Patient Guide

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Welcome to the Patient Treatment Center at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM). We take pride in offering quality dental care at a reasonable cost, minutes from downtown Boston.

We offer a complete program of dental services with an emphasis on preventative and restorative dentistry. You will benefit from the latest research in dental techniques and equipment while receiving care in a comfortable, cheerful environment. The Center also has the capacity for treating patients with disabilities.

For your safety, the Center meets or exceeds all infection control practices recommended by OSHA and the CDC. School facilities are licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and accredited by the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Patients with basic dental needs such as prophylaxis (cleanings), direct restorations (fillings), small-span bridges and single crowns, simple periodontal care (gums), and most full and partial dentures are seen in the Pre-doctoral Patient Treatment Center, where dental students provide quality care at a minimal fee under the supervision of faculty dentists.

If you require more involved treatment, such as advanced restorative work, extensive periodontal treatment, orthodontics, root canal therapy, oral surgery, or complex crown and bridge work, you may be treated in one of our specialty areas. These specialty departments are staffed by graduate dentists, many of whom have years of experience and are continuing their studies. Dental care in the specialty areas is performed under the supervision of faculty dentists.

Because of the complex nature of specialty treatment, treatment costs are somewhat higher than in the Pre-doctoral Patient Treatment Center, although they are still less than private sector costs.