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The University of Florida College of Dentistry supports Preventive Dentistry

PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY

WHY IS PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY IMPORTANT AND WHEN SHOULD
YOU START?

Preventive Dentistry means a healthy smile that requires fewer visits to the Dentist:

 

  1. Eating becomes more enjoyable because healthy mouths chew more easily
    and gain more nutrients from the foods they eat.
  2. You can also speak more quickly and clearly.
  3. People with healthier mouths have a better chance of general health, because disease in the mouth can endanger the rest of the body.
  4. A healthy mouth is more attractive, and you can have confidence that you are putting forth your best appearance.
  5. Preventive Dentistry is the first step to becoming cavity-free.

 

Preventive dentistry begins Regular Tooth brushing.
The earlier your dental visit, the better the chance of preventing dental disease and reducing your time in the Dentist’s Chair
Visit your dentist for a complete examination to lay the foundations for having the best in dental health.

Florida cares about Dental Care Access.

The Residents of Florida are fortunate to have the University of Florida working with a network of dental clinics around the state to provide dental care.

Dental Students and the Dental School Faculty Practice are ready to provide the dental care you may need!

I have reviewed every dental school clinic program in the United States and Canada.  In my opinion,none outdoes the services offered by Florida!

 

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Location:

Shands Hospital
J. Hillis Miller Health Center 
Dental Science Building 

1600 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL

Faculty Practice Clinics

Welcome

Faculty Practice is the area in the College of Dentistry where the Dental Faculty see patients in a private practice setting. We are a quality dental facility, managed by highly qualified dental care professionals.

The diversity of our dentists and the convenience of our one-stop dental practice enables us to provide optimal prevention, diagnosis and treatment of your dental condition in one location. If you require a specialist, our faculty and staff will help direct you towards the correct provider, including referrals to Pediatric (Children’s) Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

The faculty and staff of the UFCD Faculty Practice Clinics would like to thank you for considering us for your dental health care needs. For more than 25 years, the University of Florida College of Dentistry has served the needs of thousands of patients through its Faculty Practice Group.

Our philosophy is to provide excellence in service and care to our patients in a courteous, caring and professional environment. Your oral health is our chief concern. We will do everything we can to maintain your confidence and trust as we attempt to provide the highest quality care available.

West EntranceThe University of Florida College of Dentistry clinics are located on the first three floors of the Dental Science Building, in the J. Hillis Miller Health Center. The patient entrance to the clinical area is through the west door, adjacent to the parking lot. Directional signs indicate all locations within the college. The clinic information desk is located approximately 150 feet from the west main entrance.

Faculty Practice Clinics

Dentists

Endodontics

James E HaddixJames E Haddix

Assoc Prof & Assist Dean for Cont Ed
ENDODONTICS

PO BOX 100417
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
E-mail: jhaddix@dental.ufl.edu

Uma P NairUma P Nair

Assistant Professor
ENDODONTICS

Room D10-39
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
E-mail: unair@dental.ufl.edu

Roberta PileggiRoberta Pileggi

Assoc Prof, Chair, Dir of Grad Endo
ENDODONTICS

PO BOX 100436
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
E-mail: rpileggi@dental.ufl.edu

Claudio Herdy VarellaClaudio Herdy Varella

Assist Prof & Dir of Predoc Endodontics
ENDODONTICS

Endodontics
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
E-mail: cvarella@dental.ufl.edu

Periodontics

Ikramuddin AukhilIkramuddin Aukhil

Professor & Chairman
PERIODONTICS

Department of Periodontology
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
E-mail: iaukhil@dental.ufl.edu

Katherine A KarpiniaKatherine A Karpinia

Associate Professor
PERIODONTICS

1600 SW Archer Rd.
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
E-mail: kkarpinia@dental.ufl.edu

PROF EMERITUS & ASO DN
PERIODONTICS

PO BOX 100405
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
E-mail: slow@dental.ufl.edu
Web page: view web page

