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PA 211 North East - PA 211 North East
Description of Service
The Dental Hygiene Program at LCCC provides dental hygiene care at the Benco Dental Health Clinic four to five days a week from September through April. It is staffed by licensed dental hygienists and dentists. The dental hygiene students demonstrate competency in all clinical skills before providing patient care.
The following preventive dental hygiene services are FREE to LCCC students, faculty and staff:
Thorough intra and extra oral exam, including oral cancer and blood pressure screenings
Comprehensive teeth cleaning - a periodontal procedure that removes deposits above and below the gum line
Digital x-rays - use less radiation and can be e-mailed to your dentist
Topical fluoride treatment - a very effective fluoride varnish that helps strengthen teeth and prevent dental decay
Sealants - hard plastic coverings placed over the biting surfaces of teeth to help prevent cavities
Denture Cleaning - and thorough oral cancer exam
Desensitization procedures - includes application of agents designed to reduce tooth sensitivity associated with gum recession
Dental care instructions to assist people in maintaining good oral health. This includes a toothbrush and other oral health aids.
Please call (570) 740-0446 to schedule an appointment.
Call to schedule an appointment.
Treatment in the Clinic proceeds more slowly than in a dental office because the services are rendered by students and carefully evaluated by the faculty. Appointments are usually two to four hours in length and patients may have to visit the Clinic more than one time to complete treatment.
Residents of Luzerne County
People of all ages - with and without teeth-- may be eligible to sit as patients.
Fees or Charges
Types of Fees
FREE to LCCC students, faculty and staff: Members of the community are charged the minimal fees.
minimal fees of $10 for children (5 and under free), $20 for adults and $10 for senior citizens.
This service can be especially helpful to those without dental insurance.