Dental Education Clinic at Pacific Tower
Dental care services are available to the public at the new Dental Education Clinic on the fourth floor of Seattle Central College’s Health Education Center in the historic Pacific Tower. The Dental Education Clinic operates under a dual education and service model, the first of its kind in the nation.
Through a groundbreaking partnership with Delta Dental and Neighborcare Health, the clinic offers preventive and restorative dental services performed by a licensed dentist with the support of Seattle Vocational Institute's Dental Assistant students. The clinic is fully accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA), and offers pricing models to serve low-income patients. Learn more about Neighborcare Health at Pacific Tower.
Appointments: Call 206.548.5850.
Location: Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144
Our Dental Clinic Services Include:
- Exams and X-Rays
- Scaling and Sealant
- Fluoride Treatment
- Coronal Polishes
- Routine Fillings
- Sealants and Varnishes
- Preventative Dentistry Presentations
- Oral Hygiene Instructions
- Nutritional Counseling
Who performs the dental clinic services?
Washington state licensed dentists perform most of the actual diagnostic and restorative services with the assistance of our qualified students. The Dental Education Clinic is staffed by Certified Dental Assistants under the direction of the Clinic Director.
What services are performed by your students?
Our students assist licensed dentists with hygienic and restorative procedures. Students also perform administrative duties, take x-rays, conduct patient in-take and follow-up exams and educate patients on personal preventative dental health care procedures.
What are your student qualifications?
Our Dental Assistant program attracts students from all over the Seattle area, including several who participate in the Bright Future program at the Seattle Vocational Institute. Our students receive 1,200 hours of well-supervised instruction in all phases of dental assisting.
What are your student outreach services?
Our students participate in community outreach services by providing oral health education and care to the community. The goal is to increase access to dental care for populations that may otherwise be deprived of basic dental upkeep and maintenance. Our students participate in health fairs and they also offer oral hygiene services to elementary school children.
Dental care given to patients in the community is offered only by advanced students. Students in the Dental Assistant program are also held to the highest academic and personal responsibility standards. Patients may be assured that all care given is of the highest and most professional quality.