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The Temple College Dental Hygiene Program will conduct free dental screenings for prospective patients from 1- 3 p.m. on Monday, August 25 in the Jean and Ralph Wilson Dental Hygiene Clinic in the Health Sciences Center on the east side of the Temple College main campus.

Screenings are performed on a walk-in basis.

Additional screenings will take place on Mondays from Sept. 8 through Dec. 1.

Monday screenings are offered in two sessions: 8:30 – 10 a.m. and 1:30 – 3 p.m.

A screening is a brief examination of the mouth by a member of the program faculty and is necessary before becoming a patient in the program. Hygiene students provide the full range of preventive care services as part of their learning experiences within the program, however no reparative or restorative services are offered.

The Dental Hygiene program is in particular need of patients who have not received dental hygiene care for several years or whose gums bleed easily.

After a patient has been screened, a dental hygiene student practitioner will call the patient at a later date to set up a hygiene appointment. There is a $15 fee for hygiene services, which include cleaning and polishing, radiographs (x-rays), pit and fissure sealants when appropriate, fluoride applications, nutritional counseling and home care instruction. The fee is due at the first cleaning appointment.

For more information, contact the Temple College Dental Hygiene Clinic at 254-298-8688.

  • The Temple College Texas Bioscience Institute (TBI) Middle College program will host a Student/Parent Open House Tues., Feb. 11, at 6 p.m.  in the auditorium of the Texas Bioscience Institute located on Scott & White’s West Campus at 5701 Airport Rd in Temple. The open house is for any parent or student interested in learning what the Middle College program can offer. Students from all area high schools, as well as home schooled students, are welcome to participate. Visitors will have an opportunity to tour the facility, visit with TBI personnel and receive information about applying for admission for the 2014-2015 school year. Through partnerships with area high schools, the Temple College TBI Middle College program offers high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to earn up to two years of college credit before their high school graduation. For more information, please call the Texas Bioscience Institute at 254-298-8782.

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