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Bay College West Campus offering dental assistant program

ESCANABA — Bay College West Campus, in collaboration with the John Fornetti Dental Center, is offering a nine-week Dental Assistant Program from March 29 to May 27. This 80-hour program consists of lectures every Monday and Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. CT at Bay College West and clinicals every Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. CT at the John Fornetti Dental Center. The cost is $2,500 per person and all individuals must register by March 10.

This is currently the only Dental Assistant Program in Upper Michigan, organizers said. Upon completion, participants will receive a Michigan Dental Assistant Radiography Certificate, CPR/First Aid/AED certification, and a Certificate of Completion in Dental Assisting.

This program is taught in a practicing dental office by active dental professionals. Meghan Olson, a registered dental hygienist, and Paula Wender, a registered dental assistant, of the John Fornetti Dental Center will lead this program.

Students will be coached on all aspects of general dental assisting, including dental specialties, and a variety of duties that are essential for a career in dental assisting.

Students will receive hands on training in all equipment and instrumentation with the most current methods. They will also receive job interview coaching and upon request, a recommendation letter describing their training and experience.

To register, visit the Bay College Training and Development page at mytraining.baycollge.edu. For more information or questions call Gina Wollner at 906-302-3012 or Email gina.wollner@baycollege.edu.

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