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Welcome to the David and Sofia Konikoff Dental Hygiene Care Facility


The School of Dental Hygiene has implemented many safety precautions in line with current CDC guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health Care Settings. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for students, patients, faculty, and staff. Many safety measures have been implemented including HEPA filtration and UV-C sterilization air purifiers, increased plexiglass barriers, additional personal protective equipment (PPE), screening of all people who enter the clinic, and more.

Our goals are to teach dental hygiene students to provide quality preventive care for our patients, and to research health care issues that will keep our profession in the forefront of scientific knowledge. Our services are available to Old Dominion University students, faculty, staff and the local community.

It is important for you to understand that your care will be provided by dental hygiene students who are directly supervised by licensed dental hygiene faculty.

Treatment at the School of Dental Hygiene is very thorough and proceeds more slowly than in private dental practice because patient care is provided by students in a teaching/learning environment. Preventive treatment appointments are usually 1.5 to 3 hours long, and many patients need more than one visit for the completion of services. The clinical staff realize that the patient's time is valuable and strive to keep to a minimum the number of appointments a patient must have.

Patients age 5 and older are welcome. All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult who is available for the entire appointment in the waiting area.

We are unable to provide childcare services at the school; therefore, it is necessary to have someone care for your child while you are being treated.





The Dental Hygiene Care Facility is open from September through June with the exception of holidays, semester breaks, and Spring and Summer vacation. Facility hours vary from semester to semester according to program schedules; however, appointments are generally available during morning, afternoon and evening hours.

Our facility is located on the first floor of the Health Sciences Building at 1090 46th Street, on the campus of Old Dominion University. The entrance to the clinic is on 46th Street. Parking is limited; please allow extra time before your appointment to find a parking space.

  Directions to the Facility

Services provided:


Assessments

Medical & dental history; blood pressure; head and neck exam; oral cancer screening; periodontal disease; radiographic (x-rays); oral and systemic risk; and dental caries (cavities).

Treatments

Oral prophylaxis, periodontal therapy, dental sealants, fluoride application, mouth guard, desensitization, tooth whitening, health education, laser bacterial reduction therapies.

Fees

Code

Description of Treatment

Fee

Screening

A1

Calculus Class 1

35.00

A2

Calculus Class 2

40.00

A3

Calculus Class 3

45.00

A4

Calculus Class 4

60.00

A5

Calculus Class 5

80.00

D1120

Prophylaxis-Child

20.00

Diagnostic

D0191

Assessment of a patient—fully edentulous patient

15.00

D9310

Office consultation— Board Screening OR limited exam for an established patient with specific problem that is not due for recare

15.00

Diagnostic Imaging

D0210

Intraoral—complete series of radiographic images (14-22)

30.00

D0220

Intraoral—periapical first radiographic image

5.00

D0230

Intraoral—periapical each additional radiographic image

3.00

D0240

Intraoral—occlusal radiographic image

5.00

D0270

Bitewing—single radiographic image

5.00

D0272

Bitewing—two radiographic images

10.00

D0274

Bitewing—four radiographic images

20.00

D0330

Panoramic radiographic image

25.00

Non-Surgical Periodontal Service

D4381

Localized delivery of antimicrobial agents into diseased crevicular tissue-per tooth

5.00

placement fee

D4999

Laser Bacterial Reduction Therapy- full mouth

15.00

Preventive

D1206

Topical application of fluoride varnish - Adults

10.00

D1351

Sealant—per tooth

6.00

Miscellaneous Services

D9910

Application of desensitizing medicament

10.00

D9941

Fabrication of athletic mouthguard

15.00

D9975

External bleaching for home application (w/custom trays)

100.00

D9999

Unspecified adjunctive procedure, by report (bleaching material refill)

25.00

Fees are assessed using the most current Dental Hygiene Clinic Fee Schedule approved by Old Dominion University. Fees will be reviewed with patients prior to beginning of treatment.

Full payment is due at the first visit.

Expenses for services will be $25 and up. Payments for radiographs, fluoride and sealants are due at the time service is rendered.

We accept VISA, Mastercard, Discover, AMEX, personal checks, or cash (in exact amount) as forms of payment.

ODU students, faculty, staff, active military (with current ID), those with proof of financial hardship and adults 62 and older could be eligible to receive a $5.00 discount.

The School of Dental Hygiene Care Clinic will accept the following documents as proof of financial hardship*:

  • Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) with current award letter and photo ID
  • Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) with current award letter and photo ID
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) with current award letter and photo ID
  • Temporary Assistance for Need Families (TANF) with current award letter and photo ID
  • Medicaid recipients with current award letter and photo ID

*A discount would apply only to individuals listed on current award letters.


