The University of Alaska Anchorage Dental Hygiene Program is offering Alaskans a discounted or free teeth cleaning done by students. They need more teeth to clean so they can reach their requirements to graduate.
Alaskans interested need to be screened first. One of the students, Rose Hagerup, says it takes about five minutes. If a person qualifies, the cleaning will be either free or heavily discounted.
The cleaning process can take two hours or more, depending on person. Hagerup said they give a thorough cleaning. Another student Starr Flavon, added they will be looking for signs of oral cancer. Hagerup said it’s important to get a professional cleaning to maintain good oral care.
Students are particularly looking for Alaskans who have not had a cleaning in several years. Those interested can call 907-786-6960, or visit the program’s website.