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The Patient's Bill of Rights
Who Can Schedule an Appointment
Location
Becoming a Patient
Length of Appointments

Clinic Hours
Fee Summary
Cancellation of Appointments
Infectious Disease Information
We Want You to Come Back
Dental Hygiene Department

The Patient's Bill of Rights:

Dental Hygiene Clinic patients have the right to:

1. be treated with courtesy and respect in a facility which meets the standards of care for the practice of dental hygiene in an academic setting.

2. be informed of the fee schedule and appointments.

3. have appointment time reasonably observed.

4. have a thorough examination and assessment of oral health needs.

5. be informed of current research regarding status of mouth hygiene and systemic disease (i.e. heart, pancreas, respiratory, preterm-low birth weight babies).

6. be informed of dental treatment necessary to attain optimal oral health and wellness.

7. receive accurate and current information regarding oral health status.

8. expect high quality care which will prevent further oral disease.

9. expect reasonable continuity and completion of care.

10. receive oral health instructions.

11. be referred for other needed dental treatment which will promote wellness.

12. confidentiality of all information pertinent to oral care.

13. expect treatment in a safe, clean health care setting.

14. informed consent prior to the initiation of treatment.

15. participate in decisions regarding dental hygiene treatment, having been made aware of the treatment alternatives, the risk of no treatment, and expected outcomes of treatment options.

16. access to dental records during and after treatment according to the Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility (HIPAA) Standards.

The services will be performed by a dental hygiene student under the supervision of licensed dentists and dental hygiene faculty. Services performed are limited to preventive treatment and are not intended to take the place of a dental examination. Preventive treatment provided includes:

* Oral Examination

* Oral Prophylaxis (Cleaning and Polishing the teeth)

* Dental Health Instructions

* Nutritional Counseling

* Necessary Radiographs (x-rays) - (referred to your dentist upon request)

* Home Care Kit

* Cleaning of Dentures

* Fluoride Treatment/Sealants

* Health Screening

* Athletic Mouthguards

Who Can Schedule an Appointment?

The clinic is open to interested adults and children in the community. Appointments must be made in advance.

A screening appointment is initially necessary to determine one's dental and medical status. Upon completion of the twenty to thirty minute screening appointment the client will be scheduled for the appropriate appointment times.

Location

Click here for driving directions to Lakeland's Main Campus.

The Dental Hygiene clinic is located on the ground floor of Building H (H-001). Click here for Ground Floor Campus Map. Laketran bus service is available to the Lakeland campus. Check with the company for the specific schedule (440) 354-6100.

Please direct e-mail inquiries to jbarr@lakelandcc.edu

Becoming a Patient

The clinic is open early September through early May. Clinic hours vary each semester. Please contact the dental hygiene secretary at (440) 525-7221 for exact times to schedule an appointment.

Length of Appointments

Treatment in the clinic proceeds at a slower pace than a dental office since the services are performed by the students and carefully evaluated by instructors. Usually preventive patient visits to the clinic take two or three appointments for 1-3 hours each visit. We want to provide you with the best possible care, so please be patient. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

For patients new to the clinic a short (20-30 minutes) screening appointment is necessary prior to being scheduled for preventive services. At this time a medical and dental overview is made in order to determine length/number of appointments necessary.

Clinic Hours

Fall Semester

Monday and Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday  5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Spring Semester

Monday and Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; and 5:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; and 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Fee Summary

$15.00 15 years and over - includes oral prophylaxis, radiographs if indicated, fluoride treatment and dental health instructions.

$10.00 14 years and under - same services as above.

$10.00 Senior Citizens - same services as above.

$15.00 Panoramic radiograph without prophylaxis

$10.00 Full series radiographs without prophylaxis

$3.00 Athletic mouthguards

$5.00 Sealants - per sealant

No fee for Patients on Medicaid, ADC, or General Relief when valid cards are presented at the initial appointment.

Please pay for services as they are rendered.

 

Cancellation of Appointments

The dental hygiene student has numerous clinical requirements to fulfill. They depend on YOU to help them in fulfilling these clinical requirements. If for some reason you cannot keep your appointment, please call the clinic at least 24 hours prior to your appointment to reschedule an appropriate time. This courtesy allows the dental hygiene student to give your appointment to another patient. Because of our busy schedule missed appointments, excessive cancellations or tardiness cannot be tolerated. Patients may be dismissed if missed appointments, excessive cancellations or tardiness becomes habitual behavior. The student's learning process and completion of clinic requirements for graduation and board examinations are jeopardized when a patient does not follow through with appointments. Your cooperation will allow us to better serve you.

Infectious Disease Information

Standard Precautions is an infection control practice that is adhered to in order to prevent and control the spread of infection. All health career students and faculty are required to utilize Standard Precautions when caring for patients and when handling any body fluids or substances. Equipment is protected with barriers and clinicians use gloves, masks, glasses, and fluid resistant apparel to diminish risks of bloodborne pathogens being transmitted. Items not protected by barriers are disinfected for every patient and instruments are sterilized. Protocol of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Ohio State Dental Board, Environmental Protection Agency and Center for Disease Control and Prevention is followed.

We Want You to Come Back

Although the Lakeland Dental Hygiene Clinic is committed to providing you with preventive procedures, we are also committed to partnering with your general dentist for comprehensive dental care. Successful preventive dental health care must be maintained on a regular schedule. Due to the dental hygiene students required clinical experience with certain case difficulties, it may mean that it will not be possible to schedule your dental cleanings as frequently as you would like at the Lakeland facility. We encourage you to seek services from your personal dentist when the dental hygiene students are unable to meet your preventive care therapy needs.

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