One reason why people might delay or avoid visiting the dentist is out of fear that they can’t afford dental work. In fact, some people may feel like they can’t afford dental work even with insurance! After all, even prior to the pandemic, skyrocketing insurance costs made affordable dental visits difficult for many. Now with COVID-19 adding financial constraints and hardships to the lives of many Americans, the search for an affordable dentist may feel that much more challenging.

At Penn Dental Medicine (PDM), we put patients first. Our teaching clinic operates in conjunction with the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Because of our educational mission, we are able to provide high-quality care at an affordable price to patients throughout the Greater Philadelphia area

We don’t ever want dental patients to avoid cleanings, exams, a root canal, tooth extraction, or even dental implants because of concern they can’t afford dental treatment. In addition to accepting many dental insurance providers, we also offer reasonable dental care payment plans. 

Receive the Dental Services You Need—Affordably—Without Compromising Quality

Finding the best dental provider in your area takes more than simply putting “affordable dentist near me” into a search engine. It’s important to research each practices’ reputation, familiarize yourself with the dentists’ backgrounds, and compare other factors that will impact your decision. 

As you evaluate potential providers, you’ll most likely also want to know about what type of dental services are available at each practice.  

In order to treat a range of patients, Penn Dental Medicine offers comprehensive dental services

within a number of dental specialties. Whether you need a root canal or your child is coming in for their first visit, PDM can provide the quality care you deserve. This means the whole family can receive cleanings and treatments, no matter their dental needs. Our student dentists, under the guidance of our leading faculty doctors, provide the following dental specialties and services:

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  • Endodontics
    This includes addressing damage to the tooth pulp (caused by infection or trauma).
  • General Dentistry
    In addition to routine cleanings and exams, general dentistry also involves restorative procedures such as fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, implants, and more. 
  • Oral Medicine
    Oral medicine involves the diagnosis and treatment of medically-related oral disorders and diseases ranging from bad breath and dry mouth to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and facial pain issues, and more.  
  • Pediatric Dentistry
    Pediatric dental care addresses the individual dental health needs of each age and stage of childhood and adolescence. 
  • Orthodontics
    Orthodontic treatment helps correct a number of issues including jaw and bite misalignment, crooked teeth, gaps between the teeth, and more. 
  • Oral Surgery
    When patients need extractions, dental implants, bone grafting, or similar dental procedures, an oral surgeon may be needed. 
  • And More

To help you narrow down the dental clinics you are considering—to more affordable options—our Penn Dental Medicine experts have created an eBook Dental Work Without the Stress. This guide will help ease concerns about how to afford dental implants, cavity treatment, gum disease, and a host of other oral health issues. It will also provide further insight into how to ease other sources of stress and worry that have prevented you from getting the dental care you deserve. 

Professional Expertise, Commitment to Safety

We are considered a teaching practice because student dentists see and treat patients under the direct supervision of faculty members from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. You’ll receive treatment from tomorrow’s most distinguished dental specialists and today’s seasoned dental educators. Because of our affiliation with one of the best dental schools in the nation, you can rest assured that your oral and overall health are in great hands.

You can also be confident knowing that our students, faculty leaders, and staff hold the highest commitment to patient health and safety. This means continuing to follow the guidelines mandated by the American Dental Association (ADA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Pennsylvania Department of Health to prevent the spread of coronavirus. 

Reasonable Payment Plans

Philadelphia, PA patients shouldn’t have to break the bank to receive the dental treatments they need—especially when finances are stretched. That is why our student dentists are clear about the estimated price of a recommended treatment option. While your payment will be due in full the day a procedure or service is provided, we accept a range of payment options and offer payment plans for those who qualify. Penn Dental Medicine also accepts most dental insurance plans.

Call the PDM office at 215-898-8965 to schedule your appointment. Or, click here to contact us for questions.

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