The dental clinic has four chairs in fully-equipped dental operatories. A dental hygienist is employed by the Clinic who has been granted a Public Health Endorsement by the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners that permits her to apply sealants, perform initial triage and perform dental hygiene care without supervision. For fillings, extractions, root canals and other diagnostic and restorative procedures requiring a licensed dentist, the Clinic relies on a pool of volunteers from the community. These individuals unselfishly donate their precious time and skills to serve teens at the Clinic, or occasionally at their place of business. To augment our volunteer dentist program, the Clinic in 2009 entered into an Affiliation Agreement with UNLV School of Dental Medicine under which UNLV students and faculty spend one day per week at the Clinic providing restorative care to our teens.
In July 2005, the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners approved The Huntridge Teen Clinic as a site where dentists may earn up to six hours of continuing education credit annually toward the renewal of their professional license.
The dental clinic charges $20 per visit and a $55 lab fee if crowns are required. Even these modest fees are often waived. No teen is turned away because of inability to pay.
Huntridge Teen Clinic
Huntridge Teen Clinic staff hygienist Annette Lincicome with a former dental patient. This photo was taken at his final appointment following years of restorative work by the Clinic's amazing team of volunteer oral surgeons.