CBC Radiologic Technology Program to host Information Session

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

The Radiologic Technology Program at Coastal Bend College (CBC) invites prospective students to attend an information session on Tuesday, April 4 at 3:30 p.m. Students who are interested in enrolling into the College’s Radiologic Technology Program are highly encouraged to attend one of the information sessions. Information sessions will take place concurrently at the following CBC locations:

  • CBC Beeville- George F. Elam Building Room 111
  • CBC Alice- Room 204
  • CBC Kingsville- Room 120
  • CBC Pleasanton- Room 138

Additional information regarding CBC’s Radiologic Technology Program is available by visiting www.coastalbend.edu/radiology.

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 Nursing Program announces TEAS testing dates

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

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Sub headline: Deadline for TEAS Exam Quickly Approaching 

Prospective students who are interested in pursuing a licensed vocational nursing (LVN) degree and/or a registered nursing (RN) degree at Coastal Bend College (CBC) must take the required Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) before they are considered for either program.

The TEAS exam is a multiple-choice assessment compiled of objectives that nursing and allied health educators utilize to gauge a student’s academic preparedness. Each examination is comprised of various subjects including reading, math, science, English and language usage.

CBC’s Beeville, Alice, Pleasanton and Kingsville locations will administer the TEAS exam on an appointment basis. Appointment times are available beginning Tuesday, January 24 and ending Friday, February 10. In order to reserve a seat on exam day, students will need to contact their respective CBC location via email or phone and provide their name, phone number, email address and the date that they would like to take the exam.

On exam day, students should make arrangements to arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled exam time. Students will also need a picture ID as well as a debit, credit or pre-paid card to pay the $55 exam fee. In addition, a student has the opportunity to take the TEAS exam three times, but the student must pay each time.

Additional information about the TEAS exam is available by visiting www.coastalbend.edu/nursing. Students who would like to schedule an appointment should contact one of the following CBC Nursing program representatives:

CBC Beeville, Mona Krishan

Phone: (361) 354-2768

Email: mkrishan@coastalbend.edu

CBC Alice, Lucy Morales

Phone: (361) 664-2981 ext. 3031

Email: mkrishan@coastalbend.edu

CBC Kingsville, Jamie Bowers

Phone: (361) 592-1615 ext. 4095

Email: jbowers@coastalbend.edu

CBC Pleasanton, Liz Myers

Phone: (830) 569-4222 ext. 1208

Email: emyers2@coastalbend.edu