Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Our patients tell us that they choose the UCLA School of Dentistry for a number of reasons.
- We treat children and adults of all ages.
- Our fees vary by provider level and can be as low as 1/2 the cost of usual and customary fees in the private sector.
- UCLA dental students and resident dentists are supervised by experienced faculty.
- We design a treatment plan that is customized to suit your needs and optimize your oral health.
- We use the highest category of gold for inlays, onlays, crowns and bridges.
- Our dentures are custom-designed.
- We contract with U.S.-based professional laboratories and technicians.
- We provide opportunities for the citizens of California to participate in training the next generation of dental professionals.
Please be assured that whatever level of provider you choose, you will receive the highest quality of dental care and we will treat your health information with the highest level of confidentiality.
Bridges (Porcelain or Gold)
Dentures (Partial or Full)
Root Canals (Endodontics)
Crowns (Porcelain or gold)
Fillings (Tooth-colored or silver)
Gum Surgery (Periodontics)
All of the treatment provided at our clinics is supervised by faculty members, but facutly members do not always provide direct patient care at those clinics. To get information on our faculty practices, please click here and click the "Faculty Provider" header to sort clinics by faculty providers.
Dental treatment at a UCLA School of Dentistry clinic is not free.
UCLA is one of the preeminent teaching institutions in the world and we value your participation in the educational process. We could not train the next generation of California's dentists without you. Because of this, our fees at the predoctoral student and resident clinics are competitive in comparison to private dentists.
All fees will be explained to you in detail before your treatment begins. Fees for services provided by student providers are approximately one-half of the rates charged by local dentists.
Payment is expected on the date treatment is provided or in advance if laboratory services are required prior to treatment. We accept cash, check and all major credit cards. Before finalizing your appointment/clinic selection, you should discuss accepted insurance plans and payment options with the applicable clinic staff.
At the UCLA School of Dentistry, each of our clinics operates independently from one another. If you have a question regarding billing, please call the clinic you visited directly. For a list of contact information for our clinics, please click here.
Information on how to request dental records can be found here.
The pool of candidates for our programs is consistently very competitive. To be selected as a member of an entering class, students need to have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and strong interpersonal skills. Our graduates are ambitious; following their rigorous training at UCLA, most of our graduates elect to pursue additional training opportunites and/or join or start their own practices immediately following their graduation.
Are you unsure of which clinic to choose? Do you have other kinds of questions? Call (310) 825-2337 for more information about our clinical services. Or visit individual clinic sites for questions specific to those areas; phone numbers for each clinic are listed here.