Dental Hygiene

Patient Information

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

  • Adult Cleaning*
  • Arestin*
  • Child Cleaning*
  • Fluoride Treatment - Trays*
  • Fluoride Treatment - Varnish*
  • Night Guards**
  • Oraqix*
  • Periodontal Maintenance*
  • Quadrant Scaling*
  • Sealants*
  • X-rays, Bitewing*
  • X-rays, Full-mouth Series*
  • X-rays, Panoramic**

* These services are performed, as needed, during patient care.

** Denotes services that can be provided (where there is a

demonstrated therapeutic value) to a patient of record.

Utilizing Our Services

It is easy to schedule an appointment for our services. Please call (919) 777-7780 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

The Clinic uses state-of-the art dental software to manage appointments and dental records; and utilizes computers at each patient station. This enables us to provide patient education on a wide variety of topics at the chair side.

Patient Packet (English)
Patient Packet (Spanish)

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 address is: http://www.ada.org/100.aspx.