COVID-19: UF Dentistry Update

(Updated Wednesday, May 13, at 3 p.m.)

Teledentistry Video Appointments

  • Appointments are currently for emergency care only
  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • Cost: $40

Privacy Notice: All UF College of Dentistry video appointments are held over a safe and secure Protected Health Information-approved Zoom network to protect patient privacy.

UF College of Dentistry video appointments provide care and screen patients through the safe and secure platform, Zoom. This allows patients to remain at home for screening and appropriate management, which may or may not require a face-to-face visit. The video appointments help preserve PPE supplies and support current social distancing needs.

Video Appointments Can Help If You Have:

  • Swelling either inside or outside the mouth and jaw
  • Large, fast growing swelling that affects your eye or your ability to breathe
  • An adult tooth that has been knocked out of place or lost as a result of trauma
  • Uncontrolled bleeding from your mouth
  • Severe dental pain that is not manageable with over-the-counter or prescription medications
  • Pain after we removed a tooth
  • Dental treatment required before critical medical procedures, such as a transplant or radiation therapy of the head and neck
  • Biopsy of suspected cancer

If you are having trouble breathing or believe that you have a life threatening emergency, call 911 immediately.

A Letter to Our UFCD Patients from Dean Isabel Garcia, DDS, MPH

College of Dentistry Resources

The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Tracing and Tracking, Information and Resources

Information on processes and protocols compiled by Dr. Micaela Gibbs, UFCD interim chair of community dentistry and behavioral science, as we navigate the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) together.

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Protecting Yourself and Others

Please heed all recommendations to protect our loved ones and our communities by following CDC guidance about how to prevent COVID-19 illness and recognize symptoms.

College of Dentistry Operational Updates









Given the evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. and globally, the UF College of Dentistry dental centers in Gainesville, Hialeah, St. Petersburg, Naples and Wildlight will only provide urgent and emergency care for patients from March 16-May 8 in order to help protect the health of our communities, although the dates may change as a result of local, state or national guidance and expectations at that time.









What Does This Mean for Patients?

In light of COVID-19 concerns, our college is continuing to provide care for dental emergencies only and rescheduling appointments for elective or non-emergency care. If you had an appointment that was canceled, your care team will contact you to reschedule your appointment. However if you have an urgent dental issue, please let us know by calling the number of your dental center below

Contact Us Before Coming to the Dental Center If You Have:

  • Traveled recently to China, Iran or any European country and/or had close personal contact with someone who has returned from these areas.
  • Flu-like symptoms
    • Fever greater than 100
    • Cough
    • Sore throat
    • Shortness of breath
    • Muscle aches
  • And/or close personal contact with someone who has these symptoms.

We encourage everyone to follow precautions to protect your health and the health of those around you. For updated information, here are some recommended sites: