Patient Services

Patient Services

The Western Technology Center Dental Hygiene Clinic offers the public an opportunity to receive preventive dental hygiene care.  Patient care is provided under the direct supervision of clinical instructors who are Oklahoma Licensed Dental Hygienists and the overall supervision of an Oklahoma Licensed Dentist.  The purpose of the clinic is to provide educational experiences in clinical dental hygiene while providing care to the public.

Due to the educational nature of the clinic, students are graded on all aspects of patient care.  Therefore, appointments are expected to be 3 hours in length.

Call 580-772-0294 to schedule an appointment today.  Or email:  [email protected]

Dental Hygiene care includes:

Screening

A 30 minute screening is required for the adult patient in order to assign the patient to the student based on educational needs.

No Charge

Radiographs (X-Rays) 

Dental radiographs are exposed based on the specific oral health conditions and needs of each individual patient and are NOT based on the educational needs of the students.

  • $2 - $20

Prophylaxis

Removal of deposits (plaque and tartar) formed on the teeth in order to create a smooth tooth surface for fewer adherences of bacteria in the mouth.

  • Adult – $15
  • Children – $10

Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy (Scaling and Root Planning)

Removal of deposits (plaque and tarter) in the presence of periodontal disease with scaling and root planning to smooth root surfaces for fewer adherences of bacteria below the gumline.  Periodontal therapy also includes adjunctive use of therapeutic agents to control bacterial infection, desensitize hypersensitive surfaces, and dental care prevention.

  • $5 - $10 per quadrant treated

Sealants (Usually placed on children's teeth)

A pit and fissure sealant is a dental resin that flows into the pits and fissures of the tooth and bonds to the enamel surface to create a barrier that will "seal" off the area to prevent oral bacteria and their nutrients from collecting in the pits or fissures to create decay.

  • $5 per tooth

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride treatment is based on a caries risk assessment provided by the dental hygiene student.  Fluoride provides protective factors to remineralize weak areas of enamel in order to arrest or prevent tooth decay.

  • $1

Whitening/Bleaching

Fabrication of whitening trays for home whitening treatments or in-office whitening is provided at the WTC Dental Hygiene Clinic after an oral health assessment and a prophylaxis.

  • $50 - $75 per arch

Other Services

The WTC Dental Hygiene Clinic only provides preventive oral health services.  Fillings, extractions, crowns, and dentures are not provided at this facility.  If further treatment is indicated, the clinic staff/student will provide a referral list for area dentists and dental clinics.

Payments

Cash or checks are accepted as forms of payment. Although the clinic does not accept insurance payments, a statement can be printed for the patient to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.