Good news: we are open again and ready to serve the public!


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.


After hours and weekends: Please contact the after-hours emergency number at 1.888.372.0892

  • Emergency services are by appointment only and we do not accept walk-in patients. Please call 415.929.6501 to speak to a staff member for an emergency appointment.
  • If you are already a patient of the school, in active treatment, with an assigned student dentist, please contact your student dentist to arrange an emergency visit.
  • 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.
  • Please see Fees and Payment Plans below.


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 in most cases.  Please note that some root canals may be too complex for our dental students and you may be referred to an outside provider. Patients requiring extractions or other emergency surgical procedures are referred to our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic and will be appointed as soon as their schedule allows. We cannot guarantee same-day availability but will make every effort to  accommodate your needs. 

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. Please bring a current valid photo identification card.

Location and Hours

Emergency Care University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street (Patient Entrance is at the corner of Fifth St and Minna St)
San Francisco, CA 94103

Monday–Friday, registration for emergency services begins at 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, and afternoon session begins at 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

Emergency services are available year-round except during holidays and school breaks. Hours and days are subject to change based on availability. 

How to Become a Patient

Our daytime emergency services are available to patients over 14 years of age. Please bring a current valid photo identification card and Denti-Cal card if you are covered by Denti-Cal. You will be asked to complete a demographic questionnaire, answer all questions on the health history form and fill out other forms. If applicable,  please bring a copy of your medication list which includes dosages and frequency. If you have diabetes, please consume a meal on the day of your appointment and take your medication as directed. 

You will be asked to wait in the reception room until called in by a student dentist for evaluation and treatment.