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School of Dental Medicine

Price Comparison Guide

At Tufts Dental School we offer a unique option for your oral health care, one where your treatment is part of an educational experience. As a not-for-profit, we keep our fees as low as possible while still being able to provide you with the highest standards of care. 

This chart is for comparison purposes ONLY. Fees are estimated and may change. Each patient’s total cost of care will vary, and your provider will advise you on the best procedures for your needs.

  Comp. Care Clinic Area Private Practice
Provider Dental student Private Dentist
Fees $ $$$
Time +++ +
Standard Cleaning $72 $131
One Surface Filling* $99 $225
Root Canal* $464 $1,372
Crown* $695 $1,329
Specialty Teaching Clinics: 

We also offer a full range of Specialty Teaching Clinics. Dentists pursuing advanced degrees provide your care and they are able to provide more complex treatments. Prices and policies vary, but fees are up to 50% less than area specialists, but slightly higher than in our Comprehensive Care Clinic.

*Procedure examples:
  • Fillings: Price listed is for 1-Surface White Filling on a Back Tooth. Filling prices vary based on tooth, complexity, and material used.
  • Root Canals: Price listed is for a Bicuspid Root Canal. Root Canal prices vary depending on the tooth and complexity. Price estimate is for the root canal treatment only and does not include other treatment that may be necessary. Depending on the complexity of treatment, you may need to be referred to our specialty Endodontic Clinic.
  • Crowns: Price listed is for a Crown - Porcelain Fused To Noble Metal. Crown prices vary depending on tooth and material used.
Area Private Practices:

Information is based on estimates of private provider prices in the 02111 zip code. You can look up the average cost of dental procedures in your area by using the FAIR Health Consumer Cost Lookup website. Our Faculty Practice is comparable to area private practices in cost and appointment time.