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Hudson Valley Community College Will Offer Dental Assisting Introductory Course Starting Sept. 11

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, August 29, 2002

The Workforce Development Institute at Hudson Valley Community College will offer a 42-hour "Introduction to Dental Assisting Principles" course starting September 11. The course will run through December 18 on the college's Troy campus.

The course is for those interested in entering the profession of clinical dental assisting. It also is designed for dental assistants who have been trained on the job and who wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills.

The class will meet for three hours one night a week. The credit-free course is designed to present both the foundation knowledge and preliminary clinical skill development needed by entry-level clinical dental assistants in a general practice. Six hours will be devoted to review of material for those individuals who wish to take the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) exam.

The cost of the course is $350.

For more information, or to register, call the Workforce Development Institute at 629-4827.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.