ID Specialty Dental Clinic

What does the ID Specialty Dental Clinic do?

The primary goal of the ID Specialty Dental Clinic
is to provide a full spectrum of dental services for adults living with HIV, including emergency care, restorative care, and preventive oral treatment and education. Services may include oral medicine, radiology, oral surgery, periodontics, prosthodontics, endodontics and operative dentistry.

Comprehensive care includes the following:

  • Examinations
  • X-rays
  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Periodontics (gum care)
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Dentures

Preventive oral treatment includes cleanings, the distribution of fluoride kits to be taken home for use in the prevention of future dental problems, and dental education.

Why is it important to go to the dentist?

Regular, ongoing dental visits and treatment are critical to minimizing long-term dental complications for people living with HIV infection. Every new specialty dental client receives an individualized treatment plan designed to improve the client’s oral health, nutritional intake, and overall quality of life.

The clinic is open Monday through Friday. Please ask your primary care provider for a referral. The ID Specialty Dental Clinic secure fax number is (504) 702-5597. 

Location

 University Medical Center New Orleans
      Ambulatory Care Building
      3rd Floor, Clinic 3B
      2001 Tulane Avenue (main entrance)
      New Orleans, LA 70112

Contact us

Clinic: (504) 702-5081 or 5700
     Electronic Fax: (504) 702-5597
     Website: umcno.org/infectiousdisease
     Email: umcidcenter@lcmchealth.org



Our Partners

 

The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans has teaching, research, and health care functions state-wide, through its six professional schools and twelve Centers of Excellence, as well as the more than one hundred hospitals and other health science related institutions with which they maintain affiliations.

 

The second-oldest medical school in the Deep South and the 15th oldest medical school in the United States, Tulane School of Medicine is equipping the next generation of medical professionals with the tools to succeed in a rapidly changing world and shape the future of health care.