Students polish up dental skills

Vancouver Island University dental students are looking to take a bite out of people’s teeth problems by offering low-cost treatments.

Future dental hygienists and dental assistants provide the work. They’re looking for individuals who haven’t had their teeth cleaned in more than five years, have bleeding or sore gums, stained teeth or tartar build up.

Treatments include dental cleaning, scaling/rootplaning, fluoride treatments, X-rays, and polishing, and cost between $15-$30.

Potential clients will be screened and depending on need, may require multiple appointments.

Individuals who have had their teeth cleaned in the last few years or on a regular basis, but are still interested in the program, will also be screened.

Screening appointments run Feb. 20-23.

To make an appointment or for more information, please call the university’s dental clinic at 250-740-6240.

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