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Does anyone know of a place where I can get a really
thorough teeth cleaning for not a ton of money? I don't have
dental insurance and I don't have any problems with my
teeth, so I don't need X-rays and a full exam. I already called
the one dental hygienist listed in the phone book in
Oakland, and they charge $89. That seems a little steep to
me. Any other ideas? Maybe a dental school nearby?
i was concerned when you said that you don't need x-rays or an
exam because you don't have problems. as with any medical
condition, early detection is the key to long-term health. by
the time you felt a problem, it would too late.
when i was non-insured, i went to the dental hygiene school at
DVC in pleasant hill for my exam and cleaning. the students
seemed very competent and an instructor oversees the work.
I've heard that Diablo Valley College (in Pleasant Hill (?)) is
always looking for patients for their dental hygienist school.
Be prepared to spend several hours there, as a lot of
supervision and checking goes on.
UC Berkeley used to have a dental clinic, but it no longer
exists. UCSF does have one though I don't know the details.
Low-cost or Free Dental Care
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