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Dental Hygiene Clinic’s low-cost dental care featured on Channel 13’s ‘Saving You Money’

bamillsUNE’s Dental Hygiene program and on-campus clinic were featured on November 25, 2013, on WGME Channel 13’s news segment "Saving You Money."

Bernice Mills, R.D.H., M.S., director of the Dental Hygiene Program, discussed the ways in which the clinic, which gives dental hygiene students real-life experience in their profession, provides cost savings to the community.

The news segment describes the clinic, located on the Portland Campus, as the “perfect place to get inexpensive preventative care,” especially for those who lack dental insurance or a means to pay for dental cleanings.

According to Mills, a typical cleaning and assessment for an adult dental patient can cost over $100, while the price at the dental clinic typically totals $32.

UNE’s Dental Hygiene Program has been educating dental hygienists for 50 years.  Students see an average of 5,000 patients from the community on a yearly basis, saving area residents thousands of dollars.

Watch the video.

Posted on: 12/11/2013

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