Low-cost dental care available in college’s Dental Hygiene Clinic
Pennsylvania College of Technology’s state-of-the-art Dental Hygiene Clinic is scheduling appointments for the spring semester.
The clinic provides low-cost preventive dental hygiene services to the community, including cleanings, exams, X-rays and sealants. The clinic collaborates with area dental offices and can share records to prevent duplication of services.
The Dental Hygiene Clinic is open during the school year – typically September through April. It is staffed by licensed dentists and dental hygienists and provides an opportunity for Penn College dental hygiene students to put their skills to work. Before providing patient care in the clinic, each student has extensive training and must demonstrate competency in clinical skills. The students provide dental care to more than 2,000 patients in the college’s clinic each academic year.
“I enjoy coming to the clinic because it makes me feel encouraged,” said Beverly Groff, a patient of the clinic for over 30 years. “I like coming back because the staff is friendly, and I do not feel belittled. I also love telling people about Penn College.”
Costs for services include:
- Cleanings ($5 for Penn College students and senior citizens 55 and over, $10 for children 12 and under, and $15 for adults)
- Denture examination and full denture cleaning ($5)
- X-rays ($2-$15)
- Sealants ($10 for first, $5 for each additional)
To learn more about services offered at the Dental Hygiene Clinic, call 570-327-4500 to schedule an appointment.
Penn College offers an associate degree in dental hygiene and is one of two higher education institutions in Pennsylvania that offer a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. Registered dental hygienists, who already hold an associate degree, can complete their bachelor’s degree coursework online.
For more information about these and other degrees offered by the college’s School of Nursing & Health Sciences, call 570-327-4519.
For information about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.