Clinic Contact Information
We look forward to providing you with educational, preventative and therapeutic dental hygiene services. Our services are available to all adults and children age three and older. Due to the educational nature of the clinic, your treatment will progress at a slower pace than in a dental office. You can be assured that the instructor and student interaction, that requires more time during your appointments, also means that your care will meet the highest standards of quality. Thank you for participating in a program that benefits both you as a patient and the dental hygiene students who will become your future dental hygiene professionals.
Dental hygiene students perform all services under the supervision of licensed dental health professionals. Our services are limited to preventative and limited basic restorative services. We do not offer crowns, extractions, etc., nor do we treat dental emergencies.
Our services are not intended to replace comprehensive dental care provided by your dentist.
The clinic is open throughout the year, including summers. Day and evening hours vary each semester. Please call 503-352-7373 for exact times or to schedule an appointment. A few things to note about the clinic
- The Dental Health Clinic provides care for adults and children age three and older.
- Appointments are required.
- We cannot accommodate walk-in appointments.
- All new patients will be appointed for a screening visit to determine your oral health care needs. Children usually do not need a screening visit.
- Clinic appointments last 1-3 hours. It is important that you are available for the entire appointment time.
- Patients often need to return for two or more visits to complete treatment. The number of appointments needed will be determined by your oral health needs.
For additional information or to make an appointment, contact us in one of the following ways
The Health Professions Campus at Pacific University is located on the corner of SE Washington Street and SE 8th Avenue in Hillsboro, Oregon. The Dental Health Clinic is located on the 2nd floor of the building.
Dental Health Clinic (map)
Pacific University Health Professions Campus
222 SE 8th Avenue, Suite 271
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123-4218
The Health Professions Campus is conveniently accessible via Tri-Met bus and MAX lightrail. Please visit Tri-Met for trip planning.
Parking is limited - we encourage use of public transportation. Please park only in the spaces reserved for "Pacific University Patient Parking"
Patients have the right to:
Be treated in a considerate, respectful and confidential manner
Expect reasonable continuity of care
Receive complete, current and accurate information about their oral health condition
Be informed in advance of fees for service
An explanation of recommended treatment
An explanation of treatment alternatives, risk of no treatment, expected outcomes of various treatments and the option to refuse treatment
Treatment that meets professional standards of care
Give informed consent prior to the initiation of treatment
Be referred for other dental treatment needs
Our dental hygiene students have a limited amount of time set aside to complete their clinical requirements. They depend on you to help them. Their time, like yours, is very valuable. If you must cancel an appointment, please call us at 503-352-7373 at least 24 hours in advance. Missed appointments, late cancellations or tardiness may result in your dismissal from the clinic. Your cooperation will help us to serve you better.
All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to provide consent for treatment.
The parent or legal guardian must remain in the Dental Health Clinic during the entire appointment.
A treatment plan will be developed to meet your oral health needs and may include:
- Health screening with blood pressure check and oral cancer screening
- Dental examination
- Non-surgical periodontal care
- Oral prophylaxis (teeth cleaning)
- Oral health instruction with home care kit
- Dental radiographs (x-rays)
- Fluoride treatment
- Denture/removable appliance cleaning
- Intraoral photographs
Fees for care are based upon services needed and necessary supplies. There is no fee for the screening visit. Payment is expected on the day services are provided. Payment options can be discussed prior to treatment with our financial coordinator. Our clinic accepts most insurance programs and will bill your carrier.
Dental Health Clinic Fee Schedule
|Procedure||Pacific University Fee||Procedure||Pacific University Fee|
|Comprehensive Dental Exam||Included||Adult Prophy||$50|
|Comprehensive Perio Evaluation||Included||
|Periodic Exam||Included||Child Prophy & Fluoride||$35|
|2 BW Radiographs||$15||Child Prophy||$30|
|4 BW Radiographs||$25||Perio Maintenance||$60|
|BW and PA Single Radiographs||$5||
|FMX with BW Radiographs||$35||
|Nitrous Oxide||$25||Pulp Vitality Test||0|
|Oral Hygiene Instruction||Included||Sealants Per Tooth||$10|
|Tobacco Intervention||Included||Sealants Per Quad||$25|
|Nutritional Counseling||Included||Athletic Mouthguard||$25|
|Arrestin Per Quad||$25||Bleaching Refills||$25|
ADA Codes and Fees: The clinic will use the accepted ADA codes for billing purposes. The fees are set by the clinic and updated yearly. This fee schedule has been accepted beginning January 2009.
With concern for your health and safety, and in accordance with accepted practices, we follow standard precautions for all patients and we continuously monitor compliance. By request, our written policy regarding blood-borne and infectious diseases is available. We consistently strive to maintain the confidentiality of information pertaining to the health status of each individual. We may use information for educational purposes as specified on the patient registration/consent form. Any information that we request or send to any other health care professional or agency will be done so according to our HIPAA Privacy Policies and Practices. We will not transmit information electronically without consent.