SIU Dental Hygiene Clinic | SHS

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Dental Hygiene Clinic

To make an appointment with the SIU Dental Hygiene Clinic, call (618)453-8826.

The SIU Dental Hygiene Clinic offers a variety of oral care services to SIU students, faculty, staff and community members. Services include: dental exams, oral prophylaxis (cleaning), periodontal debridement, X-rays, fluoride treatments, pit and fissure sealants and other dental hygiene services.

The Dental Hygiene Clinic services are provided by our dental hygiene students who have satisfactorily completed specific requirements prior to treating clinical patients. Dental Hygiene students are supervised by clinical dental hygiene faculty and dentists. Each patient is examined and diagnosed by a dentist.


Your first appointment will include an oral examination in which we will provide a comprehensive head and neck examination. This examination will provide us with valuable information about you and your health. It will also allow us to develop a comprehensive treatment plan specifically designed to address your dental needs. Future appointments will be scheduled to complete your treatment and maintain your overall oral health.


Our patients are responsible for payment in full at the time of treatment. The clinic accepts cash, checks and debit/credit cards. We do not bill the Bursar or accept insurance.

Disclosure: The fees are greatly reduced due to the services being provided by students and the length of the visits are much longer than private practice.

For questions about methods of payment or to make an appointment with the SIU Dental Hygiene Clinic, call (618)453-8826. 




Comprehensive (New Patient Exam)


Periodic Exam (patient of record or established patient)


Limited (Exam)


Prophylaxis (Cleaning)


Child (Age 12 and under)*




Scaling and Root Planing*


Periodontal Maintenance (PM)**


*These procedures must be accompanied by an exam.

**PM requires an exam every 6 months.

Radiographs (X-rays)


2 Bitewings


4 Bitewings


Full Mouth Series (FMX)




Single Periapical (Each)




Other Services/Fees


Sealants (per tooth)


 (per quadrant)


Accessory Aids


Nitrous Oxide per visit


Fluoride Varnish


Prevident toothpaste



Fall semester: Monday & Wednesday 8 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m.  Tuesday & Thursday 1-5 p.m.  Closed Friday.

Spring semester: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m.

Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and during University breaks and holidays.


The Clinic is located on the SIU campus In the College of Applied Sciences and Arts Building on Douglas Drive, across the street from the SIU Arena.


Patients are responsible for providing complete information about their health, including past illnesses, treatments, and use of all drugs and medications.

Patients are responsible for asking questions to be sure that they understand the information or instructions.

Patients have the responsibility of informing the SIU Dental Hygiene Clinic management if they believe their rights have been violated.


A patient may purchase a parking tag for a fee of $4.00, this would be good for one day only. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Kimberly James, Dental Clerk I  618-453-8826

Students attending the clinic with a red parking sticker should park in the red parking lot across from the clinic.

Faculty, staff and students with a yellow parking sticker should park in the arena parking lots.

Faculty and staff with a blue sticker should park in the blue parking lot.

All patients who do not have an SIU parking sticker and are NOT faculty, staff or students, should park at the parking meters. The cost to park is 25 cents per ½ hour.