New Patients

At your initial screening appointment, you will be assessed to determine if you are a suitable patient for our students. 

Patients and prospective patients are advised that not everyone is suitable to become or remain a patient in the teaching clinics of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Dental Clinics due to the teaching requirements for our students. The following criteria may indicate unsuitability:

  • A lack of medical information
  • Extensive and/or complex dental treatment required
  • Patient management challenges are beyond the capability of an undergraduate student
  • Complex medical history
  • Dental treatment needs which are not compatible with our educational program
  • A combination of any of the above criteria

Prospective patients are reviewed on entry to the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry dental clinics and periodically thereafter. They may be found to be unsuitable to be treated in the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry dental clinics or, due to the criteria above, may be asked to seek dental care in an alternative facility after being a patient of the Schulich clinics.