Become a Patient

New Dental Patients

Screening ApplicationWe are pleased that you are interested in receiving dental care in our school. The Dental College of Georgia is a teaching institution. Our goals are to teach dental students, provide quality dental care for our patients, and research health issues that will keep our profession in the forefront of scientific knowledge.

Steps to Becoming a DCG Student Clinic Patient

Download Application

First we need to evaluate your dental needs to assure that you may benefit from our student services. To do this, we will need to see you for about two hours to find out what your needs are.

  • You can help us speed up the screening process by printing and completing a Screening Application.
  • To open the Screening Application, click on the blue button to the right or click here.
Submit Application

All received applications are reviewed by a faculty member. Applications which are incomplete or do not appear to match current student needs will be rejected.

You can submit your completed application to The Dental College of Georgia in one of three ways:

Please use only one method (U.S. mail, e-mail or fax) to submit your completed application to us.

Screening Criteria
  • Please be aware the the application is for a screening appointment and does not guarantee acceptance as a patient.
  • Priority is given to applicants with dental problems which fit our teaching programs. Applicants whose applications are rejected should receive a letter informing them of this within three weeks of our receipt of the application.
  • Dental x-rays and a more detailed examination may be necessary before being accepted as a patient.

 

Applications that are accepted for screening are placed in the list of potential patients awaiting an appointment to be screened. If you are not contacted within four months of submitting your application, please assume our waiting list for your particular problem(s) is too long. In this case, we urge you to seek care elsewhere before your problems become more complex.

 

  • After you are accepted as a potential patient in the student dental program, you may be assigned to a student.
  • Depending on student needs, it may take up to 6 months before you are assigned to a student. 
  • Once assigned, the student will contact you and schedule your appointments.
  • Our time requirements are extensive; therefore, the cooperation and understanding of the patient is necessary. You may be asked to be available for appointments one morning or afternoon (1-4 hours) each week (Monday-Friday) for 6-12 months. You should be seen at least once a month. The fees charged for care reflect a dollar ($) savings to compensate you for your time. However, if you cannot devote the required amount of time, we suggest you arrange for private dental care.

Because of the rigid requirements on the student's time, we require that patients must notify the student at least two school days in advance when it is necessary to reschedule an appointment. To serve everyone better, repeated tardiness or two broken appointments may result in termination of treatment.

If you think you have a dental emergency, this is not the appropriate application. Please call 706-721-2371 (select option 1) for information about our Emergency Dental Services.

 

Becoming an Augusta University Dental Associates Patient

Augusta University Dental Associates delivers a complete scope of adult and pediatric dental services. Care is delivered by general dentists and dental specialists who are members of the Augusta University Dental Associates, not by dental students or residents.

To schedule an appointment call 706-721-2696 or visit the Augusta University Dental Associates website.

 


We are a preferred provider organization for Medicaid and a variety of dental insurance plans. If you have other dental insurance coverage, the Business Office will assist in filing these claims; however, payment for treatment will be required at the time of service. Payment can be made by cash, check, or major credit card.

Please contact the Business Office with insurance and billing questions at 706-721-9447. To learn more about patient financial responsibility, Learn more about patient financial responsibility.

If you have a dental emergency, please click here.

Dental Care Provider Comparison


Clinic Cost Appointment Length Level of Provider Education How Soon Do You Need to Be Seen? Is it Okay If Your dentist changes over time?
 Details
Student Clinic $ ++++ Pre-DMD I can wait a few months. Yes Learn more.
Graduate & Resident Clinic $$ ++ DDS/DMD pursuing graduation I'd like to be soon as soon as possible. Yes Learn more.
Dental Faculty Practice $$$ + DDS/DMD and necessary postdoc training I'd like to be seen as soon as possible. No Learn more.