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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

    Click Here to view Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the A merican Dental Association Complaint Policy

    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.

    One can access “Complaints” submission information by logging onto the following web address: Click on: File a Complaint

  3. Third Party Comments

    CODA is nationally recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) as the sole agency to accredit dental and dental - related education programs conducted at the post - secondary level. CODA's mission is to serve the oral health care needs of the public through the development and administration of standards that foster continuous quality improvement of dental and dental related educational programs.

    The University of New Haven (UNH) Associate in Science degree in Dental Hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation , and will undergo its routine evaluation in November 2016. Therefore, in accordance with the Commissions’ requirements, the University of New Haven Dental Hygiene program is soliciting third - party comments through this notification that pertain to the standards of policies and procedures used in the Commission's accreditation process.

    All comments relative to the UNH Dental Hygiene program will be due in the Commission office no later than sixty (60) days prior to site visit to allow time for the program to respond. PLEASE SUBMIT COMMENTS TO THE COMMISSION ON DENTAL ACCREDITATION PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 15, 2016. Comments must be signed but signatures will be removed from comments prior to forwarding them to the program .

    A copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and/or the Commission’s policy on third - party comments may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, or by calling 1/800 - 621 - 8099, extension 4653.

    One can access “POLICY ON THIRD PARTY COMMENTS” submission information by logging onto the following web address:

  1. The Dental Center

    To learn more about the Dental Center view this PDF.