NIC dental clinic accepting patients for low cost dental care

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Clinics are held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the new Winton Hall Clinic at 536 N. College Drive on NIC’s main campus in Coeur d’Alene.

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – The new Community Dental Clinic for North Idaho College’s Dental Hygiene Program is open to the public on NIC’s main campus in Coeur d’Alene, as reported by our press partners, Coeur d’Alene press.

Patients are now being accepted for the program’s fall clinics at the new clinic on the Coeur d’Alene campus. The program also supports patients in Lewiston through the program’s partnership with Lewis-Clark State College.

Open to adults and children, the clinics provide quality dental hygiene care at low cost while helping trained dental hygiene students learn the practical skills needed to become licensed dental hygienists.

Clinics are held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the new Winton Hall Clinic at 536 N. College Drive on NIC’s main campus in Coeur d’Alene. Services are by appointment and will be available until the end of the college’s fall semester in December.

The campus clinic is open for the first time this semester. Winton Hall, which housed administrative offices, was renovated this year to house the fully functional dental clinic which includes eight dental chairs, a panoramic and cone beam X-ray room, a staff station, a dental equipment laboratory, faculty offices, classrooms and a reception and waiting room.

NIC dental hygiene program director Janis McClelland said the new clinical space is a big step forward for the new NIC program, which was established in 2020. Prior to the remodel, students could hold evening clinics through a partnership with Heritage Health Dental Services in Coeur d’Alene.

Clinics held in previous semesters have been a success – students provided over 250 treatments at two free sealant clinics in March alone.

“Judging from our community participation in our public clinics last year, it’s clear that this program meets a huge need for dental hygiene workers in our region,” said McClelland. “We are excited to share the work of our students in our new on-campus clinic.”

During clinics, dental hygiene students are directly supervised by local dentists, hygienists and program instructors as they treat patients.

The cost of an appointment for prophylactic dental hygiene care – including a complete dental hygiene exam, x-rays, complete oral and periodontal evaluations, and the appropriate type of cleaning – is $25 for adults and $15 for children under 12, seniors and veterans. . Periodontal maintenance costs $30; sealants are $35; and sports guards are $10. There is a $10 fee for nitrous and x-ray referrals range from $10 to $30.

For clinic information and to schedule an appointment, call 208-929-4002 or email dhclinicnic@nic.edu in Coeur d’Alene; or call 208-792-2930 or email dhclinicslcsc@nic.edu in Lewiston.

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