Dental Clinics

Dental Clinics

dental hygiene Clinic Services

The Del Mar College Dental Hygiene clinic offers services to the community at a nominal charge, which includes:

  • Medical history review
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Intra-oral examination
  • Dental preliminary assessment
  • Periodontal assessment
  • Dental hygiene education
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Radiographs (X-rays)
  • Fluoride treatments, as needed
  • Selective polishing
  • Conservative periodontal therapy
  • Dental hygiene therapy
  • Dental sealants (a thin plastic coating on the teeth)
  • Chewing surfaces of teeth to help prevent decay
  1. All procedures performed by students are under the supervision of instructors, and usually require more than one visit.
  2. Treatment does not include a dental examination to determine dental cavities or other dental problems. A licensed dentist should be seen at regular intervals.
  3. Students are required to fulfill a certain number of hours of instruction in the Dental Hygiene Clinic and missed or broken appointments could affect a student's ability to complete semester requirements.
  4. Patients are selected for treatment based on meeting the educational and clinical requirements of students. Final selection of patients will be made by Del Mar College. Application for treatment does not insure treatment.
  • Location & Contact Information

    Physical Address

    Del Mar College West Campus
    4101 Old Brownsville Road
    Health Science Building 1
    Room 123 (First Floor)

    Mailing Address

    101 Baldwin Blvd.
    Corpus Christi, TX 78404

    Contact Information

    Amanda Canales
    (361) 698-2854

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: How can I get an appointment?
    A: To make an appointment it is recommended to call the clinic early in the semester.

    Q: What is a qualifying appointment?
    A: A qualifying appointment is a quick 30-minute screening to see what type of cleaning you will need and to see if you meet the educational and health requirements to qualify for treatment in our clinic. (Note: This appointment is not the actual cleaning appointment.) After you are qualified, a student hygienist may be assigned to your case and will contact you to schedule an appointment.

    Q: How long are the cleaning appointments?
    A: All procedures performed by the students are under the supervision of the instructors, and usually require more than one visit to be completed. (Note: Appointments are set for 3 hours between 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm.)

    Q: Does the clinic provide any other dental procedures?
    A: The extent of the treatment that can be given by the Dental Hygiene Clinic are that of preliminary oral examinations, prophylaxis (cleaning), home care counseling, topical fluoride applications, radiographs, sealants, amalgam polishing and consultation and referral by a licensed dentist.

    Q: What is your Bloodborne Pathogen Policy?
    A: For more information, read about Del Mar College Dental Hygiene Program's current bloodborne pathogen policy.

Page last updated February 8, 2019.

Clinic Hours

Spring Hours
Mid January - Early May

  • Monday-Thursday:
    9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
  • Friday:

Fall Hours
September - Mid December

  • Monday:
    9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday:
  • Wednesday:

*Closed in the Summer

Contact Information

Dental and Imaging Technology
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-2858