Dental Faculty Practice (DFP)
The Dental Faculty Practice extends an invitation to patients desiring to receive quality oral health care in a conveniently located private-practice setting.
The Dental Faculty Practice consists of Full-Time Faculty Members who teach and work at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. It is a general dentistry and multi-specialty office that is conveniently located downtown in Indianapolis at the Indiana University School of Dentistry.
Who is eligible to be a DFP patient?
Anyone with an interest in being cared for as a private practice patient by an IU faculty member is welcome.¬† Persons of all ages are seen in our facility, which is fully equipped, contemporary, and designed to enhance patient privacy.¬† IUPUI students and employees find DFP an especially convenient place to receive oral health care---they bring their families too!¬† Since the dental school is just a few blocks from Monument Circle, the DFP facility is easily accessible to downtown residents and office workers.¬† But our patients also come to us from throughout the city and from many other communities in central Indiana and the Midwest.
Is being a DFP patient different from being a dental school patient?
Yes.¬† In the dental school's other clinics, patients are cared for by supervised students who are in training to become dentists or other types of dental professionals.¬† DFP group members are licensed dentists who hold full-time positions on the IU faculty, and they conduct their individual practices in a manner similar to other private practices in the community.
How do I become a DFP patient?
For an appointment or for further information about becoming a patient in the DFP facility, phone (317) 274-5628.¬† Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 AM until 5 PM.¬† Patients are seen by appointment only.¬† NO REFERRAL IS NECESSARY.
What are the fees for DFP services?
Fees are consistent with community standards for private practice patients, and payment is expected on the day of service.¬† Services can be paid for by cash, personal check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.¬† We will file claims for reimbursement to patients who have dental insurance.
How do I find the DFP Clinic?
We're easy to find!¬† The dental school's address is 1121 W. Michigan Street, Indianapolis.¬† We are in Room 285 on the second floor.¬† The main lobby receptionists will be happy to direct you to our clinic.¬† They are on the first floor near the patient entrance.
DFP offers a full range of professional services:
Prophylaxis (teeth cleaning)
Crowns and Bridges
Removable Partial Dentures
Oral Medicine and Pathology
Biopsy & Other Diagnostic Services