About the Universities at Shady Grove Dental Clinic and Patient Care Facility


9631 Gudelsky Drive
Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Building
Second Floor – Suite 2135
Rockville, MD 20850


(240) 665-6700
(240) 665-6710
Clinic Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM-4:00 PM (Closed daily from 12:00 PM to 1 PM)

The Shady Grove Dental Clinic and Patient Care Facility, housed in a state-of-the-art building with the latest dental technology, provides residents of Montgomery County and the greater Washington, DC area with the same comprehensive dental and emergency care as the clinics located at the School of Dentistry Baltimore campus. The community-based site offers quality dental care in an educational environment. University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) students provide services and care under the close supervision of our experienced UMSOD faculty dentists. Our providers are leaders in their fields and collectively share their extensive knowledge in every area of oral health care. UMSOD students conduct thorough evaluations to diagnose each patient’s needs and develop a comprehensive treatment plan.


Appointments are required. The Dental Clinic and Patient Care Facility does NOT accept walk-ins.

Dental Clinic and Patient Care Facility appointments can take longer than private dental practices. Dental students need to be thoughtful, thorough, and work slower to allow faculty dentists the opportunity to frequently check the progress of their procedures to ensure high quality care. Many patients choose UMSOD clinics because they believe it is worth spending the extra time in the educational, hands-on environment where they receive high quality care at significantly lower fees than most private practices.

If a patient has complex dental needs beyond the clinical experience of a student, they may be referred to a resident/graduate clinic, the UMSOD Faculty Practice, an alternative treatment facility, or a private practice. Residents who have graduated from a dental school can provide comprehensive care. Treatment fees are slightly higher, but the treatment time may be shorter.


Appointment times are specifically reserved for each patient. If a change or cancellation is needed, please notify the clinic within 48 hours. Please be aware that treatment may be denied to patients who fail to show for TWO (2) appointments, come late, or have canceled several appointments.


Generally, patients pay for treatment at the time of services, unless prior arrangements have been made. As a courtesy, the clinic will submit dental insurance claims to assist the patient with the maximum reimbursement to which they may be entitled. UMSOD will accept the insurance payments received and apply to patient balance. However, there is no guarantee of payment from the insurance company. Ultimately, please be aware, the full fee for treatment is the responsibility of the patient. 


Dental Clinic and Patient Care Facility parking is located in the Traville Gateway Garage/Shady Grove Garage on levels 2 through 6. The garage is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The rate is $3/hour or $15/day. NOTE: The Dental Clinic does NOT validate parking.

Patients can also be dropped off at the roundabout in front of the Biomedical Science and Engineering Building.

Upon entering the building from the main entrance, use the elevators on the left located across from the security desk. Take the elevator directly to the Dental Clinic reception area and waiting room on the 2nd floor.

The Shady Grove Dental Clinic is located at 9631 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD. Click here for driving directions.

Public Transportation

The Montgomery County Ride-On Bus System is tightly integrated with the Metrorail, Metrobus, and MARC commuter rail systems:

Route 43 - Shady Grove-Traville Transit Center-Fallsgrove Center

Route 66 - Shady Grove-Traville Transit Center

Route 67 - Shady Grove-Traville Transit Center

For specific route information please visit the Ride-On website or call 240-777-7433.