LFCC Dental Hygiene Program Seeks Patients
For Immediate Release:
Oct. 12, 2009
Lord Fairfax Community College's (LFCC) Dental Hygiene Program is currently accepting new patients to receive a variety of services based on the needs of the patient and the educational requirements of the program. The services provided in the clinic are free for the patient.
"Healthy teeth improve your personal appearance, chewing efficiency and general health," said Linda Gill, associate professor of dental hygiene at LFCC. "Preventive dentistry can help you keep your teeth for a lifetime. We hope that individuals in the area will take advantage of the services offered at LFCC's dental hygiene clinic."
All services are offered in a learning environment supervised by licensed instructors. The following services are offered at the clinic, based on the needs of the patient:
- Athletic mouth guards
- Dental x-rays (copies may be forwarded to a personal dentist upon request)
- Oral prophylaxis (teeth cleaning)
- Plaque control appointments (including dietary counseling)
- Pit and fissure sealants
- Topical fluoride application
Not every person is selected to be a patient. Selection is dependent upon such factors as the patient's ability to return to the clinic for multiple visits, which enables the students to complete the patient's treatment and receive a final grade. The number of appointments varies for each patient and is based on his or her medical and dental health.
Patients under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian complete the registration. A health history and release form must be signed.
The dental hygiene clinic is located on the Middletown Campus in room 205 of the Technology Building. Days and hours available for appointments vary. Individuals interested in participating in the program may contact the clinic at (540) 868-7062 or (800) 906-5322, ext. 7062.
Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a comprehensive, multi-campus public institution of higher education. Through its three locations — the Fauquier and Middletown Campuses and the Luray-Page County Center — the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.
Lord Fairfax Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. LFCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation or disability in its programs or activities.