Dental Clinic (Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre)
Welcome to the Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre (affectionately known as the NBOHC). We are proud to deliver excellent care to our patients as well as to provide the clinical setting to educate our students.
Treatment is provided by students enrolled in two undergraduate programs (Dentistry and Dental Hygiene) and five graduate programs (dentists studying to become specialists). Also, our faculty members provide care in the same way as in regular private practice.
The dental clinic at UBC uses state-of-the-art technology and an innovative architectural design to create a sophisticated, efficient space for learning, community service and research. The scope and extent of treatment provided must conform to the parameters delineated by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada through their Accreditation process.
Learn more about the Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre.
- Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre
2151 Wesbrook Mall
The Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre is situated at the intersection of University Boulevard and Wesbrook Mall. The main entrance is accessed off of Wesbrook Mall, near the corner. Please note that the parking lot below the building has limited space. When parking in another location (see options below) you should should allow for additional time to arrive at your appointment.
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- Pay parking in a surface lot is available at the south end of the Faculty of Dentistry’s John B. Macdonald Building.
- Pay parking in an underground lot is available beneath the Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre.
- Pay parking at street meters can be found on Wesbrook Mall alongside the Faculty of Dentistry’s John B. Macdonald Building.
- Thunderbird Parkade is located on Wesbrook Mall at the intersection of Agronomy Road.
- The Health Sciences Parkade is located between Health Sciences Mall and East Mall.
Bus lines to UBC running on 4th Avenue and on Broadway/10th Avenue
The trolley bus loop is located on University Boulevard just west of Wesbrook Mall, beside the Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre. The #99 bus arrives and departs from the main bus loop off of Wesbrook Mall just north of University Boulevard.
Bus lines to UBC running on 41st or 49th Avenues
The incoming bus stop is located on Wesbrook Mall across the street from the parking lot entrance to the hospital and the John B. Macdonald Building. The outgoing bus stop is approximately 75 metres south of the John B. Macdonald Building on Wesbrook Mall.
Hours of Operation
Treatment hours may vary according to the program.
- Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Tuesday and Thursday
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Dental Hygiene only)
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday (Dental Hygiene only)
The dental clinic in the Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre is open during the academic year from the end of August until the end of June, although our programs have staggered finish dates.
We are generally closed from the second week in December to the first working day after the New Year. We operate an urgent care clinic for UBC patients only during this time and the summer hiatus.
The dental clinic at UBC operates at reduced fees. Our fees are approximately 20 to 40 percent less than those in the BC Dental Association Fee Guide. It is important to note that there are UBC fee guides for both the undergraduate program (dental and dental hygiene students and graduate programs (specialty training). Depending on whether a student dentist/dental hygienist or a graduate student performs the treatment, the appropriate fees guide will apply.
Patients seen by our faculty members at Faculty Practice will be charged full fees as per the BC Dental Association Fee Guide.
Patients with dental insurance are responsible for paying their accounts to the clinic directly and later will be reimbursed by their dental plan, except for those patients with Blue Cross Insurance coverage. Patients who qualify for government assistance should obtain the necessary authorization of eligibility before treatment begins. The clinic will collect from the government agency directly.