Luciana ShaddoxLuciana Shaddox

Assistant Professor
PERIODONTICS

1600 SW Archer Rd.
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
E-mail: lshaddox@dental.ufl.edu

Prosthodontics

David G BarnesDavid G Barnes

Clinical Assistant Professor
RESTORATIVE DENTAL SCIENCES

D 9-39
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610

Maria L AguilarMaria L Aguilar

Clinical Assistant Professor
RESTORATIVE DENTAL SCIENCES

D11-6C
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610

Luisa Fernanda EchetoLuisa Fernanda Echeto

Clinical Associate Professor
RESTORATIVE DENTAL SCIENCES

PO Box 100435
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
E-mail: lecheto@dental.ufl.edu

Fong WongFong Wong

Faculty
RESTORATIVE DENTAL SCIENCES

D11-006
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610

Arthur NimmoArthur Nimmo

Professor & Chairman
RESTORATIVE DENTAL SCIENCES

PO Box 100435
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
E-mail: ANIMMO@dental.ufl.edu

Ariela Notzer-GuelmannAriela Notzer-Guelmann

Clinical Assistant Professor
RESTORATIVE DENTAL SCIENCES

PO BOX 100435
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
E-mail: anotzer@dental.ufl.edu

Maxillofacial Prosthodontics

Glenn Earl TurnerGlenn Earl Turner

Associate Professor
RESTORATIVE DENTAL SCIENCES

1600 SW Archer Road
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
E-mail: gturner@dental.ufl.edu

Operative Dentistry

Nereyda P ClarkNereyda P Clark

Associate Professor & Director
RESTORATIVE DENTAL SCIENCES

1600 SW Archer Road, Room D9-7D
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
E-mail: nclark@dental.ufl.edu

Valeria Veiga GordanValeria Veiga Gordan

PROFESSOR
RESTORATIVE DENTAL SCIENCES

PO BOX 100415
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
E-mail: vgordan@dental.ufl.edu

Susan S NimmoSusan S Nimmo

Clinical Assistant Professor
RESTORATIVE DENTAL SCIENCES

D9-06
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
E-mail: snimmo@dental.ufl.edu

Henry M YoungHenry M Young

ASO PROFESSOR and TEAM LEADER
RESTORATIVE DENTAL SCIENCES

P.O.Box 100415
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
E-mail: hyoung@dental.ufl.edu

Rosalia ReyRosalia Rey

RESTORATIVE DENTAL SCIENCES

JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
E-mail: rrey@dental.ufl.edu

Adriana Pigozzo MansoAdriana Pigozzo Manso

Clinical Assistant Professor
RESTORATIVE DENTAL SCIENCES

PO BOX 100415
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
E-mail: amanso@dental.ufl.edu

Richard Michael KelowitzRichard Michael Kelowitz

Clinical Assistant Professor
RESTORATIVE DENTAL SCIENCES

room D9-29
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
E-mail: rkelowitz@dental.ufl.edu

Ricardo Marins CarvalhoRicardo Marins Carvalho

Associate Professor
RESTORATIVE DENTAL SCIENCES

PO BOX 100415
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
E-mail: rcarvalho@ufl.edu

Marcelle NascimentoMarcelle Nascimento

Assistant Professor
RESTORATIVE DENTAL SCIENCES

1600 SW ARCHER ROAD
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
E-mail: mnascimento@dental.ufl.edu
Web page: view web page

Micaela B GibbsMicaela B Gibbs

Clinical Asst.Prof., Prog. Director
COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAMS

Room 5180, 1329 SW 16th St
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
E-mail: mgibbs@dental.ufl.edu

Orthodontics

Calogero DolceCalogero Dolce

Associate Professor
ORTHODONTICS

PO BOX 100444
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
E-mail: cdolce@dental.ufl.edu

Leandra DopazoLeandra Dopazo

Clinical Assistant Professor
ORTHODONTICS

D7-19
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
E-mail: ldopazo@ufl.edu

Timothy T WheelerTimothy T Wheeler

Professor & Assistant Dean
ORTHODONTICS

PO BOX 100444
JHM Health Science Center
College of Dentistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
E-mail: twheeler@dental.ufl.edu
Web

 

 

