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MCC Dental Clinic offers FREE screening Jan. 17; clinic open Jan. 23 to Feb. 28

MCC Dental Assisting Students, Spring 2018

MCC spring 2018 Dental Assisting students; all students are from Marshalltown unless otherwise indicated. Seated in front: Abigail Steiert, Claire Meyer, Leslie Avalos, Lana Long, Karlie Heffernan of Woodbine, and Mariah Taylor of Waterloo. Standing in back: Joaquin Ramirez-Andrade; Gabriela Morales; Erin Vincent of Palmer, AK; Ashley Yilek of Dunbar; Lacey Crain of Toledo; and Cristina Ramirez.

The Marshalltown Community College Dental Assisting Program is seeking patients for its annual Dental Clinic operation. Each year, the MCC Dental Clinic provides a fully operational dental clinic with contracted, licensed dentists in order to provide direct instructor supervision for its dental assisting students. The clinic will provide a ‘free screening’ on Wednesday Jan. 17, and will be open for further examinations from Jan. 23 through Feb. 28.

“This is an integral part of the success of the dental assisting students’ clinical base skills. Our dental clinic has provided quality patient care and service to the community since 1968,” says Tamara Damman, MCC Dental Assisting program coordinator.

This year the Marshalltown Community College Dental Clinic is teaming up with Drs. Daniel and Michelle Johnson of Marshalltown Family Dentistry. Their patient-centered dental expertise and mentoring ability will ensure the MCC Dental Clinic is able to offer an extensive range of dental treatments and oral healthcare services for adults and children.

Patient care is by appointment only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 am to noon, and 1 to 3 pm. The clinic kicks off the 2018 operation with a FREE Screening day on Wednesday, Jan. 17, where the dentist will do a ‘look and see’ type of evaluation. The SCREENING day takes approximately 15 minutes, just for initial evaluations. Appointments for future x-rays and work are made at that time. Additional appointments are scheduled from Jan. 23 through Feb. 28.

The Dental Assisting Advisory Board sets the fees. The clinic is not free due to infection control and operating expenses. However, the MCC Dental Clinic appreciates patients’ willingness to be a part of the MCC Dental Assisting students’ educational experience and the Clinic offers FREE dental x-rays and a 20% discount when patients pay on the day of service. Most dental insurance plans, including Medicaid, are accepted.

The MCC Dental Clinic is located on the south side of the Marshalltown Community College campus, 3700 S. Center St., to the left of the Continuing Education wing. The Clinic is clearly marked with signage on the building; there is a separate outside clinic entrance labeled Door #10.

Prospective patients are encouraged to schedule an appointment by calling the MCC Dental Clinic directly at 641-844-5795 or the College at 641-752-7106, ext. 5795. There is not a full-time receptionist, so persons are asked to leave a message with their complete name and both day and evening phone numbers, as well as the best time to be reached so the appointment can be set. Appointments are being arranged now.

For more information about the MCC Dental Clinic, call Tamara Damman at 844-5794, or e-mail

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