(PRWEB) January 26, 2006 -- The Dental Assistant students at Pima Medical Institute, 555 S. Renton Village Place in Renton are looking to put the sparkle back into children’s smiles by teaching proper brushing and flossing techniques during February, National Children’s Dental Health Month.
“ During February, National Children’s Dental Health Month, our goal is to reach out to more children and help them properly care for their teeth and create a good habit that they will continue the rest of their live... ”
Teachers, or others who work with children, are encouraged to call PMI at 425-228-9600 to set up an appointment to have the dental assistant students interact with the children while providing useful information on proper oral hygiene.
“Proper dental hygiene is more than aesthetics, it’s a health issue that should not be overlooked,” said Bob Panerio, campus director for the Renton career college. “During February, National Children’s Dental Health Month, our goal is to reach out to more children and help them properly care for their teeth and create a good habit that they will continue the rest of their lives. And if they grow up and decide to go to Pima Medical Institute and become Dental Assistants, that would be wonderful as well.”
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.
The Renton campus, located south of Seattle, offers programs for Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy Technician 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.