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Dental Hygiene Clinic

  • Dental Hygiene Clinic


    Adults 18 years and older with at least six natural teeth and have not had teeth cleaned in past year. Calculus (tartar) build-up on the teeth preferred.

    Appointments for children 5-17 years of age are available during Fall and Spring sessions only. Note: Children of all ages must be accompanied by a parent for consent of treatment.

    Clinic Policy

    Treatment may take single or multiple appointments, based on the patient’s needs identified during the dental examination. Services delivered are always patient-centered and may consist of, but are not limited to, any combination of the following:

    • Individualized instruction in the care of teeth and gums
    • Oral cancer and blood pressure screening
    • Scaling and polishing of teeth
    • Fluoride treatment
    • Sealants
    • Dental images
    • Nutritional and tobacco cessation counseling
    • Recommendations for professional dental and medical care

    Services received at the SUNY Erie Dental Hygiene Clinic are not intended to replace routine dental care with a dental provider. These services are provided by the students of the SUNY Erie School of Dental Hygiene as part of their educational program. The SUNY Erie Dental Hygiene Clinic is not an emergency clinic.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: What if you can't keep your appointment?
    A:Please inform us at least 24 hours in advance of a cancellation. This will enable us to schedule another patient.

    Q: May I bring me children along when I come in for my appointment?
    A:Since we do not offer child care services we must ask you to make other arrangements for the care of your children.

    Q: How long will it take to complete my dental treatment?
    A:The clinic sessions are 3 hours in length. Because it is a teaching clinic, you can expect your treatment to be closely supervised and therefore may take longer to complete. An estimate of time will be given at your first appointment.

    Q: Will you tell me if I need other dental treatment?
    A:This dental hygiene appointment is not a substitute for examination and treatment by a dentist. However, recommendations for additional professional dental care will be made.

    Q: Are there any fees?
    A:All services are free.

    The Eight Warning Signs:
    1. Gums that bleed when you brush your teeth.
    2. Gums that are red, swollen, or tender.
    3. Gums that have pulled away from your teeth.
    4. Pus between your teeth and gums when the gums are pressed.
    5. Permanent teeth that are loose and separating.
    6. Changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite.
    7. Any changes in the way your partial dentures fit.
    8. Bad breath.

    If you show any of the above symptoms, you may have periodontal disease. Three out of four adults may experience some form of periodontal disease.

    Patient Quality of Care Resources
  • Need Help?

    Dental Hygiene Clinic

    North Campus
    Student Services Building, Room S-100
    6205 Main Street
    Williamsville, N.Y. 14221
    P: (716) 851-1336
  • Dental Hygiene Program Accreditation Notice

    The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association will conduct a site visit review of the SUNY Erie Dental Hygiene program on September 19-20, 2018.  

    Third party comments from students, patients, faculty, program administrators and communities of interest concerning the SUNY Erie Dental Hygiene program are being solicited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Signed or unsigned comments will be considered; names and/or signatures will be removed from comments prior to forwarding them to the program. Comments must pertain only to the standards for the program or policies and procedures used in the Commission's accreditation process.

    A copy of the accreditation standards and/or the policy on third-party comments may be obtained by contacting the Commission at: 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, or by calling 1 (800) 621-8099 extension 4653. Deadline: July 19, 2018

    Posting Form for Third Party Comments