Missouri College opens free dental hygiene clinic to serve the public

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by Lakisha Jackson

KMOV.com

Posted on November 24, 2009 at 4:26 PM

Missouri College in Brentwood

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KMOV)– Missouri College in Brentwood has opened a new dental hygiene clinic that offers its services at no charge.
  
Dental hygiene students, supervised by dentists on staff, will provide patients with a range of dental services including X-rays, gum treatments, teeth cleaning and fluoride treatments for adults and children.
 
Just as with a regular dental appointment, the dental hygiene student will perform an examination, and prepare and implement a treatment plan, while instructors examine, review and oversee the dental hygiene student’s work.
The clinic will offer the following free services: Intraoral and extraoral radiographs (X-rays)
  • Risk assessments
  • Vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, temperature)
  • Periodontal treatments: calculus detection, periodontal scaling, root (planing) debridement, ultrasonic scaling
  • Fluoride therapy
  • Pit and fissure sealants
  • Coronal polishing and dental prosthesis maintenance
  • Health education and preventive services
  • Nutrition advising
  • Oral cancer screening
Patients whom the hygienist and dentist identify as needing additional dental services such as fillings or crowns will be referred to area dentists.
 
To schedule an appointment at the Missouri College Dental Hygiene Clinic, patients can call 314-768-7898.

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