ISU Dental Hygiene Clinic
Phone: (208) 282-3282
Fax: (208) 282-5355
999 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Pocatello, ID 83209
Tuesday and Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ISU's Dental Hygiene Clinic provides quality oral healthcare services including: Professional Cleaning, Deep Cleaning, Sealants, Fluoride, Tooth Whitening, and limited Restorative Fillings.
As part of the educational mission of the department and the clinic, the hours of clinic operation are used for student educational experiences. During these hours, students observe, evaluate, and care for patients under the direct supervision of licensed dental hygienists and dentists.
ISU's Dental Hygiene Clinic provides low-cost preventive and limited restorative dental service to the community, ISU faculty, staff, and students. Dental hygiene students perform all services under the supervision and guidance of licensed, professional dental hygienists and dentists.
Since our students are learning, your dental hygiene services may take several appointments. Each of these appointments can last up to three and a half (3.5) hours in length. Patients accepted to our dental hygiene clinic must be able to make this time commitment. In addition, our clinic runs on a semester based schedule and is closed during the summer months and so we are unable to provide emergency services and therefore would not be considered as your Primary Care Provider.
Assessment and evaluation services provided for adults and children include:
- Comprehensive and/or periodic oral examinations
- Digital dental X-rays (full mouth, bietwings, panelipse)
- Head and neck cancer screening
Preventive dental services provided for adults and children include:
- Prophylaxis (Professional Cleaning): You will receive a thorough cleaning to remove calculus (tartar), plaque, and common stains from your teeth followed by flossing and polishing.
- Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing: Scaling and root planing is a "deep cleaning" used to treat periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is an infection that affects the gum tissues and bone that support the teeth. Untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss. Plaque and calculus deposits are removed through the use of an ultrasonic cleaner.
- Sealants: A sealant is a material applied to the chewing surfaces of the teeth where decay occurs most often. Sealants form a barrier that keeps out plaque and food and helps to reduce the risk of tooth decay.
- Fluoride: Fluoride is recommended for patients of all ages and helps strengthen teeth and prevents tooth decay.
- Tooth Whitening: Tooth whitening is sometimes referred to as "bleaching" and is a procedure used to whiten or brighten discolored or stained teeth.
- Patient Education: Individualized plan for optimal oral health.
Restorative service appointments are only available from the 3rd week in October through the end of spring semester and include:
- Amalgam (silver) fillings
- Composite (white) fillings
Our prices are reduced significantly compared to private dental offices.
|Extensive Cleaning||$30.00 - $33.00
|Sealants||$10.00 (Per Tooth)|
|X-Rays, Limited Bitewings||Included in Initial Exam|
Full Mouth X-Rays
Included in Initial Exam
|Teeth Whitening Kit||$60.00|
|Amalgam (Silver) Fillings||$33.00 - $70.00|
|Composite (Tooth Colored) Fillings||$42.00 - $100.00|
Make an Appointment
Call (208) 282-3282 to schedule an appointment:
- Clinic Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Consent forms should be filled out prior to your first appointment. During online registration, you will be asked to provide a copy of your photo ID and insurance card. If you have trouble with registration, please contact the front office staff at (208) 282-3282.
Patient parking is available in the areas designated clinic patient parking across the street in front of the Administration Building located on 8th Avenue. Parking for disabled individuals is located directly in front of the campus library and adjacent to the clinic. Parking passes can be obtained from the administrative staff at the clinic front desk.
- Jenna Bateman, RDH
- Susan Bennett, RDH
- Kristin Calley, RDH
- Jennifer Dahlke, RDH
Clinical Assistant Instructor
- Cassie Forhan, RDH
- Cyndee Harmon, RDH
- Crystal Kanderis Lane, RDH
- Tanae Nelson, RDH
- Stephanie Penrod, RDH
- Melissa Ray, RDH
- Eileen Ruth, RDH
- Catherine Salisbury, RDH, MHE
Clinical Assistant Professor
- Kelly Schneider, RDH
- Colleen Stephenson, RDH-ER
Clinical Assistant Professor
- Trudy Shope
Patient Care Coordinator
- The Dental Hygiene Clinic accepts all private insurance including Medicaid for children under 21 years of age.
- Payment is expected at the time of service for any unpaid patient balance. A monthly payment program can be arranged for patients with large balances. We accept cash, check, debit/credit cards, health savings credit cards, and online payments at the link below.
Patient Records Request
All patients will have the ability to review, inspect and/or obtain a copy of the PHI in the Dental Health Record.
Patients may request to review and inspect their Dental Records at any time. A patient does not have the right to immediate access to his or her medical/dental record under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
Patients may request a paper copy and/or electronic file, of their Dental Record by completing and signing an Authorization to Release Protected Health Information (PHI) Form. All patient requests will be completed within 10 business days.
The primary purposes of the Arthur D. Tranmer Dental Hygiene Clinic are to educate dental hygiene students to become competent professionals and to increase the public's awareness of oral health. Patient care provides dental hygiene students with a variety of experiences to prepare them to serve the public in the future. We believe that quality dental hygiene care is important to the total well-being of every patient treated
The Teaching Environment
Thank you for visiting our dental hygiene clinic online. We hope you will take a few moments to review the following information concerning your experiences as a dental hygiene patient. In making an effort to be here today you are expressing a concern for your health.
We request that each patient completes a comprehensive health history prior to beginning treatment. All dental records are confidential and will be used during the provision of care or for educational purposes. A copy of your records and x-rays can be transferred to your dental office by request of the dentist. All HIPPA regulations are followed at our clinic.
Please understand this clinic is a teaching/learning environment; therefore, increased time will be required for completion of services. At the same time, fees for services are nominal.
The students and faculty will always strive to provide dental hygiene care in a considerate and respectful manner while providing you with the most current standards of care. At your final appointment, we would appreciate your comments about the treatment received. A patient questionnaire is available in the reception area.
Patient Treatment Rights
After an assessment has been completed, an explanation of recommended treatment, treatment alternatives, expected outcomes of various treatments, and the risk of no treatment will be explained. Once you understand the information about each procedure, consent for care will be requested. You also have the right to refuse treatment at any time. Prior to initiating your care, costs will be explained. The student will strive to complete all treatment that has been discussed.
When treatment is completed, a referral to your dentist will be made as we cannot legally perform all dental care needed [e.g., diagnostic exam for restorative work (fillings), root canal therapy, periodontal (gum) surgery, etc.]. If at any time during or after treatment you wish complete and current information about your care, please contact the clinic receptionist or your student dental hygienist.
The ISU Dental Hygiene Clinic operates using strict infection control practices as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. These practices are incorporated to protect you, the patient, as well as the student dental hygienist and faculty.