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Q: for czh-ga - dental schools in SF ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: for czh-ga - dental schools in SF
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: timespacette-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 25 Jul 2006 14:01 PDT
Expires: 24 Aug 2006 14:01 PDT
Question ID: 749445
Hi czh-ga,

well, we're down to the wire now with my son and his friend making the
move down to SF.  Here's the situation:  we had him get a last-minute
dental check-up and it turns out that he has four cavities that need
to be filled, to the tune of $600.    His Dad said that years ago, in LA 
he went to a dental school and had his wisdom teeth out for way 
cheap, done by a dental student with a supervisor.  We're thinking 
we could do the same in SF for Quinn, since there's not enough 
time left here to schedule an appointment anyway with his local dentist.

So here comes the question:  a list of dental colleges in SF, with
phone numbers to whoever it is that I should contact about inexpensive

I'm hoping this flies!


Subject: Re: for czh-ga - dental schools in SF
Answered By: czh-ga on 25 Jul 2006 14:34 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello timespacette-ga,

Thank you for asking for me. I?m sorry to hear about your son?s dental
troubles. Your husband?s suggestion of getting the treatment he needs
at a dental school is excellent.

Your son is in luck because there are two dental schools in San
Francisco that offer services to the community. I?ve had some friends
and acquaintances who got treatment from each of these schools and I
think they?re comparable in what they offer. You and your son should
review the schools? websites to see which seems more suitable for his
needs. You may also want to talk to the clinics if you need additional

Best wishes to your son for his move to San Francisco and I hope that
you will have time to pursue your own interests after his departure.

All the best.

~ czh ~

PS: Your question about knitting motifs is interesting but not quickly
answerable and I?m resisting getting pulled in for another obsessive
search through fascinating but ultimately unsuitable websites. ;-)

University of the Pacific
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry 
2155 Webster Street (at Sacramento Street) 
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 929-6400
FAX: (415) 929-6654
Main Clinic Phone Number: (415) 929-6501
San Francisco Main Clinic
Pacific faculty members partner with student dentists to provide
comprehensive, low-cost dental care for teenagers and adults. Pacific
can meet all of your dental care needs, from teeth cleanings and
fillings to root canals and dentures.
 -- Hours of Operation
 -- Location
 -- How to become a patient
 -- Fees and Payment Plans

University of California, San Francisco 
School of Dentistry
513 Parnassus Avenue
S630, Box 0430
San Francisco, CA 94143
Patients: (415) 476-1891
How do I become a patient?
Phone (415) 476-1891

You will be informed of the various clinics, services and treatments
available. Our staff will help you make an appointment for a new
patient visit, and will inform you of what you need to bring to your
first appointment.
Parnassus Student Dental Clinics

This is the main student dental clinic at UCSF. All patients are
screened free of charge for eligibility for the various clinic
US Dental Schools


dental schools san francisco
timespacette-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
thanks czh-ga

yeah, I know -- about the knitting motifs -- if this information
exists, it probably isn't on the web, or it would require a huge time
commitment . . . someday, someday . . .

Subject: Re: for czh-ga - dental schools in SF
From: keystroke-ga on 25 Jul 2006 14:25 PDT
My mother and grandfather used to do this for routine dental stuff.
However, one caveat is that the people who will be working on you are
students; they don't know perfectly what they're doing yet. This means
that they can take a looooong time to do something. It will be
inexpensive, but your son might even have to make four separate trips
to the school to get the work done. My mother did this quite a few
years ago but the students did the work piecemeal and went very

Just a heads up.. If there's not too much time before he moves, there
might not be enough time to complete the work.
Subject: Re: for czh-ga - dental schools in SF
From: timespacette-ga on 25 Jul 2006 15:59 PDT
yes, keystroke, thanks . . . 

my son is moving TO San Francisco, and that's where he needs to find
the cheap dentistry, once he moves there and has plenty of time to do

It's the local dentist, here in Washington, who doesn't have an
opening before my son has to leave.

Thanks for the heads up, though. I'll let him know that he will
probably have to go at least twice and spend a bit of time there. 

Subject: Re: for czh-ga - dental schools in SF
From: steph53-ga on 25 Jul 2006 16:25 PDT
Hi Timespacette....

When my daughter was 13 she was in dire need of braces. I was a single
mom with very little income at that time.

Someone had mentioned the University of Dentists here in Toronto.

To make a long story short, she had the braces done ( both top &
bottom ). It took two years and oodles of visits, but in the end she
had beautiful, straight teeth and it cost me only $ 500.00, compared
to an orthodontist's estimate of
$ 3,500.00.

Sure, they are students, but because the work they do is being tested
by the dental teachers, and observed at all times, I found the student
( my daughter had the same one for all her work ) to be efficient and

Good luck to your son,


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