Welcome to the Dr. Robert H. Hill II Dental Hygiene Clinic
We are delighted that you chose us for your preventive services. At Hudson
Valley Community College, we are committed to providing you with the best patient-centered
treatment possible, while providing our students with an excellent learning
experience. Our students have been educated and evaluated to laboratory
competency prior to treating patients in clinic. Students are closely supervised
and evaluated as patient assessment and treatment progresses. Instructors
are dentists or licensed dental hygienists with advanced degrees. A dentist
is always present during clinic sessions.
Location: Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, Room 127
Phone: (518) 629-7400
Fax: (518) 629-8111
We schedule all patients by appointment. Please call (518) 629-7400
for an appointment time. Please note that we are teaching facility.
Students depend on you to learn and meet requirements. If you are
unable to keep your appointment, kindly notify the clinic 48 hours
in advance. Please allow 2.5 hours for each appointment. Thank you.
|Fall Semester (Sept. - Dec.) Senior Students
| Spring Semester (Jan. - May) Senior and Freshman Students
Before rendering services you will be asked to complete a health history
in order to gather any pertinent information that could impact your dental
Some medical conditions necessitate the need to take antibiotics before
dental treatment. Please inform us of any chronic or infectious diseases,
or conditions, that you have now, or in the past. If you are not sure
about your specific condition, please call the Dental Hygiene Clinic,
at (518) 629-7400, before making an appointment. We may possibly need
medical clearance from your physician. Also, any allergies to medications
or latex (rubber gloves) is important for us to know. Please bring a list
of all medications and/or supplements that you are taking. Your cooperation
is appreciated. We want to serve you in a professional and responsible
manner, that is in your best interest.
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Periodontal screening, oral evaluation, patient education, periodontal
debridement, polishing, fluoride treatment.
Dental Hygiene Department Policy on Sealants: If you wish to have
sealants on you or your child's teeth, an examination of the mouth is
necessary. The dentist on duty may be asked to make the final approval.
Bite-wing x-rays are necessary to rule out any decay between the teeth.
If your private dentist is recommending sealants, we will need a prescription,
signed by the dentist, detailing the particular teeth to be sealed. In
this case, x-rays are not necessary.
Policies on Bloodborne and Infectious Disease Management
The Hudson Valley Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic employs policy and protocol standards based on the recommendations from the American Dental Association (ADA), Center for Disease Control (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP). The guidelines set forth are to provide the current standards for infection control in a dental setting, reflecting new scientific knowledge and growing understanding of the principles of infectious disease. These recommendations and guidelines keep our Dental Hygiene Clinic up to date as scientific information leads to improvements in infection control, risk assessment, and disease management in oral health care. Please see the links below for additional information regarding policies on Bloodborne & Infectious Disease Management.
CDC Infection Control Resources
ADA Infection Control Resources
Policies on Radiation Management
Dental radiographs may be recommended as part of a patient's comprehensive care. The American
Dental Association (ADA), in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have
developed guidelines for patient selection and limiting radiation exposure. Hudson Valley Community
College Dental Hygiene Clinic adheres to these guidelines in the prescription and exposure of dental
radiographs. The ADA/FDA guidelines will be provided to patients upon request.
ADA Dental Radiographic Examinations
Other services available include:
- Dental Nutritional Counseling
- Amalgam Polishing
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NOTE: All fees must be paid prior to having treatment.
PROPHYLAXIS: Adult: $10;
Child 4-12 yrs.: $6
Hudson Valley Community College faculty, staff
and students: Free
Includes the following:
- Health History/Blood Pressure
- Periodontal Assessment
- Oral/Dental Evaluation
- Homecare Instruction
- Teeth Cleaning/Debridement
- Fluoride Treatment
- Bitewings: $5
- Full Mouth Series: $15
- Panorex: $10
- Panorex and Bitewings: $15
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What is a Dental Hygienist?
A dental hygienist is a licensed primary oral health care professional.
The dental hygienist is a clinician, oral health educator, health promoter,
consumer advocate, administrator, and researcher. The goal of dental hygiene
is to assist individuals in achieving and maintaining optimal oral health.
A wide range of settings is available for the practice of a dental hygienist,
such as private dental offices, community clinics, hospitals, chronic
care facilities, public health departments, educational institutions and
Dental hygienists are regulated by state legislation. Generally the responsibilities
of a dental hygiene clinician include the development, implementation
and evaluation of a dental hygiene plan of care based on the client's
- Assessment: i.e. examining, assessing, and documenting
oral conditions including those of the head and neck region
through the use of clinical measurements, radiographs and other
- Development of individualized oral hygiene programs for home care;
- Development of a professional dental hygiene plan of care to meet
the client's needs;
- Diet analysis and counseling for dental caries control and prevention;
- Educating clients regarding oral health planning;
- Conducting oral health programs in the community.
- Implementation: i.e. non- surgical periodontal therapy
(removing disease-related deposits on the tooth surface such
as plaque and calculus as well as unsightly tooth stains for
cosmetic purposes) applying decay preventing agents such as
fluoride and sealants.
- Evaluation: i.e. evaluating the success of a home care
oral hygiene program evaluating the dental hygiene plan of care
and with the client's satisfaction of that care plan.
American Dental Hygienists' Association
American Dental Association
Dental Web Sites
American Academy of Pediatric
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