Low Cost Dental and Vision Options

Vital Savings on Dental Discount Program

Students who enroll in the Aetna Student Health Insurance plan will be automatically enrolled in the Vital Savings on Dental Discount program at no additional fee. You do not need to elect the Vital Savings option when enrolling in the medical plan. Please visit Vital Savings for more information.

Students who submit an insurance waiver application are still eligible to purchase this coverage by clicking here.

Important: The Vital Savings program is a discount program, it is NOT insurance.

See below for the closest provider to Rice that accept Vital Savings:
  • The Village Dentistry
  • University Oaks Dental PLLC
  • Lovett Dental - Buffalo - GP

To find more dental providers visit this link.

UT School of Dentistry

All procedures are performed by UT Dental students under the supervision of clinical faculty members. Patients are accepted on the basis of their specific needs. Treatment and services typically range from $150 - $175.

For more information, please visit their website here.

For an initial assessment appointment, please call 713-486-4000, Option 2.

Appointments can be made 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. daily until all appointments for the following week are booked.

Legacy Dental

Located at 1415 California Street Houston, TX 77006. Please contact them at 832-548-5000 for further information or to set up an appointment.

Mon - Thurs: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

UT Health

Located at 6400 Fannin, 18th floor. Please contact them at 713-486-9400 for further information or to set up an appointment.

Note: UT Health Optometry -located directly across the street - offers cash-pay eye exams. It is $125 for an eye exam for a glasses Rx and $250 for an exam for contacts.