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How to Become a General Clinic Patient

Dental care in the general clinic is provided by pre-doctoral students under the supervision of licensed faculty dentists and dental hygienists. Prospective patients are required to have a screening appointment to determine if their needs are suitable for treatment by a dental student.

Getting on the Screening Appointment List

You may add your name to the waiting list through our on-line form. When you register, your name will be put on a list. Once an opening becomes available, a registration attendant will call you back to schedule an appointment. Your name will remain on our list until an appointment is scheduled, or two attempts have been made to schedule a time.

The Screening Exam

At your first appointment a screening examination will determine your dental needs, and whether the clinic will be able to provide dental services. A screening appointment does not guarantee that you will be accepted as a patient. If we do accept you as a patient, we will schedule you for any necessary x-rays, and you will then be assigned to a student dentist, who will do a complete dental examination and work out a specific treatment plan that best suits your needs.

Scheduling Appointments

Appointments for treatment are arranged with your assigned student and generally begin at the start of the morning and/or afternoon clinic session. Your appointment will last three to four hours on average. If you are already a patient in one of our Pre-Doc clinics and would like to schedule an appointment, please call the correct phone number listed below.

Practice A (Groups 1 & 2) (414) 288-3703
Practice B (Groups 3 & 4) (414) 288-7151
Practice C (Groups 5 & 6) (414) 288-5254
Practice D (Groups 7 & 8) (414) 288-3544
Practice E (Group 9) (414) 288-8560


If you must cancel an appointment, please give at least 24 hours notice by calling your dental student or his/her coordinator.

Further Information

We are experiencing problems with our phone system - please do not wait on hold more than 2 minutes. The best time to call is between 10:00 and 3:30.

For further information about the general clinic or becoming a patient, please call (414) 288-6790 (English) or (414) 288-1520 (Español).

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