Fees & Insurance

Clinic Comparison

The following table provides a basic description of the types of care and corresponding costs at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

Student Clinics

At the Student Clinics, current dental students provide dental care for patients, while supervised by the school's licensed faculty dentists.

While the Student Clinic charges the least, wait times will likely be longer than in the other clinics.

Call 734-763-6933 to make an appointment for a Student Clinic.

Graduate Specialty Clinics

At the Graduate Specialty Clinics, dentists with a DDS degree (or equivalent) provide dental care for patients. The dentists are either graduate students, specializing in a particular field of dentistry or a member of the faculty.

These clinics typically charge fees that are much less than a standard private dental clinic but more than the student clinics.

List of Specialty Clinics

Dental Faculty Associates Clinic

At the DFA Clinic, faculty dentists provide dental care for patients. The dentists at the DFA are considered experts in their field.

The DFA fee schedule is similar to a private dental practice and most insurances are accepted.

Visit the Dental Faculty Associates Clinic or call 734-764-3155 to schedule an appointment.

Insurance Information

  • The Patient Information Sheet has a full list of participating and non-participating dental insurance carriers/programs
  • Claim handling for insurance companies we do not accept:  we will issue a courtesy claim for you to submit to your insurance carrier once full payment has been received and posted to your account


Payment for services or proof of insurance is required at the time of treatment. 

Once a treatment plan has been developed and agreed upon by the provider, faculty and patient, payment arrangements can be made for some procedures. A signed treatment plan must be on file. 

How to pay for dental services:
  • Cash is accepted at the time of service
  • Major credit cards (including Flex Benefit debit cards), money orders, and personal checks from local banks are accepted
  • To pay with a credit card over the phone, call 734-647-4246
  • To send a payment by mail, put your account number on check or money order, make payable to "Regents of the University of Michigan" and mail to one of the following locations:
    • Dental School patients (student clinics), mail to:  U-M School of Dentistry, Box 223129, Pittsburgh, PA 15251-2129
    • Dental Faculty Associates patients (faculty clinic), mail to:  U-M Dental Faculty Associates, Box 223111, Pittsburgh, PA 15251-2111
    • Oral Pathology Biopsy Service, mail to:  U-M Department of Oral Pathology, Box 223195, Pittsburgh, PA 15251-2195
    • Community Dental Clinic patients, mail to:  U-M Community Dental Clinic, Box 223172, Pittsburgh, PA 15251-2172

If your account has been suspended, payment must be made in full before treatment can resume.

Billing Policy:  The University of Michigan School of Dentistry is committed to complying with all federal, state and local laws regulating rules and professional regulatory body guidelines that involve delivery and payment of dental services.

Clinic Billing Office

Phone:  734-647-4246

  • Option #1 - mail your payment, update name, address, insurance
  • Option #2 - speak with a financial counselor