South College Nashville has a dental hygiene clinic that provides cash-pay dental services with reduced prices to the public, including adults and children.
“It is so rewarding to see the way that South College students serve the community through providing quality dental services as they work to become practitioners in the dental field,” said Nick South, campus president of South College Nashville. “Patients receive excellent care, including a full dental exam, and all services are overseen by licensed oral healthcare providers. I encourage any member of the community to reach out and make an appointment today.”
General appointments cost $12 for children ages 3-17 and $20 for adults. Veterans receive services at no charge. The general appointment for children includes cleaning, necessary radiographs, examination by the supervising dentist, fluoride treatment and any needed dental sealants. Adults receive cleaning, necessary radiographs, examination by the supervising dentist, fluoride varnish treatment and a cancer screening.
The clinic also offers additional services such as scaling and root planing for $20 per quadrant; mouth guards for sleeping or for athletes for $30 per arch; and teeth whitening for $65.
“It is special to get to welcome members of the community for quality dental services without the need for insurance,” said Tammy Fisher, program director for dental hygiene at South College Nashville. “Many patients have had scant dental care for two years, and we are ready to provide the services they need in a safe, modern setting at an affordable cost.”
The clinic is located on the South College campus at 616 Marriott Drive, just north of Interstate 40, and has free, on-site parking. To make an appointment, call 629-802-3221 to be connected with a dental student to answer a few initial questions and schedule a visit. Consent and medical history forms are available online. The clinic takes multiple appointments Monday through Thursday at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Potential students can apply for Certificate in Dental Assisting and Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene. Students who are licensed in dental hygiene also can inquire about the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene program. Applications are now being accepted for all programs.
Both the Certificate in Dental Assisting and Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene programs offered at the Nashville campus are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
Students receive classroom instruction from top-notch faculty members and hands-on learning utilizing modern equipment in immersive laboratories. Financial aid options also are available to those who qualify. For more information, please visit south.edu/locations/nashville.