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SIU School of Dental Medicine Patients

Planning Your Dental Care

If you are accepted as a school patient, you will receive a complete medical and dental history review, have x-rays taken and be scheduled for a treatment-planning appointment. During this appointment, you will be examined by students and faculty to determine your dental needs. Your proposed treatment plan and estimated costs will be explained to you. When applicable, alternative treatment plan(s) will be presented. Your final cost may vary from that proposed at your treatment planning appointment due to changes in your treatment needs and/or the periodic adjustment of fees by the dental school. After you have accepted your treatment plan, a dental student will be assigned to provide your dental care.

Please note: As a patient in our dental school clinic, your treatment will be provided with the utmost care and close oversight by faculty. However, because faculty oversight is necessary, the progress of your treatment will be considerably slower than in private practice. Also, when your student and/or resident graduates, your care may be interrupted while waiting for a new provider to be assigned.

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