Low-Cost Dental Services for the Community

Working in the Dental ClinicThe Lewis and Clark Community College Paul B. Hanks Dental Clinic is currently accepting new patients for dental hygiene services.

The clinic offers thorough dental assessment, a treatment plan, x-rays, preventive (teeth cleaning) or therapeutic periodontal treatment, oral hygiene instructions, fluoride treatments and sealant placement and any necessary referral for treatment outside the realm of these services.

Dental treatment is provided by dental hygiene students of Lewis and Clark under the supervision of licensed dentists and dental hygienists. The clinic has been providing these services to the community since the inception of the program in 1996 and at the new campus facility since 2002.

Cost for Dental Services

$28 flat fee includes all exams, X-rays and preventive services (cleaning, sealants, fluoride, etc.)

Appointment days and times vary each semester, so interested patients are asked to call the clinic at (618) 468-4463 for more information or to schedule a screening appointment.

Notice to dental hygiene patients: Dental clinic students, faculty clinicians and patients are exposed to bloodborne pathogens. These include (but are not limited to) pathogenic microorganisms present in human blood and have the potential to cause diseases such as Hepatitis HBV, Herpes, Tuberculosis and HIV. The Bloodborne Pathogen policy is available by contacting the Dental Hygiene Program.