Portland-State-University 2022-2023 Bulletin

SHAC Dental Services

University Center Building Suite 307

527 SW Hall Street



Dental Services in the Center for Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) is staffed by licensed, experienced professionals who provide dental care with the student’s health and comfort in mind. PSU students enrolled in one (1) or more credit hours per term may access Dental Services on a fee-for-service basis. Most fees are billed directly to students' PSU accounts. There is no student dental insurance plan; however, the cost of services is greatly reduced (typically 30-50%) compared to costs of a private dental clinic. Dental Services’ staff will submit claims to all private insurers that allow it. However, Dental Services is not responsible for the determination of benefits. Dentists make referrals to outside specialists if students need specialty care or more intensive dental treatment.

Some of SHAC’s dental services include:

  • Routine and emergency exams
  • Teeth cleaning
  • X-rays
  • Fillings, crowns, and bridges
  • Oral surgery/wisdom teeth extraction
  • Custom whitening trays
  • Night guards and sports guards
  • Root canals

For a comprehensive list of services and fees go to www.pdx.edu/health-counseling/dental.