Under the guidance of dental associations, local and state public health offices, and the UCLA campus, our clinics are open to provide dental treatment during the ongoing pandemic.
For patients of record who need to make an appointment, please contact your assigned dental student or Group Practice Administrator, listed on our General Clinic page.
From cleanings to root canals to extractions in decidedly non-dental office environments, a core part of UCLA dental students’ education includes critical oral health care delivery to people in underserved communities.
36 YEARS OF WORKING WITH CHILDREN
“IT’S MY CO-WORKERS WHO MAKE IT EASY to come to work every day. We’re a team. We put our heads down and get things done,” said Francesa Moore. Fran will celebrate her 30-year work anniversary in January 2020. When asked about retirement, she laughed and said, “I’m not quite ready yet.”
1967 - A health survey shows that Venice Beach residents need dental care more than any other service. Advocates approach the UCLA School of Dentistry with a proposal to open a community clinic.
1968 - Approvals from Chancellor Charles Young and dental school dean, Dr. Raider Soggnaes, move the clinic project forward. A grant for $38,000 is secured for start-up costs.
Patient Advisory Notice
For the past few months, we have continued to manage dental emergencies. Now, under the guidance of dental associations, local and state public health offices, and the UCLA campus, we can reopen our clinics to provide more dental treatment. We are doing a phased reopening, starting with our specialty clinics and faculty practices followed by our dental student general clinic.
Collaborative project will help first responders at UCLA Health and beyond
First responders and health care workers have been putting their lives on the line to treat the tidal wave of COVID-19 patients flooding emergency rooms and intensive care units. Meanwhile, hospitals across the country are facing a shortage of medical-grade personal protective equipment, and manufacturers haven't been able to meet the rising demand with high-quality solutions.