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Dental Hygiene Care Available at Collin

Dental Hygiene Care Available at Collin

August 29, 2005 – The Collin County Community College District (Collin) is offering dental hygiene care during the 2005-06 school year.

Services such as teeth cleaning, X-rays, sealant application, fluoride application and fluoride varnishes will be available for community members.

Fees are based on a sliding scale depending on financial need. Payment is due at the first appointment. Fees are for each procedure regardless of the number of appointments needed. Cash and personal checks will be accepted.

Teeth cleaning, periodontal scaling and root planing costs are $15 for the general public and $10 for senior citizens. Full mouth X-rays are $15 and bite wing X-rays are $5.

Pit and fissure sealant application is $5 for every quadrant.

“The dental hygiene services offered at Collin are a service to the community, while Collin students complete their educational requirements by treating patients,” Collin Dental Hygiene Director Joanne Fletcher said. “We are fortunate indeed to have a dental hygiene facility of this caliber available to serve the needs of the community.”

The Collin dental hygiene facility is about 6,000 square feet with state-of-the-art equipment.

All students are accompanied by faculty and supervising dentists.

Patients should allow about two or three hours for treatment. Patients must provide medical and dental histories and a consent form prior to treatment. A new consent form must be signed every six months and those under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian's signature on the consent form.

The clinic is located at the Central Park Campus, 2200 W. University Drive in McKinney. Clinic hours vary from semester to semester.

For more information or to make an appointment, call the Dental Hygiene Center at 972.548.6537 or 972.516.5030.

Collin County Community College District serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. In addition, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.