Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Clinical Services

Services provided at the Southwestern College Dental Hygiene Clinic include:

  • taking vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, respiration)
  • performing extra oral and intra oral examinations
  • providing dental cleanings
  • exposing and processing radiographs (x-rays)
  • applying topical fluoride
  • applying pit and fissure sealants
  • designing and implementing dental hygiene patient education programs.

Referral
The Southwestern College Dental Hygiene Clinic does not provide a comprehensive dental examination for patients nor does it provide restorative dentistry (fillings/crowns), oral surgery (extractions), periodontal surgery or orthodontics (braces). It is highly recommended that all patients arrange an appointment with a dentist of their choice for a comprehensive examination, diagnosis, and treatment as indicated. For assistance in locating a dentist or community clinic, please refer to the websites below.

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