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

Emergency Dental Services will be available during the forthcoming break period on the following days from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (closed 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, patients are seen by appointment only.  
Please inform patients 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, clinic 2D. 

Exam week: Monday, September 21 – Friday, September 25  

Faculty will be seeing only active patients of record, assigned to a student and in current treatment. There will be a faculty with RDA support to provide emergency care, since there are no students available.

Monday, September 21: Last day of clinic ER runs as normal 
Tuesday, September 22: Emergency Closed (Faculty Development day)
Wednesday, September 23rd: Open                                                    
Thursday, September 24th: Open                                              
Friday,  September 25th: Open

Break week: Monday, September 28 – Friday, October 2  

Students will be seeing all patients. Patients are seen by appointment only.
 
After hours and weekends:Please contact the after-hours emergency number 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.

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 to relieve severe pain. Patients requiring extractions or other emergency surgical procedures are referred to our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic.

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
415.929.6501

Monday–Friday, registration for emergency services begins at 9:00 am until 12:00 am, and afternoon session begins at 1:00 pm until 3:00 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. You will then be asked to wait in the reception room until called in by a student dentist for evaluation and treatment.