Student Provided Care

Thank you for your interest in becoming a patient in the student program at the OU College of Dentistry.  In the student program, patients are treated by dental students under the direct supervision of faculty.  Patients are selected to be treated in the student program based on the educational needs of our students.  The quality of care provided in the student clinics regularly meets established standard of care for the practice of dentistry, but treatment does take some time.  Patients may be seen in the Adult Clinic, Pediatric (Children's) Clinic or the Dental Hygiene Clinic.

I want to be contacted about becoming a patient in the student program.

Benefits of Becoming a Patient in the Student Clinic

Schedule an Appointment

Services Available

Financial Arrangements

Frequently Asked Questions

Benefits of Becoming a Patient in the Student Clinic

Becoming a patient in one of the student clinics means you will receive low-cost quality care in an educational environment.  Fees in the Student Clinics are discounted, so you can maximize the benefits of health care insurance.  The cost is usually one-third the cost of the fees charged at a private dental practice.   

Schedule an appointment

To schedule a screening appointment in the Adult Clinic or the Dental Hygiene Clinic, please complete the Prospective Patient Form.  Once the Prospective Patient Information Form is complete, a representative from the Communications Center will contact you with more information.  If you have questions about completing the Prospective Patient Information Form, please call the Communications Center at (405) 271-7744.  

To schedule an appointment in the Pediatric Clinic for a child ages four through 12, Call 405-271-2360 for a screening appointment.  You may also visit the Pediatric Clinic page by clickiing on this link.  Student Provided Care in the Pediatric Clinic

Services Available

Teeth cleaning
Fillings
Crowns
Deep Cleaning
Complete Dentures
Partial Dentures
Root Canal Treatment
Bridges
Implants

Financial Arrangements

The College of Dentistry is a provider for a limited number of insurance companies. Our staff will file your insurance claim for you even if your carrier is not one of the contracted companies. You will be responsible for any amount not covered by your insurance company. Please be aware that payment is expected at the time services are provided.

We accept the following forms of payment: 

         * Cash * Visa, Discover or MasterCard

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the quality of care received at the OU College of Dentistry?

The quality of care provided in the student clinics at the OU College of Dentistry regularly meets the established standard of care for the practice of dentistry.  Treatment does take some time to accomplish.  Students are taught the latest techniques using the highest quality of materials for restoring and replacing teeth in a clean and safe clinic environment.  

Is there a cost for treatment provided at the OU College of Dentistry?

Yes, there are costs associated with treatment provided at the OU College of Dentistry.  Treatment provided by our students is usually one-third the cost of the fees charged at a private dental practice.  Please see the table below for examples of fees.  

Procedure Estimated Student Fee Estimated Private Practice Fee
Teeth Cleaning $37 $94
Two surface silver filling $58 $188
One surface tooth-colored filling $54 $156
Metal-ceramic single crown $346 $1,115

What can I expect in terms of cost for treatment at the OU College of Dentistry?

The cost of a patient's care may vary depending on the level of complexity and amount of treatment needed.  Most plans for treatment will begin around $600 for routine care that may include cleanings and several fillings.  Care may be as much as $3,000 for more complex care that may include a number of fillings, crowns, and removable or fixed appliances.  Most plans are somewhere in the middle of this range.  

The OU College of Dentistry advises patients that they must plan to spend at least $75 to have a Comprehinsive Oral Evaluation with necessary x-rays and molds of the teeth made.  Once this evaluation process is complete, a plan is advised to address the patients individual dental needs.  The cost for teeth cleaning is not included in this process.  

What payment options are available at the OU College of Dentistry?

The OU College of Dentistry does not offer payment plans for the cost of dental treatment, but arrangements can be made for pre-payment of services in advance of treatment.  The OU College of Dentistry does offer information on third party payer arrangements that assist patients with paying for their dental treatment. 

Can I use my dental insurance at the OU College of Dentistry?

The OU College of Dentistry is currently contracted with two insurance companies including Health Choice and Delta Dental.  The OU College of Dentistry will file insurance for all insurance companies as a courtesy to the patient, but it is the responsibility of the patient to understand the limits of their policy coverage.  It is also the responsibility of the patient to pay any applicable deductibles and co-pay amount in order to keep their account current.  

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

Communications Center
1201 N. Stonewall Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73117

Phone:  (405) 271-7744
Fax:  (405) 271-7799
Email:  OUCOD-CommCtr@ouhsc.edu

Hours of Operation
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday