Dental Hygiene Clinic
LCCC’s Dental Hygiene Clinic is open to the campus community and the public. The program’s students and experienced faulty can provide people of all ages with expert and affordable, preventative dental hygiene services at a cutting-edge facility that’s housed on campus. The clinic also has flexible hours to accommodate most people’s schedules.
People can call 307.778.1141 to schedule an appointment.
- First week in January through mid-July
- First week in September through mid-December
Appointment times may vary:
- Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
- Wednesday evenings, 4 p.m.
Patients should plan on a three hour long appointment when they schedule their appointment. In some cases, patients will need multiple appointments and may see more than one practitioner.
All adult patients new to the clinic are required to come to a short screening appointment at no charge, prior to the first scheduled appointment for dental hygiene services.
Dental Hygiene Clinic Cancellation Policy
The clinic has a 24 hour cancellation policy. After three cancelled appointments within less than 24 hours’ notice or two failed (no show) appointments the patient will be dismissed from the college’s clinic.
The typical fee for a comprehensive exam, cleaning and fluoride.
|Adult Initial Screening||Free|
|Geriatric (Age 60 and over)||$16|
|Children (age 17 and under)||$16|
Patients needing periodontal therapy (scaling and root planning by quadrant) there would be an additional charge of $29
|Sealants||$8 per tooth|
|Bitewings (2 to 4 x-rays)||$10|
|Full-mouth (20 x-rays)||$20|
|Panoramic Film (image of entire jaw)||$20|
The clinic accepts cash and checks only. Full payment is due at the end of the first dental hygiene services appointment. Patients will be presented with a treatment plan of all proposed fees, prior to expectation of payment. Patients can view the fee schedule for more information on costs.
- Blood pressure screening
- Oral cancer screening
- Dental examinations
- Periodontal assessment (evaluation for gum disease)
- Education related to oral health
- X-rays (radiographs)
- Dental hygiene therapy (teeth cleaning or prophylaxis)
- Conservative periodontal therapy (scaling and root planning and periodontal maintenance)
- Fluoride application
- Sealants (coating to prevent decay on the chewing surfaces of teeth)
- The clinic doesn’t provide extractions, fillings, crowns, root canals and other similar services.
All patient exam information, Report of Findings and radiographs will be provided, upon request, to the dentist of the patient’s choice for any necessary follow-up dental care.
New Patient Information
LCCC asks patients to please read the clinic’s new patient information pamphlet. After a patient’s screening appointment, the clinic dentist or hygiene instructor and the student screener will discuss treatment options. Multiple appointments may be necessary to complete a patient’s treatment and referrals to other providers may also be recommended to meet a patient’s specific treatment needs.
Notice of Privacy Practices
LCCC also asks patients to please read the clinic’s notice of privacy practices. Patients can also download and view the Dental Hygiene's HIPPA document.
The security of the patient’s personal data is one of the clinic’s primary concerns and it has taken precautions to protect it.
Patient forms are for new patients or returning patients not seen in the clinic for two or more years. Patients will need to complete their new patient health history prior to their appointment and read through the Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities, Informed Consent and Release of Information forms. Patients will be asked to review and sign these documents at their first appointment.
- Medical History
- Consent for Use and Disclosure of Health Information
- Patient Rights and Responsibilities
- Authorization for Release of Radiographs
Location of the Dental Hygiene Clinic
Laramie County Community College
1400 East College Drive
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82007
Science Center (SC) 122
LCCC’s campus map can help people find the clinic’s location. The Science Center is building 2 on the map.
Keeping patients safe: The clinic follows CDC and OSHA guidelines.
The American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation Complaint Information
“The commission is interested in the continued improvement and sustained quality of dental and dental related education programs but does not intervene on behalf of individuals or act as a court of appeal for treatment received by patients or individuals in matters of admission, appointment, promotion or dismissal of faculty, staff or students,” the Commission on Dental Accreditation’s website indicated.
“In accord with its responsibilities to determine compliance with accreditation standards, policies, and procedures, the Commission does not intervene in complaints as a mediator but maintains, at all times, an investigative role. This investigative approach to complaints does not require that the complainant be identified to the program. The Commission, upon request, will take every reasonable precaution to prevent the identity of the complainant from being revealed to the program; however, the Commission cannot guarantee the confidentiality of the complainant,” the website indicated.
“The Commission strongly encourages attempts at informal or formal resolution through the program's or sponsoring institution's internal processes prior to initiating a formal complaint with the Commission,” the website indicated.
“The Commission will consider only formal, written, signed complaints; unsigned complaints will be considered “anonymous complaints” and addressed as set forth above; oral complaints will not be considered. Students, faculty, constituent dental societies, state boards of dentistry, patients, and other interested parties may submit an appropriate, signed, formal complaint to the Commission on Dental Accreditation regarding any Commission accredited dental, allied dental or advanced dental education program, or a program that has an application for initial accreditation pending. An appropriate complaint is one that directly addresses a program’s compliance with the Commission’s standards, policies and procedures,” the website indicated.
Patients can visit the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) website to review the complaint policies and procedures or contact the commission at 211 East Chicago Avenue. Chicago, IL 60611-2678.