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General Dentistry

High quality, comprehensive care from students and faculty using the latest techniques and technologies in dental medicine.

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Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics combines cutting edge technology with advanced dentistry to repair and replace chipped, damaged, or missing teeth.

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Periodontics

Periodontists provide services for patients with gum disease or other conditions of the gums.

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Pediatrics

We understand how important dental care is to you and your children and can take care of your entire family’s dental needs.

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Orthodontics

Orthodontic services aren't just about straightening teeth, or bite corrections, it's about maintaining your dental health.

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Endodontics

With faculty highly respected in the field of endodontics, receive exceptional, cutting-edge care in our state-of-the-art facility

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What Our Patients Say

“At my first experience at the Penn Dental Medicine clinic, they were on time, personable, and exceptionally thorough. The medical history they took was the most thorough I ever had at a dental visit. They were patient and willing to answer any questions. I was assigned a dentist (student) who was friendly and concerned about all my worries. If the rest of the procedures go this well, I will feel that I have made a particularly good choice.”

– John

“I couldn’t have been more impressed with the quality of care and knowledge of the student dentist who I saw. She put me at ease and made me feel comfortable with the procedures being performed at every step of my care. I usually am nervous about going to the dentist, but am actually looking forward to my next appointment.”

– Alexa

“At my first experience at the Penn Dental Medicine clinic, they were on time, personable, and exceptionally thorough. The medical history they took was the most thorough I ever had at a dental visit. They were patient and willing to answer any questions. I was assigned a dentist (student) who was friendly and concerned about all my worries. If the rest of the procedures go this well, I will feel that I have made a particularly good choice.”

– John

“I couldn’t have been more impressed with the quality of care and knowledge of the student dentist who I saw. She put me at ease and made me feel comfortable with the procedures being performed at every step of my care. I usually am nervous about going to the dentist, but am actually looking forward to my next appointment.”

– Alexa

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Contact us today to set up your appointment. We look forward to serving you and addressing all your dental needs.

Our Location

Penn Dental Medicine

Robert Schattner Center
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
240 S. 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104



Hours:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday -- 8 am to 5 pm
Monday, Wednesday – 8 am to 8 pm
Make an Appointment 215-898-8965
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Parking Location

4001 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(above Fresh Grocer at 40th & Walnut Streets)

Penn Dental at University City

3401 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Monday-Thursday 7am - 7pm

Friday 8am - 5pm

Alternating Saturday Hours 8am-5pm

Call to Make an Appointment: 215-573-8400

New Location Coming July 1:

3737 Market St. Suite 1000

Philadelphia, PA 19104

vitamin D affects teeth

Sunshine is Good for Your Teeth

  • Penn Dental Author Penn Dental Medicine
  • Pen Dental Blog Date 15th Jul, 2017
“In a nutshell, it goes like this: you can’t absorb calcium without the presence of vitamin D.” Did you know that Vitamin D deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency? Most people know that vitamin D is essential for strong bones, but you almost never hear people talking about the role in vitamin D when it gets to our teeth. It turns out that vitamin D deficiency is a strong predictor of tooth decay. Here we explain how calcium and vitamin D interact to create healthy bones and teeth, what studies tell us about how vitamin D affects teeth, and the controversial question of how best to absorb vitamin D. What’s the Relationship Between Calcium and Vitamin D? Most people understand that calcium is essential to the development of bones, including teeth. So why worry about vitamin D? In a nutshell, it goes like this: you can’t absorb calcium without the presence of vitamin D. Vitamin D initiates the development of calcitriol, a hormone which controls and regulates calcium levels in the body. Calcitriol also enables the absorption of calcium from the intestines. Without vitamin D, this vital hormone won´t be produced, such that any calcium you do ingest will be unusable by your body. The Research: How Vitamin D Affects Teeth A study carried out…
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