The clinics are open daily from 9:00 to 11:45 AM and from 1:00 to 4:45 PM. We close on weekend, holidays and student vacations. However, emergency care for registered patients may be available during these times. Your time is valuable and so is that of your dental student. You can help the student make your treatment go more smoothly by being available and on time for each appointment. Appointments should be canceled only if absolutely necessary. Late cancellations may unnecessarily delay your treatment. Your dental student will give you a home telephone number. If you cannot reach the student at home, call the clinic secretary at (706) 721-2371, and leave a message for your student to call you. Students are required to stop treatment if you miss appointments without 24 hours prior notice or without valid reasons.
Your dental treatment at GHSU will take longer than it would at a private dental office because the student dentist must spend time learning to produce quality work, and a staff doctor is required to evaluate each step of the procedure. In exchange for your time, you receive quality care at a lower cost.
You should plan to spend as much as three to three and a half hours for each appointment once treatment has begun. If it is difficult for you to come frequently and stay for the lengthy appointments often required, you should seek care elsewhere.
The teaching program requires students to be in classes, laboratories, seminars and clinics. Because students have difficult schedules and limited time for patient care, it is difficult to coordinate appointments for two or more family members. We request that you make every effort to accommodate the student's clinic schedule.