Main Clinic (Adult)

CANADIAN DENTAL CARE PLAN (CDCP): Beginning May 1, 2024, Schulich Dentistry is pleased to accept patients covered by the CDCP. Please present your card when checking in for your appointment.

For more information on the CDCP, such as whether you qualify and how to apply, please visit the Government of Canada website.

Working with dental patient in the main adult clinic


Location Ground Floor of the Dental Sciences Building
Appointment You MUST have an appointment
Appt. Times 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Federal/provincial holidays
March break
Summer (July – August) break
Most of December to allow for exams

Schulich Dentistry is a teaching institution. All care is provided by dental students and supervised by licensed dentists. High standards are required of our students and our clinical faculty continually evaluates their skills. Patients pay lower fees for dental procedures of very high quality.

We are open only during the academic school year. The dental school is closed on all federal/provincial holidays, March break, summer (July – August) break, and most of December to allow for exam.

Please plan to spend up to 3 hours per appointment and be available for multiple appointments to complete your treatment. This attention to detail requires more of your time, but assures you of quality dental care. 

Schulich Dentistry reserves the right to terminate, limit, or refuse treatment to any patient who is uncooperative, or refuses to comply with our policies or the treatment proposed to you.

The first step in becoming a patient is to schedule an initial screening appointment. The length of time it takes to be called for the screening appointment depends on the types of treatment needed by our students for the purposes of progression through the program. The wait can be months to over a year in length. It is during the screening that it is determined whether the patient is accepted for regular treatment, based on the teaching needs of the School, patient's time availability, patient's health and the complexity of the patient's dental needs. 

The initial screening appointment consists of an evaluation by a faculty member. At this time, the educational value of your dental needs is determined. You will be informed that you are accepted for all or part of the treatment you need. If your dental needs would not serve as a good teaching case, it will be suggested that you seek outside care. Examples of patients that are not accepted include health concerns or treatment that may be too complex for our teaching program.

If accepted as a patient, you will be assigned to a dental student who will contact you to arrange a treatment planning appointment. During this appointment you will be examined by students and faculty to determine your dental needs and to develop a treatment plan. Your proposed treatment plan will be explained to you along with the estimated cost. Communication regarding appointments, treatment and any other pertinent matters should be directed to the student dentist that you have been assigned to.

 For more information, please view the Being a Patient page.