University of Saskatchewan
College of Dentistry

Student Treatment Clinic - FAQ

 

Q.

How do I become a patient?

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Patients are selected by attending a screening appointment. This is a visual assessment of a person's dental needs. Selection is based strictly on dental needs and the ability of our students to meet your needs.

   

Q.

How long until I receive treatment after I've been screened?

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After being screened, assignment to a dental student to commence treatment could be immediate or treatment may not begin for some time. The waiting period depends on when you were screened, your dental needs, and student requirements. Screening appointments are held throughout each academic term.

   

Q.

What if I'm in pain?

A.

The dental clinic offers emergency services for relief of pain to non-registered patients. Call (306) 966-5056 for details.

   

Q.

What kinds of dental work do the students do?

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We are a full service dental facility and the students perform a full range of General Dentistry including basic preventative and restorative work; Prosthodontics (crown, bridge, partial and full dentures), Endodontics (root canal therapy), Periodontics (treatment of gum disease and gum surgery), Orthodontics (teeth straightening), and Oral Surgery (extractions, including wisdom teeth).

Q.

Is the quality of work good?

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Qualified licensed dental practitioners and Faculty members of the University of Saskatchewan College of Dentistry strictly supervise all work performed by the dental students. Appointment times however are greater in length than one would normally find at a private dental office.

   

Q.

How much are the fees?

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The fees are reduced by approximately 20 - 35% to those set out each year by the College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan.

   

Q.

Does the clinic accept Dental Insurance?

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The University of Saskatchewan Dental Clinic does not currently direct bill insurance companies. Insurance companies reimburse the patient directly after payment is made to the dental clinic.