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01/19/2004
Programs for Dental Assistants Scheduled at Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, January 19, 2004

Two courses for those interested in entering or continuing in the Dental Assisting profession will begin at Hudson Valley Community College this month.

"Introduction to Dental Assisting Principles" is a 42-hour course designed to present the foundation knowledge and clinical skill development needed by entry-level dental assistants. The class will meet for three hours once a week from January 22 through April 22. This introductory course is designed for students who are interested in entering the profession of dental assisting. It also has been designed for dental assistants who want to upgrade their knowledge and skills.

In addition, the college is offering a course designed for dental assistants preparing to take the Dental Assisting National Board exam, or those who are on track for New York State Certification. The goal of this two-session course, which runs March 2 and March 9, is to provide test review in concentrations of Chairside Dental Assisting, Radiology and Infection Control. The course will run from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

For more information about these programs, contact the Workforce Development Institute at 629-4825.

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 11,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.