The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine provides emergency and urgent care for current patients as well as new patients. Treatment is provided by third and fourth-year dental students under the supervision of CU Dental faculty.
Our emergency dental clinic is a walk-in clinic and provides emergency and urgent dental care on a first-come, first-serve basis. Appointment availability is based upon available dental emergency staff and individual dental emergency circumstances. Our clinic treats patients at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on normal operating days. The cost for a dental emergency exam and single x-ray is $56 and payment is expected at the time services are provided. Any dental services provided beyond the exam and single site specific x-ray will be an additional cost.
New Patients: The Emergency/Urgent Care Clinic is a walk-in clinic, treating patients at 9:00 am and 2:00 pm on a first-come, first-served basis.
Current patients: Emergencies are best handled by calling your student or resident dental provider directly.
If the student or resident is unavailable, please call: (303) 724-6900 to be directed to the appropriate department.
Children are not allowed in the clinic and must be attended at all times.
The Emergency and Urgent Dental Care Clinic fee is $56.00 which includes a diagnostic exam, medical review, and a radiograph of the area of concern. This fee will be collected prior to being seen. Any additional procedures, such as extractions or root canals, will incur additional fees and are expected on the day of service. Every attempt has been made to keep our fees as low as possible.
CU Dental accepts cash, major credit and debit cards. Health First Colorado (formerly Medicaid) is accepted for covered services. If you have dental insurance, payment documentation will be provided so you can submit a claim for reimbursement to your insurance company.
Current Patients Phone: (303) 724-6900
New Patients Phone: (303) 724-6941
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
After Hours Emergencies:
Orthodontic Patients: Orthodontic residents are on call to treat after-hours emergencies for current orthodontic patients. Emergencies are defined as pain, swelling, or trauma directly related to the orthodontic appliances. It does not include loose brackets or bands or lost elastics unless significant pain, swelling, bleeding, or trauma results. For after-hours emergencies, please call: (303) 656-7082
All Other Patients: 24-hour emergency care is available for 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.
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We encourage our patients to provide feedback about their experiences at the School of Dental Medicine. In the event you have a concern, complaint, or question about your dental experience, please contact our Patient Advocate at firstname.lastname@example.org or (303) 724-7040.