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.  

What form of payment does the OU College of Dentistry accept?

 

The OU College of Dentistry accepts the following forms of payment: 

         * Cash * Visa, Discover or MasterCard

 

 

 

 

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1201 N. Stonewall Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73117

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

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