Oral Health Services
MCC dental hygiene students provide the following oral health services under faculty supervision.
- Medical History Review and Blood Pressure Reading
- Head, Neck and Oral Examination and Cancer Screening
- Dental and Periodontal Charting
- Oral Health Education
- Scaling and Biofilm Removal (Cleaning)
- Fluoride Therapy
Additional Preventive Services Available
- Dental Sealants
- Nutritional Counseling
- Prosthetic (Denture/Partial) Cleaning
- Custom Athletic Mouthguard
- Custom Fluoride Tray
- Intraoral Photographs
- Bitewing Radiographs
- Full-Mouth Radiographic Series
- Individual Radiographs
- Digital Radiographs
Radiographs and results of the oral examination may be referred to the individual's family dentist. Services performed in the Dental Hygiene Clinic are preventive and do not replace regular dental visits. Patients with compromised medical histories may be referred to a physician for medical clearance before receiving dental hygiene services.
Statement of Confidentiality
The MCC Dental Hygiene program provides a safe environment for patients. The confidentiality of information pertaining to the health status of each individual is strictly maintained. The Program abides by the Statement of Confidentiality found in MCC Dental Hygiene Patient Handbook found in the clinic reception area, or can be requested from the Clinic Front Desk Manager.
Exposure Control Policy
Middlesex Community College (MCC) adheres to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health recommendations and OSHA standards which deal with risk management and infection control education of the student concerning exposure to blood borne pathogens. A copy of the MCC Dental Hygiene Program Exposure Control Policy can be found in the MCC Dental Hygiene Patient Handbook or requested from the Clinic Front Desk Manager.