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ISU Dental Hygiene Clinic

CONTACT US:

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

Address:
999 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Pocatello, ID  83209

Directions:

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HOURS:

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

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

Restorative Clinic
Wednesday
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.

Services

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

$20.00

Cleaning

  • Adult
  • Children 12 & Under


$36.00
$30.00

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

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