New Dental Assistant Training Program At Mcc Will Help Fill Big Healthcare Need

13 Feb

Mont. dentist starts dental assistant program

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Training facilities are scarce in eastern Connecticut, however; and dentists throughout the region have been eagerly awaiting the MCC program, said Marcia Jehnings, director of the college’s Mathematics, Science and Health Careers Division. With the support and guidance of dentists in Manchester and elsewhere, the college has invested about two years’ time to develop the curriculum, hire Jeffries and set up the state-of-the-art, three-chair training lab, Jehnings said. The new program puts students on the path to becoming certified by the Dental Assisting National Board – a professional benchmark dentists look for when hiring assistants. According to the national board and the U.S.
Full story: http://articles.courant.com/2012-07-27/community/hcrs-63795hc-manchester-20120727_1_dental-assistant-mcc-area-dentists

Red Cross dental assistants graduate

TN Professional Training Institute will train a person to become a state registered dental assistant, according to a brochure. Eltra Butler, admissions director, Sissy Smith, advertising director for the Times-Gazette, and Nate Schott, owner and CEO of the institute. (Submitted photo) [Click to enlarge] The school is at 1800 S. Rutherford Blvd., Suite 101, across from Publix Super Market.
Full story: http://www.t-g.com/story/2050631.html

FORT SILL, Okla. — Fort Sill Dental Activity held a ceremony for five graduates of the Red Cross Dental Assistant Apprentice program Aug. 5 at Graham Resiliency Training Center here. The graduates are Heather Frederick, wife of Staff Sgt. Richard Frederick; Mandy Markham, wife of Staff Sgt.
Full story: http://www.army.mil/article/111189

New school trains dental assistants

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Dentists are looking for folks with broader skill sets because it frees them up to do more complicated procedures that only dentists are qualified to perform.” Hands-on training Four of Brewer’s dentists and six of the practice’s experienced dental assistants teach in the dental assistant program. “One of the things we found when we started quizzing assistants is that dentists are allowing them to take x-rays in their learning process, which is illegal because they aren’t allowed to expose x-rays until they’ve passed the radiation certification test,” Dr.Wilde said. “We were in that quandary also, so we purchased mannequins so they can take and expose radiographs and learn how to develop them without having to expose x-rays on humans.” Montana requires dental assistants to pass DANB’s RHS component of the CDA exam, Durley said. DANB sets no eligibility requirements for the RHS component of the CDA exam since individual states have various (or no) course requirements to expose dental radiographs. Montana has no course requirements for this function, she noted.
Full story: http://www.drbicuspid.com/index.aspx?Sec=sup&sub=hyg&pag=dis&ItemID=313515

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