If you need a regular family dentist and are considering the ECU School of Dental Medicine as a care provider, the first thing you’ll need to do is make an appointment in our Screening Clinic by calling 252-737-7834 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Because we are a teaching program, we will spend more time with you for each visit, and we may ask you to make a few extra visits to complete your dental care. We think you will enjoy our compassionate care, affordable fees, and friendly environment.
Patient parking is handy, free, and easy. You will receive a parking pass from one of our patient care coordinators at check-in.
There is no charge for the initial screening appointment, but patients are responsible for fees incurred for necessary dental x-rays and treatment during future visits.
The cost of dental care in student and resident clinics is less than at most private dental offices. Medicaid and most private dental insurance plans are accepted. We accept cash, credit cards, and personal checks. As a patient, you will receive detailed information concerning our financial policies.
We will accommodate your needs as best we can, but we cannot guarantee a date when your treatment will be complete.
Your appointment may include dental x-rays unless you have had x-rays in the past year or so, in which case we ask that you bring x-rays with you. Your former dental office should provide you with any electronic copies on a “thumb”/ “USB” drive, or on a CD-ROM. Paper copies cannot be accepted as the quality often makes them non-diagnostic. We will be happy to help you obtain these copies, if you are having difficulty.
Unfortunately, we do not have childcare staff, so please make arrangements for childcare before your visit. Children will not be allowed in treatment areas except for their own appointments.
Patient care coordinators will introduce you to your dental provider and schedule your appointments.
Please be sure bring the following items with you at check-in:
Emergency Care During Normal Hours of Operation:
The School of Dental Medicine provides emergency care to patients of record and new patient emergencies between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please call 252-737-7834 to request an appointment.
Emergency Care After Normal Hours of Operation:
Patients of Record
Treatment of emergencies that occur after normal clinic hours is limited to existing School of Dental Medicine patients. Please call the resident on call at (252) 375-1914 to discuss your emergency.
The General Practice Residency (GPR) program provides emergency care for persons who are not currently patients at the School of Dental Medicine. If you are not a patient and have a dental emergency, please call the Vidant Medical Center Emergency Department at 252-847-0279 or 252-847-0191 to request an appointment with the GPR resident on-call.