Dental hygiene clinic gets makeover on ISU campus

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – A commitment and ribbon cutting for the totally renovated Delta Dental of Idaho Dental Hygiene Clinic at Idaho Point out College will just take spot on Friday, April 15, at 12:30 p.m.

The clinic has up-to-date all of its operatories by way of a $500,000 donation manufactured by Delta Dental of Idaho in 2020.

Gear updates contain 17 new dental chairs and instrumentation kits, as perfectly as a wide variety of devices to enable the clinic to fulfill field specifications for graduates. 

These products updates built possible by Delta Dental of Idaho and other facility updates by the College have allowed the clinic to fully modernize for the initially time considering that 1981. This significant financial commitment builds on Delta Dental’s 50‐year record of supporting Idaho’s oral health.

“Idaho State University is an a must have lover in helping Delta Dental of Idaho fulfill its mission to boost the oral health of all Idahoans,” stated CEO of Delta Dental of Idaho Greg Donaca. “Hygienists engage in a essential role in the oral health care area, with ISU’s system supporting fulfill Idaho’s developing need to have for quality oral health services. This donation reinforces our determination to supporting the training of the upcoming generation of health care experts and increasing access to substantial-quality dental care for a lot more Idaho inhabitants.”

The determination ceremony will feature comments from leaders of Idaho Condition and Delta Dental of Idaho, as perfectly as just one of the modern Delta Dental scholarship recipients. Immediately pursuing the perseverance and ribbon reducing a small reception and facility tours will be supplied.

The clinic is situated at Martin Luther King Jr. Way and S. 9th Ave in Pocatello. 

ISU’s Dental Hygiene Office celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2021 and has celebrated more than 1,300 graduates since its inception.