The Baylor College of Dentistry at Texas A&M University offers a wide array of dental services, including urgent care and emergency extractions, endodontics, periodontics and oral surgery. It also offers routine care, such as sealant applications and cleanings, to adults and has a comprehensive pediatric dentistry program for children.
As of June 2015, the urgent-care clinic offers X-rays and emergency extractions on a first-come-first-treated basis every weekday starting at 7 a.m. The clinic staff is made up of undergraduate students who see about 15 to 18 patients each day. Patients who wish to be treated for ongoing issues must schedule a prescreening appointment. At that time, the staff performs X-rays and an examination to evaluate whether or not the person is a good candidate for treatment at the dental school. Only patients who provide an appropriate educational opportunity for a undergraduate or graduate student are accepted.
The Baylor College of Dentistry also has an extensive network of 12 community clinics that offers dental care to low-income children and adults. These clinics offer filings, extractions and some oral surgery; dentures or partials are available at some locations as well. Clinic staff also provides a full range of preventive care, including cleanings, fluoride treatments, instruction and nutritional counseling, to children and adults. Dental care for the homeless and people living with HIV/AIDS is provided in various locations in Dallas, Collin, Ellis, Rockwall and other neighboring counties as well.