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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

Schedule a Visit

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
Get Directions

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

What do dental hygienists do

Top 5 Things Dental Hygienists Do To Save Your Teeth

  • Penn Dental Author Penn Dental Medicine
  • Pen Dental Blog Date 13th Oct, 2017
Why You’re in Very Good Hands Dental hygienists are licensed dental professionals driven to improve the lives of their patients by providing quality care. While the dentists may get more press, dental hygienists probably spend the most time with patients. That’s why dental hygienists often know patients the best. You’d be surprised at how many different tasks a hygienist performs to ensure that YOU have optimal dental health. October is National Dental Hygiene Month, which is why we’re highlighting the amazing work of our dental hygienists. Learn the top 5 things dental hygienists do to care for patients: What Do Dental Hygienists Do? Screening patients. One of their most important jobs is assessing patients’ oral health. This includes reviewing health history, screening for oral cancer, providing a head and neck inspection, and taking a patient’s blood pressure and pulse. Taking/developing dental radiographs (x-rays). At least once a year, patients should have x-rays taken to help catch any cavities that may be developing that aren’t visible to the naked eye. Your dental hygienist provides this service to assist the dentist in the diagnosis process. Removing plaque and calculus from the surface of your teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that can become dangerous when it hardens into calculus. Bacteria wears away at your enamel and will eventually lead to a cavity if you don’t remove it…
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