HCC’s Dental Education Clinic Accepting Patients

(September 11, 2017) – The Dental Education Clinic at Hagerstown Community College is now accepting volunteer patients, on Mondays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.

Services are provided by HCC dental hygiene students, under the supervision of registered dental hygienists and a supervising dentist. Services are provided at a minimal cost and include preventive care such as dental cleanings and x-rays, and not restorative care, such as fillings, extractions or tooth repair. Due to the education nature of the clinic, appointment times are longer than in a traditional dental office. The clinic does not accept insurance plan payments, so it is an alternative for those who do not have dental benefits or who desire preventive care beyond what their plan provides.

As an educational dental hygiene facility, HCC partners with the local dental community to provide hands-on education for students and low-cost, preventive services to patients in the community. HCC’s Dental Hygiene Program started in the fall of 2014 and is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.

HCC’s Dental Hygiene Program offers students the opportunity to earn associate degrees in dental hygiene and prepare for the exam to become licensed dental hygiene professionals.

To schedule an appointment or learn more about HCC’s Dental Education Clinic or the Dental Hygiene Program, call 240-500-2569 or visit www.hagerstowncc.edu/dentalclinic.

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