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CCCC’s Wilkens Family Dental Hygiene Clinic Has Openings for Comprehensive Cleanings, X-Rays, and Fluoride Treatments at Very Low/No Cost

The public is being offered outstanding dental hygiene services at very low costs, or none at all, at the Wilkens Family Dental Hygiene Clinic of Cape Cod Community College. Cleanings, X-Rays, and Fluoride treatments are provided by the College’s Dental Hygiene Program students under the supervision and guidance of certified dental hygienists and the Clinic’s dentists. Every patient receives a comprehensive dental exam in the College’s state-of-the-art Wilkens Clinic, ground floor of M.M. Wilkens Building, formerly the South Building.

Appointments are for three hours, during which patients receive a very thorough dental exam and appropriate treatments, while they assist the College’s students with their journey toward certification as professional dental hygienists.

Appointments are available:

Monday8:30–11:30am and 2:00–5:00pm
Tuesday9:00am–12noon and 1:30–4:30pm
Wednesday8:30–11:30am and 2:00–5:00pm
Thursday9:00am–12noon and 1:30–4:30pm


Please call the clinic at 774.330.4371, to make an appointment during any of the days/times listed.

CCCC students at work in the dental clinic

Children’s Free Dental Sealant Clinics Also Offered in March and April

In addition to comprehensive dental hygiene care, the Wilkens Family Dental Hygiene Clinic also offers free dental sealant applications for young people age 6 through 18. Sealants can reduce cavities by more than 60%, by creating a barrier over the teeth, protecting them from disease-causing bacteria. The next sealant clinics will be held Thursday March 29, and Thursday April 19, for treatments at 4:00pm, 5:00pm, and 6:00pm. Appointments must be made for one of these times on clinic days.

The clinic is located in the ground floor of M.M. Wilkens Hall, reached through the lower floor entrance, up a short walkway from the intersection of Parking Lots 4 and 5, on the West Barnstable campus of the College.

Sealants create a barrier over the teeth, protecting them from bacteria that eats into the teeth and destroys gum tissue. Treatment is provided by CCCC Dental Hygiene program students, supervised by licensed Dental Hygienists, and Dentists.

Patients first will be screened by a licensed dentist to determine the appropriate treatment process for the sealants. That screening is provided free of charge, as well.

Persons should call the Clinic and make a sealant appointment as soon as possible at: 774.330.4371