The Dental Hygiene Clinic at College of DuPage provides state-of-the-art educational facility and hands-on experience to students while also providing dental hygiene services to the community. Dental Hygiene students are supervised by licensed dental hygiene instructors and clinical dentists.
Your responsibilities as a partner in your dental hygiene care include:
Becoming a patient in the dental hygiene teaching clinic is a privilege and requires patience, cooperation and a willingness to actively participate in the teaching/learning process. If the patient creates an environment that is not conducive to learning or actions/behavior(s) considered inappropriate in the dental hygiene clinical facility toward students, faculty and/or staff will be cause for exclusion from services in the dental hygiene clinical facility. Treatment is scheduled in 3 - 3 1/2 hour appointments and requires more than one appointment. Current dental radiographs are required. We will review all radiographs sent by your dental care provider. If no x-rays are available, radiographs will be taken in our clinic. We reserved the right to take additional radiographs after review of the ones provided by your dental care provider. All treatment is done by students under the supervision of Licensed Dental Hygienist and Dentists.
If a patient presents with dental disease beyond the scope of our students' clinical abilities, a proper referral will be given to the patient so their dental disease can continue to be treated elsewhere. If a patient qualifies to be treated in the COD Dental Hygiene Clinical, the patient must be aware that multiple 3-hour appointments will be required. Please note, we do not accept nor do we process dental insurance claims.
Under the supervision of licensed dental hygiene instructors and clinical dentists, students provide preventative dental services, including:
- Children and adult teeth cleaning
- Deep scaling
- Fluoride treatments
- Traditional and digital x-rays
- Clinic fee of $30 (includes: teeth cleaning, toothbrush, toothpaste sample and floss)
- Traditional and digital x-rays: ranging from $15 to $30
- Dental sealants: $8 per tooth
The clinic is free to COD employees, military/veterans and COD students. COD employee families, as well as seniors age 65 and older will receive a 25 percent discount.
For more information or appointments, call (630) 942-3250.
*College of DuPage Dental Hygiene Clinic does not accept insurance or third party reimbursements.
Dental Hygiene Clinic at College of DuPage
Health and Science Center, Room 1122