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Dental Health Center

The Dental Health Center (DHC) is a clinical educational facility supporting the Delaware Technical & Community College, Dental Hygiene Associate Degree Program. It is the mission of the DHC to provide quality dental care within the community while enabling our students to meet the educational requirements of the dental hygiene program.

Anyone is eligible to have their teeth cleaned and all new patients must be seen by a dental hygiene student for their initial visit. Once services by the dental hygiene student is completed then financially eligible patients may be appointed a dentist.

The Dental Health Center offers financial assistance programs, based upon household income and household size, to help with the cost of dental treatment. (See Program Eligibility for more details.)


Dental Services

Anyone is eligible to have their teeth cleaned and all new patients must be seen by a dental hygiene student for their initial visit. Once services by the dental hygiene student is completed then program eligible patients may be appointed a dentist. If a patient is not eligible for dental treatment, they will be referred to a private dentist.

Dental services, such as fillings, crowns, and dentures are available to patients who qualify for financial assistance programs offered by the Dental Health Center or contracted community agencies. Financial assistance programs for dental care are based on financial need, and individuals interested in these programs should contact the Dental Health Center Manager or Patient Information Specialist.

Delaware Tech has also developed dental programs with various community agencies including Medicaid, the Department of Public Health, the Division of Developmental Disabilities, and Vocational Rehabilitation.

Dental Hygiene Services:
  • Oral Prophylaxis - removal of tooth deposits and polishing of the teeth.
  • Digital X-rays
  • Topical Fluoride Applications
  • Oral Hygiene Instruction & Oral Health Counseling
  • Application of Pit and Fissure Sealants
  • Fabrication of Protective Athletic Mouth Guards
  • Fabrication of Home Fluoride Trays
  • Fabrication of Tooth Bleaching Trays

Special Note - the above services are rendered to individuals according to their dental needs. Please see Program Eligibility for financial assistance.

Dental Services:

Licensed dentists are on staff at the Dental Health Center Mondays through Thursdays to perform dental services.

  • Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Dentures
  • Simple extractions

Dental Services are available to program eligible patients.

Dental Referrals:

A private dental office must provide dental treatment to individuals who do not qualify for any of the dental programs.

If needed a dental referral can be made. Duplicates of any dental x-rays taken will be provided.

Dental Health Center Financial Assistance Program Covered Services:
  • Dental cleanings
  • Digital X-rays
  • Fillings
  • Extractions

Services Not Covered by DHC Financial Assistance Programs:

  • Dentures
  • Partial dentures
  • Crowns
  • Tooth bleaching
  • Emergency dentist care
Emergency Services:

Emergency visits are offered strictly on an appointment only basis. These appointments are limited. You must have an appointment to receive treatment. Walk-ins are not accepted. We have set fees for our emergency appointments. Fees must be paid in full and in cash at the time of the appointment.

  • Extractions: $70
  • Fillings: $150

Any questions regarding fees for Dental Services should be directed to the Dental Health Center Manager.