Since 1973, the Montgomery County Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic has been providing the public with comprehensive preventive dental hygiene services.
Located in the state-of-the-art Health Sciences Center on Central Campus, our facility utilizes modern equipment and the latest technological advances. The Clinic is open during the fall and spring academic calendar year (September through May).
Students within the Dental Hygiene degree program recruit and schedule patients to help meet their clinical requirements. All treatment procedures are supervised by licensed dentists and dental hygiene faculty.
- Teeth Cleaning (Debridement)
- Initial Periodontal Therapy
- Medical and Dental Histories
- Hard and Soft Tissue Examinations
- X-rays, if indicated
- Periodontal and Restorative Chartings
- Patient Education
- Fluoride Treatments
- Dental Sealants
- Intraoral Photography
- Finishing and Polishing Restorations
- Nutritional Counseling
- Tobacco Cessation Counseling
Exam and cleaning plus x-rays, if indicated
$20 – Adult
$20 – Child
$15 – Senior Citizen
$10 – Montco Student
$5 – per tooth
X-rays requested by your dentist via prescription
Alginate impressions and study models requested by your dentist via prescription
Patient's Bill of Rights
Within the scope of dental hygiene practice, the Dental Hygiene Program has defined the following as Patient Rights.
The patient has a right to:
- considerate, respectful and confidential treatment.
- continuity and completion of treatment.
- access to complete and current information about his/her condition.
- advance knowledge of the cost of treatment.
- informed consent.
- explanation of recommended treatment, treatment alternatives, the option to refuse treatment, the risk of no treatment and expected outcomes of various treatments.
- treatment that meets the standard of care in the profession.
Notice of Competence
Public Notice of Competence in Dental Hygiene Procedures
A large number of patient care services are taught in the dental hygiene curriculum. The following table lists the competency to which each is taught. Skills taught to didactic, lab competency, or clinical observation levels will require additional education and training prior to the development of clinical competency.
Definition of Terms
Didactic Only – Material/services are covered within the classroom setting only. Limited ability to deliver the service is expected within the curriculum. Additional instruction and practice are necessary prior to the delivery of the service.
Lab Competency – Material/services are covered within the classroom and laboratory setting. Limited ability to deliver the service to a client in the clinic is expected within the curriculum. Additional instruction and practice are necessary prior to the delivery of the service.
Clinical Competency – Material/services are covered within the classroom, laboratory and clinical setting. Ability to deliver the service is expected within the curriculum and is evaluated through the use of process/product evaluations.
Policy #27—Procedure Competency Table
|Procedure||Didactic Only||Lab Competency||Clinical Competency|
|Administration of Local Anesthesia||X|
|Anterior and Posterior Sickle||X|
|Application of Topical Anesthesia||X|
|Biofilm and Stain Removal||X|
|Cleaning of Dental Appliances||X|
|Delivery of Nitrous Oxide||X|
|Digital Intraoral Photography||X|
|Extra and Intra Oral Examination||X|
|Fabrication of a Mouthguard||X|
|Finishing and Polishing Restorations||X|
|Intra Oral Camera||X|
|Management of Implants||X|
|Site Specific Curettes||X|
|Soft Tissue Curettage||X|
|Tooth Whitening Tray Fabrication||X|
Montgomery County Community College is committed to assuring equal opportunity to all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ancestry, national origin, age or applicable disability in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment practices as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other applicable statutes. Inquiries concerning any of these matters should be forwarded to the Director of Equity and Diversity Initiatives, College Hall 141, 215-619-7383.