The Appointment

How do I become a Sinclair dental hygiene clinic patient and what can I expect?

Interested parties should call (937) 512-2548
or (937) 512-2779 for the first available appointment.

The student will perform the services under the supervision of licensed dental hygiene faculty members. The patient and student hygienist will decide which day and time is best for both. Each appointment may last 2-1/2 to 3 hours and it may take several appointments for the dental hygiene care to be completed. Keep in mind this is an educational setting and the dental hygienist is a student. The pace here is much slower than in a private dental office or clinic. All services performed by the student hygienist are carefully evaluated by highly qualified instructors; these evaluations take time. Your cooperation and patience is greatly appreciated.

What if I can’t make it to my appointment?

If at all possible, give your student dental hygienist at least 24 hours notice when you must cancel your appointment.  That will allow the student to contact another patient to fill the appointment.  We understand that there will always be “last minute emergencies”, the unexpected, and illness which can cause you to cancel appointments.  However, excessive cancellations, missed appointments or tardiness is not acceptable and may result in your removal from our patient list.  Additionally, it is very important that you come to the dental hygiene office (Room 4332) for your appointment.  Missed appointments jeopardize the student’s learning process and the completion of his/her clinical requirements.  Please be advised that failure to appear for your dental appointment seriously affects the student.

Important Information about Health Sciences Programs: The Health Sciences (HS) Programs consist of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the program specific information packet located on each HS program's webpage.