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Emergency Services

Howitt Urgent Dental Care

Eastman Dental's Howitt Urgent Dental Care is the only dedicated urgent dental care facility in the region, treating adults for acute tooth and gum pain, dental infections and abscess, broken teeth and other dental trauma or urgent dental issues.


Eastman Dental Building625 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
(On the Concourse Level of the building)


8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Closed daily from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(Mondays & Fridays tend to be busiest days)


  • We accept a wide variety of insurances (please note Medicare does not provide dental benefits).
  • For our patients without dental insurance, a $78.00 emergency exam and x-ray fee is expected at check-in.  We are happy to refer patients without insurance to people who can help enroll you for a NYS-sponsored free or low-cost health insurance.
  • We accept credit (Visa, Mastercard and Discover), debit cards and Care Credit, a healthcare credit card that offers interest-free payment plans--applications available at our front desk.

No Walk-ins at this Time - Call for an Appointment

As we gradually re-open to full capacity due to the COVID19 pandemic, we are asking patients with emergencies to call 585-275-5051 to make an appointment. You will be scheduled for the first available day/time. Thank you for your patience during this challenging time.

PLEASE NOTE - Important Info
Due to strict visitor guidelines, we ask that you come alone to your appointment. Exceptions will be made for those requiring an aide or additional assistance.

For more information call (585) 273-2465.

Evenings & Weekends

Patients having a dental emergency after business hours should report to the Strong Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, where the dentist on call will be contacted.

Our team at Eastman Dental's Howitt Urgent Care


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