Dental Office opens doors to promote services
Students, faculty and staff were able to receive free Invisalign assessments, register for a free teeth-whitening kit and tour the dental suite inside the University Health Center on Tuesday.
Although the Dental Office has been open since May 2011, the Health Center held an open house to raise awareness on all services being offered, such as preventative and restorative care, emergencies, teeth-whitening and Invisalign.
“I have a bridge and been having some problems with it. I need some work done, so I decided to come here for a free assessment,” said biochemistry graduate student Subhani Bandara.
The Dental Office prides itself in offering quality, comfort and above all, convenience.
“The UH faculty and staff love the convenience of simply being able to walk over to receive care,” said Dental Office Administrative Director Majeedah Pacha. “Many of our international students do not own cars, so it makes it easier for them to have a dental office on campus.”
While some students were looking for help with bridges and cavities, others were looking for cosmetic help. One of the popular services being offered is Invisalign, an alternative to traditional braces.
“In the Houston market, Invisalign can easily cost $5,500,” said Dental Assistant Gus Macias.
The Dental Office accepts most dental insurance plans, including the UH PPO dental insurance. In addition, the Dental Office works with students by setting up payment plans and offering a discount of 20 to 50 percent off the average Houston price.
The open house offered the opportunity for faculty, staff and students to use their dental benefits before they expire at the end of the year.
Graduates can even take advantage of the affordable services being offered at the Health Center off campus.
Alumni who visit their second office, located in the Galleria, and receive the same discounts as current students.