ISU Dental Hygiene Clinic

Dental Hygiene students working in the clinic

Locations

ISU Dental Hygiene, Pocatello
999 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Pocatello, ID  83209

ISU Dental Hygiene, Idaho Falls
1600 S. 25th Ave.
Idaho Falls, ID  83404

 

Hours

Fall Semester (September-December)

Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Friday
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Spring Semester (January-April)

Monday and Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Friday
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Restorative Services

Wednesday
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Contact Us

ISU Dental Hygiene, Pocatello
Phone:  (208) 282-3282
Fax:  (208) 282-5355

ISU Dental Hygiene, Idaho Falls
Phone:  (208) 282-1114

Policy on Third Party Comments

Idaho State University Dental Hygiene Program

The American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation will conduct an accreditation site visit at Idaho State University on October 26-27, 2017.   The United States Department of Education (USDE) procedures require that accrediting agencies provide an opportunity for third-party comment, either in writing or at a public hearing (at the accrediting agency's discretion) with respect to institutions or program scheduled for review.  All comments must relate to accreditation standards for the discipline and required accreditation policies. (Appropriate communities of interest would include the public such as faculty, students, program administrators, specialty and dental-related organizations, patients, and consumers.)  

Types of comments considered: 

  • All comments submitted must pertain only to the standards relative to the particular program being reviewed or policies and procedures used in the Commission's accreditation process.
  • All comments must be signed; signatures will be removed from comments prior to forwarding them to the program.
  • A copy of the standards for the program and/ or copy of the policy on third-party comments may be obtained by contacting the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL  60611-2678 or by calling 1-800-621-8099, extension 4653 

Deadline for submission: 

  • August 28, 2017 is the deadline for receipt of third-party comments to the Commission. (Sixty (60) days prior to the site visit.)

Where to send comments:

  • Comments should be sent to the following address:

                        ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation                        
                        211 East Chicago Avenue                        
                        Chicago, IL  60611-2678

What happens after they are sent? 

  • Comments will be screened by commission staff for relevancy. 
  • For comments not relevant to these issues, the individual will be notified that the comment is not related to accreditation and, where appropriate, referred to the appropriate agency.
  • All relevant, comments will be referred to the program at least 50 days prior to the site visit for review and response.  A written response from the program should be provided to the commission office and the site visit team 15 days prior to the site visit.

Institution and Program to be Reviewed: Idaho State University Dental Hygiene Program
Site-visit Date:
October 26-27, 2017
60-Day Deadline for Receipt of Comments in the Commission Office: August 28, 2017
Commission Address: 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

Parking

ISU Dental Hygiene, Pocatello

Patient parking is available in the areas designated clinic patient parking across the street in front of the Administration Building located on 8th Avenue. Parking for disabled individuals is located directly in front of the campus library and adjacent to the clinic. Parking passes can be obtained from the administrative staff at the clinic front desk.

Campus Map

About Us

ISU's Dental Hygiene Clinics provide quality oral healthcare services including:  Professional Cleaning, Deep Cleaning, Sealants, Fluoride, Tooth Whitening, and limited Restorative Fillings.

As part of the educational mission of the department and the clinic, the hours of clinic operation are used for student educational experiences. During these hours, students observe, evaluate, and care for patients under the direct supervision of licensed dental hygienists and dentists.

Preventive Dentistry 

Preventive dental services provided for adults and children include:

  • Prophylaxis (Professional Cleaning): You will receive a thorough cleaning to remove calculus (tartar), plaque, and common stains from your teeth followed by flossing and polishing.
  • Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing: Scaling and root planing is a "deep cleaning" used to treat periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is an infection that affects the gum tissues and bone that support the teeth. Untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss. Plaque and calculus deposits are removed through the use of an ultrasonic cleaner.
  • Sealants: A sealant is a material applied to the chewing surfaces of the teeth where decay occurs most often. Sealants form a barrier that keeps out plaque and food and helps to reduce the risk of tooth decay.
  • Fluoride: Fluoride is recommended for patients of all ages and helps strengthen teeth and prevents tooth decay.
  • Tooth Whitening: Tooth whitening is sometimes referred to as "bleaching" and is a procedure used to whiten or brighten discolored or stained teeth.
  • Patient Education: Individualized plan for optimal oral health.

Restorative Services

Restorative services for ISU students and employees only available from the 3rd week in October through the end of spring semester. Amalgam (silver) and composite (tooth colored) fillings are available.