 Supporting Dental Education Means Better Health Care

Driving Directions

  • From I-75 
    Take exit number 384 off Interstate 75. Turn onto Archer Road heading east. UFCD clinics will be approximately three miles ahead on the left.
  • From Gainesville Regional Airport 
    When coming out of the main entrance of the airport, turn right onto 39th Avenue and head west. Go straight until coming to 13th Street (also referred to as Highway 441). Turn left onto 13th Street. Go straight until intersecting Archer Road. Veer right onto Archer Road. UFCD clinics will be three blocks ahead on the right.
  • From Highway 441 South 
    Go straight until intersecting Archer Road. Turn left onto Archer Road. UFCD clinics will be three blocks ahead on the right.
  • From Highway 441 North 
    Go straight until intersecting Archer Road. Veer right onto Archer Road. UFCD clinics will be three blocks ahead on the right.

Parking

Parking is available in a parking garage approximately 1 block west of the Dental Science Building ($3).

Disabled Parking

Visitors to the University of Florida campus who display a state disabled person parking permit may park in any meter space on campus and in the visitor and patient toll facility without paying the parking fee. Parking is available in a lot immediately west of the Dental Science Building.

Call 352.273.5251 for an appointment today.

 

UFCD Clinics

Clinic

Services

Phone

Center for Implant Dentistry

Dental implants

352.273.6715

Center for Orphaned Autoimmune Diseases

Dry mouth conditions

352.392.4399

Comprehensive Care Dental Clinic

Comprehensive dental care from the Internationally-Educated Dentist Program

352.273.7800

Craniofacial Center

Cleft palate and other craniofacial conditions

352.334.0214

Faculty Practice Clinics

All types of general and specialty care treatments

352.273.7950

Graduate Periodontology Clinic

Gum disease treatment and implant placement

352.273.7846

Graduate Prosthodontic Clinic

Crowns, bridges, partials, dentures, esthetic all-porcelain restorations

352.273.6910

Oral Health Maintenance Clinic

Dental examinations, radiographs, dental cleanings and fluoride treatments, preventive services, and treatment plans

For patients who have completed their dental treatment through the student dental program and who wish to remain comprehensive care patients at the college

352.273.5863

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Clinic

CT scans, other types of x-rays, reading services

352.273.6664

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Faculty and Resident Clinic

Extractions, oral surgery, removal of wisdom teeth

352.273.6731

Oral Medicine Clinic

Cancer patients

352.273.6740

Orthodontics Clinics

Braces

352.392.4285

Pediatric Dental Clinics

Children's dentistry

352.273.7643, 352.273.7644 or
800.633.3953 ext.3

Periodontal Disease Research Center

Variety of dental-related healthcare services

352.273.6675

Student Dental Clinic

General dentistry performed by dental students, reduced fees

352.273.5251

Student Oral Surgery Clinic

Treatment for pain, swelling

352.273.6705

Off Campus Clinics

Clinic

Phone

ACORN Dental Clinic

352.485.2772

Eastside Dental Clinic

352.265.7025

Golden Gate Dental Clinic

239.348.8040

Hialeah Dental Clinic

305.694.5400

Jacksonville Dental Clinic

904.244.4276

Jacksonville General Dentistry Residency Program

904.244.4276

Manatee County Rural Health Services

941.708.8700

Marion E. Fether Medical Center

239.658.3024

South Lake Family Health Center

352.429.2060

St. Petersburg Dental Clinic

727.394.6064

Tacachale Dental Clinic

352.955.5616

Winter Garden Family Health Center

407.877.4310

 

Patient Dental Care at UFCD

Welcome to Patient Care at the UF College of Dentistry! To get started, please consider the following questions.

Where do you live?

Gainesville 

See below for the various types of dental care the UFCD Gainesville clinics offer.

For children's dental care, visit the Gainesville Eastside Clinic. Call 352.265.7025 for more information.

Miami/South Florida

Visit the Hialeah Dental Clinic. Call 305.694.5400 for more information.

Jacksonville 

Visit the Jacksonville Dental Clinic.Opens in a new window Call 904.244.4276 for more information.

Tampa/St. Petersburg

Visit the St. Petersburg Dental Clinic. Call 727.394.6064 for more information.

