Overview

Our mission is to provide patient-centered, quality oral health care in a supportive environment. Our faculty members and students collaborate to provide comprehensive dental care, from traditional to cutting-edge dental procedures, at affordable prices.

Services

We offer a wide range of dental procedures and services. Our world-class faculty includes general dentists and specialists of every type. This allows us to provide for our patients everything from simple fillings and cleanings to modern veneers and implants.

Fees and Payment Plans

The cost of dental care provided by our general dental group practices is about 30 – 40% less expensive than a typical Bay Area private dental office. Most private insurance plans are accepted. Flexible payment plans are available for qualified patients. We also accept cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard.

Location and Hours

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street, Second and Third Floor Group Practices
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.929.6501

Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Evening Appointments: Monday and Thursday, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

Our group practices are open year-round but closed during school vacations, holidays and exam weeks.

How to Become a Patient

All prospective patients are required to schedule a registration appointment to review applications and clinic policy with our registration receptionist. You may make a NEW patient registration appointment by calling 415.929.6501 Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Please provide at least a 24-hour notice of cancellation. New patients are seen Monday through Friday by appointment only. So we can save you money (up to $75) and prevent any unnecessary X-rays, please have any X-rays taken in the last three years emailed to the school before your appointment. Please bring your completed applications along with a current photo identification card and insurance card to your appointment. A new patient screening appointment will be made after the registration process is completed.  

What to Expect at Your First Screening Visit

We want to be sure Pacific is the best place for you. Faculty dentists conduct an oral health screening examination for each new patient by appointment only to make sure your needs and expectations are appropriate for an educational environment. All patients must be at least 14 years old.

Your Registration Visit

Please arrive early to your scheduled appointment time with complete new patient paperwork, current photo identification, insurance card, and any referrals from outside dentist. Please also be sure to have any X-rays taken within the last three years emailed to the school prior to your registration visit. This allows us to save you money (up to $75) and prevents any unnecessary X-rays. During your registration visit, our staff member will review your application and insurance information. We will also provide you with clinic information and policies. A new patient screening appointment for a future date will be made after registration is completed.

Your Screening Visit

During your screening visit you will meet with one of our faculty who will discuss the dental services you seek with you and evaluate your dental condition. There is no cost for this initial screening. Because our facility is a teaching clinic where students perform the majority of patient care under the supervision of faculty, treatment does take more time to be completed than it would take in a private practice setting, and not all patient treatment needs are appropriate for a dental school setting. If both you and the faculty dentist decide that our clinic is the right place for you, the faculty dentist will determine if X-rays are needed. If X-rays are needed, there will be a charge for them. 

After the oral health screening and X-rays are complete, a student dentist is assigned to you. Your student dentist will then contact you to schedule your next visit to begin a comprehensive dental examination process. Depending upon the complexity of your oral health needs, and because we stress excellence and thoroughness at Pacific, this exam process could take more than one appointment.

No dental treatment such as a cleaning or a filling, will be started on you until the comprehensive examination is completed and all treatment options and costs have been explained to you. All dental care, including the comprehensive examination, is supervised by licensed faculty dentists.

New Patient Forms

How to Send X-Rays to the Dental School Clinics

  1. Contact your previous dental office (they may have you complete a release of records form)
  2. Have them send your X-rays to: radiology@pacific.edu
    • Please make the email subject line your first and last name
    • Please include the following information in the email:
      i. Patient Name
      ii. Patient Date of Birth
      iii. Patient email address (so we may notify you of status)
      iv. Dates the radiographs were taken
      v. X-ray images in JPEG format

Images on CD are acceptable. However, please do NOT bring paper printouts of digital/electronic X-rays.

If your records include a CBCT (3D X-ray), please send in DICOM format and include the radiology report.

If your dental office does not use digital X-rays, please call 415.929.6586 for alternative instructions.

If you have any questions, Radiology can be reached at 415.929.6586.