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Important Notice to Patients

Starting on Monday, March 16, 2020 and continuing until further notice, the UTHSC College of Dentistry must implement new restrictions on patient care. This is based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the coronavirus outbreak. Please read all of this information carefully.

We are currently seeing emergencies only. 

NOTE: For the week of April the 6th, the Emergency Clinic will operate on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.

For adults, please call 901.448.6200 or visit the Dunn Dental Building: 875 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38163.

For children, age 16 and under, please call 901.448.KIDS or visit the Pediatric Dentistry Clinic at LeBonheur: 848 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103.

We are currently restricting treatment to urgent or emergency care onlyIf you have an appointment at the College of Dentistry for routine adult or pediatric dental treatment, the appointment is canceled, and we will work with you to reschedule it at a future date. 

We will see children (age 0-16) for urgent or emergency care at the UTHSC LeBonheur Dental Clinic. However, all routine appointments are canceled.

Urgent or emergency care for adults at the College of Dentistry will be provided only from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Patients should present to the West entrance of the building between 7:30 am and 8:30 am. All patients will be screened prior to being allowed to enter the building with temperature checks by the staff.

Patients of record at the College of Dentistry requiring urgent attention should call their student doctor or the graduate department in which they were treated to arrange a time to receive prompt treatment.

To be seen at the clinic, you must have one or more of these conditions:

  • Severe toothache pain (not just a twinge)
  • Swelling of your gums, face, or neck
  • Bleeding in your mouth that does not stop
  • Infection or a substantial risk of it
  • Trauma (such as a broken tooth)
  • Loss of crown or bridge that requires simple replacement

We regret any inconvenience this may cause as we serve our patients in the safest manner possible by following the advice of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under these difficult circumstances. In doing this, we will safeguard the health and safety of our patients, our care providers, and the whole community. We hope you understand, and we thank you for your cooperation.

Last Published: Apr 6, 2020