Eliminating long lines for tooth extractions

Starting Monday, Oct. 10, patients needing to have a tooth pulled can make an appointment for Texas A&M College of Dentistry’s Urgent Care Extraction Clinic.
October 10th, 2016
Patients and residents in the college's Urgent Care Extraction Clinic on Oct. 10

The Urgent Care Extraction Clinic at Texas A&M College of Dentistry, above, now offers appointments.

Starting Monday, Oct. 10, patients needing to have a tooth pulled can make an appointment for Texas A&M College of Dentistry’s Urgent Care Extraction Clinic.

“In the past, because dental extraction services were provided on a first-come, first-served basis, patients would arrive as early as 4 a.m. to get in line in hopes of getting a tooth pulled,” says Dr. Stephen Griffin, associate dean for clinical affairs. “This new initiative eliminates the need for that process. This creates more of a patient-centered care environment.”

Appointments must be made two to three days in advance. All appointments are scheduled at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday. To schedule a tooth extraction, call 214-828-8489.

Care at these appointments is limited to extractions only. Comprehensive dental work will require scheduling a separate screening appointment.

— Ladawn Brock