Dental Clinic Open

12/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

Annual EGCC Dental Clinic Now Open

Eastern Gateway Community College announced that its dental clinic will once more open its doors starting January 21, 2017.

Students and dental staff will be able to complete dental exams, x-ray work, fillings, and sealants on both children and adults. Dental cleanings, however, will not be part of the clinic’s services.

All appointments will be on Saturday and participants will be charged a minimal fee. A fee schedule and appointment forms are available by contacting Tammy Graham at the Dental Clinic by calling 740.266.9690 and leaving a message or by emailing her at tgraham@egcc.edu.

Lack of access to dental care continues to be a major wellness concern in the United States, and affordability continues to be a major contributor to the gap in oral care. A National Health Interview Study in 2008 found that the top seven reasons that a person may forgo a dental visit for an oral health problem, “could not afford/no insurance” was the resounding leader.