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UNH Dental Center and Patient Information

The University of New Haven Dental Center utilizes current advancements in dental hygiene treatment and infection control. 

Our facility houses a 19 chair preventive dental clinic, 3 private radiology rooms, and a dental materials laboratory, as well as a professional instrument transfer and central sterilization area. A hybrid paper and digital charting system to ensure our students are familiar with both systems before they graduate. Traditional and digital radiographs are utilized in our radiology rooms to ensure the highest level of patient comfort and safety possible. 

Also housed in the dental center are the dental hygiene program’s administrative offices, a conference room, and one of the university’s ‘Smart’ lecture rooms.

Contact Information

The UNH Dental Center is located just across the street from UNH’s main campus at 419 Boston Post Road, West Haven, CT 06516.  To make an appointment, please call 203-931-6028.

Appointments are available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or 1:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

  1. Patient Information

    Services we provide at the UNH Dental Center include:

    • Blood pressure screenings*
    • Oral cancer screenings*
    • Periodontal disease screening**
    • Cavity screening**
    • Patient education**
    • X-rays***
    • Pit and fissure sealants***
    • Adult and child full mouth cleanings**
    • Scaling and root planning***
    • Local anesthesia*** 

    *service performed at each appointment
    **service performed as part of every treatment
    ***service performed as needed

    Receiving treatment at the UNH Dental Center is not like receiving treatment in a private practice. Because this is a learning institution, our exams tend to be longer than the normal 45 minutes you might experience at a regular dentist’s office.  One full treatment may consist of multiple appointments.

    Clinic days run Tuesdays and Thursdays and appointments times are available for:

    • Mornings: 8:00am until11:30am
    • Afternoons: 1:15pm until 3:30pm
    • All day: 8:00am-12pm (lunch break) 1:15pm-3:30pm

    We understand that our appointments are long but this extra time is vital to the learning process.  Each student must have all the data they collect, as well as the treatments they provide, checked by a faculty member to ensure that you receive the highest level of care.

    Appointment Fee Schedule*

    • Adult-$30
    • Child (14 and under)-$20
    • Senior (62 and over)-$20
    • U.S. Military Veteran-$20

    *Fees include radiographs, if necessary.

    Insurance is not accepted.

    What infection control and bloodborne pathogen policies does the University of New Haven Dental Center follow?

    The dental hygiene faculty, students and staff follow guidelines published by national public health agencies, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for infection control and management of bloodborne pathogens. To view our Infection Control and Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan policies, please click the links below.

  2. Complaint Policy

    Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association Complaint Policy

    The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (ADA) accredits the UNH Dental Hygiene Associate in Science Degree Program. The ADA is a specialized accrediting body acknowledged by the Commission on Recognition of the Postsecondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education. The mission of the Commission on Dental Accreditation is to ensure the quality of dental hygiene education by conducting accreditation reviews to determine the degree to which individual programs meet the commission’s published accreditation standards and their own stated goals and objectives.  According to the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the ADA, dental hygiene students and patients can submit “Third Party Comments” and “Complaints” according to the Evaluation Policies & Procedures manual.  “A complaint is defined by the Commission on Dental Accreditation as one alleging that a Commission-accredited educational program, or a program which has an application for initial accreditation pending, may not be in substantial compliance with Commission standards or required accreditation procedures.” (Commission on Dental Accreditation of the ADA)

    One can access “Third Party Comments” and “Complaints” submission information by logging onto The American Dental Association Website      

    A copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and/or the Commission's policy and procedure for submission of complaints may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678 or by calling 1-800-621-8099 extension 4653.

  1. The Dental Center

    To learn more about the Dental Center view this PDF.