Become a Patient

We provide high quality, comprehensive care for about 50% the cost of a private office. Our patients receive excellent care, and in turn, our students gain skills to prepare them to become professional dentists. All treatment is provided by dental students under the supervision of general dentists and specialists.

Here are some important facts to know before you register:

  • The clinic is open to everyone over 18 years of age and orthodontic patients under the age of 35.
  • All prospective patients must first attending a screening appointment prior to being accepted as new patients*. We are a teaching institution where patients are selected based on the requirements of our educational program. Please be advised that patients with limited treatment needs (i.e. less than 4 fillings, no need for crowns, root canal treatment, denture, etc.) are not likely to be accepted for treatment in our clinic.
  • We treat emergency cases on a priority bases. Limited space is available. Please refer to Emergency services page.
  • Due to high volume, patient registration is subject to "black-out" periods and waiting time for a screening appointment can vary.
  • The clinic is open from September to the end of May.
  • Patients must be able to attend appointments at least once every 2 weeks for 3-4 hours.
  • People receiving social assistance or covered by medicare (RAMQ) are not covered in our clinic.
  • Fees are based on the recommendations of the Association des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec.

* Patients requiring root canal treatment that has been diagnosed by a dentist are accepted on a priority basis and may not need to undergo this examination.

Screening Visit

This visit will take approximately 3 hours and will determine if your treatment needs are appropriate for our teaching clinic. Radiographs are normally taken at the screening appointment. If treatment needs are suitable for our teaching clinic your file will be assigned to a student dentist.  If you have had radiographs taken in the past year, please indicate it on the forms. Digital radiographs can be sent to this email address.

Screening Fees

Screening fees are not refundable. Even those not accepted into the clinic as a patient are required to pay the screening fee.

Complete dental care

$45

Complete dentures

$71

Orthodontic

$25

 

To become a patient:

Fill in the online patient form OR Fill in the PDF application form, scan it and email it to patients.dentistry [at] mcgill.ca