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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
MondayNoon – 5 p.m.
Tuesday8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday8 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.

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
Preventive Care
Teeth desensitizing, fluoride treatments $5 - $10
Sealants $15 - $60
Oral hygiene instruction Included
Dental nutritional counseling, Tobacco cessation referrals Included
Management Therapies
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
Special Reduced Fees:
  • Current Pierce College students and veterans are eligible for reduced Preventive Service Fees only.
  • We accept Provider One insurance.

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.

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Dental Hygiene Student Applicants

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