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Del Mar College Dental Hygiene Program Offering "No Cost" Clinical Services

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SOURCE: Del Mar College Press Release

Just like that annual routine around this time of year, Coastal Bend residents may want to consider a “dental spring cleaning” by Del Mar College (DMC) Dental Hygiene majors preparing for careers in the field. The program is offering ways to help accepted patients smile a little brighter while keeping a little more “green” in their wallets by offering clinical hours and services now through May 1 at no charge at the Windward Campus’ Dental Hygiene Clinic. 

However, the clinic will be closed during DMC’s Spring Break scheduled March 11-16. 

In addition to cleanings and scaling procedures, the DMC Dental Hygiene Clinic offers a variety of services that include medical history reviews, blood pressure screenings, intra-oral examinations, dental preliminary assessments, periodontal assessments, dental hygiene education, oral cancer screenings, radiographs (x-rays), advanced periodontal therapy, dental hygiene therapy and dental sealants. 

“The Dental Hygiene Clinic benefits our Coastal Bend community while also providing our students with hands-on training that fulfills program requirements,” said Eva Sepulveda, Director of the College’s Dental Programs. “As a community service that’s offered at no cost, our students are preparing to become dental hygiene professionals for area clinics and dental offices, and they’re providing services that meet certain dental needs among patients making use of our state-of-the-art facility.” 

The clinic gives Dental Hygiene students the hands-on experience and required hours needed to complete the program. Students performing procedures are under the supervision of program faculty, and patients’ care usually requires more than one visit. 

Patient selection is based on the educational and clinical requirements of Dental Hygiene students. DMC faculty will determine acceptance of patients after they first complete a “qualifying appointment.”  

For full details about patient selection, appointments and other pertinent information, visit the clinic web page at

The facility is located in Room 125 of Health Sciences Building 1 on Del Mar College’s Windward Campus at 4101 Old Brownsville Road (78405). Access online directions and campus map. Operational hours are Mondays through Thursdays 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. as well as Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon with appointments required

To schedule a “qualifying appointment,” contact Amanda Canales, Patient Care Assistant, at 361-698-2854 or

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