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Dental Hygiene Clinic


The Firstenburg Dental Hygiene Education and Care Center, located on the Clark College main campus in Vancouver, offers affordable dental care for more than 2,000 patients annually. The center features modern technology and equipment to ensure quality care for patients.

Patients in the Vancouver/Portland area receive high-quality, low-cost care from Clark College dental hygiene students under the direct supervision of licensed dental hygienists and dentists. Adults and children (ages 4-17) are selected for care based on the educational needs of the students.

The Clark College Dental Hygiene program is nationally recognized for excellence and highly regarded by dental professionals in the region.

Clinic Schedule

Clinic follows the Clark College calendar. Available time for patient treatment varies from term to term.  Clinic days are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

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Dental Hygiene
Business Office
Phone: 360-992-2158 Fax: 360-992-2880

Available Services

  • Exams
  • X-rays
  • Scaling and polishing
  • Sealants
  • Fillings
  • Diet analysis
  • Personalized Preventive Education

What to Expect

Friday morning screening clinics are held to determine eligibility for treatment. Please call to schedule. During this free one-hour appointment, a student dental hygienist will review your medical history and look at your teeth to determine your eligibility as a patient.

If you are eligible for treatment, you may be called to schedule a series of appointments for x-rays, dental exam, and cleaning. Multiple appointments are necessary for the learning process. Student work is frequently checked by licensed hygiene instructors. This ensures that your care will be thorough and of high quality. It is important that you are available for appointments.

Spanish Interpreter

The clinic has limited access to an interpreter available periodically to meet with patients who speak Spanish and need a translator. Contact us for information or questions regarding this service.

Children's Free Dental Health Day

The dental clinic hosts an annual event to provide children in the local community with free dental exams and care. The event is open to children ages 4-17 that do not have dental insurance. Services provided include X-rays, sealants, fluoride treatment, cleaning, and limited emergency services.

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