CWRU dental school pilots Admitting Day and seeks 150 new patients


News Release: February 25, 2015


Do you need a dentist but don’t know where to find one?

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine’s full-service, one-stop dental patient clinic offers a range of care, from routine check-ups to specialized services. Learn more about the CWRU services during the school’s first Admitting Day event for adults, 18 and older who have never been a patient at the CWRU dental clinic.

Free new patient exams and x-rays (a $90 value) are available to the first 150 adults who schedule an advance appointment for Admitting Day on Wednesday, March 18. The comprehensive two-hour appointments are scheduled from 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m.

If follow-up care is required, new patients will receive a treatment and cost plan, and can schedule follow-up appointments within the coming month. Students and residents provide care at reduced fees at the CWRU clinic.

Admitting Day 2015 is a pilot program. If successful, Sorin Teich, associate dean of clinical operations, said the clinic plans to repeat the activity next year.

The event is particularly helpful to people in Greater Cleveland who need to find a dentist and have never been a patient at the CWRU dental clinic.

“Case Western Reserve’s dental school is known for its quality patient care, compassion and community involvement by giving back to the community through these special activities that encourage good oral and systemic health,” he said.

Seventy-five pairs of third- and fourth-year dental students will examine new patients on Admitting Day under the supervision of faculty dentists.

Teich said the dental visits tend to take longer than in a private practice because the supervising dentist monitors every step of care for quality.

For an appointment, call 216.368.6800 or to learn more about the clinic services at the CWRU dental clinic, visit http://dental.case.edu/patients-clinics/.