The Dental Office at
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The Dental Office at SHSU
The Dental Office on campus opened in August of 2014. Since then, the office has provided care to hundreds of people in the SHSU community. Our dentist and staff make up an experienced team of licensed professionals who aim to provide SHSU students, faculty, and staff with the most convenient access to high-quality, affordable dental care.
  • Full-Service Practice
  • Discounted Rates for Students
  • All Major PPO Insurance Accepted
  • Emergency Appointments
  • ​Whitening for Life Program
Monday - Friday
8am - 4pm
Student Health Center
1608 Avenue J
Huntsville, TX 77341
First Visit
Your first visit will consist of a comprehensive exam, cleaning, x-rays, and oral cancer screening. The out-of-pocket costs for an appointment decrease if you have dental insurance or a discount plan.
With University ID
With our  Discount Plan
With Dental Insurance
*For cost details or any questions about the cost of services, please call the office directly.
The Dental Office at SHSU accepts all major PPO insurance plans. If you are unsure about what plan you have, please call our office and we will be happy to verify it for you.
Campus-Smiles offers two in-house discount options for all SHSU students and employees. The Dental Discount Plan  is for individuals without dental insurance and provides those who enroll with access to substantial discounts on all dental services. The Add-On Plan  is for those who have dental insurance, providing discounts on uncovered treatment, treatment that exceeds the annual maximum, whitening, and cosmetics.
Payment Plans
Payment plan options, including Care Credit , are available to patients who need to spread out the costs of treatment over time.
The Dental Office offers a comprehensive list of services, including but not limited to:
- Preventive exams, digital x-rays, hygiene  (cleanings), and oral cancer detection

- Restorative services (e.g. fillings)

- Endodontic services (e.g. root canals)

- Prosthetic services (e.g. crowns, bridges, dentures,  implants, Bruxism, and TMJ)

- Periodontal services (e.g. gum treatments)
- Invisalign orthodontics (e.g. clear, removable  orthodontics)

- Cosmetic dentistry (e.g. advanced teeth  whitening, veneers, and cosmetic crowns)

- Oral Surgery (e.g. extractions)

- Custom Mouthguards

- Wisdom Teeth Consultations

Meet the Dentist: Dr. Bruce Trusler
Dr. Bruce Trusler received both his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Ohio State University. Dr. Trusler is also a Veteran of the United States Army. He previously practiced in Michigan where he had his own dental practice for over 23 years before moving to the great state of Texas. Dr. Trusler enjoys giving his patients the best quality care and support they deserve. With an open-minded attitude, he constantly works to provide the highest level of care to the entire SHSU community.  In his spare time, Dr. Trusler enjoys riding his motorcycle and admiring Texas scenery. 
The Dental Office is located on the first floor of Student Health Center. The Student Health Center is located next door to the Old Main Market at the corner of Avenue J and Bearkat Blvd. The office address is: 
1608 Avenue J
Hunstville, TX 77341
Health Center
Hours of Operation
The SHSU Dental Office is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm. If you have an emergency or need to make an appointment outside of regular business hours, please call the office and we will do our best to accommodate your schedule.
To schedule an appointment with the dental office, please call 936-207-8472. Walk-in appointments are accepted pending availability. Scheduling in advance is highly recommended. Limited same-day/emergency appointments may be available.
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Phone: 936-207-8472
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