Am I comfortable in an educational setting?
One of the unique aspects of dental school clinics is the educational setting. Care is performed by student doctors who are overseen by faculty to ensure the highest quality services. At Penn Dental Medicine and other practices, not only can you receive high quality general dental care, but also several specialized services within the educational clinic.
Am I flexible on timing?
Because of the unique educational setting of dental school clinics, you should expect to be a bit more flexible in the timing of your visits. Because both faculty and student doctors are present in the clinic, treatment lengths may be longer than the same procedures in a private dental office. The student doctors also have periodic educational breaks, as at other teaching institutions. During these periods of time, patient clinics are not open for typical dental appointments. If you are able to be flexible in the timing of your treatment, though, these clinics can be a great fit into most patients’ schedules.
Get Started with a Dental School Clinic
If you are interested in becoming a patient at the Penn Dental Medicine dental school clinic, you can get started today by calling 215-898-8965.