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ISU Dental Hygiene Clinic


Phone:  (208) 282-3282
Fax:  (208) 282-5355

999 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Pocatello, ID  83209


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Fall Semester
Tuesday and Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Spring Semester
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00PM

8:00 AM - 12:00PM

Restorative Clinic
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Student Hygienists working on a patient

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.

Idaho State University recognizes that our mission is to care, support, and educate individuals and families affected by health conditions that diminish their quality of life. We acknowledge that individuals may experience discrimination in the healthcare system, which can adversely affect their health outcomes.  We recognize that both conscious and unconscious discrimination occur. Overt and conscious discrimination is not tolerated. Unconscious or unintentional discrimination need to be identified, challenged, and addressed. We believe everyone has the right to be healthy and have access to the resources they need.

We strive to achieve the following commitments to our colleagues and our patients:

  •  Goal 1: We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
  • Goal 2: All patients receive the highest level of care possible delivered in a patient and family friendly approach using evidence-based medicine.
  • Goal 3: We recognize racism, not race, as the cause for healthcare disparities and therefore will examine our healthcare treatment plans for bias.
  • Goal 4: We will track information on factors that create disparities as they relate to health outcomes to better identify how we may actively seek to eliminate such disparities in healthcare.
  • Goal 5: We intend to improve the diversity of our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
  • Goal 6: We commit to listen, learn, and seek to understand in order to create impactful and sustainable positive change.
  • Goal 7: We will recognize and reward practices that promote health equity.

Definition of health equity: The state in which everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health. https://www.cdc.gov/healthequity/

While the terms equity and equality may sound similar, the implementation of one versus the other can lead to dramatically different outcomes for marginalized people: Equality means each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities. Equity recognizes that each person has different circumstances and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome within the scope of care provided at ISU Clinics.


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. 

Preventative Fees:

Initial Exam



  • Adult
  • Children 12 & Under


Extensive Cleaning $30.00 - $33.00
(Per quadrant)
Periodontal Maintenance $40.00
Sealants $10.00 (Per Tooth)
X-Rays, Limited Bitewings Included in Initial Exam

Full Mouth X-Rays

  • Adult
  • Children 12 & Under

Included in Initial Exam
Panoramic X-Rays $0.00
Fluoride Treatment $10.00
Teeth Whitening Kit $60.00
Restorative fees:
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

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.

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Clinic Coordinators


Headshot of Cyndee Harmon

Cyndee Harmon, RDH, BS

Clinical Instructor/Clinic Manager & Senior Clinic Coordinator



Photo of Camille Biorn

Camille Biorn, RDH, BS

Clinical Associate Professor & Junior Clinic Coordinator

(208) 282-3282


Supervising Faculty

  • Jenna Bateman, RDH
    Clinical Instructor
  • Susan Bennett, RDH
  • Kristin Calley, RDH
    Associate Professor
  • Jennifer Dahlke, RDH
    Clinical Assistant Instructor
  • Cassie Forhan, RDH
    Clinical Instructor
  • Cyndee Harmon, RDH
    Clinical Instructor
  • Crystal Kanderis Lane, RDH
    Assistant Professor
  • Tanae Nelson, RDH
    Clinical Instructor
  • Stephanie Penrod, RDH
    Clinical Instructor
  • Melissa Ray, RDH
    Assistant Professor
  • Eileen Ruth, RDH
    Clinical Instructor
  • Catherine Salisbury, RDH, MHE
    Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Kelly Schneider, RDH
    Clinical Instructor
  • Colleen Stephenson, RDH-ER
    Clinical Assistant Professor


  • 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.

    Pay Online
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.

No Surprise Billing Act

Primary Purposes

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.

Bloodborne Pathogens Policy

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