The USC Dental Plan provides coverage for 100% of diagnostic and preventative services, 80% of the cost of fillings, anesthesia, periodical scaling, removal of impacted wisdom teeth, and 10% of the cost of root canal treatments and periodontics ($750 annual maximum). The $114 fee for this coverage is included as an ancillary fee on your tuition fee bill if you are a full-time undergraduate international student (exchange and part-time students are not covered). Students can add their family (spouse and/or dependants) for an additional fee of $171. The plan is effective from September 1st to August 31st each year. Students with or without dental coverage can opt-out of the dental plan during the first 30 days of September and will be refunded the $114 fee (which must be paid at the time tuition is due).
Limited dental coverage is offered through the SOGS, and the PSAC Local 610 plans. If you do not have dental coverage you may choose to include a dental plan option with your supplementary health insurance plan. For more information, consult the various insurance companies listed on www.yellowpages.ca.
Emergency dental treatment is available to the public at the Dentistry Clinic at Western University. An initial screening ($20.00 charge) is conducted first. For subsequent appointments, patients must be prepared to spend approximately three hours per visit. This dentistry clinic is a teaching institution where you will be treated by dental students (who are under the direct supervision of qualified instructors). The dental treatment is not free; however, clinic fees are about two thirds less than than the amount a private dentist would charge.
Room 1003, Dental Sciences Building