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Community Dental Center

The SIU Community Dental Center is a non-profit dental office that accepts self pay at discounts rate along with select Medicaid plans. Patients of all ages are welcome. We accept cash and/or credit card payments only on day of service.

Services provided for children include cleanings, x-rays, dental exams, school exams, sealants, and topical fluoride treatments. Restorative treatment, such as fillings, may also be performed if needed. Services provided for adults include x-rays, dental exams, and restorative work, such as fillings. In some cases, we are able to provide root canals, dentures, partials, and crowns as well. 

The patients at SIU Community Dental receive care from fourth-year SIU dental hygiene students, dentists and supervising dental hygienist.

Patients are seen by appointment only. 

Summer hours vary, and Fall 2019 clinic hours are Monday 8am to 7:30am, Tuesday 8am to 5pm, Wednesday 8am to 6pm, Thursday 8am to 12:00 pm, and Friday - Closed. Appointments may be made by calling 618-453-2353. You can also contact us at communitydentalcenter@siu.edu.

Check our facebook page for current information: SIU Community Dental Center

Please call 24 hours in advance if you cannot make it to your appointment.

In order to better serve our community, we have a strict no-show policy

Spring 2020 Hours:

Tuesday 8am-8pm

Thursday 8am-8pm

Summer 2020

Monday 8am-6:30pm

Tuesday 8am-6:30pm

Wednesday 8am-6:30pm

Thursday 8am-6pm

How to get here: Do not USE GPS (Use Saluki Drive off RT 51 South.  Dental Center Parking Lot begins at the end of Saluki Drive)

Southern Illinois University
Applied Sciences and Arts Building (By the entrance close to SIU Arena)
1365 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

 

SIU Green Grant 2018

The SIU Community Dental Center was fortunate enough to have received funding from the Green Fund grant fund at Southern Illinois University during the 2018 year. The Student Green Fund, initiated in 2009, (approximately ten dollars per student per semester) provides funding for campus projects that are focused on sustainability and bettering the SIU campus. This funding enabled the clinic to “go digital,” replacing all film radiographs with a digital sensor. This sensor allows dental professionals to take dental radiographs at a more efficient pace than traditional films, as well as enabling the clinic to eliminate all chemical and film waste of traditional film use (which had been used from 2001-2017). SIU Community Dental is very grateful to the SIU Green Fund and Sustainability Council for the opportunity to positively impact patients and reduce their chemical/film waste footprint.

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