Dental Coverage

Columbia Doctors Dentistry and Optional Dental Benefits for Students

What's New in the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan

About Columbia Doctors Dentistry

Columbia Doctors Dentistry offers:

  • Care provided by faculty and fellows of Columbia’s College of Dental Medicine
  • Convenient locations near the Morningside and Health Science campuses
  • Comprehensive care including all specialty services
  • No claim forms to complete
  • No requirement to choose a primary care dentist

The enrollment period begins August 1 and continues through September 30. All memberships terminate July 31, regardless of the date of enrollment.

Pricing differs by procedure and by the physician (general dentist or specialist) performing the procedure.  For the most up-to-date information, please contact Columbia Doctors Dentistry directly by email at or by telephone (212) 305-3488. 

Morningside Heights                 

1244 Amsterdam Avenue         

New York, NY 10027              

(212) 865-8467


430 West 116th Street

New York, NY 10027

(212) 662-4887


Vanderbilt Clinic

622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
(212) 305-6100


Midtown Practice

51 West 51st Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10019

(212) 326-8520


Medical Campus

100 Haven Avenue

Ground Floor

New York, NY 10032

(212) 342-0107

Students enrolled in the Columbia Plan have access to covered preventive dental services and specially discounted rates for other dental needs through Columbia Doctors Dentistry.

The Columbia Plan includes:

  • One routine examination per plan year
  • X-rays as needed and with the routine examination
  • One dental cleaning (prophylaxis) per plan year
  • Evaluation of emergency dental conditions and emergency pain relief
  • A $20 copay per visit
  • A 10% discount off self-pay fees and on additional services


These dental benefits are operated by the Columbia Doctors Dentistry and are not underwritten by Aetna or administered by Aetna Student Health.

If you are interested in enrolling into one of the Dental Benefits Plans, you must complete the Columbia Student Dental Plan Membership form.  Columbia Student Dental Plans enrollment period begins August 1 and continues through September 30 annually.  All memberships, regardless of enrollment date, terminate July 31 of the following calendar year.  

Once complete, the form should be mailed to: 

The Columbia Student Dental Plan

630 W. 168th Street, P&S Box 20

New York, NY 10032


Questions concerning the Columbia Student Dental Plan can be directed to Columbia Student Dental: or Phone: 212-305-3488

Aetna Dental Plan Information

Aetna Student Health is offering a Dental Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan to Columbia University students and their eligible dependents for the 2021-22 academic year.  Enrollment in this voluntary dental plan is open to all registered students and their eligible dependents. Registered TC students and eligible dependents (regardless of health insurance provider) are eligible to enroll in Aetna Dental Plan. Students and eligible dependents can enroll online

How to Enroll

The enrollment period is currently open for the Fall 2021 term.

Coverage period is August 15, 2021 - August 14, 2022.


To learn more about the plan benefits, coverage, and to enroll in the voluntary Student Dental PPO plan please visit the Aetna Student Health website.

For customer service assistance with the voluntary dental plan please call 877-238-6200 and reference Policy Number 696730.

Registered TC students and eligible dependents (regardless of health insurance provider) are eligible to enroll in Aetna Dental Plan. Annual Plan Premium is $455.00 (student only, dependent coverage available at additional cost).

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