Dental hygiene clinic gets makeover on ISU campus

ByRachelle R. Sowell

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POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – A commitment and ribbon reducing for the totally renovated Delta Dental of Idaho Dental Hygiene Clinic at Idaho Condition University will get put on Friday, April 15, at 12:30 p.m.

The clinic has up to date all of its operatories as a result of a $500,000 donation produced by Delta Dental of Idaho in 2020.

Tools updates consist of 17 new dental chairs and instrumentation kits, as properly as a selection of products to permit the clinic to meet sector criteria for graduates. 

These products upgrades produced probable by Delta Dental of Idaho and other facility updates by the University have allowed the clinic to fully modernize for the to start with time considering the fact that 1981. This sizeable money dedication builds on Delta Dental’s 50‐year historical past of supporting Idaho’s oral health and fitness.

“Idaho State University is an a must have companion in serving to Delta Dental of Idaho fulfill its mission to boost the oral well being of all Idahoans,” explained CEO of Delta Dental of Idaho Greg Donaca. “Hygienists perform a significant function in the oral wellbeing treatment discipline, with ISU’s plan aiding satisfy Idaho’s escalating require for high-quality oral health companies. This donation reinforces our motivation to supporting the education and learning of the next technology of health care experts and growing obtain to significant-quality dental care for much more Idaho people.”

The dedication ceremony will characteristic responses from leaders of Idaho Condition and Delta Dental of Idaho, as well as a single of the the latest Delta Dental scholarship recipients. Immediately pursuing the determination and ribbon cutting a little reception and facility tours will be presented.

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

ISU’s Dental Hygiene Department celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2021 and has celebrated extra than 1,300 graduates due to the fact its inception.