The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine provides emergency and urgent care for our patients of record (patients currently treated at CU Dental) as well as for patients who are not presently being treated at CU Dental. Treatment is provided by third and fourth year dental students under the supervision of CU Dental faculty.
For patients of record, emergencies are best handled by calling your student or resident dental provider directly. If the student or resident is unavailable, please call 303-724-6900 to be directed to the appropriate department.
For non-CU Dental patients, the Emergency and Urgent Dental Care Clinic is open Monday through Friday when the dental school is in session. Patients are seen on a first come first serve basis. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the Emergency and Urgent Dental Care Clinic begins seeing patients at 9 a.m. It is recommended patients arrive early to register as the Clinic often fills to capacity due to high demand. Call 303-724-6941 for Emergency Clinic information.
Children are not allowed in the clinic and must be attended at all times.
The Emergency and Urgent Dental Care Clinic fee is $56.00 which includes a diagnostic exam, medical review and a radiograph of the area of concern. This fee will be collected prior to being seen. Any additional procedures, such as extractions or root canals, will incur additional fees and are expected on the day of service. Every attempt has been made to keep our fees as low as possible.
CU Dental accepts cash, major credit and debit cards. Medicaid is accepted for covered services. If you have dental insurance, payment documentation will be provided so you can submit a claim for reimbursement to your insurance company.
After hours and weekends
Orthodontic Patients - Orthodontic residents are on call to treat after hours emergencies for orthodontic patients of record. Emergencies are defined as pain, swelling or trauma directly related to the orthodontic appliances. It does not include loose brackets or bands or lost elastics unless significant pain, swelling, bleeding or trauma results. For after hours emergencies, please call 303-656-7082.
Patients of Record (patients currently being treated at CU Dental) - For emergencies, please call the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) operator at 720-848-0000 to connect with the general practice resident on call.
All Other Patients - If you are not a current patient but you have a dental emergency, please call the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) Emergency Department. Dental residents and faculty are on call if needed by the Hospital Emergency Department. There will be additional hospital charges for these services.
Call 720-848-0000 and ask for the Emergency Department.
Non-emergent, routine dental issues are best served by becoming a patient in one of our school programs. Learn about our different care options or call 303-724-6900 and select (2) to become a patient.