The Dental Clinic at The Center

Please note: The Dental Clinic at The Center has now reopened for patient services following an extended closure after damages from Hurricane Harvey. Please note that the dental clinic has moved to a new location on the second floor of Cullen Residence Hall, which is still on The Center’s West Dallas campus. 


Call 713-525-8462 today to schedule an appointment


We want to make everybody smile!

At The Dental Clinic at The Center, we make it our goal to provide excellent dental health care for your entire family. The Dental Clinic is open to everyone in the community while specializing in serving those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who may require special modifications to receive dental treatment. Some of these modifications include:

  • Positioning for protection of the airway
  • Monitoring of vital signs
  • Behavioral management
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Desensitization
  • Voice control
  • IV sedation

The Dental Clinic staff is trained and experienced in working specifically with persons with I/DD. We are dedicated to The Center’s mission to promote choice, growth, and independence for our clients, and to providing them with the best possible experience.

IV Sedation

The Dental Clinic at The Center is pleased to announce that we now offer IV anesthesia administered by a licensed anesthesiologist. This new service makes it possible to see more clients on-site and reduce previously long wait times for those who would otherwise have to seek appointments at external facilities.

As with the general population, many patients with I/DD share a fear of the dentist. These patients can benefit greatly from conscious sedation that will allow them to maintain good oral health despite their anxieties over dental procedures.

Please note that the philosophy of the dental clinic is to use the least restrictive methods possible to achieve a positive outcome. The addition of sedation dentistry is not to make it easier to obtain compliance but to relieve patient anxiety and protect both patients and staff from injury.

Contact Hours: Monday – Friday | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Phone: 713-525-8462 | Fax: 713-525-8463

The Dental Clinic at The Center
Cullen Residence Hall, 2nd Floor
3550 West Dallas
Houston, TX 77019

Medicaid and most other insurance providers accepted.