What type of care are you interested in?

Emergency Care: Tooth Extractions

  •                      Tooth extractions in the Student Oral Surgery Clinic
  •                      Patients for the day are selected by a lottery-type system at 7 am Monday–Friday
  •                      $110 Fee (exam, X-ray and simple extraction)
  •                      Call 352.273.6705 for more information

Student Dental Clinics

  •                      Fees are generally about 50–70% of private practice fees
  •                      Open to the public (patients subject to screening)
  •                      DMD students perform care, supervised by faculty members
  •                      Call 352.273.5251 for more information or to make an appointment
  •                      UF Medical Residents can take advantage of the Residents' Priority ProgramPDF offered by the College by e-mailing priority@dental.ufl.edu

Faculty Practice

  •                      All types of general and specialty care treatments performed by our faculty members
  •                      Fees comparable to private practice
  •                      Call 352.273.7950 for more information or to make an appointment

Specialty Care

  •                      Children's Dental Care

o                                   Gainesville Eastside Clinic (352.265.7025)

o                                   Pediatric Dental Clinic

  •                      Our specialty clinics provide services such as endodontics (root canals), oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, crowns and bridges, and gum disease treatment.
  •                      Visit our complete directory of clinics for more information on where to get specialized dental care.

 

 

How to Become a Patient in our Student Dental Clinic

Patients desiring to be considered for treatment in the adult student clinics (13 years old or older) need to apply for a screening appointment.

The screening appointment will be a brief examination by a faculty member to determine if your needs are compatible with the educational needs of our students. The necessary x-rays will be taken at this appointment. There is a fee of $95.00 for the examination and the x-rays. All fees are due at the time service is provided. Patients who are not accepted into the student clinics will be referred to the UF College of Dentistry Faculty Practice, a specialty program, or be advised to go to private practice.

Once your screening appointment and X-rays are completed, you will be referred to Patient Assignment. Your assignment to a student dentist is based on your potential treatment needs, not on the date you were screened. When an appropriate student is available, you will be assigned. The average time between screening and assignment to a student is two months. Once assigned, the student will contact you and arrange for an appointment to develop a detailed plan and begin treatment.

The fees in the student program generally are 50% less than those in private practice. You will be required to pay for routine care each time you come. For more extensive treatment, such as crowns or dentures, payment plans may be arranged.

To insure the safety of children, they will not be allowed to accompany you into the treatment area or be left unattended in the waiting area. Please arrange appropriate childcare.

Please Note

Patients are not assigned to students if they have outstanding balances from prior treatment in the College of Dentistry.

If You:

  •                      Are 12 Years old or younger, please contact our Pediatric (Children's) clinic at 352.273.7643.
  •                      Are from outside Gainesville, you may want to visit one of our Satellite Clinics
  •                      Want Orthodontic treatment (braces), please contact our Orthodontic Clinics at 352.273.7960
  •                      Need wisdom teeth extracted (third molars), contact Oral Surgery at 352.273.6731
  •                      Are in pain, visit the Student Oral Surgery Clinic (ph. 352.273.6705)

 

How to Become a Patient

The Department of Pediatric Dentistry provides dental care to children and adolescents up to 21 years of age with special attention to patients with special health care needs on a referral basis. Patient care is provided in several different clinics (see Clinic Locations and Directions). All treatment locations participate in student and resident training and fees are adjusted according to the type of provider and payment plan. A limited number of emergency appointments are available.

Clinic hours are from 8:15 to noon and 1:15 to 5:00, Monday through Friday.

 

 

Clinic Locations & Directions

College of Dentistry at the University of Florida

Our Faculty Practice/Resident Clinic, located in Gainesville, has 9 dental chairs available for treatment. The clinic area also houses an office/reception area, a dental laboratory, a radiology room equipped with panoramic and intraoral machines, two operatories for conscious sedation and an operatory for pre- and postoperative management of sedation cases.

The Student Clinic is adjacent to the Faculty Practice/Resident Clinic and has 7 dental chairs available.

