Thank You for your Interest in the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
Bergen Street Circle
Oral Health Pavilion
110 Bergen Street
Fifty 12th Avenue
Newark, NJ 07101-1709
Newark, NJ 07103
The Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RSDM) provides a full range of oral health services while training the next generation of dentists. After the treatment needs of patients are evaluated, eligibility for care at RSDM is determined. This process occurs at the first two "screening" appointments.
Basic Information - for Adults
Call (973) 972-7370 for your first screening appointment between the hours
of 9 am to 12 pm and from 2:00 to 4:30 pm. Your screening appointment will include an overview of your oral condition by a dentist. Based on your condition, this dentist will usually order either a full-mouth set of x-rays (about 18 pictures taken inside your mouth) or a panoramic x-ray (one picture taken outside your mouth). Your $55 dollar screening fee only covers one of these types of xrays. If the dentist feels both types of xrays are needed, you will be charged additional fees to cover that cost. It is more than likely that this will require two
visits so that we may have your developed radiographs present at the time
treatment is discussed. We accept cash, personal checks, credit cards,
and Medicaid. Medicaid plans may require a co-pay and pre-authorization of dental benefits. If you are being referred from another dentist, please
bring your referral letter. If you have recent dental x-rays, you may
want to bring them.
To accommodate your dental needs, at the first screening appointment, you will be assigned to a group with either a predoctoral student (studying to become a dentist) or a postdoctoral student (already a dentist, studying to become a specialist). Your assignment status will be dependent on student availability and complexity of your dental treatment. If your treatment needs does not match either category, you may be referred to our Faculty Practice / Doctors Office Center (DOC) facility or to a dentist in your community.
Important FACTS for Patients to Know
The above is only a general overview, as there may be other
circumstances to deny treatment.
You may discuss payment with the Financial Counselors in Room D-718,
D-954, or call (973) 972-5303.
Regular check-ups are an important part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. You will receive a notice to arrange for a periodic examination and preventive care, once every three or six months depending on your dental condition and specific needs.
Emergency Care During Hours of Operation
All patients who seek care at University Hospital Emergency Room are responsible for any hospital charges incurred. Services rendered at University Hospital are completely separate from your Rutgers School of Dental Medicine charges.
HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability &
Accountability Act of 1996.
A Notice of Rutgers School of Dental Medicine Privacy Practices for Protected Health Information will also be presented to you at the initial screening visit. This notice describes how health information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.
Patient Rights and Responsibilities
The RSDM Patient Rights and Responsibilities will be presented to you at the initial screening visit. You should read and understand your rights and responsibilities as a patient of our institution.
The RSDM ensures that the confidentiality of information pertaining to the health status of each individual patient is strictly maintained.
We trust you will experience the
best of care at the
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.
|Emergency during hours of operation||973-972-7371|
|Emergency after hours, see above.|
Public Transportation: The Newark Campus is accessible from Penn Station via the New Jersey Transit bus routes number 31 and 34.
From Route 78, East or West
(From Newark International Airport, use Route 78 Westbound):
Take Exit 56 towards Elizabeth Avenue and turn left at the Elizabeth Avenue traffic light. At the next traffic light, West Bigelow Street, turn left. Go about 3/10 mile and turn right onto Bergen St; proceed about one-and-a-half miles; cross over South Orange Ave. Go to the 2nd driveway and make a right into the self-parking Doctors Office Center (DOC) garage.
Garden State Parkway North and South
Garden State Parkway to Exit 145 to I-280 East. Stay left to exit at First St. Turn right on First St. And continue across West Market Street where First St. becomes Bergen St. Follow parking directions below.
NJ Turnpike North or South
Take exit 15W to I-280 to Orange St./6th St. Exit. Make the first right onto Orange St., proceed one block to First Street. Turn right and proceed about half a mile to West Market St., where First St. becomes Bergen St. Follow parking directions below.
Parking - Doctors Office Center (DOC) Garage - Hourly
Go one light past West Market St. to 12th Avenue; bear left for self-parking in DOC garage (hourly rates are assessed). The Dental School is located behind the parking deck.
Metered parking is available on Bergen Street and on 12th Avenue.
Other Rutgers School of Dental Medicine extramural clinics are:
|Rutgers University Dental Center at Galloway||Rutgers University John H. Cronin Dental Center||Rutgers University Dental Center at Somerdale|
|4 East Jimmie Leeds Road
Building 2, Suite 6
Galloway, New Jersey 08205
|235 Dolphin Avenue
Northfield, New Jersey 08225
|13 Somerdale Square
Somerdale, New Jersey