Emergency Dental Clinic

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Postle Hall, 1st Floor (for patients who DO NOT have a referral)
Park in 12th Ave. Garage


First-come, first-served emergency dental care for patients without a referral.
Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

*15 patient limit

7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

*10 patient limit

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

Closures and limitations

May 21 – 10 pt limit and 10:30am cut off time
May 22 – 10 pt limit and 10:30am cut off time
May 23 – 10 pt limit and 10:30am cut off time
June 10 – 7pt limit with a 9:30am cut off
June 12 – CLOSED
June 26 – 7 pt limit with a 9:30am cut off
July 29 – 7pt limit
September 9,10,12,13 – 7 pt limit

Emergency care is provided by third- and fourth-year dental students under the supervision of licensed faculty dentists.


Appointments are not available. This is a first come, first served emergency clinic. Hours may vary based on how quickly patients arrive. It is recommended you call before traveling to see if we have met our patient limit for the day. 

Services Provided

First Floor Emergency Dental Clinic

The Emergency Dental Clinic is for patients who are experiencing:

  • moderate-to-severe pain that is not relieved by taking pain medications 
  • oral bleeding
  • facial/oral swelling

Services to treat these dental conditions include tooth extraction and root canals. 

The Emergency Dental Clinic does not provide fillings/crowns, denture repairs, cleanings, or general wisdom teeth (third molar) extractions. Anyone needing these services should become a patient of one of our college clinics. IV-sedation is not available as a walk-in treatment option.

Methods of Payment


The average estimated cost for treatment in the First Floor Emergency (non-referral patients) is $231 to $450, depending on the services performed (fees may change without notice). 

For more information about payment options and insurance please visit Methods of Payment.

Get Directions

1st Floor, Postle Hall
(Park in 12th Ave. Garage)
305 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

*Patients with a referral for a root canal should proceed to the 4th floor Advanced Endodontics Walk-in Clinic.

Illustrated map showing parking locations and Postle Hall

View directions to the 12th Avenue garage on Google Maps

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Our Providers

Looking for a faculty provider?

To make an appointment with a faculty provider, visit the Ohio State Dental Faculty Practice.

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