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please contact Debbie Pringle:850.872.3833

Gulf Coast State College Dental Clinic

The Dental Clinic is now open. Special Precautions using the recommendations from the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been implemented to protect our patients, students, faculty, and staff from COVID-19. These precautions include (but are not limited to) pre-appointment screenings, temperature checks, limited seating in the reception room, and extra infection control protocols. We look forward to serving you again in the safest manner possible.

The Dental Clinic at Gulf Coast State College has the latest technology required to give you the best treatment using the best tools in the industry. With almost 10,000 square feet of both educational and professional space, the Dental Clinic provides you with trained students and licensed instructors who deliver quality patient care.

Our Quality Services Include:

  • Medical and Dental History Assessment

  • Vital Signs (blood pressure, pulse, respiration)

  • Dental Examinations, Consultations, Referrals

  • Radiographs (x-rays)

  • Periodontal Evaluations

  • Cleaning and Polishing Teeth

  • Fluoride Treatments

  • Dietary and Nutritional Counseling

  • Oral Hygiene Instructions/Patient Education

  • Sealant Application

  • Restorative Procedures (amalgam, composite, glass ionomer)

  • Desensitization Procedures

  • Dental Disease Risk Assessments

Call for an Appointment Today

Please remember that the Dental Clinic at Gulf Coast State College is a student-learning environment. The primary provider of services will normally be a dental student or a student assisting a dental faculty member. Dental appointments made in the clinic can be lengthy (up to 3 hours) and may require more than one appointment.

Dental Clinic visits are available by appointment only. The Dental Clinic is conveniently located in the George G. Tapper Health Science Building at Gulf Coast State College's Panama City Campus.

Occupational Safety and Health Briefing:
The Dental Programs at Gulf Coast State College have an obligation to maintain standards of health care and professionalism that are ethically and legally correct and that are consistent with the public's expectations of the health professions. In accordance with OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen standard, 29 CFR 1910.1030, a Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan has been developed for the Dental Programs at Gulf Coast State College.  These guidelines are established and practiced by all dental health personnel (faculty, staff and students) while as an employee, volunteer or student with the Dental Assisting or Dental Hygiene program. These specific guidelines and other Dental Program policies are available for review in the Dental Programs Manual.

Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.