Note: If 5 months has elapsed since the beginning of treatment, a new fee will be charged and the appointment will be treated as a re-care.

*Refunds are processed through the University Accounts Payble Department (AP). The refund will be performed by the clinic office manager and must be approved by the Director of Clinical Affairs. Refunds are not processed for partial treatment provided.

Patient Responsibilities

The dental hygiene students have established schedules for patient care. Since the goal is quality dental hygiene care within a teaching/learning environment, patients should understand that this is an educational setting and the student's learning experience and progress depends on the patient's full cooperation. Everyone's time is valuable. If for some reason a patient is unable to keep an appointment, advance notice of 24 hours is required to allow the student to schedule other patients. Patients with two cancellations or no-shows will be inactivated from the care facility.

Dismissal Policies

Patients may be dismissed/inactivated from the Dental Hygiene Clinic if:

  1. Two (2) appointments are cancelled for any reason.
  2. Two (2) appointments are missed without notification.
  3. Since our ultimate goal is to educate students with acceptable teaching patients if faculty deem that a patient is not suitable for our teaching clinic, or if a patient fails to comply with policies, the patient will be dismissed, inactivated, and referred to a community clinic or private sector.

All broken appointments are documented in the patient's health record by the dental hygiene student and approved by supervising faculty.

We thank you for making an appointment with us and look forward to working with you.

The goal of the staff at the Dental Hygiene Care Facility is to assist individuals in eliminating and preventing oral disease and in maintaining optimal health. The facility is staffed and supervised by licensed dental hygienists and dentists. Dental hygiene students, provide the oral health care, have extensive education and training and have demonstrated competence in the clinical services before treating the public.

Patient Bill of Rights

Patients in the Dental Hygiene Clinic at Old Dominion University have the right, consistent with the law, to:

  1. Courteous, respectful, and confidential treatment
  2. Treatment that meets the standard of care in the profession including the use of appropriate infection control
  3. Inspect their patient record and any radiographs taken
  4. Advanced knowledge of fees and services
  5. Explanation of recommended treatment, alternate treatment options, and explanation of risks with no treatment
  6. Participate in the planning of treatment (informed consent)
  7. Refuse recommended treatment (informed refusal)
  8. Continuity of care or referral for continued care
  9. Written informed consent prior to participating in experimental research and the right to refuse participation
  10. Provide feedback, comments, or complaints about treatment using the confidential Patient Satisfaction Survey

Service Disclaimer

  1. The Dental Hygiene Clinic DOES NOT provide a dental exam or diagnosis of restorative needs. Services such as fillings, crowns, root canals, extractions, partials, or dentures are NOT provided in the Dental Hygiene Clinic. A dentist must provide these services.
  2. If a patient has medical or dental conditions that warrant further consultation with their physician/dentist, treatment in the Dental Hygiene Clinic will be delayed until written approval is obtained from the patient's physician/dentist. Examples of such conditions include: damaged or abnormal heart valves, specific heart conditions, organ replacements, joint replacements, uncontrolled diabetes, kidney dialysis, decreased immune system, elevated blood pressure (160/110), active infections of hepatitis or tuberculosis, active herpes infection (cold sores).
  3. Multiple appointments (2-4) and extended appointment lengths (3 hours) are required for most clients.

Infection Control

To promote infection control and to protect patients, dental hygiene students and faculty following the current CDC Guidelines for Infection Control for Dental Health Care Settings. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for our students, patients, faculty and staff. The Dental Hygiene Care Facility has implemented numerous additional safety measures following CDC Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response including:

  1. Screening patients for risk factors associated with COVID-19.
  2. Temperature checks on patients are part of our pre-screening on the day of appointment
  3. Temperature checks and screenings on all Faculty, Staff and Student Clinicians at the beginning of each clinic day
  4. Ensuring our personal protective equipment (PPE) is appropriate for the procedures performed, and adding additional PPE as needed such as: N95 masks, isolation barrier gowns, head covers, shoe covers, and face shields
  5. Limiting use of all aerosol generating procedures to only when necessary and in a separate room with increased safety procedures and equipment.
  6. Using high speed evacuation for all dental hygiene procedures
  7. Hand sanitizer available throughout the clinic for staff and patient use
  8. Limiting the number of patients in the clinic at one time and requesting no other individuals come to the appointment except when the scheduled patient requires a parent, guardian, or translator
  9. Requesting all patients come to their appointment wearing a mask and placing mask back on after treatment and when leaving the dental chair
  10. HEPA and UV-C air filtration units throughout the Dental Hygiene Care Facility
  11. Completion of COVID-19 safety training by all Faculty, Staff, and Student Clinicians and ODU daily COVID-19 self-reporting online form.
  12. Achieved compliance with ODU Environmental Health and Safety policy and procedure.



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