Your First Visit

Your First Visit

The University of Louisville School of Dentistry offers a full range of general and specialty services in a friendly, patient-centered environment. After an initial evaluation, we will guide the decision as to your placement for treatment. The complexity of your medical and dental needs, as well as your budget will determine whether you’ll be seen by a student, resident, or faculty provider. Please note: If your budget allows, you may choose from the beginning to become a patient of our faculty practice, UofL Dental Associates, and your experience will be similar to that of a private practice. Learn more about our practices.

  • New patients need two initial visits: The first visit includes a 90-minute screening exam and an x-ray for a non-refundable $50 fee. The second visit is a comprehensive oral exam and cost depends on assignment to the student, resident, or faculty practice.

  • In the student practice, appointments can last up to three hours. We are a teaching-learning environment, and our student doctors are working to become proficient in their techniques. Although the student treatment can be lengthy, you will receive excellent quality care under the close supervision of our faculty.

  • Please bring a current list of medications and contact information of your physician(s).

  • We are a fee-for-service operation. It is our goal to keep the cost of dental treatment as low as possible, however, we cannot provide free care. The School of Dentistry is not a federally-qualified health care center, and we do not offer a sliding fee scale or discounted care. Most major dental insurance plans are accepted, and an interest-free payment plan is available.

We are happy to answer your questions about our practices. If you would like to make us your dental home, schedule an appointment at 502-852-5096.

Your Health History

Please bring a list of your current medications, along with the name and phone number(s) of your medical doctor(s) to the new patient evaluation appointment. View the health history form.

If you have dental x-rays, please ask your dental office to email digital copies to dentalca@louisville.edu prior to your first appointment.

Film-based copies can also be mailed to:
Records Room, School of Dentistry
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292-0001