This Brings a Smile: Among All That MCCC Provides to Its Community Is a Professional Dental Service

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Of all the reasons for county residents to engage with Montgomery County Community College, a vital service provided at its Blue Bell campus may be a surprising perk: the Dental Hygiene Clinic.

It’s nothing new. The service has been available since 1973, providing preventative and oral health services to area adults and children.

Onsite services include:

  • Risk assessments
  • Prophylaxis (cleaning)
  • Nonsurgical periodontal therapy (such as scaling and root planning)
  • Patient education and oral hygiene instructions
  • Dental sealants
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Tobacco cessation counseling
  • Intraoral photographs
  • Impressions and study models
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Comprehensive referrals for continued care

The cost for dental hygiene services for adults and children is $20; senior citizens (55 and older), $15; and MCCC students, free (with active student ID).

Dentist-prescribed sealants and x-rays are $5 per tooth and $15 per mouth, respectively. Fees are payable by cash or check at the time services are rendered.

MCCC’s Dental Hygiene Clinic follows all Centers for Disease Control, OSHA, and American Dental Association guidelines for patient safety. Appointment information and safety guidelines are emailed to all patients prior to arrival for a visit.

The clinic, which operates only from Sept. to May, is currently accepting appointments; call 215.641.6483 to make one.

Its office is in Room 1400 (first floor) of MCCC’s Health Sciences Center, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell.

More on this service is online.

About Montgomery County Community College

For more than a half century, Montgomery County Community College has grown with the community to meet the evolving educational needs of Montgomery County. The college’s comprehensive curriculum includes more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as customized workforce training and certifications. Students enjoy the flexibility of learning at the College’s thriving campuses in Blue Bell and Pottstown, at the Culinary Arts Institute in Lansdale, and online.

As an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction, the institution is positioned at the vanguard of national efforts to remove barriers to access, improve learning outcomes, and increase completion for all students. The college also is recognized regionally and nationally for its sustainability leadership, work with military veterans, community service and service-learning opportunities, and use of classroom technology. For six years, MCCC has been named one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges in the nation by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development for its commitment to diversity through inclusive learning and work environments, student and staff recruitment and retention practices, and meaningful community service and engagement opportunities.

For more information, visit the college website.

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