New Patients

Welcome to the IU School of Dentistry

We’re delighted that you’re considering the Indiana University School of Dentistry for your oral health care. Please read this page carefully—it will guide you through the process of becoming a patient at the School of Dentistry.

If you have any questions or concerns, our Patient Services team will be happy to help you.

Scheduling your screening exam

To schedule your screening exam, call Patient Services at 317-274-7433. You will need to provide your:

  • Legal name
  • Date of birth
  • Home address
  • Phone number

What to bring to your screening exam

Do bring:
  • A photo ID
  • Emergency contact information
  • A list of your current medications
  • Your insurance card (if you have dental insurance) or your Medicaid card (if you have Medicaid)
Do not bring:
  • Children (unless you bring another adult who can supervise them in the waiting room or the child has a patient appointment)
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Cigarettes or other smoking materials, including e-cigarettes and vaping equipment

Getting to your screening exam

Your screening exam will take place in the James J. Fritts, D.D.S. Clinical Care Center, located at 1121 W. Michigan Street in downtown Indianapolis.

You should park in the Vermont Street garage, located at 1004 W. Vermont Street. School of Dentistry staff will provide parking validation so you can exit the garage at no cost.

Get directions and parking information

What to expect at your screening exam

You can expect your appointment to last approximately three to three and a half hours. It will include:

Clinic assignment

At your screening exam, you will be seen by a student dentist at your first appointment.  After this appointment, you will be assigned to a student dentist in one of the school’s Comprehensive Care Clinics. You will work with this same student dentist throughout your treatment at the School of Dentistry. When your student dentist graduates, you will be assigned to a new student dentist in the same Comprehensive Care Clinic.

Exam and X-rays

At your screening exam, your student dentist will examine your mouth and take X-rays of your teeth. If you have had X-rays taken in another dentist’s office recently, you can bring them with you or email them to You won’t have to have new X-rays taken if your student dentist or supervising faculty dentist decides that your existing ones can be used.

Treatment plan

After evaluating your oral health, your student dentist will make a treatment plan for you. You will not receive any treatment at the screening exam. Depending on your needs, you may continue to receive care in your assigned Comprehensive Care Clinic, or you may be referred to one of the school’s advanced care clinics.

Paying for your screening exam

The cost for your screening exam will be between $110 and $160. The School of Dentistry accepts several dental insurance plans and Medicaid—if you have coverage, be sure to bring your insurance card or Medicaid card to your appointment.

If you don’t have dental insurance or Medicaid, you must pay your bill at the time of your appointment. The school accepts cash, checks, money orders, and credit cards.

Learn more about fees and insurance