1600 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
352.273.7643
800.633.3953 ext. 3
Map/Directions

Pediatric Dental Clinic at Shands Eastside Community Health Clinic

This facility, located on the east side of Gainesville, is about 11 years old and houses primary care medical offices in addition to the dental clinic. There are 7 dental chairs available 5 days a week.

410 NE Waldo Road
Gainesville, FL
352.265.7025
Map/Directions

Acorn Rural Health Clinic

Faculty, residents and staff from the Department of Pediatric Dentistry currently provide care one day per week at this rural, not-for-profit health care facility located in Brooker (approximately 20 miles north of Gainesville). The dental clinic is two years old. There are eight dental chairs; two are located in a separate suite. The clinic area also houses an office/reception area, a dental laboratory, a radiology room equipped with panoramic and an intraoral radiology machine.

23320 North State Road 235
Brooker, FL 
352.485.2772
Map/Directions

Tachachale Dental Clinic

Tacachale Dental Clinic is located on the campus of Tacachale, a large state-operated residential facility for adults with developmental disabilities. Tacachale was built in 1920 and currently serves 470 residents. Faculty and residents from the Department of Pediatric Dentistry currently provide care to the residents of Tacachale 5 days per week.

Selected night and weekend appointments are available on a limited basis.

1621 NE Waldo Road
Gainesville, FL
352.955.5616
Map/Directions

Florida School of Deaf and Blind

The Florida School for the Deaf and Blind is state-supported boarding school located in St. Augustine. Established in 1885, the school teaches students with visual and hearing impairments through the 12th grade. Faculty, residents and staff from the Department of Pediatric Dentistry currently provide care at the school one day per month during the school calendar year.

207 North San Marco Ave.
St. Augustine, FL
904.827.2418
Directions

                           Overview |
                          Prospective Students | 
                          Patient Information | 

                          Staff | 
                          Residents | 
                          About St. Pete | 
                          Map & Directions | 
                          Contact Information

Patient Information

We're pleased that you are interested in becoming a patient at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. This page was prepared to acquaint you with the procedures and policies related to patient care and the benefits to you as a prospective patient. Please read this information carefully.

This is essentially an "in house" private practice where full-time University of Florida College of Dentistry residents treat patients. Because of high demand, our clinic accepts patients on a limited basis. We accept new patients as treatment of existing patients is completed. All types of general and specialty treatment are available. Fees are approximately 30% less than a private practice.

Emergency care is available to anyone needing relief from pain. We see the first eight patients at our door at 7:30 a.m. The wait could exceed several hours, so please be prepared. We make very effort to see our patients in a timely manner. Our emergency clinic offers extractions, initiation of root canal therapy, temporary fillings, and other relief of pain procedures only. There is a minimum fee of $141 expected prior to treatment.

Hours

Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. except holidays and scheduled classes.

Services

We offer complete care in the following areas of General Dentistry:

  •                      Exams, cleanings, and other preventive care
  •                      White and silver fillings
  •                      Crowns and bridges
  •                      Complete and partial dentures, extractions and other surgical care
  •                      Cosmetic dentistry (tooth whitening, veneers)
  •                      Pediatric dentistry
  •                      Dental implants
  •                      Root canals (Endodontics)
  •                      Gum and bone care (Periodontics)

How to Become a Patient

To be considered for treatment in the resident clinics, call 727.394.6064 and request a screening appointment. There is a brief examination by a faculty member to determine if the patient's needs are compatible with educational needs. All fees are due at the time service is provided.

Once the screening examination is completed, we enter the patient's treatment needs into our computerized file. An appropriate resident, if available, is assigned to care for that patient. Once the assignment is made, we will contact the patient and arrange for an appointment to develop a detailed treatment plan and begin treatment. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that all patients awaiting assignment will in fact be assigned.

Insurance

Insurance is not accepted.

Patient Rights

As a prospective patient, you have the right to considerate, respectful and confidential treatment regardless of race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or physical handicap. If assigned to a student for treatment, you have the right to a thorough dental examination, a review of your medical history, and a complete explanation of treatment options. If you have a disability, such as sight or hearing impairment, or require wheelchair assistance, please call 727.394.6064. Every effort will be made to assist you during your dental treatment.

