Become a Patient at Tufts Dental School

If you are seeking general, comprehensive oral health care, including cleanings and evaluations, please read the information below. If you have been told by a doctor or dentist that you need to see a dental specialist, please contact the appropriate specialty clinic.

We do our best to accommodate every patient who wants to improve their overall oral health. To make sure we are a good fit for you, please consider the following criteria for becoming a new patient.*

  • New patients must be willing to commit to two initial visits before treatment begins. These visits include x-rays, screenings, examinations and treatment planning. This process may differ if you have a referral or only need care from one of our specialty clinics.
  • Appointments can last up to three hours. This time frame helps accommodate the teaching process – it doesn’t mean you will have your mouth open for three hours! It does mean you get the benefit of expert opinions from multiple, experienced dental professionals and specialists.
  • Appointments always start at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. We also have a “three strikes and you’re out” policy for missed appointments.
  • We do not provide anesthesia for routine cleanings.
  • We can not provide free care. Our prices are lower than area private practices which makes us a great option for self-pay patients as well as those who want to make their insurance dollar go further. We also provide payment plans. Please consider that payment will be expected at the time of your appointment.

If you think we would be a good fit, and you would like to receive high quality, comprehensive and affordable dental care, please request an appointment online. You may also call (617) 636-6828 and follow the prompts for “New Patient” to speak to a patient services liaison.

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*Not a good fit for your needs?

If our predoctoral general dentistry clinic described above doesn’t meet your needs, please consider one of the options below.

  • Treatment performed by leading dentists who are Tufts faculty members. (Not a teaching clinic.)
  • Rates that are comparable to area private practices
  • Fastest appointment times
  • Treatment performed by residents (who are pursuing a postdoctoral degree) and Tufts Faculty Members
  • Rates that are lower than area private practices, but higher than our regular general dentistry clinic (described above)
  • Faster appointment times

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