UAA Dental Days

Students provide dental care at the on-campus clinic. Photo courtesy of UAA Dental Clinic.

UAA students can look forward to affordable dental care this semester. In an effort to provide more training for those in the university’s dental hygiene program, students actively enrolled in classes will have the opportunity to make a $45 appointment with the UAA Dental Clinic. Appointments will include a dental health screening, x-rays, and a cleaning by hygienists-in-training. Appointments are available every Monday from Feb. 6 to April 24.

Interested students should be aware of the 3 ½ hour time commitment associated with the initial evaluation. This time will be used as an intensive, hands-on training session for hygienists to go over the slew of evaluatory practices and techniques that are required for success in the field of dental hygiene.

Students requiring further treatment will be scheduled for subsequent appointments. Those receiving further treatment may have to pay an extra $15 dependent upon the scope of necessary procedures.

An appointment is required, and they can be scheduled for 8:30 a.m. or 12:45 p.m. At this time, there is no limit to the number of students who can sign up.

Dental Administrative Assistant Emma Butera said passes can be made for students whose classes conflict with the available appointment times.

Butera said, “this program is intended to help students receive reasonably priced dental care while also providing important training time for hygienists-to-be.”

Contingent upon this program’s success, the dental assisting program will provide similar services scheduled to begin later in the semester.

To contact the UAA Dental Clinic call 907-786-6960 or email Students are encouraged to save time by filling out the forms found on the clinic’s website before their scheduled appointment time.

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