Mesa Community College Dental Hygiene Students Seeking Patients

Mesa Community College’s Dental Hygiene program is currently looking for patients who have not received dental hygiene care in the past three years or longer. Requirements of the students’ clinical education call for challenging patients and the Class of 2013 is looking for patients who meet these criteria to assist in their education this semester.

If you are suffering from periodontal disease and never had it treated, have been told you need “deep scale” cleaning, or have other dental hygiene issues such as puffy and bleeding gums the students are looking for you!

The Dental Hygiene students will conduct complimentary oral health screenings on Saturday, February 2, 2013. Appointments will be available from 9:00am-2:00pm at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health 5855 E. Still Circle in Mesa. Please call 480-248-8195 to schedule your visit.

“Students in clinical health care fields such as Dental Hygiene, can only progress in their education with participation of community members and through community partnerships,” stated Debbie Holexa, Dental Hygiene Director at MCC.

Students will screen patients to determine if they possess the oral health conditions the students are looking for. The screenings will be offered as a complimentary service.  Those participating in the screenings will have x-rays taken.  If participants wish to receive a copy of their x-rays a $20.00 fee will apply.  Arrangements will be made to pick up x-rays the following week during hygiene clinic hours.  This is a screening only, participants will not be guaranteed an appointment or receive a comprehensive exam.  Patients who meet the criteria will be contacted to set an appointment. Fees will apply for services rendered. 

The Mesa Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic offers a full range of dental hygiene services that are offered during convenient evening hours at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health Clinic. Students provide quality care utilizing the latest technology in comfortable surroundings and at fees less than most private dental practices. All students treat patients under the supervision of licensed dental hygienists and supervising dentists.

About Mesa Community College

Mesa Community College provides outstanding transfer and career and technical programs, workforce development, and life-long learning opportunities to residents of the East Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona. MCC excels in teaching, learning and empowering its more than 40,000 students to succeed in a local and global community.  Mesa Community College is one of ten colleges that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, January 14, 2013