For patients

Welcoming patients to work with our students

Our clinics

The Faculty of Dentistry operates state-of-the-art general and specialty clinics to support our educational programs. We've been providing public dental care for over 100 years.

More than 100 dentists and dental hygienists support 167 dentistry students and 64 dental hygiene students in our clinics. The students provide care for approximately 10,000 patients each year. We welcome patients who are willing to work with our students as part of their education.

Dentistry clinic renovation completed

The Faculty of Dentistry Dental School would like to thank its patients and neighbours for their patience during the recent clinic renovation project.  It has been a noisy and sometimes inconvenient three years for everyone involved, but we think you will find the results are worth it. Thank you for continuing to support our students’ education throughout this difficult and exciting time.

Learn more about our dental clinics

Book your appointment

We apologize to everyone who is having trouble getting through to Patient Services on the telephone. We are currently short-staffed, which is affecting our ability to answer the phones in a timely manner. However, we are working on the situation and hope to have more assistance soon. Please bear with us!

Our hours of operation are 9:00 AM to 4.00 PM, Monday to Friday. Contact Patient Services at 902.494.2101 to book your appointment for an initial exam and X-rays. This treatment planning appointment will determine whether you are accepted and agree to become a patient.

Our students provide dental care at a reduced rate compared to general dentists in the area. Please bear in mind that patient appointments are generally two to three hours.

We do not keep a waiting list, so if you cannot keep your appointment, you may have a wait for another appointment. Please bring a list of any medications you are taking to your first appointment.

Dalhousie University is a smoke-free and scent-free environment. Please do not wear colognes, perfumes, etc. to your appointments.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. For safety reasons, children who are not patients cannot accompany adults into the treatment area.

Our services

We offer a wide range of dental services to the general public, including Dalhousie students, faculty and staff. Some of these services include:

  • fillings
  • crowns
  • extractions
  • root canals
  • perio treatments
  • full and partial dentures
  • braces
  • implants
  • cleanings

Our clinics are educational facilities. The services are provided by students, and all treatment is supervised and approved by qualified dentists, specialists and dental hygienists. Patients who are accepted for treatment provide practical clinical experiences for students and receive quality care at reduced fees.