December 3, 2021

Coastal Bend College

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CBC Sealant Day a Huge Success for Dental Hygiene Program

In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, the Coastal Bend College (CBC) dental Hygiene program hosted Sealant Day on Saturday, February 23. This free event provided both youth and adults with the opportunity to receive free dental hygiene services as well as sealants.

Based on a copy of the ADA usual customary fee schedule for 2018, the total cost of services performed on Sealant Day was $14,614. Without the help and support of our volunteers, Sealant Day would not be possible. The dentists that volunteered included: Dr. Mary Phelps, Dr. Wade Phelps, Dr. Robert Fletcher, and Dr. James Duncan. This was the most successful sealant day yet, with more volunteers and the students busy all day.

The following procedures were performed:

Sealants = 181

1 Bitewing xray=1

2 Bitewing xray=1

4 Bitewing xray=13


Full mouth xray=2

Adult prophylaxis=7

Child prophylaxis=8

Fluoride treatment=13

Exam by Dentist=17

CBC’s Dental Hygiene students, under the supervision of trained faculty and staff, provide a variety of services to their patients. The services that are offered at the clinic include teeth cleaning, fluoride treatments, dental x-rays, site-specific antimicrobial placement and pit/fissure sealants placement. Individuals who were not able to attend this free event are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the CBC Dental Hygiene program.

Fees for the College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic are: free for senior citizens (65 & older), military (Active & retired) and CBC faculty & staff; $5 for CBC students with a valid student ID; and $10 for the general public.

For more information about the services offered at CBC’s Dental Hygiene Clinic or to schedule an appointment, please call the College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic at (361) 354-2555.