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Dental Health Center

The Dental Health Center (DHC) is an educational clinical facility supporting the Dental Hygiene program at Delaware Technical Community College. It is the mission of the DHC to provide quality dental care for the community while enabling our students to meet the educational requirements of the Dental Hygiene program.

All new patients (with the exception of those with a dental emergency) are scheduled with a dental hygiene student for an initial appointment and thereafter, a dental cleaning. When dental hygiene treatment is completed, patients who qualify for the DHC financial assistance program may be appointed with a dentist. Any patient with a dental emergency will be scheduled with a dentist for an appointment.

The DHC financial assistance program is designed to provide individuals an opportunity to receive dental care at costs that are reduced, based on household income and size. Learn more about details and eligibility for this program.

Dental Hygiene Services

The following services are provided by dental hygiene students during the fall, spring, and summer academic semesters:

Services offered at reduced rate based on DHC financial assistance program Services for which fees are determined based on laboratory fabrication or product purchasing costs. DHC financial program qualification does not apply.
Oral examinations Fabrication of dental bleaching trays and bleaching bel
Oral prophylaxis (removal of tooth deposits & polishing of the teeth) Fabrication of custom athletic mouth guards
Periodontal scaling & root planing  
Topical fluoride application  
Fabrication of custom home fluoride trays  

Dental Services

Dental services are available to patients who qualify for financial assistance offered through the DHC or contracted community agencies, including the Department of Public Health, Medicaid, Division of Developmental Disabilities, and Vocational Rehabilitation.

The following dental services are provided Monday through Thursday by licensed dentists and dental residents:

Services offered at reduced rate based on DHC financial assistance program Services for which fees are determined based on laboratory fabrication or product purchasing costs. DHC financial program qualification does not apply.
Oral Examinations Crowns / Bridges
Fillings Full and partial dentures
Root canal Dental bleaching
Simple extractions  
Periodontal services  

Emergency Dental Services

Fees for emergency appointments are as follows:

Emergency service Fee
Emergency examination and x-ray $30.00
Emergency extraction $70.00*
Emergency filling $150.00*

*Reduced rates based on financial assistance programs apply

Dental Referrals

Patients who do not qualify for a financial assistance program must seek dental services from a private dental office. If needed, a dental referral can be made. Patient x-rays will be forwarded.