Patricia Blanton, DDS, PhD
College of Dental Medicine
For routine care, you can viist our Student clinic, Resident clinic or Faculty Practice
Specialty Care Clinics provide dental care in Endodontics, Pediatrics, Periodontics, Orthodontics and Oral Surgery.
The emergency walk-in clinic serves both new and established patients during the day at either 8:45 a.m. or 12:45 p.m.
View the phone numbers for making an appointment in the various specialties.
If you need to cancel an appointment please call 843-792-2101, option 3. Cancellations should be made at least 24 hours prior to the appointment.
Patients with dental insurance are expected to pay for services as they are rendered. Insurance claim forms are made available to the patient by one of the College of Dental Medicine cashiers. The patient is responsible for filing his/her own insurance benefits for self reimbursement. Help is available upon request at the cashier checkout area.
A fee is charged for all patient services and the patient is expected to pay for the service as treatment is rendered. Since most of the care is provided by dental students who are carefully supervised by faculty, treatment usually progresses more slowly than in a private office. To compensate for this inconvenience, the cost of treatment is substantially lower than those charged by a private dentist. A treatment plan including approximate fees will be presented to the patient prior to treatment being rendered. Treatment plans and / or fees may change as treatment progresses or changes. Patients should expect annual fee increases.
The College of Dental Medicine requires payment in full at the beginning of any treatment for crowns, bridges, partial dentures, complete dentures, or implants. Payment can be made by cash, check, VISA, or Master Card.