Community Dental Center

Southern Illinois University



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Community Dental Center

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The SIU Community Dental Center is a non-profit dental office that accepts self pay at discounted rates. 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. CDC Fee Schedule

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. 

Appointments may be made by calling 618-453-2353. You can also contact us at  See semester hours below.

If your are a New Patient, please print off the New Patient Information Forms, fill them out and bring them with you to your appointment.

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

Monday-Thursday:  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday:  8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Treatment hours vary by semester.


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.