Low-cost preventive dental care is available to students and members of the community at the Pierce College Dental Hygiene Clinic at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom. Services are performed by dental hygiene students under close supervision of professors who are licensed dentists and dental hygienists.
|Dental Hygiene Clinic Hours|
|Monday||Noon – 5 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|Thursday||8 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
|Friday||8 a.m. – Noon|
Hours are based on Pierce College’s academic calendar. The above hours are typical while classes are in session.
We collaborate with local dental clinics and dentists to fully serve the oral health needs of our community, particularly the underserved, low income, uninsured and state-insured populations.
We are committed to the success of our dental hygiene students’ education and therefore, must enforce the following late cancellation, late change and failed appointment policy.
We appreciate your understanding of our policy.
|Dental Hygiene Clinic Services||Fees (Range)|
|Comprehensive or periodic oral examinations (includes a periodontal assessment)||$15 - $25|
|Digital dental X-rays (Full mouth, bitewings, panelipse)||$6 - $45|
|Dental Hygiene Therapy/Treatments|
|Adult and child prophylaxis treatment (professional cleaning)||$35 - $55|
|Periodontal scaling and root planing (gum treatment/deep cleaning)||$30 - $180|
|Typical dental hygiene therapy/treatment maximum fee $190|
|Teeth desensitizing, fluoride treatments||$5 - $10|
|Sealants||$15 - $60|
|Oral hygiene instruction||Included|
|Dental nutritional counseling, Tobacco cessation referrals||Included|
|Local Anesthesia (manual and computerized)||Included|
|Nitrous oxide||$15/three hour session|
|Limited Restorative Care|
|Amalgam fillings (metal), per tooth||$42 - $84|
|Composite fillings (white), per tooth||$55 - $100|
Our dental hygiene clinic does not provide dental emergency treatment.
We are happy to provide you with a referral list of local dental emergency clinics upon your request.