One of Clayton State University’s best-known and busiest community outreach programs, the public Dental Hygiene Clinic run by the Department of Dental Hygiene, is looking for young patients.
According to Department Chair Dr. Gail Barnes, the Dental Hygiene Clinic has experienced a shortage of children patients, especially children with mixed dentition, that is, both baby and permanent teeth.
“To meet their graduation requirements, senior dental hygiene students are required to provide oral care for a certain number of children,” she explains.
Although Clayton State does have a lot of non-traditional students, including some young dual-enrolled students and many older adult students, Barnes notes that most Clayton State students do not have young family members who can be patients at the clinic. As a result, Barnes is soliciting support from the Clayton State community and the community at large to assist the University’s Dental Hygiene students in this endeavor.
Appointments for the Dental Hygiene Clinic are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for all ages, but especially for children. For a nominal fee, Clayton State Dental Hygiene students provide dental cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments and x-rays under the direction of dental health clinical faculty.
Please call (678) 466-4920 to schedule an appointment for a young child in your life.