Your first visit to our clinic will be for a screening appointment. During this appointment a student will review your medical and dental history, monitor and record your pulse and blood pressure, and determine the complexity of your dental hygiene needs. Your teeth will NOT be cleaned at this appointment and there is no charge for screening. Screening must be performed on all adult patients who have not been seen in our clinic.
After you have been screened, your name will be placed on a patient list. The students rely on this list when selecting a patient with the classification they need to meet semester requirements. If you are selected as a patient, it will take multiple appointments depending upon your dental hygiene needs. If a student contacts you to make an appointment, be sure to write down the appointment date, time, student’s name and telephone number in case you need to contact the student concerning your appointment. Since the dental clinic is part of a teaching institution there is no guarantee of an initial appointment or recare appointments.
Dental Hygiene Appointments
Your prophylaxis/scaling appointment may take 2 to 3 hours. More than one appointment is required to complete treatment. If you do not have time to allow the student to complete all your treatment needs, please do not schedule an appointment. Students receive credit only for those patients whose treatment they complete. If time is a problem, we suggest that you seek treatment in a private dental office. The fee for treatment at CFCC Clinic remains the same, regardless of the number of appointments required to complete a phase of treatment.
There is no additional charge for radiographs. All records are the property of the college. Radiographs may be sent to you or your dentist of record upon request and after signing the CFCC’s Records Release Form. Radiographs will be sent via email within 1 to 2 weeks of the final appointment. Radiographs will be kept on file indefinitely.
It is very important that you arrive promptly for each appointment. Our students must complete a certain number of patients each semester. Your failure to keep an appointment could result in a student not graduating. All cancellations and no-show appointments will be recorded in your chart. Please give at least 24 hours advance notice if you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment. Two (2) consecutive cancellations, failure to give 24 hour cancellation notice, or failure to keep appointments, may lead to dismissal as a clinic patient.