The scope of dental services includes urgent care, preventive, basic oral surgery, restorative and limited endodontics.
Urgent Care Dental Services are offered Monday – Friday mornings only. By appointment only.
Please call to schedule an Urgent Care Visit, by calling 919-956-4034
Emergencies are defined as pain, swelling, abnormal bleeding, or dental trauma. NOTE Dental Cleaning is not an emergency.
PAYMENT IS DUE WHEN SERVICES ARE RENDERED
Payment is based on Sliding Scale, Depending on Income & Family size.
Proof of Income & Family size is required.
Minimum co-pay is $3.00 for Medicaid
Dental Insurance is accepted and must be presented at time of visit.
Medicare does not cover dental
Urgent care patients will receive x-rays, if needed and will be evaluated by the dentist.
PLEASE BE PATIENT. THERE IS A WAIT. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THE AREA/CLINIC IF YOU ARE WAITING TO BE SEEN.
Preventive services include oral prophylaxis, fluoride treatments, and patient education. (Before preventive services can be rendered, an initial assessment must be completed by a staff dentist, with a panorex and four bitewing x-rays). Preventive services are rendered by the staff hygienist.
Oral surgery includes basic extractions and other procedures to include biopsy of suspected soft tissue anomalies such as lesions, growths and tumors. Complex extractions and biopsies are referred to the UNC Dental School, Oral Surgery Clinic for diagnosis and treatment.
Restorative procedures shall include amalgam and resin fillings. Presently, no crowns, bridges or dentures are being fabricated.
Multirooted teeth will be referred to the UNC Dental School, Endodontic Clinic for treatment. Single rooted teeth may be treated at the discretion of the LCHC staff dentist.
Dental Clinic hours of operations are from 8:00AM to 5:00PM on Monday – Friday. Urgent Care is by appointment only. After Hours emergency care is available by contacting the medical provider on call thru the Health Center switchboard.