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SIU School of Dental Medicine Patients

Emergency Care

Patients who are assigned to a student and actively receiving comprehensive care are provided with a 24-hour after-hours phone number for emergency consultations and, if required, emergency dental treatment.

If you are not assigned to a student and you are in need of emergency dental care, you may obtain limited treatment at the School of Dental Medicine. An appointment will be arranged by phone at the earliest possible time; however, due to the large number of calls the school receives, an appointment may not be available for several days. Emergency care is designed to alleviate pain and infection and is not definitive dental care.

If further treatment is necessary after emergency care is rendered, you may seek private care or place your name on the screening wait list. The School of Dental Medicine does not assume responsibility for continued treatment following the rendering of emergency care. Unfortunately, it is not always possible for the School to schedule all patients who call for emergency care; therefore it may be necessary for you to seek emergency treatment elsewhere.

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