 

  •                           Overview | 
  •                           Faculty | 
  •                           Staff

Oral Health Care Services

Opened in 1997, the Hialeah Dental Clinic averages 200 patients weekly. The majority of the patients in the clinic are adults requiring comprehensive oral health care; the remainder of the patient base consists of children and senior citizens. Residents and students enrolled at the clinic are actively engaged in providing all phases of dentistry, including:

                      Diagnostic and preventive services

  •                      Endodontics
  •                      Periodontics
  •                      Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  •                      Restorative dentistry (including operative, fixed and removable prosthodontics and implant dentistry)
  •                      Orthodontics
  •                      Pediatric dentistry

If you are interested in becoming a patient, call 305.694.5400 for more information.

Patient Population

The Hialeah Dental Clinic handles more than 5,000 patient visits a year. These include insured, uninsured and Medicaid patients. The age distribution of the patients is 13% children, 80% adults, and 7% senior citizens.

Dental Facilities

The spacious 7,500 square foot dental facility has:

  •                      Twenty dental operatories, twelve of which are dedicated to resident and student patient care activities
  •                      On-site radiology and digital radiography services
  •                      Dental laboratory
  •                      Complete sterilization area
  •                      Global surgical microscope with monitor for teaching purposes
  •                      Digital photographic equipment
  •                      Rotary endodontic equipment
  •                      NobelBiocare
  •                      Straumann and Biohorizons implant systems
  •                      Hu-Friedy cassette instrument systems
  •                      Kavo handpieces for use during the program
  •                      Library with Web access
  •                      Ample study areas
  •                      Administrative office space
  •                      Conference room enhanced with interactive distance learning technology to enhance the educational program 

Patient Care

Services

The UF College of Dentistry Jacksonville has a dedicated clinic that provides a full range of comprehensive dental services. Patients receive care from our dental hygienist, eight full-time dental assistants, dental residents and full-time dentists. These services are provided for your convenience on a fee-for-service basis. No insurance plans are accepted. Our services include:

 

  •  Routine Dental Care 
  •  Exams (including new patient exams
  •  Cleanings
  •  X-rays
  • Children's Dental Services
  • Emergency Dental Services (walk-ins during normal business hours)
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Veneers
  • Bonding
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Surgical Services
  • Extractions
  • Endodontics (Root Canals)  
  • Implant Dentistry
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • Other Surgical Care
  • Gum and Bone Care
  • Periodontics
  • Denture Services
  • Complete Dentures
  • Partial Dentures
  • Denture Repairs

 

Hours & Appointments

The dental clinic is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment or for more information about our clinic, please call our receptionist at (904) 244-4276.

In order to ensure financial arrangements go smoothly and as intended, all patients meet with our financial advisor, who explains what fees are to be paid at each scheduled appointment.

Location

UF College of Dentistry Jacksonville Clinic
2028 Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32206

Parking & Directions

Free parking is available adjacent to the dental building.

From the South
Take I-95 North to exit 353D, Eighth Street. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right onto Eighth Street. Go through four traffic lights. At the 5th traffic light, turn left onto Boulevard. Proceed for 2 1/2 blocks and the dental clinic is on the left side of the street.

From the North
Take I-95 South to exit 353D, Eighth Street. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn left onto Eighth Street. Go through four traffic lights. At the 5th traffic light, turn left onto Boulevard. Proceed for 2 1/2 blocks and the dental clinic is on the left side of the street.

From the West
Take I-10 East to I-95 North to exit 353D, Eighth Street. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right onto Eighth Street. Go through four traffic lights. At the 5th traffic light, turn left onto Boulevard. Proceed for 2 1/2 blocks and the dental clinic is on the left side of the street.

From the East (including the beaches)
After reaching I-95, take I-95 North to exit 353D, Eighth Street. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right onto Eighth Street. Go through four traffic lights. At the 5th traffic light, turn left onto Boulevard. Proceed for 2 1/2 blocks and the dental clinic.

