UNM Dental Hygiene Program Offers Low-Cost Alternative for Dental Care While Helping Students Learn


The UNM Dental Hygiene Program Student Clinic offers low-cost preventive and therapeutic dental hygiene services to the community while giving students an opportunity to sharpen their skills.

 The clinic offers a full range of services including:

  • Comprehensive dental and periodontal examinations
  • Periodontal therapy available to those patients with varying degrees of periodontal diseases
  • Routine prophylaxis (dental cleanings) available to patients with healthy gum tissue
  • Dental sealants
  • Professional fluoride treatments 
  • Tooth desensitization services
  • Bleaching of teeth
  • Athletic mouthguards
  • Nightguards
  • Fluoride Custom Trays
  • Dental radiographs
  • Bitewing x-rays
  • Full mouth x-rays
  • Panographics x-rays

Dental hygiene students are supervised by licensed dental hygiene faculty. Fees charged at the UNM Dental Hygiene Program Student Clinic are greatly reduced from private offices and clinics. Payment is due at time of service and Medicaid insurance is accepted.

Clinic hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call 272-4106. Appointments generally run three hours long and additional appointments may be needed to complete therapy.

In addition to operating the Student Clinic, the UNM Dental Hygiene Program also runs a Faculty Clinic staffed by dental hygienists and dentists faculty members who teach in the program who provide full preventive, restorative and emergency dental care. 

The Faculty Clinic also can be reached at 272-4106. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday and select Fridays. Services performed by faculty are charged at prices comparable to the private sector. 

For more information about the UNM Dental Hygiene Program, visit http://hsc.unm.edu/som/dentalhy/

Contact: Lynn Melton, 272-3322

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