Would you love a dental exam, but can't afford it because you lack dental insurance? Now you can with the SUNY Canton Dental Hygiene Clinic in Rome. SUNY Canton has teamed up with MVCC to offer this program completely free! This is a service I have taken advantage of twice now and I couldn't be happier!

The clinic is actually a tool for students that are studying to become dental hygienists. The students there schedule appointments, examen your teeth, give you a full cleaning, and even take X-Rays! These aren't the only services provided.

The clinic offers all of the following services absolutely free.

  • Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Cancer Screening Exam
  • Cavity Check
  • Evaluation of Gum Tissues
  • X-Rays
  • Cleanings
  • Fluoride Treatments
  • Sealants
  • Sports Mouthguards
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Self-Care Instructions

I know what you may be thinking, "How can these students be qualified enough to do all that?" I can assure you that professionalism and care are top priorities for faculty and staff. Each student is far enough in their training where they can provide all of the services independently, and just in case the faculty checks their work every step of the way.

The student who did my teeth was named Hannah and she did a great job! Don't you think?

Andy Cash

These students need patients for clinical time in order to graduate. If they don't get patients they will fail, it's that simple. For more information on the SUNY Canton Dental Hygiene Clinic visit http://www.canton.edu/ or make an appointment by calling (315) 336-3484. They are located at 125 Brookley Road in Rome! 

Don't let another day go by without getting your free dental exam. The best part is that every 18 months, you have the opportunity to return to the clinic for another cleaning or other services. Take it from me, if you don't have dental insurance, The SUNY Canton Dental Hygiene Clinic is for you!