Detroit Mercy Dental offers specialty care in the areas as described below. Depending on the difficulty of your case, either a student or resident doctor will provide your care under the supervision of our licensed faculty dentists.
Our clinics accept referrals from outside dentists and from within the School of Dentistry.
Clinics are closed for major holidays and at other times throughout the year for conferences, meetings and academic related events and breaks.
Clinic Description and Hours
Patients with treatment needs or medical histories that are too complex for the student clinic are referred to the AEGD Clinic. Treatment is provided by residents under the supervision of our licensed faculty dentists. Almost all general dentistry procedures are provided in the clinic — root canals, crowns, implants, dentures, extractions, esthetic dentistry such as teeth whitening and veneers, and deep cleanings.
Hours: M-F: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Due to the high demand for treatment in this clinic there may be periods of time the AEGD clinic is closed to new patients. Patients can request to be placed on the waiting list to become a new patient.
Endodontics is the dental specialty concerned with treatment of infection and inflammation of the dental pulp, the nerve and blood supply inside the tooth. The most common way to treat problems is with root canal treatment.
Hours: M-F: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Diagnostic Imaging is the dental specialty concerned with making images of the oral tissue and bone area to use in diagnosis and management of oral conditions and diseases.
Standard radiographs such as panoramic, occlusal, and periapical views are done by students under the supervision of licensed faculty dentists.
More complex radiographs, such as CT scans, are done by the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology faculty for higher fees.
Hours: M-F: 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the dental specialty focused on the diagnosis, surgical and stabilization treatment of diseases, defects and injuries to the oral tissue and bone area.
Most common procedures include biopsies, extractions, pre-prosthetic surgeries and implant placements. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and IV sedation are available.
Hours: M-F: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Orthodontics is the dental specialty concerned with the supervision, guidance and correction of dento-facial structures, malformations of the jaws and occlusion. The most common way to treat orthodontic problems of the teeth and jaws is with braces.
All types of orthodontic care are available in the clinic: early treatment for the baby teeth as well as treatment for young children, adolescents, adults and individuals requiring jaw surgery or those with cleft lip and palate as well as craniofacial anomalies.
Orthodontic treatment may be completed with a resident or faculty provider depending on case complexity and/or patient preference. Depending on which clinic provides treatment, prices will vary.
Pediatric dentistry is the dental specialty that provides care for infants and children through adolescence (ages 1-14) including those with special health care needs.
- Services provided include exams and cleanings, sealants, fillings, extractions, space maintainers, and emergencies. When indicated, sedation with nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is available.
- A referral is not needed to be seen in the Pediatric Dentistry Clinic.
Phone: (313) 494-6701
Hours: M-Th: 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., F: 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Periodontics is the dental specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the surrounding and supporting tissues (gums) of the teeth.
Most common procedures include scale and root planings (deep cleanings), and soft-tissue (gum) surgeries, implant placements and biopsies. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and IV sedation are available.
Phone: (313) 494-6647
Hours: M: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. / T, Th., F: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.