Dental and Eye Care

Dental Services

Because students often ask the Health Service to recommend dentists in the Hanover area, we have compiled a list of state-licensed dentists located in Hanover and the surrounding communities who have expressed interest in caring for Dartmouth students. The dentists listed will accept students as new patients to the extent permitted by their practice.

Please note this listing is not an endorsement by Dartmouth College or the Health Service for any of the individuals named. Also, the Health Service does not certify the accuracy of the descriptions which were provided to us by the dentists.

We welcome your feedback about dental services in the Hanover area. Please e-mail us.

The Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan (DSGHP) & Basix Dental Savings Program

As part of your membership in the DSGHP, you automatically have access to the Basix Dental Savings Program.  The Basix program is a network of dentists who have agreed to accept rates lower than their billed charges when payment is made at the time of service.  It is important to understand this program is not insurance, there are no covered benefits through the Basix program. Learn about the Basix program.

DSGHP is a major medical policy.  It provides no dental benefits except for dental expenses due to accidental injury to teeth, excluding biting or chewing injuries.  Learn about DSGHP coverage.

Dental Insurance

Students also ask us about dental insurance. Dental insurance plans are different than medical health insurance plans. The primary purpose of a medical plan is to cover the risk of a catastrophic illness or injury. For this reason, medical plans tend to have high maximums. For example, the Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan lifetime individual maximum for all benefits is unlimited. By contrast, dental plans are often designed to cover predictable, lower cost expenses. Dental plans may concentrate their best coverage for preventive services, which are predictable expenses. Dental plan maximums can be as low as $500 to $1,000 per year. Because of the high cost/benefit ratio, some students may be better off to budget for dental care rather than to purchase dental insurance.

Community Eye Care

Because students often ask the Health Service to recommend a listing of our community opticians in the Hanover area, we have compiled a list the community opticians located in Hanover and the surrounding communities who have expressed interest in caring for Dartmouth students. The opticians listed will accept students as new patients to the extent permitted by their practice.

Please note this listing is not an endorsement by Dartmouth College, Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan (DSGHP) or the Health Service for any of the individuals named. Also, the Health Service does not certify the accuracy of the descriptions which were provided to us by the opticians.

Mount Ascutney Ophthalmology
80 South Main St.
Hanover, NH
(603) 643-1919

Hill Opticians
53 South Main St.
Hanover, NH
(603) 643-2400

Dr. Sam's Eye Care
2 Dorrance Pl.
Hanover, NH
(603) 277-9060

Hanover Eyecare
45 Lyme Rd. Suite 201
Hanover, NH
(603) 643-2140

White River Family Eyecare
587 Hartford Ave.
White River Junction, VT
(802) 295-4887

Fields of Vision
10 Miracle Mile
Lebanon, NH 03766
(603) 448-2575

Pro-Optical
200 South Main St. Kmart Plaza
West Lebanon, NH
(603) 298-5517

Alla Devitskaya, OD
200 South Main St., Unit 11
West Lebanon, NH 03784
(603) 298-8064