Q: How can I get an appointment?
A: To make an appointment it is recommended to call the clinic early in the semester.
Q: What is a qualifying appointment?
A: A qualifying appointment is a quick 30 minute screening to see what type of cleaning you will need and to see if you meet the educational and health requirements to qualify for treatment in our clinic. (Note: This appointment is not the actual cleaning appointment.) After you are qualified, a student hygienist may be assigned to your case and will contact you to schedule an appointment.
Q: How long are the cleaning appointments?
A: All procedures performed by the students are under the supervision of the instructors, and usually require more than one visit to be completed. (Note: Appointments are set for 3hrs. 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm.)
Q: How much will it cost?
A: The services that the Del Mar College Dental Hygiene Clinic provides are at a nominal charge to the community. Click here for new fee schedule.
Q: Does the clinic provide any other dental procedures?
A: The extent of the treatment that can be given by the Dental Hygiene Clinic are that of preliminary oral examinations, prophylaxis (cleaning), home care counseling, topical fluoride applications, radiographs, sealants, amalgam polishing and consultation and referral by a licensed dentist.
Q: What is your Bloodborne Pathogen Policy?
A: The Del Mar College Dental Hygiene Program's current bloodborne pathogen policy can be found by clicking on the following web link: