ The highest standards of care. Our reputation as one of the elite dental schools in the world, has been earned by continually holding ourselves to exceptionally high standards. We aim for excellence in everything we do, from selecting highly qualified students, residents and faculty, to utilizing utilizing the latest technology and best clinical practices.
✔ Every service under one roof. In addition to general dentistry and routine care, we have specialty dental clinics all in the same building, including Orthodontics and Oral Surgery.
Full list of specialty services.
✔ Convenient location. Our clinic is located in downtown Boston, a short walk from South Station, Downtown Crossing, Park Street, and Tufts Medical Center MBTA stations. We also offer discounted parking and evening hours.
Directions & Parking.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please click on one of the frequently asked questions below to view the answer.
What can I expect as a patient?
In many ways, we function just like a normal dental office, and you can expect to receive excellent dental care. However, we are a teaching facility, so dentists-in-training work with experienced dentists to provide your care. This means that our patients receive an exceptionally high level of care, but it takes longer than a normal private practice. As a dental school, we also have lower rates and provide comprehensive care.
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How do I make my first appointment?
I have a referral for a dental specialty. Where do I call?
Does Tufts provide free care?
Do I need insurance to be a patient?
We welcome patients without insurance (self-pay) patients – in fact, many of our patients do not have insurance. Our rates are 25-50 percent lower than area private practices which makes us a great fit for self-pay patients. We can also help you set up payment plans. More information on insurance and billing.
How much cheaper is Tufts than a private dentist?
How much does it cost to get a cleaning, filling, root canal, implant, braces, etc.?
Can I just get a cleaning?
New patients always need an examination and treatment plan before any treatment begins, including cleanings.
Can I bring my kid to my appointment?
To ensure safety, privacy and confidentiality to all our patients, minor children accompanying patients to a Clinic visit are prohibited from entering the operatory or diagnostic areas. Patients should be asked to bring a responsible childcare provider to supervise the child in the waiting room if a child must be brought to the patient’s Clinic visit. Patients should be advised during the scheduling process that childcare is not available on-site or provided by TUSDM staff and their Clinic visit may need to be rescheduled if the patient fails to arrange for appropriate childcare when accompanied by a minor child.
How do I make follow-up appointments? (Current patients)
Does Tufts provide assistance for low-income patients?
Since we are a teaching facility and our fees are between 25-50 percent less than a private practice, we are unable to provide free care or low-income assistance. We can offer payment plans through our Clinic Business Office.
I need to reschedule my first appointment.
If you are a new general care patient and need to reschedule your initial visit, please call (617) 636-0473.
If you have an appointment at a specialty clinic, please select the clinic from this list, and call them directly.
Current or returning patients should contact their student dentist.