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Dental Hygiene Clinic seeks adult patients

Texas Woman’s University dental hygiene students provide low-cost dental hygiene services to the community as part of their education. The TWU Dental Hygiene Clinic is seeking patients ages 18 and older who have signs of possible periodontal (gum) disease, such as:

•  red, swollen or tender gums;

•  gums that bleed while brushing, flossing, eating hard food or during sleep;

•  gums that are receding or pulling away from the teeth, causing the teeth to look longer than before;

•  persistent bad breath; and/or

•  a change in the way the teeth fit together when biting down.

Patients will receive a no-charge screening exam to determine suitability as a teaching case before an appointment for services can be made. No appointment is needed for the screening exam, which takes 20 to 30 minutes. Screenings are done on Monday and Wednesday between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. or between 1:15 and 3:30 p.m. Screenings are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sample costs for the clinic’s services include:

•  dental cleaning, $35.

•  full-mouth X-rays (radiographs), $25, and

•  panoramic X-rays (radiographs), $25.

Patients may request a copy of their X-rays for use by their personal dentist for $15. X-rays are taken only for patients accepted for care in the TWU Dental Hygiene Clinic.

Additional fees up to $75 total may apply for patients who have complicated needs.

The clinic is on the first floor of TWU’s Multipurpose Classroom-Laboratory Building, at Bell Avenue and College Street. Parking is available at the visitors’ parking lot at Bell and Administration Drive.

For more information, call 940-898-2888, e-mail  or visit .


Volunteers sought for body weight study

The TWU Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences is seeking volunteers for a study of the effects of resistant starch on body weight.

The study is open to women and men age 18 to 50 who are overweight but otherwise healthy. Volunteers should not be taking weight reduction medication or engaging in strenuous activity. Participants will be required to eat two muffins every day for six weeks, along with their regular food. The muffins may or may not contain resistant starch.

Benefits of the study include body fat assessment, free study foods and blood analysis, and $50 compensation. For more information, contact Parakat Vijayagopal at 940-898-2709 or , or Shanil Juma at 940-898-2704 or .


Information session aimed at transfers

TWU will host its “Transfer Connection” information session for prospective transfer students from 8:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 3.

Prospective transfer students who attend the event will receive a $50 application fee award to apply to TWU. Students will attend sessions on admissions and financial aid, meet with advisers and faculty, receive sample degree plans, learn more about TWU services tailored to transfer students and take an optional campus tour.

Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the first and second floors of the Classroom Faculty Office building. For a campus map and directions, visit Information sessions are scheduled until noon, followed by campus tours and residence hall viewings. Free parking is available throughout the Denton campus for the event.

For more information or to register, visit  and click on “Transfer Connection,” e-mail , or call 940-898-3188 or 1-866-809-6130.