Metropolitan State University Dental Therapy Clinic

Metropolitan State University Dental Therapy Clinic is part of Metropolitan State University. It is the clinical education site for advanced dental therapy students. Our students offer care to the community under the supervision of licensed dentist and advanced dental therapists. Our clinic offers affordable care to all patients, however, we do not accept or bill any dental insurance.

About Advanced Dental Therapy

Due to a lack of accessible dental care, in 2008 the Minnesota Legislature authorized licensure of the Advanced Dental Therapist. To prepare individuals for this role, Metropolitan State University developed the Master of Science in Advanced Dental Therapy and opened the clinic in January 2012.Upon graduation, Advanced Dental Therapists agree to work for the following patient populations:

  • Underserved patients
  • Low income patients
  • Uninsured patients
  • Patients residing in dental health professional shortage areas

Patient Services

The clinic offers affordable dental care to individuals age 2 or older. We do not accept dental insurance. All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Master’s-level Dental Therapy students provide the following services under the supervision of licensed dentists and licensed advanced dental therapists.

We offer discounts for students, seniors (+55 years) and veterans. 

Services Average Fee
First Visit: Exam and X-rays $45
Exam $15
X-rays (full set) $30
Teeth Cleaning $25
Fillings on front tooth $25/each
Fillings on back tooth $45/each
Stainless Steel Crown $50/each
Removal of tooth $30

Note: We do not perform root canals or removal of wisdom teeth.

 

Emergency care

If you have an urgent concern (such as pain or swelling) you should visit your primary dental care provider or a dental clinic that has urgent care appointments. Community Dental Care Clinic is an affordable option for those looking for a dental home. The Maplewood Community Dental Care Clinic can be reached by phone at 651-925-8400.

Location & Appointments

Appointment dates vary based on the academic calendar.

To make an appointment, call: 651-793-1793.
(Note: Typical appointment lengths are 3 hours. Generally, more than one visit is needed to complete care.)

Metropolitan State University Dental Clinic
1670 Beam Avenue, Suite 203
Maplewood, MN 55109

Free parking is available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have radiographs (X-rays) for my dental appointment?

Yes, all patients should have current radiographs (taken within 1 year). Patients should bring current radiographs with them to their appointment. X-rays can be emailed to our clinic dental.clinic@metrostate.edu. New radiographs will be prescribed and taken at the clinic if they are needed.

How long does an appointment take?

All treatment is provided by ADT students, under the supervision of Minnesota licensed dentists and advanced dental therapists. Treatment in our clinic will take longer than provided in traditional offices. Plan on approximately 3 hours each visit.

Will all of my treatment be completed in one appointment?

Treatment times are dependent upon the patient’s individual care plan. Patients typically need multiple appointments.

Does the Dental Clinic provide extractions?

We extract extremely loose teeth on a case by case basis. Patients needing further care will be referred to an appropriate provider.

Does the Dental Clinic provide fillings?

Yes, we do both tooth colored and silver fillings.

Does the Dental Clinic accept insurance for payment?

No, the clinic does not take insurance. Payment is through cash, check, VISA, Mastercard or Discover Card. Payment is expected at time of service.

Is there an area for parking?

Yes, there is adequate, free parking.

What can I expect at my first appointment?

We will perform a comprehensive assessment which includes a visual exam of the oral cavity, charting of the oral cavity, periodontal charting, x-rays, oral images, diagnosis, and treatment plan and options. Current x-rays are required to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment typically begins at a subsequent visit.

Mission Statement: The mission of the Metropolitan State Dental Hygiene Department is to prepare licensed dental hygienists for advanced practice as dental therapists and to enchance the oral health of underserved and diverse populations. Programs are built upon academic excellence and support the value that advanced education is essential to the delivery of quality, safe, accessible, cost-effective oral healthcare. The Dental Hygiene Department is committed to collaborative community involvement, emphasizing ethics and social responsibility.

Metropolitan State University Dental Clinic