Dental Service

Dential hygenist works with patient

From cleanings, crowns, and mouth guards to periodontics and dentures, MIT Health’s Dental Service offers a range of services and emphasizes preventive care and patient education.

Overview

All new patients, other than MIT students, must have MIT-sponsored dental insurance. MIT students with outside dental insurance are still eligible be seen at MIT Dental.

From cleanings, crowns, and mouth guards to periodontics and dentures, MIT Health’s Dental Service offers a range of services and emphasizes preventive care and patient education.

Our services include:

  • General restorative and cosmetic dentistry 
  • Prophylaxis (cleanings), fluoride treatments, and sealants
  • Periodontics
  • Bleaching
  • Implant crowns, single crowns, bridges
  • Dentures and removable partials
  • Endodontics and Prosthodontics
  • Occlusal Guards (night guard) and Athletic sport mouth guards
  • Referrals for other specialties such as orthodontia, and for children younger than 16
  • Philips Sonicare Electric toothbrushes are available for in office purchase

Payment options

Delta Dental insurance covers many of our dental services, subject to deductibles and copayments. For other dental insurance plans, we ask for payment at day of service and will submit a standard dental claim form as a courtesy.

We also accept Mastercard, Visa, and personal checks at the time of service, and students can charge dental services to their student account. If you have your invoice handy, you can pay your bill online

A few special procedures are covered by the PPO+ plan. Please review your benefit description or contact Blue Cross Blue Shield at 1-800-424-0794 for more information.

Routine dental care is not covered by the MIT Student Health Insurance Plan (MIT SHIP). Patients who are members of the MIT SHIP and are between the ages of 16 and 18 years old have dental coverage as part of their health plan. Contact the MIT Student Insurance Office at stuplan@med.mit.edu for more information. 

Graduate students and their families are eligible for the MIT Graduate Student Dental Plan. See our Dental FAQ for more information.

Dental Emergencies

If you have an urgent dental problem or emergency after hours or on weekends, contact MIT Health’s Urgent Care Service (617-253-4481) for evaluation and triage. Our general dentists are on call to provide advice to the Urgent Care Service after hours and on weekends, when the Dental Service is not open.

If you have a serious dental emergency (e.g., facial trauma, jaw fracture, avulsed tooth, uncontrolled bleeding, or airway compromise), you will be referred to the Massachusetts General Hospital emergency room.

If your problem is urgent but not serious (e.g., chipped tooth, tooth pain, lost crowns, broken dentures or fillings), we will see you as soon as possible, usually the next day. Most hospital emergency rooms do not treat dental problems like these.

Location

E23, fifth floor

Hours

M-F, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location

E23, fifth floor

Hours

M-F, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Care Providers

Dental Service

Accepting New Patients

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