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Due to COVID-19, the NHTI Dental Clinic is closed until further notice.

At NHTI, we are committed to providing you with comprehensive patient-centered care while providing our students with an excellent learning experience.

Primary Purposes

  • To educate dental hygiene students to become competent professionals
  • To increase the public’s awareness of oral health because we believe that quality dental hygiene care is important to the total well-being of every patient treated.

The Teaching Environment

The dental hygiene clinic is a classroom/learning environment where student dental hygienists provide clinical and educational services to individuals in the community. Because the clinic is a learning facility, patients may be required to return for several appointments in order to complete the treatment necessary.

Our Students

  • Have been educated and evaluated to laboratory and clinical competency prior to treating patients in the clinic
  • Are closely supervised and evaluated as patient treatment progresses

Patient Responsibilities

The NHTI Dental Hygiene Clinic is an educational facility where students provide dental care with close supervision by faculty. The patient should arrive 10-15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment so that they may fill out any necessary paperwork and to pick up a parking permit. Because this is an educational facility with student/faculty interaction, appointments are scheduled in 1 ½ to 3 hour blocks and multiple appointments may be required in order to meet the needs of the patient.

The Dental Hygiene Students appreciate your time commitment to helping them fulfill their requirements needed for graduation.

Cancellations We understand that a patient may, at some point during their treatment, need to cancel an appointment. If it is necessary for you to cancel your appointment, we ask that you give the student a 24-hour notice.

**Due to the student’s limited schedule, continued cancellations may make it difficult, if not impossible, for the student to reschedule your appointment.

The NHTI Dental Hygiene Clinic operates using strict infection control practices as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). These practices are incorporated to protect you, the patient, as well as the student dental hygienist and faculty.  (Bloodborne and Infectious Disease Policy)

Fall Semester hours begin in September and continue through the first week of December. Appointment Times:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Spring Semester hours begin mid-January and continue through the last week in April. Appointment Times:

Monday – Friday8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

**The clinic is closed during holidays, semester breaks, spring and summer vacations.

The Dental Reception Office is open year-round and the hours are:

Fall and Spring (September – mid-May)8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Summer (Mid-May – August)8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

**The office is closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

The following patient-centered services may be provided by the dental hygiene students at the NHTI Dental Hygiene Clinic.

Services performed in the Dental Hygiene Clinic are preventative and do not replace regular dental visits.

  • Medical/Dental History Evaluation
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Dental Radiographs
  • Oral Health Risk Assessment
  • Education for Prevention of Oral Disease
  • Adult and Child Teeth Cleaning, Biofilm and Stain Removal
  • Desensitization of Sensitive Teeth
  • Pain Management (Local Anesthesia)
  • Anti-microbial Therapy
  • Fluoride Therapy
  • Dietary Analysis
  • Pit and Fissure Sealants
  • Impressions/Study Models
  • Intraoral Photographs
  • Tobacco Cessation Education and Referral
  • Prosthetic (denture/partial) Cleaning
  • Periodontal Scaling and Debridement

(Payment is due at the time of service)

Prophylaxis (Cleaning)

Adults (18-59) with or without bitewing x-rays$30.00
Children (6-17) with or without bitewing x-rays$20.00
Seniors (60 and older) with or without bitewing x-rays$20.00
Military Veterans with or without bitewing x-rays$20.00

Radioagraphs (x-rays)

Full mouth series$30.00
Bitewing x-rays$20.00
Panoramic x-ray$25.00
Periapical x-ray$5.00/ea.

Sealants                                                                                $10.00/tooth

**We accept cash, checks and credit cards

What can I expect?

In order to have your teeth cleaned at our clinic, there is a minimum of 4 appointments needed. Appointment length ranges from 1 ½ to 3 hours. The first appointment is a screening, at no charge, to make sure that the students can treat you in the clinic. The second appointment is for x-rays unless you have current x-rays from another dental office (2-3 years old) that can be forwarded. If x-rays are not needed you would then be scheduled for a first assessment appointment (the beginning of the cleaning process). Additional appointments would be scheduled as needed.

Is this a walk-in clinic or do I need to schedule an appointment?

Yes, you will need an appointment to be seen here in the clinic. When you contact the clinic the office staff will ask you for some information that will go into our call book. The students maintain their own schedules and will contact you to schedule your appointment.

What happens if I need to cancel an appointment?

Because the clinical services are provided to educate future dental hygienists and appointment times are limited, effective use of clinical time is very important. If for some reason a patient cancels or does not come to two or more confirmed appointments, the student may be permitted to discontinue their care and refer them to a private practice dental office. If you should need to cancel your appointment, please do so at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment. This will allow time for the student to fill that appointment with another patient.

Can I bring my children to my appointment?

Our clinic is not set up to accommodate unattended children therefore, you will need to make arrangements for someone to watch your children during your scheduled appointment.

How do I get to the clinic and where do I park?

Access directions and map to NHTI – Concord’s Community College here.

**PARKING PERMITS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE DENTAL RECEPTION OFFICE**

Once on campus, please follow these directions to reach the Dental Hygiene Clinic:

  1. From the stop sign at the entrance to NHTI, continue going straight until you come to a second stop sign.
  2. At the second stop sign you will see a building on the left called Little Hall.
    You will also see “NHTI Dental Clinic Parking by Permit Only” signs posted on the building. You can park here and come into the dental clinic for your parking permit. You will need to place the permit on the rearview mirror of your vehicle to prevent receiving a parking ticket.
  3. The dental clinic is across the street in MacRury Hall. Enter through the side entrance and take a left then take a right just after the restrooms. This will bring you to the dental clinic reception area.
  4. DO NOT PARK IN THE MCAULIFFE-SHEPARD DISCOVERY CENTER PARKING LOT. THIS PARKING LOT IS PRIVATE PROPERTY AND YOU WILL BE TICKETED AND/OR TOWED AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE. WE CANNOT HELP YOU IF THIS HAPPENS.

Please call (603) 230-4023 for more information. You may also email us at: nhtidentalclinic@ccsnh.edu.

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Dental Hygiene Clinic
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301-7412
(603) 230-4023
Fax: (603) 230-9305
nhtidentalclinic@ccsnh.edu