- University of Nebraska-Lincoln students
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty and staff
- Spouses and children (16 and older) of students, faculty and staff
- No dental services are covered by student fees
Hours of Service
Monday through Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to noon
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Services Covered By Student Fees
Comprehensive Dental Services Conveniently Located On Campus
Licensed dentists and Nebraska Medicine dental hygienists and certified dental assistants partner together to provide quality dental care to the campus community.
- Cleanings (prophylaxis)
- Complete dental exams
- Cosmetic dentistry (bonding and veneers)
- Crowns and bridges
- Emergency care
- Extractions(wisdom teeth)
- Gum/periodontal treatment
- Root canals/endodontics
- Teeth bleaching
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Dental appointments are available Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 402-472-7495 to schedule.
Dental services are not covered by student fees and will incur a charge. Cost depends on the type of services provided. To determine how much your visit will cost, we recommend contacting your dental insurance provider for coverage information. Patients are responsible for any charges not covered by insurance. Some dental services may be covered under the university’s student insurance plan if you are enrolled in coverage.
What to Expect at Your First Visit
You will be greeted by one of our friendly dental hygienists who will take you back to an exam room to discuss the appointment, take your blood pressure and give you mouthwash to rinse your mouth.
Next, she or he will take four bitewing X-rays of your entire mouth. This helps us detect decay between teeth and changes in bone density caused by gum disease. In some cases, you may also receive a panoramic dental X-ray to check the jaw for abnormalities, cyst or tumors and to check your wisdom teeth.
After the X-rays, she or he will perform an examination of your teeth, jaw, tissues and gums to determine their current health and alert the dentist to any concerns. Depending on the current health of your teeth and gums, the hygienist may clean and polish your teeth. If you are diagnosed with periodontal disease, you may need to return for a special cleaning.
The hygienist will then show you how to properly brush and floss your teeth at home. Finally, a dentist will perform a final exam and recommend a course of treatment if necessary.
Oral Health Tips
Meet Our Staff
Josi Stephenson, DDS
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry
Amber Duey, RDH
Kelly Nathan, RDH
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make an appointment?
Schedule a dental exam with a hygienist by calling 402-472-7495.
Who is eligible to receive dental care at the University Health Center?
We provide care to current UNL students, faculty and staff as well as spouses and children (16 and older) of students, faculty and staff.
What is the cost of care?
Services are not covered by student fees and will incur a charge. This charge depends on the service provided and your insurance plan (if you choose to submit to insurance).
I have the university’s student insurance plan. What dental coverage does it offer?
The UNL student insurance plan offers a $1,000 policy-year maximum, which includes two healthy mouth cleanings, two exams and one set of bite wing X-rays per year covered at 100 percent. These covered services come out of your $1,000 policy-year maximum. You are responsible for keeping track of your maximum if you see dental providers outside the health center. For other covered services, coinsurance applies. Learn more about the student insurance plan.
How often should I go to the dentist?
We recommend that most patients have a dental exam and a dental cleaning once every six months. If you have other dental concerns, you may need more frequent visits. Discuss this with your dental hygienist at your next appointment.