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05/08/2012
Hudson Valley Community College to Host Informational Workshop for Those Interested in the Dental Assisting Profession

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072 e.bryant@hvcc.edu
FOR RELEASE: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Those interested in learning more about Hudson Valley Community College’s dental assisting certificate program and the dental assisting profession in New York State can attend a free informational workshop at the college on Tuesday, May 15.

The workshop will run from 6 to 8 p.m. in room 100 of the college’s Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Building and will provide an in-depth explanation of the role of the dental assistant as well as pathways to licensure in the profession.

The dental assistant increases the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and performs many tasks that require strong communication and technical skills, such as assisting the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures and handling office management.

The college offers two certificate programs, one aimed at new students interested in entering the profession, and the other for those who are currently working as dental assistants. Both are offered in an online format, so that students may fulfill the educational requirement to apply for state licensure as a Registered Dental Assistant.

Reservations are requested, but walk-ins are welcome. Contact g.hamm@hvcc.edu for reservations by May 14.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: 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 13,500 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.