Western Kentucky University

Dental Hygiene Clinic

WKU's Dental Hygiene  Clinic

 The Dental Hygiene Program operates a clinic in which it's students treat patients under the supervision of dental hygiene faculty members. Every effort is made to accommodate patients, however, patients are appointed on the basis of the instructional needs of the student.  Please note that being seen in WKU's Dental Hygiene Clinic is not a substitute for your primary care dentist. O.S.H.A. and A.D.A. infection control guidelines are adhered to.

 Current Office Hours (as of 10/07/2013):  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8am to 4:30pm.  Friday 8am to 12pm.

Services Provided

The services performed are determined by the student's treatment plan in consultation with the clinical instructor. The patient's needs and the student's instructional needs are considered in this determination. Services performed in our clinic MAY include the following:

Vital signs

Intra-Extra Oral Examinations

Individualized Home Care Instructions

Dental Charting

Periodontal Charting

Prophylaxis (Scaling and Polishing)

Periodontal Maintenance Procedures

Appliance Cleaning

Fluoride Treatment

Amalgam Polishing

Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation

Local Anesthesia Administration

Desensitizing Treatment

Tooth vitality Testing

Fabrication of study models

Radiographs (bitewings, periapicals, occlusal, and panoramic)

Intraoral photos


Dietary Counseling

Tobacco Cessation

Referral (as necessary)

 * Please note that WKU's Dental Hygiene Clinic does not provide teeth whitening services.

Appointment Information

 Appointments to receive dental hygiene treatment in our clinic may be made in person by coming to Academic Complex 221 or by calling (270) 745-2426. Appointment times are subject to student availability.New patients must complete a free, 45 minute screening before cleaning appointments can be scheduled. Please call for availability.


Clinical Operation Hours

Fall Semester (September - November)

Monday & Wednesday only. Appointment times 8:30am and 1:00pm


Spring Semester (February - April)

Monday & Wednesday. Appointment times 8:30am  and 1:00pm

Tuesday & Thursday. Appointment time 8:30am

Clinic Fees

WKU Student: $15.00

Public: $25.00


Fees are to be paid to the Clinical Receptionist (AC 221) upon check in. We accept cash and check only. Please make checks payable to WKU DH.

Health Information Forms

The following forms are available to print and fill out prior to your first visit.  To save you time, please bring the completed forms to your visit.

New Patient Medical and Dental History Forms

Periodontal Risk Assessment Questionnaire 1

Periodontal Risk Assessment Questionnaire 2


Parking on campus is limited. If you do not have a university parking permit, we ask that you park in WKU's Diddle South Visitor Parking Lot. A validation for this lot may be purchased from  the clinical receptionist for $1.00.

You can view the visitor parking map here.

 Last Modified 10/11/13