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Spring cleaning time … Del Mar College Dental Hygiene Program offering clinical services “at no cost” this semester

Cleanings, dental x-rays and various screenings among several clinical services available now through May 1 at Windward Campus facility

Article by Melinda Eddleman

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Just like that annual routine around this time of year, Coastal Bend residents may want to consider a “dental spring cleaning” by Del Mar College (DMC) Dental Hygiene majors preparing for careers in the field. The program is offering ways to help accepted patients smile a little brighter while keeping a little more “green” in their wallets by offering clinical hours and services now through May 1 at no charge at the Windward Campus’ Dental Hygiene Clinic.

However, the clinic will be closed during DMC’s Spring Break scheduled March 11-16.

In addition to cleanings and scaling procedures, the DMC Dental Hygiene Clinic offers a variety of services that include medical history reviews, blood pressure screenings, intra-oral examinations, dental preliminary assessments, periodontal assessments, dental hygiene education, oral cancer screenings, radiographs (x-rays), advanced periodontal therapy, dental hygiene therapy and dental sealants.


The Dental Hygiene Clinic benefits our Coastal Bend community while also providing our students with hands-on training that fulfills program requirements. As a community service that’s offered at no cost, our students are preparing to become dental hygiene professionals for area clinics and dental offices, and they’re providing services that meet certain dental needs among patients making use of our state-of-the-art facility.

Eva Sepulveda, Director of DMC Dental Programs
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The clinic gives Dental Hygiene students the hands-on experience and required hours needed to complete the program. Students performing procedures are under the supervision of program faculty, and patients’ care usually requires more than one visit.

Patient selection is based on the educational and clinical requirements of Dental Hygiene students. DMC faculty will determine acceptance of patients after they first complete a “qualifying appointment.”  

For full details about patient selection, appointments and other pertinent information, visit the clinic web page at www.delmar.edu/offices/dental-clinic/index.html.

The facility is located in Room 125 of Health Sciences Building 1 on Del Mar College’s Windward Campus at 4101 Old Brownsville Road (78405). Access online directions and campus map. Operational hours are Mondays through Thursdays 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. as well as Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon with appointments required.

To schedule a “qualifying appointment,” contact Amanda Canales, Patient Care Assistant, at 361-698-2854 or dentalclinic@delmar.edu.



About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.