(PRWEB) February 2, 2006 -- Armed with toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss, the Dental Assistant students at Pima Medical Institute, 2201 San Pedro NE, Building 3, Suite 100 in Albuquerque are looking for a few good (and bad) mouths to teach proper brushing and flossing techniques during February, National Children’s Dental Health Month.
“ Our goal is to reach out to even more children this year and take the fear out of going to the dentist. ”
Teachers, or others who work with children, are encouraged to call PMI at 505-881-1234 to set up an appointment to have the dental assistant students interact with the children while providing useful information on proper oral hygiene.
“Our campus is very involved in the community and teaching children about proper dental hygiene is an example of many projects that are a win/win opportunity,” said Popie White, campus director for the Albuquerque campus. “The children will learn
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how to care for their teeth, our students will receive hands-on experience working in their field and there will be a lot of brighter smiles in the community. Our goal is to reach out to even more children this year and take the fear out of going to the dentist.”
The training period for dental assistants is 30 weeks for day classes for day classes, or 33 weeks for evening classes. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for Dental Assistants is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2012.
PMI’s Albuquerque campus also has programs for Medical Assistant; Medical Administrative Assistant, Ophthalmic Medical Assistant; Massage Therapist, Pharmacy Technician; Radiography; Respiratory Therapist and Veterinary Assistant.
PMI is one of the premier medical career colleges in the western United States. The privately owned, accredited school
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embracing theoretical classroom studies, as well as on-site training at medical facilities that mirror the working environment they will pursue after graduation.
PMI has been serving students since 1972, with campuses in: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Mesa and Tucson, AZ; Denver and Colorado Springs, CO; Seattle and Renton, WA; Las Vegas, NV and Chula Vista, CA.
Additional information is available at http://www.pmi.edu or by calling 1-888-442-5998.