The Advanced General Dentistry (AGD) Clinic provides complex dental treatments with expertise in meeting the needs of all patients, including those with advanced medical problems and intellectual disabilities with special needs. The AGD Clinic is staffed by post-doctoral dental residents in the General Practice Residency and Advanced Education in General Dentistry programs.
Your first visit will last about 60 minutes (because of the thoroughness provided by our graduate student dentists). Please check in on the 3rd floor at the front desk before your appointment. If you must change or cancel your appointment, please call (617) 636-4067 at least 24 hours in advance. If you do not come to your first appointment, we will not be able to see you as a patient. Please arrive 15 minutes early to your first appointment to allow time for the registration process and please bring the following:
- Dental insurance card and photo identification – We accept Mass Health, Delta Dental, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts & Rhode Island Dental Blue, Commonwealth Care and Cigna. If you have other dental insurance, we will provide you with payment documentation so that you can file your dental claim.
- Payment or co-payment by cash, check, or MasterCard, Visa, or Discover credit or debit card is due at the time of service. (We do not offer payment programs or a sliding fee scale.) We also offer payment plans for qualified patients.
- Current dental x-rays (if available)
- List of your current medications and dosages and any important information about their medical history
- Your primary care physician’s name, address and phone number
- Emergency contact’s name and phone number
- If you do not speak English and need an interpreter, please bring someone to assist you.
At the first appointment, you will receive a comprehensive dental evaluation by a graduate student dentist $89.00. If needed, we also will clean your teeth $78.00, and take x-rays $79.00 (Current x-rays are necessary for an accurate diagnostic evaluation.) The cost for the first visit is approximately $246.00. Information collected will be reviewed and at your next appointment we will present you with a treatment plan and recommendations for treatment.
The Advanced General Dentistry Clinic provides post-doctoral training as well as faculty staff that offers comprehensive dental care including:
- Routine dental exams
- Dental Cleanings
- Root Canals
- Gum Surgery
- Dental Implant Restorations
- Advanced Dental Rehabilitations
- Consultants to Dental Specialty Services (Braces, Temporo-Mandibular Dysfunction ‘TMD’)
Other special services include prostheses for patients with atrophic jaw bones and prosthetic reconstruction of patients missing segments of the jaws secondary to cancer surgery, trauma or congenital defects.