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UH Maui College to Offer 72-Hour Dental Assisting Course

May 24, 2017, 2:41 PM HST
* Updated May 24, 3:53 PM
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The University of Hawaiʻi Maui College begins its next eight-week course on Dental Assisting Training through the EdVenture curriculum program on June 7, 2017.

Dental Assisting program. PC: UH Maui College

“This training program prepares entry level dental assistants for a career in the dental profession,” said Rosie Vierra, the Dental Hygiene Program Coordinator at UH Maui College.

“With input from our advisory committee of dentists, we developed this fast track program to respond to the community’s needs,” said Vierra.

Students will learn basic skills and instrumentation, as well as how to take radiographs, and some practice management skills including communication and customer service.

“We are offering this two-month training for people interested in a new career in dental health, and to existing staff in the dental industry looking to refine their skills,” said instructor Liane Higa.

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The 72-hour course will provide in-class lectures, lab work and clinical rotations in local dental offices to teach, assess, and evaluate learning. Participants will earn a Dental Assisting Training Certificate of Professional Development.

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The new training program will be offered on Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 7 to 28 and Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., June 16 to July 26.

Learn more at maui.hawaii.edu/dental. The course fee $495.  To register for the Dental Assisting Training, course # HLTH6500 prospective students can do so online at www.EdventureMaui.com.

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