General Dentistry at the UCLA Dental Clinics

General Dentistry encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the oral cavity. It can be subdivided into several disciplines:

  • Restorative: Fillings, crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and implants

  • Prosthetic: removable partial and full dentures

  • Endodontic: root canal treatment

  • Periodontal: treatment of gum diseases

A General Dentist provides treatment for most of your dental needs including preventive cleanings and oral hygiene instructions.

Dental Student General Clinic in Westwood

This clinic offers comprehensive state-of-the-art dental care for adults. When you become a patient, you will be assigned to a team of student dentists known as a vertical tier, comprised of a fourth year, third year and second year student. The students work together, each performing procedures for which they have been trained, thus providing continuity of care. All student procedures are closely supervised by faculty mentors at every stage of treatment.

In addition to being assigned to a student team, you will be assigned by a Group Practice Director who is a licensed dentist who will serve as a liaison between you, your student dentist and the faculty, should you require any assistance.


Location: 1st Floor, UCLA School of Dentistry (Westwood campus)
Phone: (310) 206-3904  |  Fax: (310) 825-2951

Hours of Operation:
New Patient Screening Appointments
Monday – Thursday,  7:45 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Patient Appointment Times:
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD)

The Advanced Education General Dentistry (AEGD) clinic provides training for post-doctoral residents in comprehensive dental care. Patients who want shorter appointments or who have more extensive dental needs might be good candidates for treatment in this clinic. Faculty is available at all clinic sessions for supervision and consultation. Emergency care is provided after hours.

Location: 3rd floor, UCLA School of Dentistry (Westwood Campus)
Phone: (310) 825-9295  |  Fax: (310) 794-7964

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Wednesday, Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.