Our services may include:
- Medical and Dental History
- Blood Pressure Reading
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Intra and Extra Oral Examination
- Oral Health Education
- Radiographs (x-ray pictures)
- Prophylaxis (cleaning of teeth)
- Periodontal Debridement (deep cleaning)
- Fluoride treatment
The Dental Hygiene Clinic at Pensacola State College offers preventive dental hygiene services to the public.
The program provides dental hygiene care to over 3,000 people annually. This care is made possible by the Dental Hygiene Program of the College, which provides education to students for future practice in private dental offices, hospitals, and public health agencies.
The clinic does not provide restorative dentistry (fillings), oral surgery (removal of teeth), orthodontics (braces), or dentures.
Because the Dental Hygiene Program is designed and maintained for teaching procedures, scheduling and dental hygiene services differ from those of a private dental office. Those accepted for treatment are patients whose dental problems have teaching value and who have the extra time required for treatment. All dental care is performed by student dental hygienists who are carefully supervised by licensed dental hygiene faculty. Therefore, the instructors constantly review and evaluate the treatment rendered by the student which affects the length of visits and the number of appointments required.