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Dental Health Center

College of the Redwoods Dental Health Center
Thank you for your interest in the College of the Redwoods Dental Health Center. 

Mission Statement
The College of the Redwoods Dental Health Center?s mission is to create an educational environment that provides Dental Assisting Program students with practical hands-on experience and promotes student commitment to personal and professional excellence while at the same time providing affordable quality dental care to the College of the Redwoods students, staff and community. 

General Information
The College of the Redwoods Dental Health Center provides reduced cost dental services performed by a licensed dentist and registered dental hygienist being assisted by students enrolled in the Dental Assisting Program.  Our services are available to the community; we do however give priority to students and staff of the College of the Redwoods.  We do not provide emergency care and appointments are required.
While we provide quality dental care, the Dental Health Center is an educational setting and our primary responsibility is to ensure that our student?s educational requirements are met.  Patients receiving dental care are participating in the teaching program.  Because this is a teaching environment appointments generally take longer than at a private office.

Services Offered

Services offered include:

  • Preventative ? exams, x-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments and sealants
  • Restorative ? fillings (composite/resin and amalgam), crowns (porcelain/gold, bridges (porcelain/gold)
  • Prosthodontics ? full dentures and partial dentures

Complex or extensive dental treatment is beyond our scope of service.  Only patients whose dental, medical condition and complexity are suitable for teaching purposes will be accepted for treatment.  The Dental Health Center does not perform extractions or root canal therapy.  We reserve the right to refuse to render specific treatment if it does not meet the prevailing standard of dental care. 

Application to Become a Patient
All patients require a new patient exam, an initial comprehensive dental examination that includes a record of your medical and dental history and complete radiographs (x-rays).  At this exam it will be determined if your dental care needs can be met at our clinic.  Patients whose treatment can not be provided at our clinic will be given a referral to an appropriate provider. 

Radiographs (X-Rays)
Dental radiographs will be taken as necessary and appropriate for examinations, diagnosis, consults and treatment.  If you have current (taken within the past fourteen months), diagnostic quality radiographs your may submit them, however we may need to take additional radiographs and charge the appropriate fee.

Financial Responsibility
Patients will be charged for treatment according to the current fee schedule in effect.  A fee estimate will be provided prior to beginning treatment.  However, some proposed treatments and plans require modification once treatment begins. 

Full payment is due at the time of service.  We do not accept health insurance or MediCal.  We accept cash, checks, or Visa, MasterCard and Discover. 

Schedule an Appointment
College of the Redwood Dental Health Center is open during the academic school year (October ? May) on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Appointments are limited.  To schedule an appointment or for further information please contact 476-4250.

Location
The Dental Health Center is located in Room AT101 of the Applied Technologies Building on the College of the Redwoods Eureka campus.  The Applied Technology Building is #26 on the Eureka Campus Map.  Patients will be issued a parking permit for the time of their appointment.

Patient Forms
New dental patients can save time by completing these forms before their appointment.

For additional information about the College of the Redwoods Dental Health Center please contact 476-4250.