Patient Portal: Manage Your Dental Care

Emergency Care


When you have an unexpected dental problem, we are ready to provide emergency care. We focus on relieving pain, swelling or bleeding. Care is provided by dental students who are supervised by faculty members. 


We offer a broad range of emergency services. Limited in scope to the emergency condition and temporary in nature, emergency treatment includes placement of temporary fillings in a sensitive tooth and beginning root canal therapy to relieve severe pain. Patients requiring extractions or other emergency surgical procedures are referred to our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic. For those who are already patients of the school and in active treatment, please contact your student to arrange an emergency visit. Limited emergency services are available at night and on weekends.

Patients who have already been screened but not accepted as patients of the school because their required treatment was too complex and beyond the scope of dental students' ability, are not eligible for dental school emergency services.

Fees and Payment Plans

Our emergency dental fees will vary depending on the procedure. Patients must pay at the time of service. We accept cash, check, credit card or Denti-Cal. 

Location and Hours

Emergency Care
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (closed 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm) Please note that in order to provide adequate time for appropriate care, patient intake will close at 3:30 pm.

Emergency services are available year-round except during holidays. 

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How to Become a Patient

Our daytime emergency services are available to patients over 14 years of age, on a first-come, first-served basis. You may sign in at the front desk Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m. for the morning session which begins at 9:00 a.m., and at 1:30 p.m. for the afternoon session which begins at 2:00 p.m. You will be asked to complete a short demographic questionnaire, answer all questions on the health history form and fill out other forms. You will then be asked to wait in the reception room until called in by a student dentist for evaluation and treatment.