BTC dental hygiene students seek patients for board exams


BELLINGHAM - Dental hygiene students at Bellingham Technical College are looking for patients who qualify for a specific teeth-cleaning procedure that is part of the board examinations needed for students to get licensed.

Screenings take 15 to 20 minutes, and patients must have heavy tartar, molar teeth, no large cavities, no latex allergies and no gum pockets over 6 mm to qualify to take part in the board exam.

Patients who qualify for the board exam will receive free full-mouth x-rays, a cleaning and an exam. Those who don't qualify could receive low-cost dental hygiene services if there are appointments available at the college clinic.

People who have gone at least five years since their last cleaning can call the BTC Dental Clinic at 360-752-8349 to schedule a free screening. The screenings take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the BTC Dental Clinic.

Reach Zoe Fraley at 360-756-2803 or

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