Everything you need to know about Shawnees State’s Dental Hygiene Program

Hygiene Program in Need of Patients

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Time for your next dental cleaning? Shawnee State University’s Dental Hygiene Program has got you covered.

Helping Our Students

Patient cooperation is a valuable and essential part of the treatment regimen. Therefore, some things the program would like you to know:

It may take more than one appointment to complete your treatment, this will depend on the difficulty of your treatment, the condition of your gum tissues, and the type of oral home care you have followed, also because students are involved in a learning situation, they work more slowly than a graduate dental hygienist.

All procedures performed by the student are completely checked and evaluated by an Ohio licensed dental hygienist or dentist who is a member of the University faculty. Students must complete a specific number of patient treatments within a limited time span.

Broken or canceled appointments or patients who cannot return for a second appointment can jeopardize a student’s graduation requirements.

Scheduling an Appointment

The Dental Hygiene Clinic is open to all SSU students and faculty as well as the public. The clinic is located in the Health/Science building on campus. Appointments are scheduled Monday – Thursdays starting at 12:00 PM and they take patients ages 3 and up. There is also no insurance required. To schedule an appointment or for any questions, you can call the Dental Hygiene Clinic number at (740) 351-3241.

The clinic is currently only accepting cash or checks made payable to Shawnee State University.

Services offered by the Clinic

Fluoride treatment                                            No Charge

Pit and Fissure Sealants (1 tooth)                      $10

Pit and Fissure Sealants (3 or more teeth)   $30

Bitewing X-ray                                                              $10

Full-mouth X-ray                                                          $15

Pantograph X-ray                                                         $15

Duplicate or referral radiographs                      $10

*Select periapical X-rays

Dental hygiene services also include scaling and polishing of the patient’s teeth to remove soft and hard deposits; dental charting and oral examinations; and making preliminary impressions for study models.

COVID-19 Protocols

Everyone in the clinic follows all of the necessary health protocols in order to ensure the safety of all students, faculty, and staff. Masks are required when entering the clinic. Every unit is wiped down and all regularly used materials are sanitized between patients. Hygiene students are required to wear full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including face shields, masks, protective eyewear, gloves, and disposable medical gowns. Patients are also screened upon entering the clinic.