OTC Dental Hygiene Clinic

OTC Dental Hygiene Clinic

The OTC Dental Hygiene Clinic is open to adults and children three years of age and older in the community. Clinic hours vary each semester. Please contact the dental hygiene office at (417) 447-8835 for exact times. If you must leave a message, please do not leave more than one as it delays our response time. The following is a general schedule of available appointment times.

Please note that the clinic is closed between semesters and at various times during the semesters for holidays and school breaks. We are located at 815 N. Sherman in Lincoln Hall 215B on the OTC Springfield Campus. We ask that you arrive half an hour before your scheduled appointment due to the amount of time required for parking and paperwork.

 OTC Dental Hygiene Clinic Hours    
   Day  Time
 Clinic Hours  Tuesday - Thursday  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Appointment Times   Tuesday - Thursday  8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Appointment Information

Treatment in the clinic proceeds at a slower pace than a dental office since the services are performed by the students and carefully evaluated by the instructors. It can take multiple appointments to complete your treatment, and each appointment can take up to three hours. We want to provide you with the best possible care, so please be patient. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Cancellation Policy

The dental hygiene student has numerous clinical requirements to fulfill. They depend on YOU to help them do this. If for some reason (other than inclement weather) you cannot keep your appointment, please call the clinic 48 hours prior to your appointment to let us know. Please leave a message if necessary as these are checked regularly. This allows the student time to give your appointment to another patient. Because of our busy schedule and the number of people on our waiting list, if we do not receive a minimum of 48 hours notice for a cancelled appointment it will NOT be rescheduled. The student#s learning process and completion of clinic requirements for graduation and board examinations are jeopardized when a patient does not follow through with appointments. Your cooperation will allow us to better serve you.

Continuing Care

Although the OTC Dental Hygiene Clinic is committed to providing you with prevent procedures, we are also committed to partnering with your general dentist for comprehensive dental care. Successful preventive dental health care must be maintained on a regular schedule. Due to the dental hygiene students required clinical experience with certain case difficulties, it may not be possible to schedule your dental cleanings are frequently as you would like at our clinic. We encourage you to seek services from your personal dentist when the dental hygiene students are unable to meet your preventive care needs.

Dental Clinic Services & Fees

Prices effective as of June 1st, 2011.

 Comprehensive Exam  $10 (first visit)
 Periodic Exam  $5
 X-rays  $5-$30 depending on number of films taken
 Child Cleaning (age 3-12)  $20 (includes exam, cleaning, bitewing radiographs, and fluoride)
 Child Sealants (age 3-12)  $15
 Adult Cleaning (age 13+)  $30 (class I-II only)
 Adult Sealants (age 13+)  $5 each
 Adult Periodontal Cleaning  $25 per quad/sextant (class III or higher)
 CHX  $10 (required at first quad/sextant cleaning
 4 week re-eval  $25
 3 month periodontal maintenance  $30 (class III or higher)
 Topical Fluoride (Adult Only)  $5
 Desensitizing Agent (Adult Only)  $5
 Antimicrobial Agent (Adult Only)  $5
Clinic Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Appointments available: Tuesday & Thursday 8:00am or 4:00pm