Sealant Day huge success for CBC Dental Hygiene program

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

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Photo Cutline: Students in CBC’s Dental Hygiene program provided members of the community with free dental exams, dental cleanings and sealants at Sealant Day.

In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, the Coastal Bend College (CBC) Dental Hygiene program hosted Sealant Day on Saturday, February 25. This free event provided both youth and adults with the opportunity to receive free dental hygiene services as well as sealants.

Individuals who were not able to attend this free event are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the CBC Dental Hygiene program. The College’s Dental Hygiene program operates a clinic that conducts teeth cleaning for the general public on:

Monday & Wednesday

8:15 a.m.

10:15 a.m.

12:45 p.m.

2:45 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday

8:15 a.m.

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. Additionally, multiple appointments, x-rays and sealants are available at no additional charge to patients after the first initial visit.

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.

CBC Dental Hygiene Program Provides Informational Presentations

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

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Photo Cutline: A group of CBC Dental Hygiene students provide students, faculty and staff with a presentation on mental health and the overall effects that it has on oral health. 

Coastal Bend College’s (CBC) Dental Hygiene program recently presented their student projects on public health topics. These topics included injury and violence, substance abuse, mental health, eating disorders, and oral piercings. Each of the student projects covered a specific topic and provided information on how this topic affected an individual’s oral health.

Individuals who are interested in learning more about these topics should feel free to stop by the Dental Hygiene Clinic, which is located at 3800 Charco Road. In addition, the College’s Dental Hygiene program is inviting members of the community and surrounding areas to attend a free sealant day in honor of National Children’s Health Month.

Sealant Day will take place inside of the Dental Hygiene Clinic, which is located inside of the James R. Dougherty, Jr. Dental Technology Building. Youth ages 6-17 will have the opportunity to receive free sealants and dental examinations. In addition, adults will also have access to free dental examinations by CBC’s Dental Hygiene students and faculty.

For more information about this event, please feel free to visit www.coastalbend.edu or call (361) 354-2555.

CBC Dental Hygiene Department to host Free Sealant Day on February 25

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By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

Sub headline: Sealant Day to be hosted in honor of National Children’s Dental Month

The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Dental Hygiene program is conducting a free sealant day in honor of National Children’s Health Month. Sealant Day will provide youth ages 6-17 with free sealants and dental exams. In addition, adults will also have the opportunity to participate in a free dental examination by CBC’s Dental Hygiene students and faculty.

Members of the community and surrounding areas are encouraged to participate in this free annual event. Sealant Day will take place on Saturday, February 25 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The free event will take place inside of the James R. Dougherty, Jr. Dental Technology Building at CBC Beeville’s Dental Hygiene Clinic, which is located at 3800 Charco Road.

A sign-in sheet will be provided the day of the event to ensure that all patients have an opportunity to be seen; no appointments will be accepted. All youth must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive services from the CBC Dental Hygiene Department.

Youth who require sealants, a preventative measure that acts as a barrier between the tooth and cavities, will receive them during their examination. The dental examinations that will be provided by CBC Dental Hygiene students will include: a review of the patient’s oral health history, a physical examination of the patient’s mouth and a referral for dental treatment, if necessary.

Individuals who will not be able to attend this free event are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the CBC Dental Hygiene program. The College’s Dental Hygiene program operates a clinic that conducts teeth cleanings for the general public on:

Monday & Wednesday

8:15 a.m.

10:15 a.m.

12:45 p.m.

2:45 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday

8:15 a.m.

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. Additionally, multiple appointments, x-rays and sealants are available at no additional charge to patients after the first initial visit.

For more information about Sealant Day or to schedule an appointment with CBC’s Dental Hygiene Clinic, please call (361) 354-2555.

CBC’s Dental Hygiene Clinic Accepting Patients

Sub headline: Low Cost Dental Care Provided To Beeville And Surrounding Areas

By: Sera F. Quiroga, CBC Communications Staff Writer

Members of the community and surrounding areas are invited to take advantage of the low cost dental services available at Coastal Bend College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic. The College’s Dental Hygiene Program provides a variety of services to patients Mondays and Wednesdays.

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.

The College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic has the following appointment availabilities:

Monday and Wednesday 

8:15 a.m.

10:15 a.m.

12:45 p.m.

2:45 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday

8:15 a.m.

Multiple appointments, x-rays and sealants are available at no additional charge to patients.  Fees for the College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic are as follows:

  • Free- Senior citizens (65 & older), military (active & retired) and CBC Faculty & Staff
  • $5- CBC Students (with a valid student ID)
  • $10- General public

CBC’s Dental Hygiene Clinic is located at 3800 Charco Road inside of the James R. Dougherty, Jr. Dental Technology Building. To make an appointment with CBC’s Dental Hygiene Clinic, please call (361) 354-2555.

CBC Student Dental Hygiene Association Sponsors Supply Drive To Assist the Women’s Shelter of South Texas

Headline: CBC Student Dental Hygiene Association Sponsors Supply Drive To Assist the Women’s Shelter of South Texas

Coastal Bend College (CBC) will be observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month. CBC’s Student Dental Hygiene Association is sponsoring a supply drive with all supplies collected benefitting the Women’s Shelter of South Texas. The supply drive is scheduled to take place throughout the month of October and will feature a donation station inside of the James R. Dougherty, Jr. Dental Technology Building.

CBC’s Student Dental Hygiene Association members are asking for community members to donate the following unused/sealed items: toiletries (deodorant, shampoo, body wash, conditioner, baby soap, baby shampoo, wash cloths, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.) pillows, pillow cases, socks (women & children), pregnancy test, and plastic kitchenware/cutlery. For more information about the supply drive, please contact CBC Dental Hygiene Assistant Professor Jennifer Arismendez at (361) 354-2555 or via email at jarismendez@coastalbend.edu.