Performs preventative therapy related to dental hygiene under the direction of the Periodontists.
Performs scaling, root planning and polishing of teeth. Provides patient education on good oral hygiene practice.
Number of Clinics: 49 clinics in main hospital
2 clinics in Family Health Building
2 clinics in Children's Cancer Center
The Department of Dental Clinic engages in clinical practice in a forty-nine operatory clinic in the out-patient wing of the main hospital and two satellite clinics. It is staffed by dentists (consultants, associate consultants, and general practice residents), dental hygienists, registered nurses, dental assistants, dental laboratory technicians, secretaries, and other support staff.
Among the services provided are: general dentistry, specialty dentistry and hospital in-patient dentistry. Tertiary care services are available for patients who are medically compromised, have facial pain, require maxillofacial or comprehensive prosthetics, have facial deformities, or require out-patient general anesthesia (with the Department of Anesthesiology) for dental treatment. The department provides team members to the Hospital's Cleft Palate and Head & Neck Oncology Teams.
The Dental Clinic consists of all dental specialties:
The following services and procedures are provided
Hours of operationSaturday thru Tuesday: 0730 - 1700 hours
Wednesday: 0730 - 1600 hours
Dental Clinic Supervisor: 1
Senior Dental Assistant: 1
Dental Assistant Coordinator: 1
Dental Patient Coordinator: 1
Dental Assistant: 45
Dental Hygiene Clinician: 2
Dental Hygienist: 5
Assistant Head Nurse: 1
Staff Nurse I: 8
Dental X-ray Technician: 2
Ward Clerk: 6
Patient Care Assistant: 2
Hospital Assistant: 1