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 and 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 DentiCal/MediCal. PLEASE NOTE: There are many different types of plans under DentiCal, and we do not accept all of them. Some DentiCal plans, particularly Medicare Advantage Plans (also known as Part C), include an HMO insurance component, and we cannot accept these plans.
When you call our intake staff to be registered, we will gather your DentiCal information and check what type of plan you have, and we will contact you and let you know if we cannot accept your insurance here, prior to your first appointment.
Flexible payment plans are available for qualified patients. We also accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Location and Hours
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Thursday, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
Services are available year-round except during school vacations, holidays and exam weeks.
How to Become a Patient
New implant patients are seen by appointment through their existing student dentist. 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 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 most cases, multiple appointments are necessary.