At UVA, we provide comprehensive/family dental care. Our full-time staff consists of General Dentists. The main base of operations/clinic activity is at 1222 Jefferson Park Ave. We also have part time specialists that we rely on, within the department and at local private practices, for assistance with complicated situations requiring the expertise of such. We currently participate with regional United Concordia, Aetna Dental, and Delta Dental plans. In addition, we participate with Medicaid for the provision of medically necessary dental care as referrals from UVA Health System physicians and clinics to reduce complications associated with specific medical problems and therapy by these physicians/clinics. This includes handicapped and medically compromised patients managed by the Children’s Medical Center at UVA Health.
Associated with our department is a ADA/CODA accredited General Practice Dental Residency. Graduate dentists who are licensed to practice do not require a residency to practice—This is a selective and elective program designed to provide clinical and didactic experience above the level of teaching provided at a dental school. In addition, our residents gain experience in managing dental care in patients who are medically compromised, per the interdisciplinary involvement of Dentistry and Health System medical services.