If you're experiencing a dental emergency, the compassionate staff at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine (CU SDM) can help. We are located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. Our highly-trained third and fourth-year dental students, along with dental faculty supervision, provide emergency and urgent dental care treatments to current and new patients.
Not all dental and orthodontic issues are considered an emergency. The types of emergencies we treat include:
The following dental concerns are not considered emergencies, so you will need to make an appointment with your dental provider for treatment:
Our walk-in emergency and urgent dental care clinic on the Anschutz Medical Campus operates on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Our dental staff is available to treat patients Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
We understand that not all emergencies happen during regular operating hours. We provide 24-hour emergency dental care for our current CU Emergency and Urgent Dental Care Clinic patients. For emergencies, please call the University of Colorado Hospital operator at 720-848-0000 to connect with the general practice resident on call.
Orthodontics: Our orthodontic residents are also on call to treat emergencies involving traditional metal braces, clear aligners (Invisalign), behind-the-teeth braces (Incognito), and other orthodontic appliances. For after-hours emergency dental care, please call (303) 656-7082.
Putting off a dental emergency will only lead to more pain and more severe dental complications. If you're in need of emergency or urgent dental services, give us a call. The CU Emergency and Urgent Dental Care Clinic provides emergency dental services to residents throughout the Denver Metropolitan Area.
New Patients: If you are not a current CU Dental patient, you can become one by calling (303) 724-6900.
Current Patients: If you are a current patient, it is best to contact your student or resident dental provider to treat your dental emergency. Please call (303) 724-6900 if your dental provider is unavailable.
We aim to provide affordable dental care to our community. *Schedule a free dental screening exam and X-rays with our CU Emergency and Urgent Dental Care Clinic. The type of x-ray (radiograph) is dependent on diagnostic need.
*This promotion applies only to new CU Dental patients.
Payment will be collected before you are seen, and any additional x-rays and procedures will incur extra fees that must also be paid on the day of treatment.
The CU Emergency and Urgent Dental Care Clinic accepts cash, major credit and debit cards, and Health First Colorado (formerly Medicaid). We will also provide payment documentation so you can submit a claim for reimbursement to your dental insurance company. We are not accepting BEAM insurance at this time.
13065 E. 17th Avenue, 1st Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
Directions and Parking Map
Current and New Patients Phone: (303) 724-6900
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hours Subject to Change. Appointment times vary by semester, please get in touch with the clinic for more information.
(Closed on all federal and state holidays)
24-hour emergency care is available for current CU Emergency and Urgent Dental Care Clinic patients. For emergencies, please call the University of Colorado Hospital operator at (720) 848-0000 to connect with the general practice resident on call.
We encourage our patients to provide feedback about their experiences at the School of Dental Medicine. If you have a concern, complaint, or question about your dental experience, please get in touch with our Patient Liaison at email@example.com or (303) 724-7040.