Becoming a Patient
The Dental Hygiene Clinic, through the Central Carolina Community College Dental Programs, operates Tuesday and Thursday in the Fall and Summer semesters, and Monday through Thursday in the Spring semester, by appointment only. Under instructor supervision, the program's dental hygiene students provide all services.
The clinic offers dental cleanings and x-rays to adults and children ages three and up. Currently, we do not charge for our services, but there is a stringent cancellation/no-show policy.
Appointments are three hours long and held during students' clinical class time. On average, it takes two or three appointments to complete a patient's care.
There are no income, insurance, or residency requirements. We do not provide restorative services such as fillings, crowns, root canals, or extractions. Typically, our services are ones provided by a hygienist in a dental office setting.
A dentist reviews patient x-rays, which will be made available for referrals.
List of Services
- Health Assessment
- Dental Assessment
- Nutritional Analysis
- Dental Radiographs
- DDS Exam
- Child teeth cleaning (above age 3)
- Adult teeth cleaning
- Periodontal Scaling
- Periodontal Maintenance
- Arestin placement, as needed
- Oraqix or local anesthesia, as needed
- Fluoride Treatments
- Dental Sealants, as needed
The program only provides dental hygiene services.
The program does not offer restorative dentistry or extractions.
Utilizing Our Services
It is easy to be added to our patient waiting list for services. Please call (919) 777-7780 Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of fully operational. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission's web site is: www.ada.org.