Emergency Dental Services will be available during the forthcoming break period. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.). Please note that in order to provide adequate time for appropriate care, patient intake will start at 8 a.m. & close at 3 p.m. Registration times are 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Emergency services are first-come, first-served based on availability. Please note that the wait time to be seen in emergency can be prolonged due to the nature of the emergencies presenting. Emergency clinic will be located on the second floor in clinic 2D.   

Exam week

Monday, June 7: Open to all patients

Tuesday, June 8 – Friday, June 11: Open only to active patients of record assigned to a student and in current treatment.

Break

Monday, June 14 – Friday, July 9: Students will be seeing all patients on a first-come first-served basis.

After hours and weekends

Please contact the after-hours emergency number at 1.888.372.0892.

Overview

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.

Update

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

  • ER protocol beginning Monday, June 21: Emergency services are first-come, first-served based on availability. Please note that the wait time to be seen in emergency can be prolonged due to the nature of emergencies presenting. The Emergency Clinic is located on the 2nd floor in clinic 2D. Emergency hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with no patients seen between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Patients who wish to be seen in the Emergency Clinic can arrive at 8 a.m. or 1 p.m. for registration. Please note that in order to provide adequate time for appropriate care, patient intake will close at 3 p.m. There is no guarantee that you will be seen in Emergency if you show up, as we only have a limited number of slots available each session.
  • 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.

Services

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 Street and Minna Street)
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.929.6501

Monday through Friday, registration for emergency services begins at 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., and afternoon session begins at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.

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.