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Center Procedures


To make any appointment, please contact the DHC at (302) 571-5364. All patients must be seen for a dental cleaning prior to scheduling other dental treatment. Dental hygiene appointments are typically scheduled from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM. The days of the week on which appointments are available depends upon the students' schedule. As such, dental hygiene appointments are available only during the fall, spring and summer academic semesters.

Broken Appointments/Cancellations

Every attempt is made to confirm scheduled appointments. In the event that two appointments are broken or cancelled without 24 hours prior notification, the result is termination of care for the patient.
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Length of Treatment Appointments

Generally, each dental hygiene appointment is 2 1/2 to 3 hours in length. The number of appointments required for the completion of treatment varies with each patient and the condition of his/her mouth. As this is an educational facility, you should expect to be scheduled for multiple appointments. Completion of dental hygiene treatment cannot be guaranteed within any specific period of time. Commitment to scheduled appointments is important.


A cash payment is requested at the initial appointment. The center will accept cash, check, money orders and credit card payments for services rendered after the patient’s initial appointment. When receiving dental treatment, payment is requested as services are rendered. Fees are charged at a reduced rate for all procedures performed. In the case of extensive dental procedures, payment arrangements may be made in advance of treatment. A fee schedule is available upon request.

First Appointments

The first appointment consists of an initial oral examination during which your medical history (including all medications being taken) is recorded and an examination of your mouth is completed to determine what dental hygiene and/or dental treatment priorities are indicated.

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