Benco Dental Clinic - LCCC

Benco Dental Clinic - LCCC Nanticoke

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General Information
Description of ServiceThe 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.
Geographical AreaLuzerne County
Public TransportationLCTA bus
Intake ProcedurePlease call (570) 740-0446 to schedule an appointment.
Intake RequirementsCall to schedule an appointment.
Helpful TipsTreatment 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.
Client Information
Intended ParticipantsResidents of Luzerne County
Age GroupAll Ages
EligibilityPeople of all ages - with and without teeth-- may be eligible to sit as patients.
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesFREE to LCCC students, faculty and staff: Members of the community are charged the minimal fees.
Fee Amountsminimal fees of $10 for children (5 and under free), $20 for adults and $10 for senior citizens.
Insurance AcceptedThis service can be especially helpful to those without dental insurance.
Hours of Operation See web site or call for fall/spring schedules
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Contact Information
Contact's Position Benco Dental Clinic
Contact's Phone 570-740-0446
Physical Site Address 1 Carrozza Health Science Center
Physical Site Address 2 42 East Main Street
Physical Site City, State, Zip Nanticoke, PA 18634-3899
Mailing Address 1 1333 S. Prospect Street
Mailing City, State, Zip Nanticoke, PA 18634
Mail Attention To Admissions Office
Main Phone 570-740-0446
Hotline Phone 800-377-5222
Web Address
Additional Information
Type of UpdateMail
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Luzerne County Community College
Affiliated Program: Benco Dental Clinic - LCCC Nanticoke
This Service: Benco Dental Clinic - LCCC
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Cavity Prevention Measures (LV-1600.1300)
Community Colleges (HD-6000.1500)
Dental Care (LV-1600)
Dental Hygiene (LV-1600.1700)
Fluoride Treatments/Supplements (LV-1600.1300-200)