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The staff and students welcome you to the Fresno City College Dental Hygiene Clinic as a prospective patient.
This clinic is primarily a teaching/learning classroom and treatment is performed by students under the supervision of registered dental hygiene faculty and a licensed dentist. Treatment under instructor supervision requires more time than if performed in a private dental office.
Appointments will require 2-4 hours and for many adults more than one appointment is necessary. You will be selected as a patient only if you are considered suitable as a teaching case. Treatment at our clinic is not a substitute for routine dental examinations by your personal dentist. You may schedule an appointment on a yearly basis, unless a faculty decision is made to the contrary.
Patient acceptability is dependent upon:
The clinic supervisor reserves the right to refuse or discontinue treatment when indicated. The assessment of the oral condition will determine the type of dental hygiene treatment needed. At the time of the Preliminary Examination, the patient will be scheduled with a student dental hygienist for a prophylaxis (dental cleaning). This second appointment may be on the same day or at a later date depending on the clinic time available.
Non-English speaking patients are required to bring and interpreter with them.
All patients should have regular examinations by their personal dentists annually.
Dental Healthcare workers are exposed to bloodborne pathogens when treating patients. Patients my also be exposed to pathogens during dental hygiene procedures. The FCC DH program follows OSHA/CDC requirements for cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing equipment and work spaces including wearing personal protective equipment during treatment procedures.
Dental radiographs (x-rays) will be taken as determined by the faculty and consulting clinic dentist for dental hygiene assessments, examinations, consultation and treatment. These radiographs may be sent to the patients personal dentist upon request so that the dentist can diagnose any dental problems that may exist. There is a small fee for the duplication of radiographs. Radiographs are part of the permanent dental record in the Dental Hygiene Clinic and are part of a preventive dental care program offered by the Clinic. Current x-rays from your primary dentist and/or request for x-rays can be sent to: email@example.com.
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