 

The University Of Florida College Of Dentistry Has Closed its Jacksonville Clinic. Our students and faculty participate in interdisciplinary learning and research that benefits the college and its patient community, and also results in a well-rounded curriculum that produces dentists skillful in the art and science of dentistry. The College of Dentistry educates the state’s future dentists and dental specialists through 16 degree and certificate programs. Each year the college admits a new class of about 80 D.M.D. students who are among the top pre-dental students in the nation.

The college is nationally recognized for its oral health research enterprise, emphasizing infectious diseases in dentistry, bone biology, pain and neurosciences, and translational research to improve clinical and dental care. The college has a multi-faceted service mission encompassing patient care and community outreach and education. Through its Statewide Network for Community Oral Health, the college is one of the largest providers of low-cost dental care in Florida providing nearly 10 percent of all indigent care to Florida’s residents through comprehensive state-of-the-art clinical services. In 2007-08, a contract with the Department of Health entitled "Enhanced Indigent Care" was used to offset network costs related to patient care delivery for low-income and indigent patients. Our students and faculty also give of themselves in providing free dental treatment to underserved populations during service missions abroad and at home. 

Patient Dental Care at UFCD

Welcome to Patient Care at the UF College of Dentistry! To get started, please consider the following questions.

Where do you live?

Gainesville

See below for the various types of dental care the UFCD Gainesville clinics offer.

For children's dental care, visit the Gainesville Eastside Clinic. Call 352.265.7025 for more information.

Miami/South Florida

Visit the Hialeah Dental Clinic. Call 305.694.5400 for more information.

Jacksonville

Visit the Jacksonville Dental Clinic. Call 904.244.4276 for more information.

Tampa/St. Petersburg

Visit the St. Petersburg Dental Clinic. Call 727.394.6064 for more information.

What type of care are you interested in?

Emergency Care: Tooth Extractions

  • ·                         Tooth extractions in the Student Oral Surgery Clinic
  • ·                         Patients for the day are selected by a lottery-type system at 7 am Monday–Friday
  • ·                         $110 Fee (exam, X-ray and simple extraction)
  • ·                        

Student Dental Clinics

  • ·                         Fees are generally about 50–70% of private practice fees
  • ·                         Open to the public (patients subject to screening)
  • ·                         DMD students perform care, supervised by faculty members
  • ·                        
  • ·                         UF Medical Residents can take advantage of the Residents' Priority Program  

Faculty Practice

  • ·                         All types of general and specialty care treatments performed by our faculty members
  • ·                         Fees comparable to private practice
  • ·                        

Specialty Care

  • ·                         Children's Dental Care
    • o                                       
    • o                                        Pediatric Dental Clinic
  • ·                        
  • ·                         Visit our complete directory of clinics 

 

 

How to Become a Patient

The Department of Pediatric Dentistry provides dental care to children and adolescents up to 21 years of age with special attention to patients with special health care needs on a referral basis. Patient care is provided in several different clinics (see Clinic Locations and Directions). All treatment locations participate in student and resident training and fees are adjusted according to the type of provider and payment plan. A limited number of emergency appointments are available.

Clinic hours are from 8:15 to noon and 1:15 to 5:00, Monday through Friday.

 

 

Clinic Locations & Directions

College of Dentistry at the University of Florida

Our Faculty Practice/Resident Clinic, located in Gainesville, has 9 dental chairs available for treatment. The clinic area also houses an office/reception area, a dental laboratory, a radiology room equipped with panoramic and intraoral machines, two operatories for conscious sedation and an operatory for pre- and postoperative management of sedation cases.

The Student Clinic is adjacent to the Faculty Practice/Resident Clinic and has 7 dental chairs available.

1600 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
352.273.7643
800.633.3953 ext. 3
Map/Directions

Pediatric Dental Clinic at Shands Eastside Community Health Clinic

This facility, located on the east side of Gainesville, is about 11 years old and houses primary care medical offices in addition to the dental clinic. There are 7 dental chairs available 5 days a week.

