Student Frequently Asked Questions

Student FAQs

YES! My College Dentist understands the financial struggle of being a college student and it’s our mission to at least get you in for routine cleanings to keep your smile healthy. That’s why MCD promises to ALWAYS be free for actively enrolled college students to use in order to easily find a local dentist without even creating an account! All you need is your college ID or transcript for verification at your dentist’s office to receive your student dental deals!
No! All you have to do is call the office or send an appointment request from the dentist profile. Make sure to mention that you found the office on and that you are interested in the deals that are posted. At My College Dentist, our goal is to eliminate ANY roadblocks that may deter you from seeing the dentist, so we want this to be quick and painless! Your lives are too busy to deal with the details of creating an account! However, if you’d like to sign up for our e-mail list to be notified of the latest updates and deals posted, we have a section at the bottom of each page where you can enter your name and email. That is not mandatory.
No way! We are actively reaching out to dentists of all specialties. We want to eliminate the oral health crisis affecting college students and we couldn’t do it without the dental specialists. On MCD, you can find deals on all types of dental treatments. Whatever your dental concern is, MCD is here to help save you money and time!
That is ultimately up to the dentist, but we advise that they keep these deals going on for each patient as long as they are actively enrolled in higher education! This helps both the patient and the doctor to establish a loyal trusting relationship. We want you to save money, but we also want you to find your long term dentist for the best care possible!
The most efficient and prefered way of scheduling is still picking up the phone and calling. We know that there are some people out there who would rather handle everything via email, even if the response isn’t as instant as a phone call. That’s why we have the option for you to send an appointment request to the dentist you’ve chosen from there profile. Both ways will get you in contact with the office to get your appointment scheduled. ***DO NOT FORGET, you must inform the dental office that you found them on and that you would like to use one of their deals listed for your appointment.
Reach out to us via the contact form below! Let us know the school you attend and the city it is in, or the city in which you are trying to seek care. We will find dentists near you and reach out to them for you! You can help us get your city on the map!
We allow dentists to post a bio about themselves so you can know a little about them before you choose. We also have a section where students can rate and review the dentist they visited. This ensures that you can relate to the experience. What might be a pleasant experience for a 40 year old mother of 4 could be an unpleasant experience for a 20 year old college student. While we don’t alter any reviews, we only allow respectfully honest written reviews to be posted. However, that doesn’t mean there won’t be negative reviews! All we ask is that you keep it respectful and professional.
We welcome all students of higher education to use our services! Doesn't matter if you are at a university, junior college, vocational school, trade school, graduate school, or any other higher education institution. We are aimed at helping ALL actively enrolled college students, all you need is a college ID or transcript to verify your enrolled status for when you visit your dentist!
YES! We want to make it as easy and convenient as possible to get you into the dental chair. We realized that a lot of students go away for college but they go back home for holidays and breaks. Your hometown might not have a college nearby and we don’t want that to stop you from getting a great deal on dental care. Our mission is to partner with all kinds of dentists in the many big cities and small towns across America. We believe that convenience and affordability should be available to all, even if you aren’t from a major metropolitan area!
Yes! We have worked diligently on creating a mobile-friendly site to cater to our college-aged demographic. We know that while you may not bring your laptop everywhere with you, you don’t leave the house without your cell phone. Thanks to our mobile-friendly site, you can find discounts and book appointments from anywhere!
NO. We are simply a platform that works to connect college students and dentists. We do not offer any dental services.


The American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes 9 dental specialties and their official descriptions are copied below from the ADA website 
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Types of Dentists

"Dentistry is defined as the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment (nonsurgical, surgical or related procedures) of diseases, disorders and/or conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and/or the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body; provided by a dentist, within the scope of his/her education, training and experience, in accordance with the ethics of the profession and applicable law. (As adopted by the 1997 ADA House of Delegates) DDS/DMD Definitions DDS — doctor of dental surgery DMD — doctor of dental medicine Indicates the degree awarded upon graduation from dental school to become a general dentist. There is no difference between the two degrees; dentists who have a DMD or DDS have the same education. Universities have the prerogative to determine what degree is awarded. Both degrees use the same curriculum requirements set by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation. Generally, three or more years of undergraduate education plus four years of dental school is required to graduate and become a general dentist. State licensing boards accept either degree as equivalent, and both degrees allow licensed individuals to practice the same scope of general dentistry. Additional post-graduate training is required to become a dental specialist, such as an orthodontist, periodontist or oral and maxillofacial surgeon." - American Dental Association
"Endodontics is the branch of dentistry which is concerned with the morphology, physiology and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues. Its study and practice encompass the basic and clinical sciences including biology of the normal pulp, the etiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries of the pulp and associated periradicular conditions. (Adopted December 1983)" - American Dental Association Common treatment(s) : Root Canal
"Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the specialty of dentistry which includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. (Adopted October 1990)" - American Dental Association
"Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics is the dental specialty that includes the diagnosis, prevention, interception, and correction of malocclusion, as well as neuromuscular and skeletal abnormalities of the developing or mature orofacial structures. (Adopted April 2003)" - American Dental Association
Periodontics is that specialty of dentistry which encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes and the maintenance of the health, function and esthetics of these structures and tissues. (Adopted December 1992) - American Dental Association
"Prosthodontics is the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes. (Adopted April 2003)" - American Dental Association
"Oral pathology is the specialty of dentistry and discipline of pathology that deals with the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. It is a science that investigates the causes, processes, and effects of these diseases. The practice of oral pathology includes research and diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical, or other examinations. (Adopted May 1991)" - American Dental Association
Dental public health is the science and art of preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health through organized community efforts. It is that form of dental practice which serves the community as a patient rather than the individual. It is concerned with the dental health education of the public, with applied dental research, and with the administration of group dental care programs as well as the prevention and control of dental diseases on a community basis. (Adopted May 1976) - American Dental Association
"Oral and maxillofacial radiology is the specialty of dentistry and discipline of radiology concerned with the production and interpretation of images and data produced by all modalities of radiant energy that are used for the diagnosis and management of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral and maxillofacial region. (Adopted April 2001)" - American Dental Association
"Pediatric Dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs. (Adopted 1995)" - American Dental Association


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