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Unfortunately, many of our personal injury clients and Social Security disability claimants simply cannot afford proper medical care. The Baylor College of Dentistry helps somewhat by offering dental care to a limited number of patients. Here is information about qualifying for dental care:
How to Become a Patient
The first step to becoming a patient at Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry is to undergo a preliminary screening conducted by the dental school. This screening will determine your treatment needs. In general, we accept patients needing comprehensive treatment as opposed to those who require a single procedure. But sometimes even those with comprehensive treatment needs will not be assigned students.
Screening appointments are generally assigned on a first come, first serve basis. For more information about screening dates and times, please call 214-828-8441214-828-8441.
If you are “accepted” as a result of your initial screening, you will be assigned to one of two treatment tracks.
If your dental issues are fairly complex, you will be referred to one of our graduate specialty clinics. There, you will undergo a second screening after which you will be notified if you are assigned to a graduate dental student. A $16.00 non-refundable fee is charged patients who are referred to specialty clinics. The fee is non-refundable, even if you are not accepted for treatment.
If your dental issues are more general, you will be put on a list for possible treatment by an undergraduate. Not everyone who is placed on this list is assigned to a student, however. Should you be selected, you will receive a phone call to set up an appointment. After 12 weeks, if you have not been assigned, you will receive a post card asking if you would like to remain on the list. If you return the card, you will stay on the list another 12 weeks. If you have not been assigned a student at the end of that time period, you will receive a letter notifying you to seek the services of a private dentist or be re-screened at a later date.