410 NE Waldo Road
Gainesville, FL
352.265.7025
Map/Directions

Acorn Rural Health Clinic

Faculty, residents and staff from the Department of Pediatric Dentistry currently provide care one day per week at this rural, not-for-profit health care facility located in Brooker (approximately 20 miles north of Gainesville). The dental clinic is two years old. There are eight dental chairs; two are located in a separate suite. The clinic area also houses an office/reception area, a dental laboratory, a radiology room equipped with panoramic and an intraoral radiology machine.

23320 North State Road 235
Brooker, FL 
352.485.2772
Map/Directions

Tachachale Dental Clinic

Tacachale Dental Clinic is located on the campus of Tacachale, a large state-operated residential facility for adults with developmental disabilities. Tacachale was built in 1920 and currently serves 470 residents. Faculty and residents from the Department of Pediatric Dentistry currently provide care to the residents of Tacachale 5 days per week.

Selected night and weekend appointments are available on a limited basis.

1621 NE Waldo Road
Gainesville, FL
352.955.5616
Map/Directions

Florida School of Deaf and Blind

The Florida School for the Deaf and Blind is state-supported boarding school located in St. Augustine. Established in 1885, the school teaches students with visual and hearing impairments through the 12th grade. Faculty, residents and staff from the Department of Pediatric Dentistry currently provide care at the school one day per month during the school calendar year.

207 North San Marco Ave.
St. Augustine, FL
904.827.2418
Directions


Project Activities
The RWJ Round 2 Dental Pipeline grant has served as a tremendous overall catalyst for improvement in both accesses to dental services in our network and enhancement of clinical education for our students. Our goal to increase senior student extramural rotation time from four weeks to six weeks was initiated with our summer semester in April 2008. An additional two weeks will be added in year 2 of the grant. In conjunction with this increase in extramural experience we will be implementing an RVU (Relative Value Unit) method of tracking all student clinical experiences during their education at UFCD. This will be partially implemented in April of 2008 with full implementation occurring as we transition to a comprehensive care clinical model of education in August of 2008. Four additional didactic hours have been added to the curriculum to more fully prepare students for their extramural experiences. These will be taught in seminar style sessions commencing in fall 2008 and will cover topics including background demographics and enhancement of communication in a clinically relevant setting, as well as safety net dental care. 

We have targeted Duval County, Florida as the site of our initial expansion for numerous reasons. It is an economically diverse metropolitan area with a large patient base that is significantly lacking dental resources for the vast majority of its residents. We have identified outstanding partnership potential with the I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless, Shands Jacksonville Hospital, Duval County Health Department, and Northeast Florida AHEC. These partnerships are ideal in that they will provide an exceptional clinical and social learning experience for our students.

 

University of Florida
College of Dentistry
1600 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32610-0405
(352) 273-5800
Dean: Teresa A. Dolan, DDS, MPH

  

2007 Facts 
• 146 full-time faculty 
• 325 dental students
• 106 advanced education students
• 24 Internationally Educated Dentist Program students
• 101,595 patient visits in 2006-2007
• The newest addition to the UF network is the $8 million UF Children’s Dental Clinic slated for construction in 2007-08 on Edison College’s Collier County campus. It will bring desperately needed pediatric dental resources to an area of Florida’s highest concentration of unmet dental care needs.
• Research Funding $13.8M in 2006-2007 
• Oral Biology Department is rated first in the U.S. based on NIH research funding among similar departments

Community Partners: 
• The University of Florida Statewide Network for Community Oral Health was established in 1996 the increase access to dental care for the underserved while simultaneously enhancing the clinical education of predoctoral dental students and postgraduate students in a variety of specialties. It has grown steadily and currently includes four college owned sites and 8 partnership sites.

Project Contact Information
Micaela Gibbs, DDS
Project Director
Director, Division of Community Based Programs
1600 SW Archer Road
Room D 10-33
Gainesville, FL 32610-0405
Tel (352) 273-6801
Fax (352) 514-7988

Through a well-planned distribution of Dental Education Clinics throughout the State of Florida, there is extensive support for reduced fee dentistry for all who desire to avail themselves.

Attorney General Bondi also has put in place a pharmaceutical consumer support database to help locate the least expensive source for prescription drugs.

Dr. John Thomas Russell is listed at DentistDig.com