Dental Hygiene Clinic

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Dental Hygiene Clinic

Dental Hygiene Clinic at Harper College

  • Comprehensive dental hygiene care for the community
  • Students provide care under guidance of licensed hygienists and dentists 
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Low cost for all; children 16 and under and adults 60+ offered additional discount

Services provided:

  • Medical history review
  • Vitals screening
  • Gum (periodontal) disease examination
  • Dental examination
  • Comprehensive dental hygiene care-scaling and removal of deposits from teeth
  • Head and neck examinations/Oral cancer screenings
  • Radiographs (X-rays)
  • Oral health education
  • Smoking cessation education
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Sealants
  • Tooth desensitization treatments

Medical evaluations

Should you have a medical condition which requires consultation with a physician, treatment may be delayed until approval for treatment is received from the physician.

Your time is important to us

There’s a reason you might spend a little more time at our clinic. When receiving care in an educational setting, a teaching/learning environment, you’ll get attention and care from students who are carefully observed, guided and evaluated by licensed dental hygienists and dentist faculty. Each appointment may last three to four hours. The number of appointments necessary to complete your care is determined by the complexity of your dental hygiene needs.

Payment for services

Nominal fees are charged to cover the expenses of supplies. Fees are to be paid when services are rendered. Electronic payment (credit and debit cards) are accepted. We will provide a receipt for you to file with your dental insurance company.

Sample clinic fees:* (Please confirm fees by calling the clinic)

  • Screening $7
  • Dental hygiene care $27-64
  • X-rays $3-35
  • Other: Sealants (each) $5

*Discounted fees for children and adults 60+.

Please review the following documents prior to your appointment:

 

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Patient responsibilities

Students must complete a specific number of patient experiences and they have limited amount of clinic time to achieve their clinical requirements. Failed or cancelled appointments will impact student grades. They depend on you to help them graduate. Therefore acceptance as a patient in our clinic will depend upon your ability to keep scheduled appointments. If you cancel an appointment please contact your student clinician at least 48 hours in advance.

 

How to schedule your appointment

Make your appointment today by calling 847.925.6534 or visit the dental hygiene reception desk located on the Harper College Palatine campus, 1200 West Algonquin Road, Avanté Center, Building X, Room 102A. Your first appointment is scheduled as a screening visit. We will assess your dental hygiene needs, expose X-rays if necessary and provide general information regarding your oral health status. This initial visit will take approximately 1.5 hours. Fee is $7. If you are an appropriate fit for our educational setting, you will be matched with the student who will schedule your comprehensive care appointment(s).

Clinic hours

Clinic hours vary semester to semester, according to program schedules, however morning and afternoon appointments are available. Our students schedule appointments based on their academic schedule and program requirements.

Contact Us

Map of Dental Hygiene Clinic, Bldg X Roomm X-102

Dental Hygiene Clinic
Building X, Room X-102
847.925.6534

 

Last Updated: 4/21/22