(PRWEB) February 2, 2006 -- The Dental Assistant students at Pima Medical Institute, 780 Bay Blvd, Suite 101 in Chula Vista are looking for a few good (and bad) mouths to teach proper brushing and flossing techniques during February, National Children’s Dental Health Month.
“ Proper dental hygiene is so important, but many children have not learned how to properly care for their teeth ”
Teachers, or others who work with children, are encouraged to call PMI at 619-425-3200 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 so important, but many children have not learned how to properly care for their teeth,” said Sue Kirtland, campus director for the Chula Vista campus. “Our dental assistant students provide an important service, the children love it, and our students gain valuables hands-on experience. It’s definitely a win/win situation for everyone.”
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 Chula Vista campus also has programs for Medical Assistants, Medical Administrative Assistants, Pharmacy Technicians, Radiographers, Respiratory Therapists and Veterinary Assistants.
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, as well as their Chula Vista location near San Diego in Southern California. Additional information is available at http://www.pmi.edu or by calling 1-888-442-5998.