The first step in becoming a patient is to schedule a screening appointment. This appointment will be a brief examination by a faculty member to determine if your needs are compatible with the educational needs of our students.
If you are selected as a potential teaching case at the initial examination, you will be assigned to a student doctor in the Dental Institute. This appointment will consist of a review of your health history, a comprehensive examination, and x-rays to determine what treatment you require.
Your student doctor, under the guidance and supervision of an assigned faculty member, will complete your examination using comprehensive diagnostic techniques and specialty departmental consultations as needed.
The length of time to complete treatment depends on the individual needs of each patient. We offer quality dental care, but as a teaching facility, such care may require longer appointments than you may be accustomed to in a private dental office. These longer appointments should be taken into consideration when selecting the Midwestern University Dental Institute. However, the cost of dental care at the Dental Institute is reduced to offset the training and educational needs of dental students.