Appointments, Referrals & Consultations

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Appointments, Referrals & Consultations

JPAcheckin.jpgThe Department of Dentistry staff makes it a priority to respond promptly to physician referrals, consultations and patient inquiries.

Make an Appointment

You can:

  • Call the Dental Clinic at 434.924.1774 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Call the UVa MIRS Operator at 1800.251.3627 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Ask for Appointment line-Dental Clinic
  • After clinic hours, patients-of-record may contact UVa Operators at 434.924.0000 to page our resident on-call for emergencies and information
  • Use the online appointment form

 

To make an appointment at the Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center, call 434.924.8246

Patients with medical problems that are complicated by their dental condition should seek referral from their physician for dental evaluation.

Physician Referrals

We know the best medical care for every patient depends on a partnership with referring healthcare professionals. We also know good communication and easy access to doctors and treatment options are key to making that partnership successful.

To quickly access our services and resources:

Call UVA Physician Direct at 800.552.3723

Round-the-clock, toll-free access to UVA doctors and treatment areas for consultations, referrals, bed coordination center and medical information. You may also call 866.TO.ADMIT (862.3648) to reach the Bed Coordination Center.

Our Consultation Service...

The Department of Dentistry maintains an outpatient and inpatient consultation service.  We attempt to provide timely and appropriate oral health care for these individuals and to prevent or reduce complications from dental infection. There is significant information in the literature to suggest that dental evaluation is an important adjunct to patients in certain disease categories. Dentists in the department evaluate patients undergoing transplant surgery, cancer surgery, immunosuppressive therapy or any disease process or treatment that predisposes individuals to susceptibility to oral disease or the sequelae of that disease. Priority is given to dental consultations where the concurrent medical management is dependent on the timely delivery of dental treatment. It is requested that medical information be provided through a written form which can be mailed or faxed to the department.  Written inquiries should be addressed to:

UVa Health System, Department of Dentistry, P.O. Box 800740, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0740.  The Departments fax number is 434.982.6417

Department Contacts:

Charles Perry Jr, Business Administrator

(434)924-1652

Margaret Ruth Townsend, Administrative Assistant           

(434)924-8472

Catherine Pearson, Clinic Coordinator

(434)924-8525

Savannah Conley, Insurance & Billing Specialist

(434)924-5808