The Emergency Dental Clinic is open weekday afternoons for patients in pain and/or in need of emergency treatment. To be treated in the emergency clinic, please call (706) 721-2371 promptly at 8:00 a.m. the morning of the day you wish to be seen. Calls are answered in the order in which they are received beginning at 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. The Emergency Clinic opens at 12:30 p.m. Patients are seen in the order of arrival for clinic. The average estimated cost is $100.00 (charges may be higher or lower depending on the treatment provided). Payment is expected at time services are rendered.
EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE AFTER HOURS
Dental emergencies are treated in the school during normal clinic hours when the school is open. Evenings, weekends, holidays and other days when the school is closed, emergency patients may be seen through the Emergency Department at the Georgia Health Sciences University.
Evenings and weekends: The patient should call his assigned student, who will call the Paging and Locator Service (706) 721-3893, to have the operator page the on-call oral surgery resident. If necessary, the student will meet the patient at the GHSU Hospital Emergency Department. The resident will supervise the emergency treatment and/or suggest appropriate consultation. Should it be impossible for the patient to contact the student after normal school hours, the patient should call GHSU Emergency Services at (706) 721-3893 and ask the operator to page the oral surgery resident on-call. Emergency treatment will be accomplished in the Georgia Health Sciences University Hospital. Patients will be charged by the Georgia Health Sciences University Hospital for these services.
Emergency care when the school is open, but students are on
Patients of record experiencing emergency dental problems should contact the Patient Admissions Office at (706) 721-2371 and schedule an appointment for emergency treatment. The patient will be triaged by a member of the Oral Diagnosis and Patient Services faculty and taken to the appropriate department for treatment.