Fees and Insurance

This table shows a comparison of fees among clinics for three common procedures.
Procedure Student clinic Graduate specialty clinic UW Dentists Faculty Practice
Cleaning $72 $119 $122
Amalgam filling(one surface) $74 $108 $147
Root canal
(anterior tooth)
$261 $484 $820

How do I pay for my dental care?

School of Dentistry clinics operate on a fee-for-service basis. We do not provide free care or sliding-scale fees. Payment for your dental treatment is due at each appointment. We accept cash, personal check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover or Citi Health Card as payment options.

The Citi Health Card offers no interest payment plans, low monthly payments and an easy application process that allows for treatment to begin immediately upon credit approval. Applications for the Citi Health Card can be done in our offices or at home. To apply at home by phone call 1.866.843.2330, or to apply using the internet go to http://www.citibank.com/us/cards/cardserv/healthcrd/

Dental Insurance

As a courtesy to our patients, School of Dentistry clinics will submit your dental benefit claim and a dental treatment pre-determination to most dental insurance carriers. Bring your insurance information with you to your first appointment. Major dental insurers we work with include Washington Dental Service/Delta Dental, Premera Dental, Assurant Dental Insurance, MetLife Dental and Cigna Insurance. In some limited cases, Washington State Medicaid (DSHS) coverage may also be available; if you are a DSHS client, ask our clinic staff if this coverage will apply to your care. In some cases, we may be able to bill medical plans for dental services; again, consult the clinic staff about this option. Most insurance plans pay only a portion of dental treatment charges, and your coinsurance payment for the balance of the fees charged will be due at each appointment.

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