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Our mission is to provide the highest level of care for our patients and to educate undergraduate dental students in the art and science of dental implant treatment. We offer a comprehensive approach to the replacement of missing teeth through implant dentistry. Our team comprises specialists in the field including oral and maxillofacial surgeons, prosthodontists and administrators. Dental implants can provide patients with a smile that looks and feels natural.

Services

Patients require implants for a variety of reasons, including congenitally missing teeth and teeth lost due to a trauma. Dental implants are artificial roots, usually made of titanium, that serve as an anchor for replacement teeth. Implants may be used to replace one or several missing teeth and hold complete dentures securely against the gums. We provide dental implants, artificial teeth and denture fabrication, as well as follow-up and maintenance to ensure the continued success of the implant treatment.

Fees & Payment Plans

We offer reasonable fees which are less than a typical Bay Area private dental office, and make financial arrangements to help each patient achieve proper care on an individual basis. Most insurance plans are accepted, including private insurance and Denti-Cal/MediCal. Flexible payment plans are available for qualified patients. We also accept cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard.

Location & Hours

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street, Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.929.6501

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Services are available year-round except during school vacations, holidays and exam weeks.
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How to Become a Patient

New implant patients are seen by appointment through their existing student dentist on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please contact your student dentist who will schedule an examination, obtain a full diagnosis of all existing dental concerns and create a comprehensive treatment plan with your input. If implants are part of the treatment plan, an appointment for consultation ($34) with the implant team will be made. If you are not already a patient of the dental school, please follow the steps to become a patient in our Main Clinic. No direct referrals for implants from practitioners outside the dental school are accepted.

What to Expect at Your First Visit

Your first visit with the implant team will be managed through your student dentist. Records will be needed including X-rays and molds of your mouth. The number and type of X-rays needed will depend on the nature of your dental needs. Implant faculty will participate in an examination of your mouth and confer with you on your needs and expectations. Eventually, we will discuss treatment options, a timeline for treatment (which is usually many months or up to a year in length) and costs and payment options. In some cases, multiple appointments are necessary.