Dental Clinics to provide emergency care, non-emergency appointments cancelled through April 10

Due to Governor Walz’ “stay-at-home” executive order issued March 25, all University of Minnesota Dental Clinics predoctoral clinics, Faculty Dental Clinic, Mobile Dental Clinic and most advanced education clinics will be closed through April 10 to limit exposure and potential spread of the COVID-19 virus.

All appointments scheduled between March 18 and April 10 for those clinics are cancelled. Our dental clinics staff will reach out to affected patients starting April 10 to reschedule.

Emergency care services are available during this time. If you believe you have a dental emergency, please call 612-625-2495.

Mobile Dental Clinic patients ONLY should call 612-624-5654 to reschedule.

Thank you for being a patient of ours and we look forward to providing you with excellent dental care.


(Published March 23, edited March 27)
Due to Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order dental elective surgeries and procedures will be postponed indefinitely beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 23. 

Elective surgeries and procedures are defined as a surgery or procedures that can be delayed without undue risk to the current or future health of the patient.

The University of Minnesota Dental Clinics have closed the majority of our clinics until April 10 to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. However, we do provide emergency oral health care.

If you are unsure if you have an oral health emergency, please call 612-625-2495 and you will be assisted.

IMPORTANT Governor Walz Executive Order(3-19-20)

"Beginning no later than March 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm, and continuing for the duration of the peacetime emergency declared in Executive Order 20-01 or until this Executive Order is rescinded, all non-essential or elective surgeries and procedures, including non-emergent or elective dental care, that utilize PPE or ventilators must be postponed indefinitely." - Gov. Tim Walz, Executive Order 20-09


(Published March 16, edited March 27)
Starting Wednesday, March 18, all predoctoral and select dental clinics will be closed through April 10.

The University of Minnesota Dental Clinics will close all its predoctoral clinics, the Faculty Dental Clinic and the Mobile Dental Clinic through April 10 to limit exposure and potential spread of the COVID-19 virus.

All appointments scheduled between March 18 and April 10 for those clinics are cancelled. Our dental clinics staff will reach out to affected patients starting April 10 to reschedule.

Emergency care services are available during this time.

Mobile Dental Clinic patients ONLY should call 612-624-5654 to reschedule. For patients of all other clinics, a member of the dental clinics team will reach out to you after April 10 to reschedule.

Thank you for being a patient of ours and we look forward to providing you with excellent dental care.

DO I HAVE AN ORAL HEALTH EMERGENCY?

If you believe you have an oral health emergency requiring immediate care, please review this checklist first.

  1. Do you have uncontrolled bleeding from your mouth?
  2. Do you have swelling in your mouth, upper or lower jaw or under your tongue?
  3. Do you have difficulty breathing from swelling in your mouth, neck or jaw?
  4. Are you unable to eat or drink due to oral pain to the point where you are becoming sick and physically weak?
  5. Do you have new difficulty opening your mouth due to pain and swelling? 

If you answered yes to any of these five questions, you have an oral health emergency. Please call 612-625-2495 to speak with a provider.