New patients

Information for new patients

After calling 612-625-2495 to schedule an initial appointment to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry clinics, you will need to bring forms and certain information with you to your appointment.

If you have an emergency after regular hours, please call 612-273-3000 and ask for the dental resident on call.

What to bring

For first-time patients of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, please bring the following information with you to the 7th floor of Moos Tower.

What to expect

At your initial screening appointment, a third- or fourth-year college graduate predoctoral student will examine you under the supervision of a faculty member, who will check every part of the procedure. After the examination, a determination is made whether your treatment needs qualify you as a potential teaching case.

If you qualify, you probably will be assigned to a dental student within a comprehensive care group for further treatment. You may also be referred to one of the School of Dentistry's graduate clinics.

Fees at the student clinics are typically 30% less than private practice dentists outside the School of Dentistry. Payment is expected at each visit. The School of Dentistry accepts cash, credit cards, and CareCredit dental financing. The School of Dentistry accepts most private insurance plans as well as Medical Assistance and Minnesota Care. Please call 612-624-6110 or click here for more information.


For directions to Moos Health Services Tower, click here.

Construction is underway on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus in preparation for the expansion of light rail transit that will connect downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul. Some ramps and roads are closed. Please see below for directions to the School of Dentistry and on-campus parking, and allow extra travel time when arriving for your dental appointment. For up-to-date information or directions, call 612-625-5000.

For directions to campus and parking information, click here.

For Metro Transit bus routes and Light Rail Transit construction information, click here.

For an East Bank construction map, click here.

For construction updates, visit the central corridor websites or follow them on Twitter.

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