COVID-19 - STUDENT HEALTH DENTAL CLINIC ANNOUNCEMENT

The Dental Clinic has resumed all dental services including restorative and surgical treatments in accordance with guidelines provided by the California Department of Public Health. 

While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety. The Dental Clinic follows the infection control recommendations from the American Dental Association, the CDC and OSHA. We are committed to ensuring that our infection control procedures are current and effective.

Our top priority is the health and well-being of our patients, staff, and community.

Given the current environment with COVID-19, we have implemented the following changes in our Dental Clinic that we want you to be aware of:

  • Patients will be screened for COVID symptoms, both when making an appointment and again when they arrive.
  • Patients will have their temperature checked before entering the office.
  • Patients will be asked to bring a face covering to wear when entering the building.
  • Patients will be asked to wash their hands with soap and water or use the hand sanitizer that we will have available as soon as they enter the Dental Clinic.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for physical distancing between patients.
  • Patients are asked to refrain from bringing others into the dental practice.

For additional information including the most current updates regarding appointment availability, please contact the office @ 805-893-2891 or by email dentalcarecenter@sa.ucsb.edu

In-person inquiries and appointment scheduling will NOT be available until further notice.

Students currently located off-campus/out of the area can find a local Delta Dental PPO provider by visiting www.deltadentalins.com/ucship or calling 888-335-8227

Stay safe!

APPOINTMENTS

Appointments can be made in person or by calling (805) 893-2891. The Dental clinic is located off of the courtyard at Student Health Service.

If you have a question or would like to contact us, please email us: dentalcarecenter@sa.ucsb.edu

AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE

Goleta Dental Practice
5370 Hollister Ave., Suite A
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
805-683-7777

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We offer a wide range of treatments

More than 34,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. It will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly one person every hour, every day. Of those 34,000 newly diagnosed individuals, only half will be alive in 5 years.

The two most common pathways by which most people develop oral cancer is through tobacco and alcohol use and through exposure to the human papilloma virus (HPV) – the same virus responsible for the majority of cervical cancers in women. 

Oral cancer often starts as a tiny, unnoticed white or red spot or sore somewhere in the mouth and often goes unnoticed until it has metastasized (spread) into another part of the body. It can affect any area of the mouth including the lips, gums, cheek lining, tongue, and the hard or soft palate.  When found early, oral cancers have an 80 to 90 % survival rate.  Dental professionals can act as a first line of defense in the early detection of oral cancer.  Your CDA member dentist includes oral cancer screening as part of a routine oral exam.

Knowing the early signs can increase survival.

Early signs include:

  • A sore that bleeds easily or does not heal

  • A color change of the oral tissues

  • A lump, thickening, rough spot, crust or small eroded area

  • Pain, tenderness, or numbness anywhere in the mouth or on the lips

  • Difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking or moving the jaw or tongue.

  • A change in the way the teeth fit together

While oral cancer has been found in individuals with no risk factors, the disease most often occurs in individuals that use tobacco in any form.  Alcohol in addition to tobacco increases the risk even more.  Oral cancer is more likely to occur in individuals over 40 years old and in those with prolonged sun exposure.  Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables may help prevent cancer. 

If you notice any unusual spots anywhere in your mouth, contact your CDA member dentist immediately for an exam.  Be sure to note how long the spot has been there and if it has grown or changed in color or consistency.  Remember, early detection is the best strategy for survival.

New Dental 
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NEW DENTAL PATIENTS

Please fill out, print, & bring this Confidential Health History Form with you to your first appointment! This will save you time & help your appointment run smoothly!

Routine dental care is available...it's covered by your UC SHIP! Call to make an appointment: (805) 893-2891

Our staff includes: dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants - Meet our Staff

Dental care is now available for students covered by DentiCal in Goleta. This clinic also offers a sliding fee scale for patients without any dental insurance coverage! 

WE INVITE YOU TO COME IN AND LET US TREAT YOUR DENTAL NEEDS

Dental Clinicians

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Rana Moshake

Rana Moshake, DMD

Dental Care Center Director


Certifications:
Dental Board of California

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Aryan Mazloom, DDS

Aryan Mazloom, DDS

Dentist


Certifications:
Dental Board of California

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Linda Metcalfe

Linda Metcalfe, RDH

Dental Hygieneist


Certifications:
Dental Hygiene Committee of California