A dental clinic is a healthcare institution operated by dentists to address oral health issues.Dental clinic typically offer different treatments that are not available at private practices. In addition, they may have lower prices. Some clinics also serve as teaching institutions for future dentists.
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Dental clinics can be run by individual practitioners, groups of dentists, or universities. They may also have specific types of equipment, such as X-ray machines or laser systems. They can also have storage and administrative areas for desk staff to wait on patients and access patient records. Many dental clinics have patient satisfaction ratings available to the public on their websites or in print.
The General and Specialty Dentistry Clinic provides quality dental care for children over age 8 and adults, including X-rays and cleaning. It also treats oral symptoms, such as toothache and gum disease. Treatments offered include periodontics, which focuses on the health and prevention of diseases in the gum tissue, or bone that supports teeth; orthodontics, which corrects malocclusion (crowded or misaligned teeth); and prosthodontics, which provides advanced reconstructive dental care for severely damaged or missing teeth, such as dentures, bridges, and dental implants.
Many clinics are associated with university dental schools, such as the Penn Dental Medicine clinic (PDM). These clinics use student doctors who are under the guidance of experienced faculty. This can sometimes lead to longer wait times and more complicated procedures. However, the costs are often 50-70% less than at private practices. Some clinics also operate mobile van programs to provide services in “dental deserts” in rural or low-income communities.