Community Dental Center | School of Allied Health | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Applied Sciences and Arts

Student working

Community Dental Center

The SIU Community Dental Center accepts Delta Dental, along with most Medicaid plans. Children and adults who are not covered by Delta Dental or Medicaid may also receive services at discounted rates. We accept cash and credit card payments only.

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, and crowns as well. Dental cleanings for adults are referred to the SIU Dental Hygiene clinic.

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 2018 hours are Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm, and Fall 2018 clinic hours are Tuesday & Thursday 8am-7pm. Appointments may be made by calling 618-453-2353. You can also contact us at

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

Spring 2019 Hours:

Tuesday 8am-8pm

Thursday 8am-8pm

Summer 2019

Monday 8am-6:30pm

Tuesday 8am-6:30pm

Wednesday 8am-6:30pm

Thursday 8am-6pm

 How to get here

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.