UW School of Dentistry

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
(molar, 4 canals)
$400 $731 $1282

Screening and Comprehensive Examination Appointments

A new patient screening appointment costs $20.00. If you have dental insurance with one of our contracted insurers, this fee may a covered benefit of your plan. If accepted as a patient, and you decide to receive dental care at the School of Density, a comprehensive examination appointment will be scheduled for a fee of $70.00 – $100.00 plus an additional $75.00 – $140.00 for x-rays.

How do I pay for my dental care?

Payment for your dental treatment is due at each appointment. We accept cash, personal check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover or CareCredit Card as payment options.

The CareCredit Card is a credit card for medical or dental care that 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 CareCredit Card can be done in our offices or at home. To apply at home by phone call 1.800.365.8295, or visit the CareCredit Card website.

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, Cigna. Many of our clinics also accept Washington State Medicaid (Apple Health). 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.

Patient Billing Services in room B-404 will assist in answering questions and preparing claims for those patients with insurance.