April 17, 2024


Health is important

Dental hygiene clinic gets makeover on ISU campus

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – A commitment and ribbon chopping for the wholly renovated Delta Dental of Idaho Dental Hygiene Clinic at Idaho Point out College will acquire location on Friday, April 15, at 12:30 p.m.

The clinic has updated all of its operatories by way of a $500,000 donation made by Delta Dental of Idaho in 2020.

Products upgrades contain 17 new dental chairs and instrumentation kits, as nicely as a variety of machines to make it possible for the clinic to meet business criteria for graduates. 

These machines updates made attainable by Delta Dental of Idaho and other facility upgrades by the College have authorized the clinic to totally modernize for the very first time considering the fact that 1981. This considerable fiscal dedication builds on Delta Dental’s 50‐year historical past of supporting Idaho’s oral health and fitness.

“Idaho Point out College is an priceless husband or wife in encouraging Delta Dental of Idaho satisfy its mission to make improvements to the oral overall health of all Idahoans,” mentioned CEO of Delta Dental of Idaho Greg Donaca. “Hygienists play a crucial purpose in the oral health and fitness care subject, with ISU’s method serving to satisfy Idaho’s expanding want for good quality oral wellness providers. This donation reinforces our dedication to supporting the education of the next era of overall health care gurus and growing access to significant-quality dental care for additional Idaho inhabitants.”

The devotion ceremony will feature comments from leaders of Idaho Condition and Delta Dental of Idaho, as effectively as 1 of the latest Delta Dental scholarship recipients. Immediately next the devotion and ribbon cutting a tiny reception and facility excursions will be available.

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

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