Services and Fees

Initial Exam $10.00

Cleaning

  • Adult
  • Children 12 & Under


$36.00 - $85.00
$30.00

Extensive Cleaning $25.00 - $33.00
(Per quadrant)
Periodontal Maintenance $40.00 - $45.00
Sealants $15.00 (Per Tooth)
X-Rays, Limited Bitewings $18.00 / Set of 4
$14.00 / Set of 2

Full Mouth X-Rays

  • Adult
  • Children 12 & Under

$35.00
$30.00
Panoramic X-Rays $35.00
Flouride Treatment $10.00
Teeth Whitening Trays $45.00

Other services included with the dental hygiene therapy at no additional fee are:

  • Patient education
  • Smoothing & polishing of fillings

Restorative Services and Fees

Those eligible for Restorative Services include ISU students and employees from the 3rd week in October through the end of spring semester.

Amalgam (Silver) Fillings $32.00 - $55.00
Composite (Tooth Colored) Fillings $40.00 - $62.00

Billing

  • The clinic accepts all private insurance including Medicaid for children under 21 years of age. 

Payment

  • Payment is expected at the time of service for any unpaid patient balance.  We accept cash, check, debit/credit, and online payments.  A monthly payment program can be arranged for patients with large balances. 

Pay Online - Pocatello

Collections

  • Patients with accounts over 90 days without payment will be sent a final demand letter.  If payment has not been received within 30 days of the letter, the account will be sent to collections and a 22% collection fee will be added to the account balance.

Supervising Dentist

Supervising Faculty

  • Leisa Alsop, RDH, BS
  • Susan Bennett, RDH, BS
  • Theresa Christensen, RDH, BS
  • Jennifer Dahlke, RDH, BS
  • Laurie Eisenhauer, RDH. BS
  • Mariah Johnson, RDH, BS
  • Crystal Lane, RDH, BS
  • Pam Packer, RDH, BS
  • Diane Peck, RDH, BS
  • Eileen Ruth, RDH, BS
  • Cathy Salisbury, RDH, M. Ed
  • LuAnn Spain, EFDA
  • Jessica Spanton, RDH, BS
  • Colette Walters, RDH, BS

Administrative Staff

  • Lisa Proctor, Dental Reception Coordinator

Patient Intake Forms

Patient Records Request

All patients will have the ability to review, inspect and/or obtain a copy of the PHI in the Dental Health Record.

Patients may request to review and inspect their Dental Records at any time. A patient does not have the right to immediate access to his or her medical/dental record under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

Patients may request a paper copy and/or electronic file, of their Dental Record by completing and signing an Authorization to Release Protected Health Information (PHI) Form. All patient requests will be completed within 10 business days.

Primary Purposes

The primary purposes of the Arthur D. Tranmer Dental Hygiene Clinic are to educate dental hygiene students to become competent professionals and to increase the public's awareness of oral health. Patient care provides dental hygiene students with a variety of experiences to prepare them to serve the public in the future. We believe that quality dental hygiene care is important to the total well-being of every patient treated

The Teaching Environment

Thank you for visiting our dental hygiene clinic online. We hope you will take a few moments to review the following information concerning your experiences as a dental hygiene patient. In making an effort to be here today you are expressing a concern for your health.

We request that each patient completes a comprehensive health history prior to beginning treatment. All dental records are confidential and will be used during the provision of care or for educational purposes. A copy of your records and x-rays can be transferred to your dental office by request of the dentist. All HIPPA regulations are followed at our clinic.

Please understand this clinic is a teaching/learning environment; therefore, increased time will be required for completion of services. At the same time, fees for services are nominal.

The students and faculty will always strive to provide dental hygiene care in a considerate and respectful manner while providing you with the most current standards of care. At your final appointment, we would appreciate your comments about the treatment received. A patient questionnaire is available in the reception area.

Patient Treatment Rights

After an assessment has been completed, an explanation of recommended treatment, treatment alternatives, expected outcomes of various treatments, and the risk of no treatment will be explained. Once you understand the information about each procedure, consent for care will be requested. You also have the right to refuse treatment at any time. Prior to initiating your care, costs will be explained. The student will strive to complete all treatment that has been discussed.

When treatment is completed, a referral to your dentist will be made as we cannot legally perform all dental care needed [e.g., diagnostic exam for restorative work (fillings), root canal therapy, periodontal (gum) surgery, etc.]. If at any time during or after treatment you wish complete and current information about your care, please contact the clinic receptionist or your student dental hygienist.

The ISU Dental Hygiene Clinic operates using strict infection control practices as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. These practices are incorporated to protect you, the patient, as well as the student dental hygienist and faculty.

Bloodborne Pathogens Policy

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