What is one thing students never seem to have enough of, but often need? If you answered time or money — then you are right! At Penn Dental Medicine, we understand the challenges that can come with being a student. When considering where to receive timely and affordable dental care in Philadelphia, you need a solution that can accommodate both your calendar and pocketbook.
Rather than throw caution to the wind by searching for “dentist near me”, you should take advantage of a wide variety of dental services and discounted rates available for students at the University of Pennsylvania. All of our services performed by student dentists are overseen by experienced, highly-skilled doctors, offering you safe and patient-centered care.
Why Students Choose Penn Dental Medicine for Dental Care in Philadelphia
What better way to ensure you get the dental care you need, without having to travel far or overextend your budget than by scheduling a visit with Penn Dental Medicine? Receive flexible, convenient dental care, including multiple dental services — all at one location.
Take a look at several services we provide at Penn Dental Medicine:
- General Dentistry
Keep up on six-month check-ups and cleanings. Your dental specialist will also screen for oral cancer and address any questions or concerns you may have.
Any treatment that helps resolve damage or infection of the tooth pulp (the soft tissue inside your tooth that contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue) can be addressed through endodontic care. An example of endodontic treatment that many people are familiar with is a root canal.
When discussing orthodontics, it’s common to think about braces or invisible braces to straighten and improve your smile. And, while we certainly offer these types of orthodontic treatments at Penn Dental Medicine, we also correct problems associated with your jaw and bite alignment.
- Oral Surgery
If you have issues with your wisdom teeth or a diseased tooth that requires removal, the procedure falls under the scope of oral surgery. In addition, any kind of dental trauma, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems, and tori removal (bone growth on the roof of the mouth, lower jaw, and upper molars) can be assisted with oral surgery.
Periodontal dental specialists treat gum disease, including cosmetic periodontal procedures.
Crowns, bridges, dental implants, and dentures are examples of how prosthodontic specialists address missing and damaged teeth. Penn Dental Medicine’s renowned prosthodontic program happens to be the only one of its kind in the Philadelphia area.
Student Questions Regarding Dental Care
While providing our dental patients with a host of services to maximize their oral health is a priority at Penn Dental Medicine, so is education. You should feel free to ask questions during your appointment to gain important insights on how to improve your dental health.
Take a look at some of the common questions our student patients ask when it comes to Penn Dental Medicine and what we have to offer:
- What if I don’t have dental insurance?
Although we accept several forms of insurance, if your dental health is not covered by an insurance provider, we offer reasonable fees for services (as well as payment plans). As a University of Pennsylvania student, you can take advantage of special discounted dental service rates: 30% on general dentistry checkups and cleanings or a 20% discount on any specialty service (only applies for those who do not have insurance).
- What if I have a dental emergency?
The Penn Dental Medicine clinic offers emergency dental care Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (excluding school holidays).
- Does Penn Dental Medicine offer any nutritional guidance?
Yes! In fact, we recently published an eBook on the link between nutrition and oral health, “How Are Nutrition and Oral Health Connected?” Our student dentists and supervising faculty are always eager to discuss how to help you improve your dental health through proper nutrition.
- Can I get a discount on parking?
Yes. Discounted parking is made available at The Fresh Grocer on 40th and Walnut streets.
If you are a University of Pennsylvania student, don’t wait to take advantage of our high-quality affordable dental care. Download your complimentary Student Discount Flyer and call us at 215-898-8965 if you have additional questions or simply click here if you’d like to schedule an appointment.